Ray Boudreaux

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Ray Boudreaux

Protesting police investigation

On December 8 2005, former Black Panther Party members, John L. Bowman, Hank Jones and Ray Boudreaux held a meeting at the Washington, DC office of Trans-Africa Forum. They were complaining about re-newed police investigations of a 1971 police killing in San Francisco that they had been accused of.

They had been indicted at the time by a grand jury, but were released when the court rendered a decision stating the methods used to obtain information were illegal.

The former Panthers were flanked by Danny Glover, "reparations" activist Ron Daniels, Democratic Socialists of America member Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Charles Ogletree.

Charles Ogletree, said that the community should protect the rights of the former Panthers with their lives[1].

"These gentlemen, Ray Boudreaux, Hank Jones and others have been victims of the most vicious forms of American terrorism and torture...It takes a village to protect its elders. We tell them today, through our presence here and through our commitment that we will provide a protective blanket over them. They will not come in this village and take these elders, except over our dead bodies."

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

In 2008 Ray Boudreaux of San Francisco 8, Altadena, CA signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.[2]

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