Skip to comments.The University Of Illinois’ Other On-Staff Terrorist (SLA's James Kilgore)
Posted on 06/29/2014 6:00:41 AM PDT by Libloather
But the worst of the SLAs crimes came on April 21, 1975. Thats when Kilgore and three comrades, all wearing ski masks, rushed the Crocker National Bank in the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael, ordering customers to get down and clerks to turn over money. One SLA member, Emily Harris, fatally shot Myrna Lee Opsahl, who was depositing funds for her church. (Harris, though claiming in court that it was an accident, had dismissed her victim as a bourgeois pig, Hearst said.) Opsahl wasnt the only fatality that day, Dey noted: Court documents allege that during the robbery, Kilgores girlfriend [Kathy] Soliah, kicked a pregnant, non-resisting clerk in the stomach, causing her to lose her unborn child through a miscarriage.
Months later, the FBI identified nearly all the SLA principals, including Kilgore, whose fingerprints were found in the bank. Some of them were arrested, but others went underground. Kilgore fled overseas, living in countries from Australia to Zimbabwe to South Africa and pursuing an academic career under the alias of Charles John Papea name stolen from a dead 10-month-old infant, Charles William Pape, whose birth certificate Kilgore acquired and used to get a passport.
In November 2002, authorities finally tracked him down and arrested him in Cape Townthe last of the SLA members to be caught. Kilgore cut a deal with U.S. prosecutors, who had their work cut out for them after so much time had passed: Hed waive extradition and return to California, pleading guilty to second-degree murder and explosives charges in exchange for a short prison sentence.
By May 2009, Kilgore was out on parole. He headed to the UI, where his wife, Teresa Barnes, taught womens studies. By January 2010, he was a UI employee.
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America’s universities: retirement homes for elite criminals. To enroll as a student, they look at your SAT scores. To be hired as faculty, they look at your rap sheet.
Is that the same school where “The Great ObamaNation” taught the Constitution?
I think that was the University of Chicago.
This makes me ashamed to be an alum of UI Champaign.