Another Ayers associate, Marilyn Buck, was given early release from federal prison by Attorney General Holder, who was deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration and involved in pardons for members of the Weather Underground at that time. Those released by President Clinton included Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg, as well as members of the Cuban-supported terrorist group, the FALN. The Obama/Holder Justice Department falsely claimed that Buck had repented for her terrorist ways and called her release medically justified.
The Justice Department intervened last year to release terrorist lawyer Lynne Stewart from a federal prison. She had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the law against supporting terrorism. She had provided illegal support to her client, the “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Stewart was given a “compassionate release” because it was said that she was suffering from a life-threatening disease. Her “Justice for Lynne Stewart” web page is agitating for the release of more revolutionaries from behind bars.
One of Ayers’ associates released during the Clinton years, Weather Underground terrorist Linda Evans, recently spoke at a function hosted by the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., where she called on the assembled activists to urge Obama to release not only identified Cuban intelligence operatives in prison—members of the so-called “Cuban Five”—but also Puerto Rican terrorists like Oscar Lopez Rivera.
“We have some opportunities coming up for our federal prisoners, I believe, because of Obama and the fact that it’s going to be his second and last term,” she has said. “And we need to create campaigns and participate in existing campaigns that can really take advantage of that. Some of our political prisoners are in federal custody.”
This is the most open and honest admission of what they are doing on a national level.
One of those prisoners is convicted killer Leonard Peltier, who is serving two consecutive life sentences for the execution-style murders of FBI Special Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams in 1975. Former FBI agent Max Noel told me that he is concerned that Peltier might get a pardon from Obama because of the pressure campaign mounted by Hollywood and the far left on his behalf.
A big push is also underway for clemency for Joanne Chesimard, a convicted cop-killer now living in Cuba under the protection of the Castro regime. A member of the Black Liberation Army, she had worked closely with Marilyn Buck and the Weather Underground.
Judith Clark, a member of the Weather Underground and its spin-off, the May 19 Communist Organization, has a dedicated group of supporters with important media connections; and they are working feverishly on her behalf. Clark was sentenced to three consecutive terms of 25-years-to-life, totaling 75 years in prison, for her role in the Brinks robbery and murders near Nyack, New York. The New York Times Magazine ran a story urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to release her from state prison. The “Friends of Judith Clark” have set up a web page and Facebook page in her honor, featuring the Times story.
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