While serious questions that Carrol raised do remain about the SLA and
its founder, Cinque, in particular, this is not what is important to
focus on at this time. LA District Attorney Gil Garcetti, with the
cooperation of Judge James Ideman, has expanded the charges against
Olson to include virtually every crime the SLA was ever accused of
committing, who, if convicted, could end up with a life sentence.
To get into a debate over the SLA at this time will simply play into the
hands of Garcetti who evidently wants to make this a trial of the
Sixties Protest Movement, and,if nothing else, to cover up the
corruption of the LAPD and his own complicity in its framing of innocent
Despite her change of name, Olson remained a social and political
activist over the past two decades and her case is one that should touch
all of us as it has those in the Minneaplois area who have rallied
> Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 17:37:30 -0500
> From: Carrol Cox <email@example.com>
> Subject: Query: Re: [sixties-l] Blankfort interviews SLA member
> radman wrote:
> > Sarah Olson Ungagged! Special Program-"What's Goin On?" this Friday
> > with Jeffrey Blankfort
> > Sara Jane Olson is the object of a vicious prosecutorial campaign being
> > waged by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office-the same boffo folks
> > that brought you the frame up of former Black Panther leader Geronimo ji
> > Jaga (Pratt).
> > Last Saturday night Olson spoke at a benefit in San Francisco, along
> > with attorney Stuart Hanlon, about her case and the 1970s-era Symbionese
> > Liberation Army (SLA), of which she is alleged to have been a member.
> At the time many of us thought that the SLA was a police front (like one of
> the terrorist organizations in Czarist Russia in which all but one member
> were Secret Police) -- and that the massacre at the end was a police
> double-cross of their agents. Does anyone on this list know anything either
> way re the group.
> Carrol Cox
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