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Sgt. Neville Gittens points to a photograph of suspect Ronald Bridgeforth, far right, at a news conference in San Francisco, Tuesday. Eight men were arrested in the 1971 killing of officer John Young that authorities say was part of a black power group's five-year effort to attack and kill police officers in San Francisco and New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

"A real victory for law enforcement": 8 accused of officer’s assassination arrested after 35-yrs.

The arrest and charging of a group of former black militants Tuesday for the 1971 slaying of a San Francisco police sergeant ends decades of frustration for investigators who say the men were soldiers in a five-year war on law enforcement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The accused — all reputed former members of the radical militant group known as the Black Liberation Army — carried out a "terror and chaos" campaign aimed at "assassinating law enforcement officers" that began in 1968 and ended in 1973, Deputy Police Chief Morris Tabak said ... Full Story

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