Lise Pearlman's account of the tinderbox setting enveloping the
trial of Huey Newton perfectly captures how much can be at stake
for an entire community even a nation in a single trial and the
exceptional role played by twelve everyday men and women we trust
to decide each case. -- Barry Sheck, Director of the Innocence
Project "Personal Correspondence"
Having lived through the turbulent late '60s as a rare female criminal lawyer in the Alameda County Public Defender's office and then on my own representing protesters arrested during the 1969 People's Park confrontation, I found this account of the 1968 Newton murder trial and its political context accurate and fascinating. -- Penny Cooper, Member of the State Bar of California Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame "Personal Correspondence"
I was born in Oakland and lived there during the highly polarizing 1968 prosecution of Black Panther Huey Newton. Lise Pearlman has written a powerful account of both the Huey Newton trial and its place in our country's political history. I truly believe that had Newton received a death sentence, we would not have Obama in the White House today. -- Morrie Turner, Award-winning syndicated cartoonist and author and creator of "Wee Pals," the first i "Personal correspondence"