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Cops’ support spotlights race issues in ex-Black Panther’s parole case by Hassan Kanu
(Reuters) – An unusual coalition is banding together in a petition to release an 84-year-old former Black Panther convicted for his role in the killing of a police officer.
Sundiata Acoli was sentenced in 1974 to life without the possibility of parole until after 25 years for the first-degree murder of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster. The officer was killed in a shootout after he and another trooper stopped Acoli for a defective taillight.
Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/cops-support-spotlights-race-issues-ex-black-panthers-parole-case-2021-09-13/.