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Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend (The original environmental wacko!)
NBC News ^ | 4-21-2013 | Remy Melina

Posted on 04/22/2013 9:56:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing

April 21, 2013

Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend

Remy Melina

Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn — who nicknamed himself "Unicorn" because his German-Jewish last name translates to "one horn" —advocated flower power, peace and free love to his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania. He also claimed to have helped found Earth Day.

But the charismatic spokesman who helped bring awareness to environmental issues and preached against the Vietnam War — and any violence — had a secret dark side...

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cofounder; composted; earthday; einhorn; envirowhackos; founder; girlfriend; iraeinhorn; killed
April 8, 2004

The Senator and the Unicorn

How Arlen Specter helped a murderer skip bail.

Long before he became one of the most liberal Republicans in the Senate — and the target of Congressman Pat Toomey's GOP primary challenge — Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania demonstrated a knack for notoriety. In 1964, as a member of the Warren Commission, he invented the "single-bullet theory" to explain how Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy. Conspiracy junkies have obsessed over him ever since. (In Oliver Stone's movie JFK, Kevin Costner's character labels Specter "an ambitious junior counselor" behind "one of the grossest lies ever forced on the American people.")

Between serving on the Warren Commission and becoming a senator, Specter was twice elected district attorney in Philadelphia, where he earned a tough-on-crime reputation. His most famous case, however, came in 1979, when he was in private practice and thinking about running for the Senate. A man named Ira Einhorn, better known as the "Unicorn," had been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend; she had been missing for a year and a half when police found her mummified corpse squeezed into a trunk hidden in Einhorn's closet.

Einhorn was a celebrated leftist and is credited with helping found Earth Day. He also had strong ties to Philadelphia elites — a group of people Specter was cultivating for his prospective Senate campaign when he agreed to become Einhorn's lawyer.

At an arraignment, the government demanded a $100,000 bail for Einhorn. Before Judge William Marutani, Specter called this "excessively excessive" and insisted on a reduced figure. Marutani wondered if Einhorn might "split for parts unknown." He mentioned Norway as a possible destination. "I have to disagree with your last statement," replied Specter. "Anybody is as likely to go to Norway as anybody else." Through the future senator's efforts, Einhorn's bail was dropped to $40,000. The accused man only had to put out ten percent of it in cash to secure his release.

As things turned out, Specter was proven correct: Einhorn didn't flee for Norway. He went to Sweden instead, slipping out of the United States shortly before his murder trial was scheduled to begin. Einhorn remained a fugitive until 1997, when police found him living in France under a phony name with his Swedish wife. He was eventually extradited to the United States. In 2002, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Specter, who quit the case soon after the bail hearing and rarely has spoken about it since, says he has no regrets about representing Einhorn or demanding the reduced bail. "If I had been D.A., I would have had him detained — there would have been no bail at all," he told me in an interview last year.

But by 1979, the tough-on-crime prosecutor had become a tough-on-prosecutor criminal defender. Perhaps he was just doing his job. It must be remembered, however, that his job, for which he volunteered possibly to curry favor with potential political supporters, involved reducing bail for a murderer who fled from justice.

National Review

1 posted on 04/22/2013 9:56:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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HAPPY EARTH DAY-TRY NOT TO GET YOURSELF COMPOSTED!!!


...And Remember, In North Korea, Every Day Is Earth Day!!!


2 posted on 04/22/2013 9:59:33 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

As I have repeatedly posted and advised my friends, Environmentalist make good compost.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 10:01:16 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: smoothsailing

Murdering POS


4 posted on 04/22/2013 10:01:38 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: smoothsailing

The irony abounds in this case. Einhorn, descendant of German Jews who loved the environment like Hitler.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Navy Patriot

Earth Day is just another “holiday” to celebrate socialism.

Never forget, it was founded on Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 10:07:36 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: smoothsailing

Well, ya can’t say he didn’t recycle ...


7 posted on 04/22/2013 10:09:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Amberdawn

We should honor Earth Day by making posters with Ira Einhorn’s “wanted for murder” poster prominently on them. And add a quote like, “Leader command, we will follow!”


8 posted on 04/22/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: smoothsailing
Einhorn was a genuine real life enviro-nazi and Snarlen Arlen sprung him, he was a turncoat in more ways than one.
9 posted on 04/22/2013 10:11:39 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing

Jeez, I remember hearing about this guy on “America’s Most Wanted”, but I don’t think John Walsh told us about the composting part.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 10:11:43 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: smoothsailing

LOL


11 posted on 04/22/2013 10:17:28 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: smoothsailing

Mummified corpse not “composted” (sighs)


12 posted on 04/22/2013 10:18:51 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Kid Shelleen

Ping!


