Tuesday, April 14, 2015

United States v. Lynette Fromme (Panel Discussion)

This is really good stuff folks. 

It's a panel discussion which includes several key figures from Squeaky's trial. Even Jess Bravin (the author of "Squeaky") is there!

Filmed in 2013, Jess Bravin, the Secret service, the U.S. Attorney, Fromme's defense attorney, and many others, recall their presence and experience during the assassination attempt and subsequent trial of Squeeky...


Enjoy!


On a September morning in 1975, as President Gerald R. Ford walked through the lawns of California's State Capitol, a 26-year-old follower of cult leader Charles Manson approached, weaving her way through the crowd, and pointed a loaded pistol directly at the President. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme's purported assassination attempt failed, but the process that led to her conviction and sentence to life in prison has been characterized as the most publicized, if not the most bizarre, trial in the history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. 

On September 24, 2013, the major participants in the 1975 trial of United States v. Lynette Fromme gathered in the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse in Sacramento, to share their memories of that historic trial. The panelists included Dwayne Keyes and Donald Heller, the United States Attorney and Assistant U. S. Attorney who prosecuted the case; John Virga, Fromme's court-appointed defense counsel; Douglas Duncan, the Secret Service Agent in charge of the Sacramento office at the time; and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, and author of the biography, "Squeaky: the Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme." Senior United States District Judge William B. Shubb served as moderator of the discussion.

Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Sacramento Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. All rights reserved.

6 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

This is a quality video.

I learned quite a few things, while watching it.

I recommend it to everyone.

MrPoirot said...

You can see in this show that there are others who know more about Squeaky than Jeff Bravin who wtote her bio.

As far as Shea. It took four guys to kill him. There is a quote by Bruce Davis as to his part in the stabbing of Shea in the shoulder where he stated "it really laid him open". It was butchery.

Kimchi said...

"Where have all the flowers gone".....

"The Answer is Blown'n in the Wind"....

Peter, Paul, and Mary....

As I recall, those were Bobby Kennedy's favorite songs....played way too much during the period of his death...

OK, not relevant to this post...it's just those songs came to mind...

I'm sorry I'm such a bitch most of the time when I post...it's honestly not my nature...I think this subject is really bad JuJu... brings out (me anyway) the worst in folks...

Lynyrd, this is a great video, full of info not really talked about in books or newspapers... if it was, most of us didn't pay attention....at least I didn't...

Thanks for posting this! I learned a few things from it!

Paula Whipple said...

Does Anyone know if Lyn Fromme still lives in Upstate Ny?

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