Thursday, October 5, 2000

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  • Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt

    On the 10th of June, 1997, amid loud cheers from his family and supporters, former Black Panther Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt walked out of a Santa Monica, California, courtroom after a judge released him on $25,000 bail — just 12 days after reversing his 1972 murder conviction. [includes rush transcript]

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