13 posted on 04/22/2013 10:19:36 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: smoothsailing

Glad you posted this. I believe RINO scum such as Arlen Specter should be always remembered for the things that did.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 10:19:39 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Navy Patriot

Bttt


15 posted on 04/22/2013 10:21:53 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Btter yet, make posters showing Hitler, Himmler, Einhorn, etc. as the environazi’s they were. Himmler once said that “stalking a peaceful deer to shoot was murder”. This from a demonic ervert who put millionss through gas chambers.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 10:27:31 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: smoothsailing

Composted, perhaps, but exactly what ‘earthly’ good is she in the trunk, and not in the garden?


17 posted on 04/22/2013 10:31:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: smoothsailing

We need a Second Amendment Day, if for nothing else to protect us against future wack jobs like Einhorn.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 10:31:27 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: smoothsailing

I was once introduced by mutual acquaintances to that egomaniacal jerk, and attended the first Philly Earth Day, where Einhorn was hogging the microphone, doing his best imitation of Abbie Hoffman.

After Einhorn killed Holly Maddox, Arlen Spectre claimed he wasn’t a flight risk, and he promptly fled to Europe and had plastic surgery, avoiding arrest for decades.

Kudos to Lynn Abraham, the courageous Philadelphia DA who spent most of her two terms tenaciously finding that disgraceful piece of turd and bringing him to justice.

As for Benedict Arlen, we should pass a Constitutional Amendment to never, ever let any former criminal defense lawyers run for Congress or the White House.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 10:32:07 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: KSCITYBOY
Murdering POS

************

EARTHDAY FOUNDER IRA EINHORN...
Another folk-hero of the American left...

RIGHT LEFT...!!!! ALONGSIDE:

Che Guevara
Bill Ayres & Bernadine Doehrn
Kathy Boudin

ad infinitum.... ad nauseam...

20 posted on 04/22/2013 10:37:44 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: robowombat
RINO scum such as Arlen Specter should be always remembered for the things that did.

He was also on the Warren Commission -- providers of the entirely plausible "lone gunman" theory.

21 posted on 04/22/2013 10:39:27 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: smoothsailing

Is a composted girlfriend better or worse than a composite one?


22 posted on 04/22/2013 10:41:30 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RedMonqey

It would appear both processes were in play. The variable was the level of moisture present. Composting receded as mummification increased.


23 posted on 04/22/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Amberdawn

But he committed his crime in an earth friendly way - he composted his girlfriend. That would get him a significantly lighter sentence in San Francisco.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 10:55:41 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Albion Wilde
As for Benedict Arlen, we should pass a Constitutional Amendment to never, ever let any former criminal defense lawyers run for Congress or the White House.

I think I would be tempted to expand that to ALL lawyers, regardless of specialty. And then along comes someone like Ted Cruz. :)

25 posted on 04/22/2013 11:02:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
The perfect environmental solution to an old girlfriend, recycling.
26 posted on 04/22/2013 11:08:03 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: smoothsailing

Isn’t that what Obama did with his old girlfriend? ...composted her?


27 posted on 04/22/2013 11:27:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Is a composted girlfriend better or worse than a composite one?

That would depend on the composite.


28 posted on 04/22/2013 11:31:27 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Well played. Nauseating, but well played.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 11:33:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7r5RYThiHM


30 posted on 04/22/2013 11:35:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Everybody DANCE!!!!


31 posted on 04/22/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; don-o

LOL!!!

Nice legs, Shame about the face

I had to take her dancing
I couldn’t let her down
So we caught the bus
To the other side of town
Out upon the dance floor
I wasn’t getting far
So I had a drink with my friends
Up at the bar
I asked them what they thought of her They fell about the place
And they said nice legs
Shame about her face


32 posted on 04/22/2013 11:44:54 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
The story has been denied by the original Philadelphia Earth Day committee. They say that he just grabbed a microphone and wouldn't get off the stage.

It's hard to say what's true at this point, but somebody crazy enough to kill someone and leave her in a trunk may well be crazy enough to boast about things that aren't true.

33 posted on 04/22/2013 11:54:04 AM PDT by x
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To: x
It's hard to say what's true at this point, but somebody crazy enough to kill someone and leave her in a trunk may well be crazy enough to boast about things that aren't true.

Well, at least that helps explain Al Gore.

34 posted on 04/22/2013 12:02:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: F15Eagle

I’m sorry, but I see no humor in this. He was an abusive pos who beat his girlfriend and murdered her when she tried to leave. I don’t find anything funny about that.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 2:47:36 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: x

A friend of mine grew up in that neighborhood and remembers Einhorn as this weird hippy dippy dude but hardly any kind of community leader, except in his own mind.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 2:51:47 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: chae

No, it’s not funny. But it very clearly shows the beginnings of this thing.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 2:59:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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