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Chicago 8 Trial / Jury Tampering #205792

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 30, 1969
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(Studio) Defense renews requests for disqualification of Judge Julius Hoffman.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Revealed 2 juror's families got threatening letters from Black Panthers. National Chairperson Panthers and 1 of 8 defendants, Bobby Seale, denies group wrote note. Seale charges FBI plot to tamper with jury and blame it on Panthers. [Defendant Tom HAYDEN - says not in our interest to threaten 2 honest jurors and cause their removal.] Defense Attorney William Kunstler tells Hoffman the defendants think government sent notes to cause removal of 2 favorable jurors. Hoffman calls Kunstler statement irresponsible due to lack of evidence. He orders jury sequestered.
REPORTER: John Laurence Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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