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Season 20, Episode 11 The Camden 28

First Aired: September 11, 2007

“The Camden 28” recalls a 1971 incident in which four Catholic priests, a Lutheran minister and 23 others were arrested for breaking into the Camden, N.J., draft-board office, where they shredded draft records. A four-month trial resulted in not-guilty verdicts for the members, who admitted their actions but asked the jury to nullify the law because of their opposition to the Vietnam War; and because the informant who tipped off the FBI about the raid was integral to the break-in.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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