Friday, November 30, 2007
Democracy Now! | Former Black Panther Details Brutal Police Torture to Extract Confession in 1971 Murder Case
Democracy Now! | Former Black Panther Details Brutal Police Torture to Extract Confession in 1971 Murder Case: "Two Nobel Peace Prize laureates are calling for all charges to be dropped against eight former Black Panthers arrested earlier this year for allegedly killing a San Francisco police officer over 35 years ago. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maguire said the charges against the San Francisco Eight should be dropped because the case is based in part on statements made under torture. Harold Taylor, one of the co-defendants, gives a detailed and powerful account of the abuse he endured while in police custody. We also speak with Ray Boudreaux, another of the San Francisco Eight as well as their attorney."