From the GRITtv website: A legacy of torture closer to home. In 1973 thirteen alleged black militants were arrested in New Orleans in connection with the shooting of a San Francisco police officer in 1971. Some of the men were tortured for several days by law enforcement authorities. Even though evidence obtained was dismissed by a Federal Court in San Francisco the case has recently been reopened. Legacy of Torture, a new documentary, tells the story of the San Francisco 8.