Trials: The New Haven Eight

For a fleeting hour last week, it seemed more like a reunion and a radical talkfest than a murder trial. In an empty New Haven, Conn., jury room, Black Panther Chairman Bobby Scale met and embraced his old friend, Panther Defense Minister Huey P. Newton. Court proceedings and stints in jail had kept them apart for nearly three years. Now Newton was present as a spectator, and Scale as a witness in the trial of Black Panther Lonnie McLucas. Said Newton of the encounter: "It was beautiful. I had heard Bobby was fasting,...

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