September 19, 2003


Ah, the '60s. So peaceful and idealistic:

Over bitter protests from law officers, 1960s radical Kathy Boudin was released from prison Wednesday after serving 22 years for murder in an armored car heist that left two policemen and a security guard dead.

Boudin, 60, a former Weather Underground member, was granted parole last month despite heavy opposition of relatives, friends and colleagues of the slain men.

Lucky for her the US has arranged “another Vietnam” and lots of hippie idiots. It’ll help her re-adjust.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 19, 2003 02:29 AM

Imagine what Amerikkka would be like if there WEREN'T jack-booted Ashcroft as Attorney General and the Patriot Act resulting in the muzzling of dissent!

Posted by: Dean at September 19, 2003 at 07:47 AM

Now now, one must remember the times. There was a lot of violent protest against the war. The Brink's robbery took place in the turbulent year of 1981. American involvement in Vietnam didn't end

Posted by: Ken Summers at September 19, 2003 at 08:42 AM

Ah, I see, she is a political prisoner, makes all the difference.Comparison, this is why procine Arafat is Mr. nice guy while Israelis are horrible oppressors.Golly.

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 09:53 AM

Of course, Slater & Gordon may try to litigate against the police on duty.Unless the judge is a woolly headed pinko, however,the chances of succeeding seem very dim. On the other hand, who can tell these days.As ilibcc muses, in OZ, it might be possible Boudin could successfully sue police for getting in the way.

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 11:50 AM

Oh, that the case is being heard at all begs the question, since to be heard it must the court must be satisfied of the merits of the case. Blimme, the commie pinkoes, through Slater &Gordon might succeed.

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 11:52 AM

d wrote 'Unless the judge is a woolly headed pinko ...'

Or in the immortal words of Colin Lovitt QC in an aside about the presiding judge to reporters during a trial: "This bloke's a complete cretin. Surely they can't be all like this."

Does it take a QC (Queen's Counsel) to understand a few home truths about the judiciary?

Posted by: ilibcc at September 19, 2003 at 01:39 PM

a complete wooly headed pinko cretin

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 02:19 PM