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March 14, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jitu Sadiki, a convicted burglar whose assertions of innocence spawned a communitywide movement in his defense, won a victory Tuesday when a Santa Monica Superior Court judge granted him a new trial. A courtroom packed with dozens of Sadiki's supporters, including football great Jim Brown and activist Don Jackson, erupted in cheers and applause when Judge David Perez granted the new proceeding based on the argument that Sadiki's trial lawyer had been ineffective.
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July 26, 1990
A black community activist lost a bid Wednesday to remain free on bail while appealing his conviction on two burglary counts. Jitu Sadiki, who was sentenced last week to three years and eight months in prison, had sought to be freed on bail while fighting a conviction that he claims is the outgrowth of a racially motivated prosecution. But Superior Court Judge James Albracht on Wednesday denied Sadiki's request and Sadiki, 34, will be transferred from County Jail to state prison.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A black community activist who claimed his prosecution for a Culver City burglary was racially motivated was convicted Wednesday for the second time in the case. Supporters, including members of a group called the Civil Rights Congress, denounced the verdict as "another example of how the system doesn't work for black men," and vowed to raise funds for an appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
A black community activist who claimed that his prosecution on a burglary charge was racially motivated was sentenced Wednesday to three years and eight months in state prison, the maximum term possible, for breaking into a Culver City beauty shop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
A black community activist who claimed that his prosecution on a burglary charge was racially motivated was sentenced Wednesday to three years and eight months in state prison, the maximum term possible, for breaking into a Culver City beauty shop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990
A black community activist lost a bid Wednesday to remain free on bail while appealing his conviction on two burglary counts. Jitu Sadiki, who was sentenced last week to three years and eight months in prison, had sought to be freed on bail while fighting a conviction that he claims is the outgrowth of a racially motivated prosecution. But Superior Court Judge James Albracht on Wednesday denied Sadiki's request and Sadiki, 34, will be transferred from County Jail to state prison.
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January 24, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a recent Thursday afternoon, his hands full of flyers, his three young sons in tow, Jitu Sadiki walked the streets of the Avalon Gardens housing project. He had been there before, patrolling those streets as part of an effort to save that community from drugs and gang violence. But this time, Sadiki walked to save himself.
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January 25, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of a production error, portions of this story were published out of order in some editions of Wednesday's Times. It is being reprinted here in modified form. Flanked by nearly 100 supporters, community activist Jitu Sadiki won a round Wednesday in his fight to prove that he is innocent of charges that he broke into a Culver City beauty shop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A black community activist who claimed his prosecution for a Culver City burglary was racially motivated was convicted Wednesday for the second time in the case. Supporters, including members of a group called the Civil Rights Congress, denounced the verdict as "another example of how the system doesn't work for black men," and vowed to raise funds for an appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jitu Sadiki, a convicted burglar whose assertions of innocence spawned a communitywide movement in his defense, won a victory Tuesday when a Santa Monica Superior Court judge granted him a new trial. A courtroom packed with dozens of Sadiki's supporters, including football great Jim Brown and activist Don Jackson, erupted in cheers and applause when Judge David Perez granted the new proceeding based on the argument that Sadiki's trial lawyer had been ineffective.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of a production error, portions of this story were published out of order in some editions of Wednesday's Times. It is being reprinted here in modified form. Flanked by nearly 100 supporters, community activist Jitu Sadiki won a round Wednesday in his fight to prove that he is innocent of charges that he broke into a Culver City beauty shop.
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January 24, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a recent Thursday afternoon, his hands full of flyers, his three young sons in tow, Jitu Sadiki walked the streets of the Avalon Gardens housing project. He had been there before, patrolling those streets as part of an effort to save that community from drugs and gang violence. But this time, Sadiki walked to save himself.
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