USP Pollock U.S. Penitentiary P.O. Box 2099 Pollock, LA 71467
Bill Dunne is an anti-authoritarian/anarchist prisoner sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of an anarchist prisoner in 1979. He has published many writings since his incarceration.
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Angola, LA 70712
On October 7, 1974 students at Destrehan High School, Louisiana, were sent home earlier than usual due to racial disturbances. As the buses carrying black students back to their homes were leaving the school they were attacked by a group of 200 white people throwing stones and bottles at the buses. Timothy Weber was standing near the buses. A shot was heard and he fell wounded; he died a few hours later in a hospital.
Gary Tyler was one of the black students on the bus from which the shot was allegedly fired. This was not his regular bus but he had got into it as the situation had become increasingly dangerous. All students were ordered to get off the bus by police and male students were thoroughly searched immediately; girl students were searched later at the police station. The bus was searched on two different occasions for over three hours and no gun was found. The bus was then taken to the police station along with the students.
At the police station the students were questioned and released. One of them, Nathalie Blanks, stated that she has been seated next to Tyler and had seen him fire a gun into the crowd; she indicated to the police the exact place where she had been sitting. It was after Blanks’ testimony that the police “found” a .45 automatic gun stuffed inside the seat, through a long, clearly visible tear in the seat. The seat had been previously searched, shaken and turned upside down several times and nothing had been found.Gary Tyler maintains his innocence. http://freegarytyler.com