Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Radicals come home to roost

Another Bill Ayers type comes to Illinois. Maybe he'll return to being a professor, highly respected on the white wine and brie circuit. No party is complete here without someone like this.
Here in Blagobamaland, we welcome everyone, as long as they loath America, especially if they were involved in bombings. Murder is a plus, of course. But, hey, he did six years in the Big House. We shouldn't make too big a deal out of it, though at last report, the victim was still dead.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security is keeping a close eye on veterans like me.

'70s radical in Hearst kidnapping paroled from Calif. prison
Convicted in bank killing

By Don Thompson
Associated Press / May 11, 2009

The last captured member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the radical 1970s-era group notorious for bank robberies, killings, and the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, was released from prison yesterday, a corrections official said.

James William Kilgore, 61, was paroled from High Desert State Prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of Myrna Opsahl during an April 1975 bank robbery.

State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Oscar Hidalgo said parole agents processed Kilgore's release at the Susanville prison.

Kilgore has been granted permission to join his wife in Illinois, where she moved after he was arrested in 2002 in Cape Town following nearly three decades on the run. He has two weeks to report to Illinois parole officials.

Kilgore had eluded arrest longer than any of his fellow SLA fugitives. His cover unraveled after the 1999 arrest of his former girlfriend, Sara Jane Olson, who had become a doctor's wife in St. Paul. Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, was paroled from a California prison in March.
His release marks "the end of the SLA and the era," said Stuart Hanlon, a San Francisco lawyer who represented several SLA members. The gang of would-be revolutionaries led by an ex-convict also was responsible for the murder of Oakland school superintendent Marcus Foster, bank robberies, and the attempted bombings of Los Angeles police cars. Joseph Remiro is serving a life sentence for Foster's 1973 murder.

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