Los Siete de la Raza
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KPIX-TV news footage from August 19th 1970 featuring scenes of a rally in San Francisco to support the Soledad Brothers and Los Siete de la Raza. Includes views of speeches by attorney Charles Garry and the sister of George and Jonathan Jackson - Penny Jackson, of demonstrators being arrested by riot police and of a press conference by one of the organizers of the rally. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
KPIX-TV news footage from May 8th 1969 featuring brief scenes from the arraignment of Rudolpho "Tony" Martinez, Nelson Rodriguez and Danilo Melendez, three of the 7 suspects being charged with the murder of San Francisco police officer Joe Brodnik and assault on his partner officer Paul McGoran on May 1st 1969, on Alvarado Street in the Mission District. Reporter Pat O'Brien explains that three other suspects were arraigned yesterday: Jose Rios, Jose Mario Martinez and Gary Lescallett. One other suspect - Gio Lopez - is still at large. Collectively these 7 men became known as Los Siete de la Raza. This clip includes views of people trying to get into the small, municipal courtroom, shots taken through the courtroom window of the three men and an interview with Jose Rios's lawyer Carlos La Roche. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.