Black Panther Party member released after 50 years in prison

A former member of the Black Panther Party has been released after spending 49 years in prison, 22 of them in solitary confinement. Russell “Maroon” Shoatz, 78, was a former member of the militant organization and its underground arm, the Black Liberation Army, in the late 1960s. Shoatz was found guilty and sentenced in 1970 […]