“what a shocker”

contrary to popular belief

if you torture people until they do whatever you want

[yuh know, like signing a confession]

and bring charges against them

[based on that confession? yeah]

then get your case thrown out

[because of that whole little torture-coerced fake-o testimonies thing..whoops]

if you try again in a couple decades

[um, try 30]

you might actually succeed in getting another chance to try your case

[no new proof? just those ole torture-confessions? that’s okay, it’ll work]

and of course if you can just get the defendents on a ridiculously high bail

[3 million for starters but then see if yuh can get it raised to 5]

you can build a prison anywhere



the justice system is a joke









educate yourself

get involved

start here



witch hunt

former black panther/BLA members arrested 30 years after crimes they’re accused of committing took place




richard brown

richard o’neal

ray boudeaux

hank jones

francisco torres

harold taylor

herman bell

jalil muntaquim

ronald stanley bridgeford


WHO they are ACCUSED of killing in 1971:

san francisco police sergeant john v. young

part of what authorities claim was a five-year “campaign” from 1968-1973 to kill law enforcement officers on both coasts—attacks in california and new york including the bombing of an s.f. cop’s funeral, the deaths of two nypd officers, plus three armed bank robberies helping to fund these operations


ARRESTED in 1973:

harold taylor

john bowman

ruben scott

tortured by s.f. detectives mccoy, erdelatz, and new orleans police until signing falsified “confessions” written entirely by police


HOW they were TORTURED:

electric shock

cattle prods


sensory deprivation

plastic bags and hot wet blankets used to asphyxiate


CHARGED with MURDER in 1975:

harold taylor

john bowman

ruben scott

based on the “evidence” extracted by torturing defendents


WHAT a federal court ruled in 1975:

torture had been illegally used—a san francisco judge tossed out the case







not a single government official even questioned about possibly just maybe using illegal torture


JAILED in 2005:

richard brown

ray beaudroux

hank jones

harold taylor

refused to answer questions before a grand jury investigating young’s death


WHY this is happening NOW:

investigation reopened in 1999 after “advances in forensic science led to the discovery of new evidence in one of the unsolved cases”—official sfpd statement

morris tabak, deputy chief of investigations: “it could be fibers. it could be dna. it could be other biological evidence”


we agree mister tabak

it could be a lot of other things

like say, for example, BULLSHIT



the dicks—hate the police



TRICK QUESTION: “okay so i’m dying..whaddayuh do? think a stun-gun can make it better?”

 911 call: “something’s wrong with this guy..we need an ambulance”

glendale police arrive

37 year-old glen leyba is thrashing, violently convulsing

they tase him 4 times

he’s killed instantly

“it was absolutely wrong..glen was in a medical emergency”—shelly leyba, glen’s sister

coroner’s reports rule the death as a cocaine overdose

his sister blames the taser

“the only thing we know for a fact is that he died immediately after the last tase”


IF YOU SAID “yeah, 50,000 volts of elcectro-shock oughtta work, make yuh good as new”