Skip to comments.Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend (The original environmental wacko!)
Posted on 04/22/2013 9:56:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing
April 21, 2013
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 Philadelphias 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 ...
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.
As I have repeatedly posted and advised my friends, Environmentalist make good compost.
The irony abounds in this case. Einhorn, descendant of German Jews who loved the environment like Hitler.
Earth Day is just another “holiday” to celebrate socialism.
Never forget, it was founded on Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday.
Well, ya can’t say he didn’t recycle ...
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!”
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.
Mummified corpse not “composted” (sighs)
Glad you posted this. I believe RINO scum such as Arlen Specter should be always remembered for the things that did.
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.
Composted, perhaps, but exactly what ‘earthly’ good is she in the trunk, and not in the garden?
We need a Second Amendment Day, if for nothing else to protect us against future wack jobs like Einhorn.
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.
EARTHDAY FOUNDER IRA EINHORN...
Another folk-hero of the American left...
RIGHT LEFT...!!!! ALONGSIDE:
Bill Ayres & Bernadine Doehrn
ad infinitum.... ad nauseam...
He was also on the Warren Commission -- providers of the entirely plausible "lone gunman" theory.
Is a composted girlfriend better or worse than a composite one?
It would appear both processes were in play. The variable was the level of moisture present. Composting receded as mummification increased.
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.
I think I would be tempted to expand that to ALL lawyers, regardless of specialty. And then along comes someone like Ted Cruz. :)
Isn’t that what Obama did with his old girlfriend? ...composted her?
That would depend on the composite.
Well played. Nauseating, but well played.
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
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.
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.
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.
No, it’s not funny. But it very clearly shows the beginnings of this thing.