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March 21, 2008
Ed Morrissey of Hot Air points us to this incredible story of a domesteic terrorist released from prison after serving only 6 years of a 12 year sentence.
Kathleen Soliah, a former member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army, was released on parole from a California women’s prison:
The white-haired convict, who has changed her name to Sara Jane Olson, had been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Like most California inmates, Soliah earned credit against her sentence for working while in prison. She served on a maintenance crew that swept and cleaned the main yard of the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, prison officials said. Soliah would not be the first terrorist from the past to be given a pass by the justice system. Barack Obama friends William Ayers and Patricia Dohrn, two members of the 60's terrorist group The Weather Underground, turned themselves in after being on the run for 10 years and received slaps on the wrist. And terrorist enabling attorney Lynn Stewart received just 2 1/2 years in prison - despite the prosecutor in the case recommending 30 years.
The 61-year-old Soliah, who was released Monday, must now serve a three-year parole, although prison officials declined to provide the conditions of her release. …
She “attempted to murder LAPD officers by bombing two police cars,” said Tim Sands, president of the Police Protective League, which represents the city’s 9,300 rank-and-file officers. “She needs to serve her full time in prison for these crimes and does not deserve time off for working in prison. Criminals who attempt to murder police officers should not be able to escape justice simply because they have good lawyers.”
No wonder the left wants to try the terrorists at Gitmo in our courts rather than a military tribunal.