On August 7, 1970, a horrific event took place inside a court room. San Quentin prisoners escape plot with outside help. Four persons, including the presiding judge, killed in courthouse shoot-out in San Rafael, Marin County, California. Police charged that activist Angela Davis helped provide the weapons used by the convicts and issued a nationwide warrant for her arrest.
She was arrested in New York City. Davis was eventually acquitted of all charges on June 4, 1972.