Skip to comments.Suit claims 1960s anti-war activist drove into woman
Posted on 05/22/2010 7:36:53 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
A woman is suing Bernardine Dohrn, saying the 1960s radical drove into her as she walked home from church.
Maricela Canuto said she was struck by Dohrn's 2005 Buick LaCrosse as she tried to cross 55th Street at Christiana Avenue around 7:50 p.m. Feb. 28.
Attorney Frank Marino said Canuto suffered a broken pelvis and stayed overnight in a hospital.
"There is a lot of pain and suffering and bills (with that)," Marino said.
Dohrn, a Northwestern University law professor, declined comment Saturday. She's the wife of Bill Ayers, and the two former members of the Weather Underground spent much of the 1970s on the run.
The radical group was responsible for at least four bombings, one in a Pentagon bathroom. Ayers' Chicago ties to then-Sen. Barack Obama became an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Canuto is seeking more than $50,000 in damages in the suit filed Friday.
Good luck to her and I hope she wins her lawsuit!
The revolutionary is driving a BUICK these days?
(That said I hope the vic sues the pants off Ms. Dohrn)
I wonder who is giving Canuto advice. $50,000 seems extremely low, especially when the defendant is a lib that likes lawyers and big lawsuit payouts.
Jeeze, $50k isn’t even close to enough.
Any prosecuter that reopened Weather Underground cases and put Dohrn and Ayers behind bars would be a national hero.
The headline brought forth interesting images.
I hope she wins but I question the broken pelvis and only an overnight stay.
Wouldn't have happened if she was on a 'green' bicycle.
Maybe she'll run for it and we'll all get to see her face on post office walls again.
Like Obama, she is NOT a faculty member. She is a clinical associate professor (no tenure), comparable to an adjunct professor at many universities.
Her creepy husband is actually a professor at Univ of Illinois at Chicago in one of their weaker departments.
Wow they actually said that? I won't go to anything Chicago.
"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
From the New York Times, August 24, 2003
"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."
Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Dr. William Ayers
are greeted by Rebekah Levin with the Committee
for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.
(Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune / May 17, 2009)
That's just the demand from the first $100 Letter from the Lawyer.
If Dohrn refuses that settlement, the stakes rise dramatically.
From American Thinker, September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield
"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' "
"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obamas circle: The same old America-hating Left
Bernardine Rae Dohrn (née Ohrnstein, born January 12, 1942) is an American former leader of the anti-Vietnam War radical organization Weather Underground.
She is an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the immediate past Director of Northwestern’s Children and Family Justice Center.
She is married to Bill Ayers, a co-founder of the Weather Underground.
Bump for tomorrow
In a speech during the December 1969 “War Council” meeting organized by the Weathermen, attended by about 400 people in Flint, Michigan, she said about Tate (who was 8 months pregnant at the time of her murder) “Dig it! First they killed those pigs and then they put a fork in pig Tate’s belly. Wild!”
She said of the LaBiancas (who were repeatedly stabbed): “Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out!
The Weathermen dig Charles Manson!” 
In greeting each other, delegates to the war council often spread their fingers to signify the fork.
Suit claims 1960s terrorist drove into woman
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