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Jerry Brown: Drop all charges against Cisco, Free the SF8

October 5, 2009


Fax or call Attorney General Jerry Brown all week, Oct. 5-9; support Cisco in court Oct. 9 – 8 a.m. rally, 9 a.m. hearing


by the Committee for the Defense of the San Francisco 8

Outside the courthouse on July 6, San Francisco 8 members and supporters celebrated the dismissal of all charges against all the defendants who had been out on bail except Francisco Torres – Cisco himself joining in the jubilation. In the back row, from the left, are SF 8 members Francisco Torres, Ray Boudreaux, Richard Brown, Harold Taylor and Hank Jones and supporter Nadra Foster. In the middle row are Wanda Sabir and Soffiyah Elijah and, in front, Kiilu Nyasha. During the hearing that day, fellow SF 8 defendant Jalil Muntaqim, who remains a political prisoner (see “Letters of support needed immediately for Jalil Muntaqim’s parole hearing”), self-sacrificially negotiated a plea arrangement with the prosecutor, California Attorney General Jerry Brown, to free his SF 8 brothers. – Photo: Wanda Sabir
Outside the courthouse on July 6, San Francisco 8 members and supporters celebrated the dismissal of all charges against all the defendants who had been out on bail except Francisco Torres – Cisco himself joining in the jubilation. In the back row, from the left, are SF 8 members Francisco Torres, Ray Boudreaux, Richard Brown, Harold Taylor and Hank Jones and supporter Nadra Foster. In the middle row are Wanda Sabir and Soffiyah Elijah and, in front, Kiilu Nyasha. During the hearing that day, fellow SF 8 defendant Jalil Muntaqim, who remains a political prisoner (see “Letters of support needed immediately for Jalil Muntaqim’s parole hearing”), self-sacrificially negotiated a plea arrangement with the prosecutor, California Attorney General Jerry Brown, to free his SF 8 brothers. – Photo: Wanda Sabir
Once again we are asking for your help with a phone and fax campaign to demand that California Attorney General Jerry Brown drop the charges against Francisco Torres, the last of the San Francisco 8 still facing prosecution. Brown has not yet dropped the charges against Cisco, but he knows there is no case against him. He needs to get the message from people all over the country that we will not give up this just demand.

In order for this fax campaign to be a success, we need you to help spread the word and take a few minutes to make the call and send the fax. Please send as many individual faxes as possible. We want to flood his office! And please also send us an email when you have done so at FreetheSF8@gmail.com (new working email).

You can use the phone script and fax script below or create your own. For more information on this COINTELPRO-style case, visit www.freethesf8.org.

Call Jerry Brown’s office at (916) 322-3360

Select #7 for comments. Leave the following message or create your own:

I am calling to demand that Attorney General Jerry Brown drop all charges against Francisco Torres of the San Francisco 8. The state of California recognized that there was insufficient evidence to move forward with the case and dropped charges against four of the men. There is clearly no basis to prosecute Francisco Torres, the only remaining person facing charges in connection with this 38-year-old case, which is based on torture-coerced evidence. It is an incredible waste of money in this time of severe budget crisis to proceed with this case, and it is a huge injustice to Mr. Torres and his family. Drop all charges immediately!

Fax Jerry Brown’s office at (916) 323-5341

Fax the following message or write your own:

Dear Attorney General Jerry Brown:

Thousands of people around the U.S. and the world have joined the call to drop all charges against the San Francisco 8. On July 6 the state of California recognized that there was insufficient evidence to move forward with the case and dropped charges against four of the men. There is clearly no basis to prosecute Francisco Torres, the only remaining person facing charges in connection with this 38-year-old case which is based on torture-coerced evidence. It would be an unconscionable waste of taxpayer money and an egregious injustice to Mr. Torres and his family to proceed with this case. I urge you in the strongest possible terms to drop the charges against Francisco Torres immediately!

Sincerely,

Name

Address

Support Cisco in court

Come support Cisco in court Friday, Oct. 9 – 8 a.m. rally, 9 a.m. court hearing – at 850 Bryant St., San Francisco.

For more information, see www.freethesf8.org or call (415) 226-1120.

Please support the San Francisco 8 by sending a donation. Make checks payable to CDHR/Agape and mail to the address below or donate on line at www.freethesf8.org/donate.html. Mailing address: Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR), P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109, (415) 226-1120, FreetheSF8@riseup.net.

One thought on “Jerry Brown: Drop all charges against Cisco, Free the SF8

  1. PhysAl

    I don’t know if this will be published, but…

    I have read some articles about the group here and all the talk is about them being members of the Black Panthers group and consider their prosecution to be an attack on this group and the good community work it has done. It is hard to find any information on them being members of the Black Liberation Army, a part of the Black Panthers but not the “social justice” component.

    The BLA had a very different charter in their behavior. Just look at the arrest and suspect records of these guys.

    Look into the reason that Herman Bell is not present for this picture at the top and that should give you a pretty good idea of this groups agenda.

    Look into the assasination attempt on Sgt. Kowalski the day before Sgt. Young was “allegedly” killed by this group. Who was the registered owner of the car that was crashed during the attempt. (Richard O’neil)

    What was Hank Jones ( better known as Henry Watson Jones Jr.) doing in Georgia in 1973. Convicted of bank robbery. The same crime he was a suspect for in 2 separate instances in SF. Along with another attempted murder of three police officers in South San Francisco in 1968.

    I found all of this in just a few minutes on GOOGLE. I don’t trust any story on its face these days!

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