TRIALS: Hung Jury for Huey

For once, Huey P. Newton, co-founder and stern ideologue of the Black Panther Party, was smiling. The ten women and two men of the jury were filing out of the Alameda County courtroom in Oakland, Calif. After six days of wrangling over the case, in which Newton was accused of killing a police officer, they were so firmly deadlocked that Judge Harold B. Hove declared a mistrial and dismissed them. "This shows that with at least one black person on the jury I can get a fair trial," Newton said. "A hung jury...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!