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Angola 3 ex-prisoner and former Black Panther, Robert Hillary King, enjoys Sirop du Printemps Érable on his French toast

During his visit to Montréal on late February, I had the pleasure of having Robert Hillary King over for breakfast. He was in town with director, Ron Harpelle for the screening of the documentary, Hard Time about King’s 31-year detention at Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana, 29 of which were in solitary confinement. King is the only freed member of the Angola 3, a trio of wrongfully accused members of the Black Panther Party. King was released in 2001 after accepting a plea bargain, which automatically set him free, while his inmates, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox remained in solitary...