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LEGACY OF TORTURE: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement
Date Sunday January 28
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Roxie Theater
16th & Valencia Streets, San Francisco
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
THIS SUNDAY! January 28
Premiere Screening
LEGACY OF TORTURE: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement
12:00 noon at the Roxie Theater 16th & Valencia, San Francisco
$8-$25 (no one turned away)
Thirteen alleged "Black militants" were arrested in New Orleans in
1973, purportedly in connection with a 1971 San Francisco police shooting.
Some of them were tortured for several days by law enforcement
authorities, and in 1975, a Federal Court in San Francisco threw out all of the evidence obtained in New Orleans. Fast forward 30+ years...now the same two lead investigators, along with FBI agents, have re-opened the case. Rather than submit to grand jury proceedings they felt were abusive of the law and the Constitution, five men chose to stand in contempt of court and were sent to jail. They were released when the grand jury term expired, but have been told by prosecutors that "it isn't over yet."

Several of these men were scheduled to appear at this premiere
screening, but unfortunately the state has now delivered on its threat.
Earlier today, eight men (including the grand jury resisters) were
arrested and charged with murder and/or conspiracy related to the 1971 shooting. Please come out to see the side of their story that won't be covered in the mainstream media, and support these men's defense.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 24th, 2007 9:48 AM
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