The Law: Verdicts

Juries last week pondered the evidence in two notable criminal cases:

> Nearly two years after he went underground, Black Radical H. Rap Brown surfaced in a 1971 Manhattan gunfight with police. Shot and arrested, he and three others were charged with the robbery of patrons of a West Side bar and the attempted murder of three policemen. Despite the five-lawyer defense team, which included William Kunstler, Brown won a limited right to act as his own co-counsel. In a rambling opening statement he told the jury, "Truth is the eye of the storm and I myself no more than a raindrop...

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