TRIALS: Freed in New Haven

It had promised to be one of the most celebrated trials of the decade. In New Haven, Conn., Bobby G. Scale, national chairman of the Black Panther Party, stood charged by the state with ordering the murder of Fellow Panther Alex Rackley. A rally last year in support of Scale and his codefendant, Mrs. Ericka Huggins, attracted 15,000 demonstrators and a host of National Guardsmen to the New Haven Green, and "Free Ericka, Free Bobby" became a protest watchword, aerosoled onto sidewalks and building fronts across the country. The jury selection required...

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