Judge Cecil F. Poole on prejudice and racism

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KPIX Eyewitness news footage from January 13th, 1970 featuring a press conference by prominent African American lawyer and federal judge Cecil F. Poole discussing the Black Panther Party. Poole says, "I am concerned about the aspect of a Panther investigation that is not simply an objective thing but has the overtones of racism and politics." Poole says that it is often difficult to separate the country's prejudices from the actual criminal investigaton at hand and declares that he does not want to be a part of it, prefering to look at each incident on a case-by-case basis and judge it accordingly. Also see KPIX report reference number 101120. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.

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KPIX 101114

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