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SF8 Charges dropped - Jalil pleads no contest – Cisco's case continues
by repost
Monday Jul 6th, 2009 2:38 PM
Finally, after years of unified resistance by the brothers and a the building of massive support, California State prosecutors were forced to admit that they have insufficient evidence against the San Francisco 8.
Finally, after years of unified resistance by the brothers and a the building of massive support, California State prosecutors were forced to admit that they have insufficient evidence against the San Francisco 8.

Charges against four of the defendants were dropped and Jalil Muntaqim pled no contest to conspiracy to commit voluntary manslaughter. He received credit for time served (close to 2 1/2 years in County Jail) and 3 years probation. He will return to New York to fight for parole. Those for whom charges were dismissed today are Ray Boudreaux, Richard Brown, Hank Jones, and Harold Taylor.

The courtroom at 850 Bryant Street was packed with SF 8 supporters after a rally of hundreds and a huge Free SF 8 banner was displayed on the hillside of Bernal Heights to be seen from all over the city.

"This is finally the disposition of a case that should never have been brought in the first place," announced attorney Soffiyah Elijah.

Francisco Torres still faces a court hearing on August 10th.

A more in-depth post will follow.
§Free SF 8
by Bernal Heights Tuesday Jul 7th, 2009 10:16 AM
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Democratic AG Jerry Brown is Running for Governor^Tuesday Jul 7th, 2009 6:50 AM
the prosecutors who brought this case should personally reimburse taxpayers and defendantsgo SF8!Monday Jul 6th, 2009 3:04 PM
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