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
You should always include a link to the source of your information.
Shouldn’t Dorn be arrested for leaving the scene of a traffic accident?
April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illini Union
828 S. Wolcott
This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.
I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)
We introduce the meta theme of the conference by hearing success stories from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.
Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy
III. Lunch and Public Encounters
Alternative breakout tours led by Chicago activists. Tours of Bronzeville and other communities, and visits to organizations that are working on partnering theorists with activists.
IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.
William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)
The Center for Public Intellectuals
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC):
"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victims stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn ("intellectual"), referring to the Manson murders
Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers ("intellectual") (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:
Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
From the Chicago Sun Times, November 13, 2008:
Ayers: Obama was 'family friend'
New afterword to 2001 book, Ayers describes Barack Obama as 'family friend'
Bill Ayers himself actually implicated her (Bernardine Dohrn) in the bombing of a San Fran police station which killed and maimed some police officers. The wiretap evidence was not allowed on the grounds that it was 'illegally obtained'.
From November 10, 2003:
30-Y.O. Unsolved SF Murders Reopen
[Weather Underground, Black Liberation Army, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn]
BAY AREA (KRON) -- The unsolved murder of two San Francisco police officers has languished as cold cases for 30 years until now. A federal grand jury has been looking into the murders. Many of the people now under investigation both as potential targets and witnesses in this case are scattered across the country. Many of them are now in their 50s and 60s. Investigators believe the crimes were politically motivated and committed by militant radical groups.
On August 29, 1971, sergeant John Young is killed in a barrage of gunfire when two men walk into the Ingleside police station and begin shooting at officers sitting behind the glass partition. It is the second unsolved police killing in 18 months.
On February 16, 1970, officer Brian McDonnell is killed when a bomb explodes at Park Police Station. Attorney Joe O'Sullivan, at the time was a young police officer. "It was just bedlam. I don't think we were able to get into the station. I think it was cordoned off. Nobody really knew the exact nature of the devastation," he says.
For three decades, the police murders remained unsolved. Evidence from the two crime scenes sat in the police property room.
KRON 4 News has learned that three years ago, San Francisco police secretly re-opened the case. Armed with new forensic technology and with State and Federal agencies helping, SFPD investigators began to work full-time on the murders.
And now, sources tell us, those investigators have identified potential suspects: former members of two militant groups in the '60s and '70s -- the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army, people who've been out of the spotlight for decades. The most prominent among them is Bernadine Dohrn, a former leader of the Weather Underground and now a law professor at Northwestern University in Illinois.
30-Y.O. Unsolved SF Murders Reopen [part 1 of 3]
Patriot Act Used to Reopen Murder Case? [part 2 of 3]
Survivor of Old Murder Case Speaks Out [part 3 of 3]
The following is from wikipedia but is well documented.
Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell
"In a bombing that took place on February 16, 1970, and that was credited to the Weathermen at the time, a pipe bomb filled with heavy metal staples and lead bullet projectiles was set off on the ledge of a window at the Park Station of the San Francisco Police Department. In the blast, Brian V. McDonnell, a police sergeant, was fatally wounded while Robert Fogarty, another police officer, received severe wounds to his face and legs and was partially blinded.
Weatherman leader Bernardine Dohrn has been suspected of involvement in the February 16, 1970, bombing of the Park Police Station in San Francisco. At the time, Dohrn was said to be living with a Weatherman cell in a houseboat in Sausalito, California, unnamed law enforcement sources later told KRON-TV.
An investigation into the case was reopened in 1999, and a San Francisco grand jury looked into the incident, but no indictments followed, and no one was ever arrested for the bombing.
An FBI informant, Larry Grathwohl, who successfully penetrated the organization from the late summer of 1969 until April 1970, later testified to a U.S. Senate subcommittee that Bill Ayers, then a high-ranking member of the organization and a member of its Central Committee (but not then Dohrn's husband), had said Dohrn constructed and planted the bomb. Grathwohl testified that Ayers had told him specifically where the bomb was placed (on a window ledge) and what kind of shrapnel was put in it. Grathwohl said Ayers was emphatic, leading Grathwohl to believe Ayers either was present at some point during the operation or had heard about it from someone who was there.
In a book about his experiences published in 1976, Grathwohl wrote that Ayers, who had recently attended a meeting of the group's Central Committee, said Dohrn had planned the operation, made the bomb and placed it herself. In 2008, author David Freddoso commented that "Ayers and Dohrn escaped prosecution only because of government misconduct in collecting evidence against them", Freddoso wrote.
 Former Weatherman Larry Grathwohl's October 18, 1974 testimony to the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee
(SAN FRANCISCO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION)
She couldn’t get any sort of law job based on merit (even assuming that she were a member of the bar). This position is pure political payola from a group of leftists to another leftist.
That “weaker department” that her “creepy husband” is a part of is “education”. Some would say that it is not a discipline at all. In fact, many would say that schools of education are a disease.
Sponsored by America's Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org
March 12  National Press Club / First Amendment Lounge 12:30 2:30*
Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell:
Victim of Weather Underground anti-personnel shrapnel bomb allegedly planted by Bernardine Dohrn (the wife of Bill Ayers) at San Francisco Park Police Station, February 16, 1970.
March 12, 2009, conference on Justice for Victims of Weather Underground Terrorism [VIDEO]
USA Survival.org ^ | March 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:19:54 PM by ETL
Videos of Press Conference
|Video One: Cliff Kincaid, Larry Grathwohl|
|Video Two: Larry Grathwohl,|
|Video Three: Larry Grathwohl|
|Video Four: Jim Pera|
|Video Five: Jim Pera, Cliff Kincaid|
|Video Six: Herbert Romerstein|
|Video Seven: Herbert Romerstein|
|Video Eight: Trevor Loudon|
|Video Nine: Trevor Loudon, Cliff Kincaid
Special Report: The Park Police Station Bombing Case (4.94 MB PDF):
Was it a hit and run?
It’ll be OK, for the biOtch. Comrade Obama will get her off......as usual.
~~Ping ! (Bernardine Dohrn)
Thank you for the reminder that Dohrn is a vile old whore. Have at it Ayers.
You’re welcome but it upsets my stomach to even post about it.
She’s a murderess,
and teaches at a public school, gloats, sneers, smirks;
God save us all from such people.
No, woman was in the crosswalk, Bernadine was speeding, driving reckless, according to the lawsuit.
Thanks for the ping!
yes hit and run is a serious offence. In this country today, there are people exempt from these serious crimes.
A woman is suing Bernardine Dohrn, saying the 1960s radical drove into her as she walked home from church... Attorney Frank Marino said Canuto suffered a broken pelvis and stayed overnight in a hospital.Not sure I'd hire the guy from Mahoghany Rush for my attorney, but maybe that's just me. Thanks grey_whiskers.