​August 16, 1970: Angela Davis Is Named In A Federal Warrant

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The Federal Warrant was issued in connected with a shootout that took place in a Marin County courthouse on August 7, 1970. 

Angela Davis purchased the firearms used in the Marin County shootout, including the shotgun used to kill Judge Harold Haley. It had been purchased two days prior and sawed off by Jonathan Jackson. 

Since California considers “all persons concerned in the commission of a crime, whether they directly commit the act constituting the offense… principals in any crime so committed,” San Marin County Superior Judge Peter Allen Smith charged Davis with “aggravated kidnapping and 1st degree murder in the death of Judge Harold Haley” and issued a warrant for her arrest.

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