TRIALS: Freed Angela

Just five days before she was due to go on trial, Angela Davis finally made it to freedom. After 16 months in prison and seemingly endless petitions for bail in and out of state and federal courts, she was released on $102,500 bail. Earlier she had been thwarted by the California provision that no bond is granted in a capital case in which the proof of guilt is evident or the presumption of guilt great. Then two weeks ago, the death penalty was declared unconstitutional in California. With the case therefore no longer...

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