Tuesday, January 23, 2007

8 former members of the Black Liberation Army have been arrested in connection to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police sergeant


San Francisco police, along with the U.S. Attorney's office, the attorney general's office and the FBI made the announcement today after coordinating the predawn arrests.

Sgt. John Young was assigned to Ingleside station on Aug. 29, 1971 when two men entered the station, stuck a shotgun through a hole in the protective glass and killed the 51-year-old.

He was killed in a "military-style attack" by members of the BLA, which is described as "a violence-based group formed with the intent to kill police officers throughout the United States," according to a San Francisco Police Department news release.

San Francisco resident Richard Brown, 65; Ray Michael Boudreaux, 64, and Henry Watson Jones, 71, both of Altadena, Calif.; Herman Bell, 59, and Anthony Bottom, 55, both currently incarcerated in New York; Francisco Torres, 58, of Queens, NY; and Harold Taylor, 58, of Panama City, Fla., have all been charged with the murder of Young and with conspiracy to murder police officers.

Richard O'Neal, 57, of San Francisco was also arrested on conspiracy to murder police officers but was not charged as an active participant in the murder of Young.

Another suspect, Ronald Stanley Bridgeforth, 62, has also been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and aggravated assault on a police officer in connection with his participation in the murder of Young, although his whereabouts is unknown.

Multiple Arrests Made In BLA Takedown


At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christ, it is about time. These apes should hang, then Mumia is next. All they need to do is catch the rest of the Zebra Killers. I am surprised that Hillary Clinton didn't defend these criminals, she helped out the Panthers years ago.

At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Defender_of_justice said...

I disagree. These men are not apes. They are assumed innocent until proven guilty. Some were tortured in New Orleans, which caused the first charges to be dropped. You are a very bigoted man, anonymous. Mumia is also an innocent man, but guilty in the eyes of those who opposed black freedom movements.

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am actually a very bigoted woman. I am also a cop in Seattle, WA. Spend a day on the streets in the black part of your town, and you'll be a bigot too. Of course, this is assuming you are not black. In any case, fight the power.

At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Hank said...

The way our legal system is today these thugs are more likely to die of old age in prison than get executed. Just look at how long that Mumia Abu-Jamal creep has been on death row.

At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As many brutal murders as police carry out in the US each year, I'm just saddened that the BLA was only able to kill but a few pigs during their glorious reign.

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah it is really too bad, but the police are up by one with the dead nigger outside that NYC nightclub. The white cops didn't even have to get their hands dirty that time, a hispanic cop did it. But it is not even February yet. Maybe it is time to drag another negro behind a pickup, but I'll wait until the weather gets better.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one knows any of the men that have been accused, but we wnat to automatically point the finger and say cop killer you are innocent unti proven guilty, what about the young man shot multiple times the night before he was married by cops, does the title still fit, cop killer, a cop who kills? i am a daughter of one of these men and do not believe one ounce of it to be true,the truth shall set us free.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

No, the Cops Didn’t Murder Sean Bell


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