Contempt: transcript of the contempt citations, sentences, and responses of the Chicago conspiracy 10
Swallow Press, 1970 - History - 254 pages
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Among the coolest the cool books. It feels excellent to read original transcripts. These transcripts are rarely if ever boring, and usually extremely interesting. In the introduction, the publisher tried to make the point that although Judge Hoffman's behavior was not the best, some fault needs to be put on the defendants. Through reading this, I actually came to accept this view. Except for Bobby Seale. Ironically, I felt his behavior was justified, right and even admirable. The Judge made a good point, when he said something along the lines, "Even if a defendant is accused of murder but innocent which does happen, the defendant still has to respect the court procedures." The fact that he is willing to admit that there are sometimes innocent defendants, might suggest he's not completely rotten, as some fools are myopic enough to believe anyone who is accused is guilty.