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05-14-2007, 10:04 AM
San Francisco 8 shackled in court
By V. Edwards
San Francisco
Published May 13, 2007 11:09 PM

Seven of the former Black Panthers known as the “San Francisco 8”—Richard O’Neal, Richard Brown, Ray Boudreaux, Harold Taylor, Hank Jones, Frank Torres and Anthony Bottom—were brought into a San Francisco courtroom in shackles on May 5, despite past objections by the defense.

Jalil Muntaquim (Anthony Bottom), imprisoned in New York, is awaiting a decision on his challenges to extradition.

The courtroom was packed with supporters.

The defense requested motions on bail, which is now set at $3 million for each defendant. Judge Little announced that the case is being transferred to Judge Philip Moscone.

As this brief hearing ended, one of the defendants turned to face supporters, smiled and lifted his fist high. The people immediately responded by raising their fists and calling out words of encouragement and support.

The next hearing is on June 11 at 9 a.m. in Dept. 21. A rally will take place at 8 a.m., in front of the court building at 850 Bryant St. For more information, flyers and to make donations, visit: www.cdhrsupport.org.
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