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Newton Trial / California #442213

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 05, 1968
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(Studio) Murder trial of Panther founder, Huey P. Newton, 26, goes to jury.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Oakland, California) Judicial system on trial here. Judge Monroe Friedman tells jury to forget possible penalty and concentrate on guilt or innocence. Newton sat with attorney Only Negro juror, David Harper, chosen as foreman. Defense attorney Charles Garry had life threatened. [GARRY - tells of threatening letter he received from 4 retired Marines.] Alameda Cnty. Court House shown. Either losing side will be embittered. [NEWTON - says support of Panthers and white revolutionaries made him optimistic about outcome. Shouldn't have been indicted; it reflects racist nature of society.]
REPORTER: Bill Wordham KRON-TV Narrates

Huntley, Chet

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