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  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Marilyn Buck, radical jailed 25 years for role in deadly Brink's heist, dies in NY at age 62

    08/07/2010 6:27:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2010 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, including the bombing of the U.S. Capitol and a deadly armored car heist, has died in Brooklyn. She was 62. On Oct. 20, 1981, she was part of a group of Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army members who ambushed a Brink's armored car carrying $1.6 million at a mall in Nanuet, N.Y. One guard was killed at the scene. A second was badly wounded. Two police officers were subsequently killed after they pulled over one of...
  • Rap mogul fails to appear for court-ordered hearing - Suge Knight & The Death of Death Row Records?

    04/01/2006 2:57:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 590+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/1/06 | Linda Deutsch - AP
    Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight failed to appear at a court-ordered debtor hearing Saturday, triggering legal actions which a judge had warned would place his Death Row Records in receivership. In addition, lawyers suing him plan to ask that he be held in contempt and jailed until he participates in the debtor hearing that requires him to disclose all of his assets. At issue is an unpaid judgment against Knight for $107 million that was awarded to Lydia Harris, the former Knight associate who claimed she helped start the rap record empire with her former husband, Michael Harris. Harris,...
  • Castro Defends Fugitive Sought by U.S.

    05/11/2005 9:02:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 279+ views
    sfgate - AP ^ | 5/11/5 | JOHN RICE
    HAVANA -- President Fidel Castro has rejected calls to hand over a black militant convicted in 1973 of killing a New Jersey state trooper, saying she's a victim of racial persecution and not a terrorist, as U.S. officials declared recently. "They wanted to portray her as a terrorist, something that was an injustice, a brutality, an infamous lie," Castro said in a television address Tuesday night. While Castro did not identify the woman by name, he was clearly alluding to Assata Shakur — the former Joanne Chesimard — who was put on a U.S. government terrorist watch list May 2....
  • Cuban Leader Denounces U.S. Hunt for Convicted Cop Killer

    05/10/2005 8:12:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 509+ views
    AP ^ | May 10, 2005
    May 10, 2005 Cuban Leader Denounces U.S. Hunt for Convicted Cop Killer By John Rice Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) - Cuban President Fidel Castro on Tuesday appeared to defend convicted police-killer Assata Shakur, saying the woman who fled to Cuba is innocent and a victim of persecution. Castro did not refer to the woman, who changed her name from Joanne Chesimard, by name, but his remarks described the woman who was placed on a U.S. government terrorist watch list on May 2. Speaking in a lengthy televised appearance, Castro referred to her as a victim of "the fierce repression...
  • Feds offer $1 million reward for fugitive JoAnne Chesimard (Assata Shakur)

    05/02/2005 10:16:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,638+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | WAYNE PARRY
    Feds offer $1 million reward for fugitive Chesimard EWING, N.J. -- Fugitive cop killer Joanne Chesimard is now on the same terrorist watch lists that include Osama bin Laden. In an indication of how badly New Jersey authorities still want to recapture the Black Liberation Army member who executed a state trooper as he lay on the ground 32 years ago, the bounty on Chesimard's head was increased Monday from $150,000 to $1 million. State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said he hopes the sweetened reward will encourage someone to come forward with information leading to the capture of Chesimard,...
  • 9/11 and Madrid Suspect Held in Britain

    06/30/2004 5:06:28 AM PDT · by Coop · 8 replies · 312+ views
    London Times ^ | 6/30/04 | Dominic Kennedy, Richard Ford and Stewart Tendler
    AN ALLEGED terrorist suspected of plotting the September 11 massacres and being an accomplice of the Madrid train bomb cell has been arrested in Britain, The Times can disclose. Alleged links between Farid Hilali and the two biggest al-Qaeda attacks in the West make him one of the most important Islamist terrorist suspects held by Scotland Yard. His arrest on Monday made him the first high-profile suspect detained in Britain under new European warrants designed to improve crossborder co-operation. Mr Hilali, 35, from Morocco, is believed to be the shadowy figure, previously known as “Shakur”, who telephoned the alleged chief...