Actually the SLA became famous not with the kidnapping of Patty Hearst but with the cold blooded assassination of Marcus Foster, the first black superintendent of Oakland's schools. radman wrote: > >From: Michael Novick <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:54 PM > > > >Lawyers Seek SLA Shootout Files > >By Linda Deutsch > >Ap Special Correspondent > > > >LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara > >Jane Olson want law enforcement agencies to resurrect long buried files on > >the May 1974 shootout that claimed the lives of six SLA members. > >The lawyers said in motions filed Tuesday in Superior Court that they need > >the records to prove that SLA members were targeted for death by the Los > >Angeles Police Department. > >The motion said that Olson, an SLA associate, may have fled in fear for her > >life after the fiery shootout was broadcast live on national television. > >Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, is accused of attempting to kill > >Los Angeles police officers by placing pipe bombs under two squad cars in > >1975, allegedly to avenge the SLA deaths. The bombs did not detonate. > >In a second motion, the lawyers asked for background information on two > >former LAPD officers who say they can connect Olson to the attempted > >bombings. The lawyers said they believe the officers have histories of > >unreasonable use of deadly force. They also sought information on a police > >sniper allegedly present at the shootout. > >Olson was indicted in 1976 and remained a fugitive until her arrest last > >year in Minnesota, where she had lived as a wife and mother. Free on $1 > >million bail, she is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 8. > >The lawyers asked for a Nov. 10 hearing on the motions. > >The SLA became famous with the February 1974 kidnapping of heiress Patricia > >Hearst, who eventually helped them rob a bank. Hearst is expected to > >testify against Olson at her trial.
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