|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.
Tabak said one of the casualties was Sgt. John Young, slain on Aug. 29, 1971, whose killing was the focus of the arrests and the charges Tuesday. He was killed when at least three men burst into Ingleside police station and one fired a shotgun through an opening in a bulletproof glass window.
God bless the spirit and memory of Sgt. Young.
And just so you can hear and see just what a "domestic terrorist" looks like, here's one: