• Short Summary

    Black militant Angela Davis, surrounded by armed guards, made her first court appearance in San Rafael, California on Wednesday (23 Dec.) to answer charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy.

  • Description

    Black militant Angela Davis, surrounded by armed guards, made her first court appearance in San Rafael, California on Wednesday (23 Dec.) to answer charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy.

    Teams of security men ringed the courthouse as Miss Davis arrived. Anyone entering the court building was searched. Miss Davis was in California after losing a court fight against extradition from New York. Angela Davis, an avowed Communist and a former philosophy teacher, is accused of helping to organise a kidnap attempt in which a superior court judge, two convicts, and an accomplice were shot dead last August.

    On Wednesday the judge postponed her arraignment tow weeks to allow her to obtain California legal counsel and imposed a strict gag on all parties connected with the case. When Miss Davis appeared before the court she gave the revolutionary clenched fist salute to about 100 spectators and journalists.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WRYVUDT0SO3NO290U0V4MXWT
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WRYVUDT0SO3NO290U0V4MXWT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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