Thursday, October 14, 2010

Report from court October 13

The October 13 court appearance for San Francisco 8 defendant Francisco (Cisco) Torres merely scheduled the next arguments on the defense motion to hold an evidentiary hearing. These arguments will be heard November 18th at 9:30 a.m. in Department 20, 850 Bryant St.

At the previous court date, Cisco's attorney, Chuck Bourdon, with attorney Rai Sue Sussman, filed a motion for an evidentiary hearing to be held before the Preliminary Hearing on the one remaining murder charge against Cisco, the only remaining defendant. The evidentiary hearing is to examine the existence of wiretap evidence from 1971 which may have been "lost," hidden, or destroyed. While the prosecution has denied that such wiretap evidence exists, a retired San Francisco police officer has claimed knowledge of wiretaps in a vile rant against the late Marilyn Buck while threatening to disrupt her upcoming memorials, November 7th in Oakland and November 13th in New York City.

The prosecution is acting as if such missing evidence is insignificant and opposes even a limited evidentiary hearing.

There was again a substantial turnout of supporters in the courtroom and hallways. Cisco sent his appreciation.

Come to court November 18th at 9:30 a.m., Department 20, 850 Bryant St - for arguments on whether there will be an evidentiary hearing. Representing our continuing support is crucial, even at these "routine" court appearances.