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Response to Doodley (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 16, 2018, 10:19 PM

11. It only takes one. I'm old enough to remember the Harrisburg 8 (or was it 7?)

Old case from the Viet Nam era. A number of antiwar activists were on trial for some trumped up reason or other (don't remember). The government selected one of the four (out of 66) counties in PA that voted for Goldwater to try the case and a judge (J. Dixon Herman) who was a wingnut judge who was totally biased against the defense. The defense presented no witnesses or evidence at all, and the jury was still 11-1 to acquit on all charges. The one for conviction was a wingnut who lied to get on the jury and was going to vote guilty on all counts from before the first gavel in the courtroom.

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