A Space, Wed June 10, 2009 7-9 pm in Philadelphia
DROP THE CHARGES: FREE THE SAN FRANCISCO 8 is an event to discuss case updates and watch the short movie, Legacy of Torture, and raise awareness about who the San Francisco 8 are and the impact of repression on our movements today. This is a showing as part of a video blitz in response to the start of the pretrial of the case on June 8th.
Eight former Black community activists – Black Panthers and others – were arrested January 23, 2007 in California, New York, and Florida on charges related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. Similar charges were thrown out after it was revealed that police used torture to extract confessions when some of these same men were arrested in New Orleans in 1973. Free the SF 8!
Free The SF 8