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Charles F. Barr



Trespassing and Breach of the Peace


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South Carolina

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Judicially Exonerated

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"Charles F. Barr, Richard M. Counts, David Carter, Milton D. Greene and Johnny Clark were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1960 of trespassing and breach of the peace when they continued to peacefully and quietly sit at the lunch counter of the Taylor Street Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina waiting to be served after they were asked to leave. They were each sentenced to serve 30 days in jail or pay a fine of $100. Their convictions were affirmed by the South Carolina Supreme Court in 1961. On June 22, 1964 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned their convictions for insufficient evidence they committed a breach of the peace and their criminal trespass convictions were also reversed."

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"On June 22, 1964 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of Barr and his codefendants on the basis there was insufficient evidence.."

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"Barr v. City of Columbia, 378 US 146 - Supreme Court 1964"

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"City of Columbia v. Barr, 239 S.C. 395, 123 SE 2d 521 (SC Supreme Ct 1961)"

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