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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chicago Seven verdicts rendered

On February 18, 1970, the jury rendered its verdicts in the trial of the Chicago Seven, charged in connection with violence that had erupted at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

The jury acquitted all defendants on conspiracy, while finding five guilty of intent to incite a riot while crossing state lines. Learn more on JURIST about the trial of the Chicago Seven from Douglas Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

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