March 11, 2009
A founder of the Weatherman group, Bernardine Dohrn was a member of the Weather Bureau. Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant who was with the Weatherman from 1969 through 1970, considered Dohrn one of the two top leaders of the organization, along with Bill Ayers.
Bernardine Dohrn (click on wanted poster to enlarge) was a principal signatory on the groups Declaration of a State of War in 1970 that formally declared war on the U.S. Government, and completed the groups transformation from political advocacy to violent action.
Dohrn also co-wrote and published the subversive manifesto Prairie Fire in 1974, Dohrn clearly stated support for Communist ideology, In the late 1970s, the Weatherman group split into two factions the May 19 Coalition and the Prairie Fire Collective with Dohrn and Ayers in the latter. Once a Commie always a Commie
U.S. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS RECORDS;
BERNARDINE DOHRN age now 66, White F , RELEASED 12-23-1982.
In 1982 Dohrn did eight months in a Federal prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury about the 1981 Brinks robbery ($1.6 Mill) that involved David Gilbert (doing life) and Kathy Boudin (granted parole on August 20, 2003) that resulted in the shooting death of two Nyack NY cops and a security guard.
On Oct. 20, 1981, Sgt. Edward OGrady, Patrolman Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige were gunned down in Rockland County, N.Y. by heavily armed terrorists. The half dozen gunmen all Americans were members of the Weather Underground, a faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Black Liberation Army, formed from members of the Black Panther Party and the Republic of New Afrika.
Ayers said in his book that he participated in the bombing of New York City police headquarters in 1970, the U.S. Capitol in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972. In September 2001, the New York Times quoted him as saying, I dont regret setting bombs . . . I feel we didnt do enough.
Ayers wife, Bernardine Dohrn, was sent to prison for failing to cooperate in solving the robbery of a Brinks armored car in which two police officers were killed. Charges against Ayers were dropped because the FBI used so-called national security wiretaps that could not be used legally in criminal cases.
IN 1970, Bill Ayers and other members of the Weather Underground group set up a bomb factory in an apartment on Pine St. in San Francisco CA.
***Bill Ayers fingerprints were found in the San Francisco apartment when the Weather Underground bombers fled California, the apartment was rented from April 1970 to March 1971.***
In New York City a second bomb factory was set up in Greenwich Village, it blew up. The WUO would go on to bomb buildings such as the US Capitol, The Pentagon, the US Department of State and several buildings in San Francisco from 1968 to 1974.
February 16, 1970: A bomb is detonated at the Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen. No organization claims credit for either bombing. Brian V. McDonnell, a police sergeant, was fatally wounded in its blast; Robert Fogarty, another police officer, was severely wounded in his face and legs and was partially blinded.
Bernardine Dohrn has been accused of planting the bomb that killed San Francisco policeman Brian V. McDonnell. When police raided a Weathermen bomb factory in Pine Street San Francisco in 1970, they found the fingerprints of Bill Ayers, Machtinger and Rudd.
The inside of the San Francisco Police station looked like it had been hit by a couple of hand grenades, windows shattered, blood on the pock-marked walls and dazed cops wandering around disoriented.
The bomb was so powerful that fragments, which consisted of barbed wire and fence post staples (horse farm stuff), were found on the roof of Polytechnic High School which was located across Kezar Stadium and Frederick St., approximately two blocks away. Polytechnic High School was three stories high.
Larry Grathwohl, the FBI mole within the Weathermen, connected Ayers to the planning and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, to the execution of the police station bombing in San Francisco on February 16th 1970 that killed one officer and injured two others. Grathwohl testified that Ayers had discussed the deadly incident after the fact.
The revelation came as Ayers was talking about the organizational difficulties in running a terrorist cell:
[H]e cited as one of the real problems that someone like Bernardine Dohrn had to plan, develop, and carry out the bombing of the police station in San Francisco, and he specifically named her as the person that committed that act. . . .
He said that the bomb was placed on the window ledge and he described the kind of bomb that was used to the extent of saying what kind of shrapnel was used in it. . . .
[I]f he wasnt there to see it, somebody who was there told him about it, because he stated it very emphatically.
Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn got away with murder, one way or another.
Get these terrorist, flag stomping scum out of their cushy jobs and “prestigious” standing in the academic and Chicago social community ............. hang “em.
And I don’t see where the she-scum was ever charged with murder.
I remember it well because I worked at Gulf Oil then on the 28th floor of that building - one floor below where the bomb was planted.
It went off in the evening, thankfully, after most workers, including me, had gone home. And thankfully, no one was hurt or killed.
My boss was there though. He was a chemical engineer who was from Toronto but assigned to the Pittsburgh office. He did not move his family to Pittsburgh and had just that day come back to Pittsburgh from a visit home. He came directly to the office from the airport to catch up on mail when the bomb went off.
He was questioned as a witness by the FBI. Dr. D did have a dry way of putting things. He was quoted in the Pittsburgh papers as saying that "he thought the bomb was no more powerful than some of the chem class experiments that went off accidentally in college."