Skip to comments.Breaking (Bad) News for Ed Profs Ayers and Dohrn
Posted on 03/11/2009 6:17:48 PM PDT by markomalley
The following just in from Nancy at familysecuritymatters.org (read to the end for word of a new report concerning a "new SDS" on campuses):
In a sensational letter to be released at a March 12 National Press Club news conference, the San Francisco Police Officers Association (SFPOA) tells Cliff Kincaid of Americas Survival, Inc., and FamilySecurityMatters.org contributing editor, that evidence in the 1970 bombing murder of a San Francisco police officer points to Weather Underground members Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, two associates of President Barack Obama. The letter will be made public at a news event that will feature a former FBI informant in the Weather Underground saying that Ayers told him that Dohrn planted the bomb that killed Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell. The informant, Larry Grathwohl, has testified under oath before the U.S. Senate about the bombing plot.
"There are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, members of the terrorist group 'Weather Underground' are largely responsible for the bombing of Park Police Station and other police stations throughout the United States during their 'tour of terror' in the late 1960s and early 1970s," the SFPOA letter states. The SFPOA letter is signed by all five officers of the SFPOA.
The SFPOA letter says that while Sgt. McDonnell was the sole fatality of this heinous and cowardly act," which occurred on February 16, 1970, eight other policemen were seriously injured. "Those responsible for the cold blooded murder...and the injuries to the other officers have never been brought to justice and the case remains open," the letter notes.
"The San Francisco Police Officers' Association joins Mr. Cliff Kincaid of America's Survival, Inc. in his valiant and noble effort to urge a renewed effort by the appropriate Law Enforcement Agencies (Local, State, and Federal) to bring this case to a close and bring those responsible for the murder of Sgt. Brian McDonnell and the injuries to the other officers to the justice they have so long eluded."
In addition to releasing the letter, Jim Pera, a retired San Francisco Police Officer who was one of the first on the scene after the 1970 bombing, will describe the devastating impact of the blast. In addition, two reports on the Weather Underground will be released. They are "What was the Weather Underground?" by former Congressional investigator Herbert Romerstein, and "From Arms to Education to Political Power the Return of the SDS and the Weather Underground," by Cliff Kincaid and internationally-renown blogger and researcher Trevor Loudon. The latter examines how members of the Weather Underground have regrouped to form a new SDS on college campuses.
*The News Conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor, Washington, D.C. Reservations can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 703-255-2211.
Nothing to see here folks...move on.
So what? They’ll just call in a favor from zero and get a presidential pardon, and their arses kissed by the very law enforcement people who dared insult the ones friends with facts...
Dohrn is a professor of law, not education.
This is just another distraction. Team Obama’s got to keep its focus and the nation’s focus on the nation’s real number 1 problem: How bad and devisive Rush Limbeau is for the country.
WOW. JUST WOW.
BTW, Ayers is, this week, acting as a scholar-in-residence at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.
There is no statute of limitation for the crime of murder. Guilty parties should be brought to justice no matter how long it takes.
Didn’t Clinton already pardon them?
Life in jail (without parole) has a way of focusing the mind on the important things in life, like knee-pads, mouthwash, and Vaseline.
Why those two have not been swinging from lamposts by now is beyond me.
The most important part is the new SDS groups at colleges and universities.
If you check the internet, there are SDS groups at colleges and universities. I found one at our local university, with forums and agendas to demonstrate against our government.
How could he pardon them?...they were never convicted of anything.
Plus he is quoted as saying on his release, "guilty as hell, free as a bird".
What I want to happen to Ayers would get me perma-banned, so I won’t say it.
As I used to say about Bill Clinton, 0bama could shotgun murder a gaggle of praying nuns at high noon on the White House lawn in front of every TV camera in America while he was high on tequila and cocaine, and the media would never report it. It would be a vicious right wing rumor that they started to destroy the greatest President ever to hold the office.
Hmmmmmm. Charges were dropped “in the interest of National Security” so double jeapardy might not apply.
my bad, Clinton pardoned Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans
He is living proof that the Right has no balls.
Some people get a way with murder.
From November 10, 2003:
30-Y.O. Unsolved SF Murders Reopen
[Weather Underground, Black Liberation Army, Ayers, 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 from wikipedia is well documented and sourced.
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)
The FBI agent already testified under oath and there is no new information so, this seems DOA.
That pardon will be Obama’s most expensive favor ever. I hope it occurs before we swear in Mark Sanford as POTUS in 2013.
LOL! You have lapped up way too much of the Kool Aid. If those two traitorous murderers go to prison (which I doubt will happen) it will be Rush’s fault? LOL!
The distraction would be welcome to Obamarama’s team, even if it means throwing such close friends to the wolves (and an opportunity to write his first pardon!), however it has little to do with Rush. Check your meds.
I think the informant said recently on Fox News that there were fingerprints found on the bomb remnants. I don't know if that is 'new' news or not. Think I'll do a little search and see what I can find on that.
Iy would be nice if this was investigated fully and if evidence shows Ayers and Dorhn were responsible that they be prosecuted to the fullest extant of the law. If found guilty it would be a major embarrassment to the Obama administration but then this is what happens when liberals get involved with terrorists even domestic ones.
I think you forgot your /sarc tag...
how do these people sleep at night? they have to be psychopaths to the nth degree to live with what they did and still justify it 30+ years later
I wish these two would just smoke some bad ganga and wander aimlessly into an unlocked vault for a semi-conductor.
Man’s capacity for sin and self-delusion (”What I did was justified”) is boundlass.
Because Billy’s daddy was a very rich, very powerful man.
boundlass = boundless
“Dohrn is a professor of law, not education.”
I thought Dohrn was a felon & couldn’t get into law school or be admitted to the bar? Hence she was a paralegal @ Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where she met & befriended fellow angry radical Michelle.
I don’t think they have any trouble. They hatred for America, capitalism, the military, and police forces are so intense that anything and everything they did to harm any of those institutions would be good.
My own guess is if a Stalin every came to power in the US-people like Dohrn and Ayers would within a relatively short time have their backs up against the wall and shot as counter-revolutionaries.
You can only be pardoned for a crime you have already been charged with...
I don’t think charges dropped is the same as an acquittal in a trial.
Another “right wing conspiracy” a la Hillary? Whos gonna believe that BS anymore?
His very rich and connected Daddy got the wienie off the rap!
Ultimate Irony...ayers calling the cops on the Fox news reporter when Fox went to interview him in front of his townhouse!!!