Listen: Bobby Seale, Mr Seal, Judge Hoffman discussed on American History Tellers
"Do you have any cross examination of this witness your honor since this witness only related facts relevant to Mr Seal who has as your honor knows discharged me. I have no questions. I think I have a right to cross examine Mr Seal. I asked you to sit down Bobby Seale is clearly not the kind of guy who sits down when he's told to sit down. He has some questions for the man testifying against him. Have you ever killed a Black Panther party member? Mr Seal, I will have to ask you to sit down. Please have you ever been on any rage in the Black Panther party's offices or Black Panther party members homes, Mr Seal? This is the third time. I'm asking you to sit down as courteously as possible. Judge Hoffman has the jury leave the courtroom you are making it very difficult for me, Mr Seal, you are making it very difficult for me judge Hoffman. Judge Hoffman seems to be building to something. Len Wein glass knows what's coming next. And isn't surprised when Hoffmann says I find the axe statements and conduct of the defendant, Bobby Seale constituted deliberate and willful attack upon the administration of Justice and attempt to sabotage the functioning of the federal judiciary system and misconduct of so grave character as to make the mirror position of a fine of futile gesture and a wholly insignificant punishment judge Hoffman then sentences Bobby Seale to contempt citing some sixteen instances of it penalty four years behind bars, but there's more there will be an order declaring a mistrial as to the defendant. Bobby G seal and not as to any other defendants marshalls return this time to take Bobby Seale back to prison as he is dragged away and spectator shell free. Bobby seale? Make sure he's heard wait a minute. I gotta right. What's the catch on to pull? Now. I can't stay. I still want an immediate Trump. You can't call it a mistrial. I'm put in jail for four years for nothing. I want my coat. The date is November fifth nineteen sixty nine the Chicago eight are now the Chicago Seven for Bobby Seale, this part is over. But for ABBIE Hoffman. Jerry rupe? Tom hayden. Dave Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Lee whiner and John phones. It's just the beginning. Next week on the third episode of the special American history tellers legal or series on the trial of the Chicago eight the defendant step up their defiance of the court and call a who's who of legendary sixty celebrities. Philosophers and activists to help them do it. I hope you."