Philadelphia police dropped an explosive device on the roof of a building housing members of the radical African American movement group MOVE. Police also reported firing over 10,000 rounds for ammunition before the helicopter bombing.
On Aug. 8, 1978, with the MOVE organization set to be evicted, a policeman attempted to get inside the house. A shootout ensued ended with a cop dead and MOVE organization members blamed for it.
However, medical evidence showed that the cop had been shot from behind and above, while MOVE members were all in front of him and in the basement, according to the police’s own admission. This suggests, as MOVE members claim, that they couldn’t have been responsible for his death.
This is state sanctioned domestic terrorism.