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|SF8 Preliminary Hearing Finally Begins!|
|Date||Monday June 08|
|Time||8:00 AM - 9:00 AM|
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|San Francisco County jail and courthouse, 850 Bryant Street, between 6th and 7th. Get off at east end of Civic Center BART.|
|Organizer/Author||SF8 Defense Committee|
|freethesf8 [at] riseup.net|
SF 8 PRELIMINARY HEARING STARTS MONDAY JUNE 8
8 AM RALLY TO DROP THE CHARGES
9 AM COURT HEARING
850 Bryant St. @ 7th., San Francisco
The SF 8 are Black community elders and activists arrested in January 2007 on charges related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. The case against the SF8 is a frame up based on torture-induced "confessions" and fabricated evidence. The same case was thrown out of court 30 years ago but was revived after 9/11 with money from Homeland Security.
After two and a half long years, the preliminary hearing is finally starting on June 8 and is expected to last for three months. The hearing will determine whether or not the SF8 will go to trial.
In an effort to bolster the very weak case against the SF8, the San Francisco Chronicle just published a sensationalistic article filled with racist innuendos and unsubstantiated implications. Without offering one shred of evidence, the article (John Koopman, 5/24) implies that the murder of a young white woman in 1971 is somehow linked to the SF8. We must demand that the Chronicle and other corporate media stop circulating such blatant misinformation!
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
Attend court during the preliminary hearing from June to September
Sign the open letter demanding that Attorney General Jerry Brown drop the charges against the SF8 - http://www.freethesf8.org/what_to_do.html
Sign up to get regular information and updates about the SF8 case - http://freedomarchives.org/mailman/listinfo/CDHRsupport_freedomarchives.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 415-226-1120 OR GO TO http://WWW.FREETHESF8.ORG