OK, tell the story about outside IS271. What, what, what are the teachers doing, what are the police doing, what is going on?
The police were just there. They were there. I guess if we tried to keep anybody from going in, any of the nineteen or, at that time, the ten teachers from going into the school then I guess then we would have been arrested. But there was no one going in. But we were there to make sure that no one did. At that time I had gone into the school to make a phone call to let a radio station know what was going on. When I came back, before I got outside, I saw a reporter from a newspa--pa--paper beaten and bloody on the ground. I went back inside to get a washcloth before I got back out of the door and I looked through the window and saw Miss Hamilton got hit in the stomach by a poli--policeman with a stick. Ah. He stopped. He didn't hit her anymore. He stopped. And when I looked, before I could pull open the door, across the street from the school there was a line of Black Panthers just standing there with their arms folded. The police made no further move on any of the people that were there.
Could you just tell that to me once again, just a little bit briefer? All right, so, what happened? Tell me the scene that you saw outside IS271.
What I saw outside of the school, 271, was a reporter that had been beaten and was laying on the sidewalk bloody. When I turned to go back into the second door of the school to get a washcloth and come out to help him, before I could get out the second door, I saw through the window of the door Mrs. Hamilton being struck in the stomach with a policeman's club. Before I could open that door, across the street a line of the Black Panthers had shown up and were standing there with folded arms. And as a result of that no one else got hit that day by the policemen. They didn't do anything. They just stood there. But no one else was struck by a policeman.