Re: [sixties-l] Fwd: Lawyers Seek SLA Shootout Files

From: David Horowitz (
Date: 10/06/00

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    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 <>
    > >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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