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Newton Trial / California #2003

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 05, 1968
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(Studio) Jury of 7 women and 5 men decide murder trial of Black Panther founder and Defense Sec., Huey P. Newton, 26. Accused of killing white policeman in October Many claim Newton framed. Defense says he's innocent.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Sacramento, California) Panthers are para-mil. organization They wear uniforms, carry guns and speak for black power. Film of May 2, 1967, show Newton and followers marching in capitol with guns. [NEWTON - says Black Panther Party calls on Americans and especially blacks to take full note of racist California legislature who're considering legislature to keep blacks unarmed and powerless at same time racist police agencies intensifying terror, brutality, murder and repression of blacks.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(Oakland, California) Newton in county courthouse Supporters shown outside building Rptd. that white policeman stopped Newton's car 1 morning; he was led away; words exchanged and shots rang out. 1 policeman killed; 1 hurt. Panther leader Bobby Seale says sky is the limit if Newton freed. [Panther Min. of Info. and Author Eldridge CLEAVER - says if Huey ever fired gun, it would be self-defense Aggression against blacks started 400 years ago. Police shouldn't be in our community and we're justified in getting them out with any means.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(Studio) Jury deliberates.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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