James Pera, who watched as a bomb blast ripped the flesh from the body of his boss, police Sgt. Brian McDonnell in 1970, is extremely upset with the parole of Kathleen Soliah, another domestic terrorist residing in our Bay Area backyard.
Pera, a young San Francisco cop at the time of the violent uprising by the underground group The Weathermen, has dedicated his life to seeing justice served to the people responsible during the killing spree in the sixties and seventies. Jim e-mailed his thoughts to me Monday evening.
"..A list of people, who are endorsing the release of Kathleen Soliah, formerly of the SLA, includes, you guessed it, Professor Billy "the gutter rat" Ayers" and his beloved bride, the woman named in the bombing of Park Police Station, Bernardine Dohrn.
It's nice to know that this SLA murderer, "just wants to get on with her life." The four children of the woman who was dropping off the church collections, at the bank, who was murdered by the SLA and this lowlife, probably would have liked for their mother to get on with her life, as well, but the SLA decided that she should die instead.
Also on the list of this murderer's supporters are Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to serve in Congress and our old friend Ed Asner. The partial list can be viewed below, along with Herbert Romersteins statement of the linkage between the Weather Underground, the SLA and Dohrn.
Where the hell is the justice in this country? Cop killers, terrorists, murderers and communists, who want to overthrow our government are allowed to teach in our colleges and universities and make money writing books about their crimes.
Current endorsers and honorary members of the Sara Olson Defense Fund Committee."
Aris Anagnos, Vice President of Americans for Democratic Action
Cynthia Anderson-Barker, President of the National Lawyers Guild, LA.
Edward Asner, President of Quince Production
William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education
Blase Bonpane, Director of the Office of the Americas, LA,
Theresa Bonpane, Executive Director of Office of the Americas, LA
Erwin Chermerinsky, Professor of Law at USC
Sarah Cooper, Director, Southern California Library
Andy Dawkins, MN State Representative and member of the NLG, MN
Bernardine Dohrn, Director of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law
Kieth Ellison, Attorney and member of the NLG, MN.
Eddie Felien, Editor/Publisher of South Side Pride & Pulse of the Twin Cities
Jim Lafferty, Executive Director of the NLG, LA.
Roger Lowenstein, Founder/Principal, Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs from Temple Kol Tikvah
Polly Mann, co-founder of Women Against Military Madness,
Eric Mann, Activist/Author
Sandra Pettit, civil rights attorney
Leonard Potash, Union Representative, AFSCME Local 2620
Peter Rachleff, History Professor at Macalaster College, St. Paul, MN
Stephen Rohde, President of the ACLU-SC
Helen Sklar, immigration attorney
Carol Smith, civil rights attorney
Carol Watson, civil rights attorney
Mary Brent Wehrli, Professor of Social Work at UCLA
How is this for a whose who list of left-wing lawyers who favor criminals over victims? Pretty impressive, eh?