Monday, May 22, 2006


Southland archives

During the famous trial of the Chicago Seven, prosecutors unveiled a particularly fearsome piece of evidence. It was a coffee can embedded with carpenters nails, filled with cement and anchored to a chain. Prosecutors called it a makeshift mace, and it may have played a part in the initial conviction in Chicago of Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden and the others who were involved with that 1969-70 trial on charges of conspiracy to incite a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago...
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