Introducing Bill & Bernadine To 30-Something & Younger Voters
If you were an adult in the early 1970's and attentive to current events, you may not need an introduction to William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. This is for 30-something and younger voters.
"Investigators in the early ‘70's said the bombing likely was the work of the Weather Underground, and not the Black Liberation Army, which was implicated in the Ingleside attack [where another police officer was killed]."
"KRON 4 News has learned that three years ago, San Francisco police secretly re-opened the case...And now, sources tell us, those investigators have identified potential suspects: former members of two military groups in the '60 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."
‘"I don't regret setting bombs,' Bill Ayers said. ‘I feel we didn't do enough.' Mr. Ayers, who spent the 1970's as a fugitive in the Weather Underground, was sitting in the kitchen of his big turn-of-the-19th-century stone house in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. The long curly locks in his Wanted poster are shorn, though he wears earrings. He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings. And he still has the ebullient, ingratiating manner, the apparently intense interest in other people, that made him a charismatic figure in the radical student movement. ...Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ‘Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at,' is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And he says he doesn't actually remember suggesting that rich people be killed or that people kill their parents, but ‘it's been quoted so many times I'm beginning to think I did,' he said. ‘It was a joke about the distribution of wealth.'...In 1969, after the Manson family murders in Beverly Hills, Ms. Dohrn told an S.D.S. audience: ‘Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim's stomach.' In Chicago recently, Ms. Dohrn said of her remarks: ‘It was a joke. We were mocking violence in America. Even in my most inflamed moment I never supported a racist mass murderer.'"