D.C.- In a sensational letter to be released at a March 12 National Press Club news conference,* the
San Francisco Police Officers’ Association (SFPOA) tells
in the 1970 bombing murder of a San Francisco police officer points to Weather
Underground members Bernardine Dohrn
and Bill Ayers, two reported associates of President Barack
Obama. The letter will be made public at a news event
that will feature a former FBI informant in the Weather Underground saying that
Ayers told him that Dohrn planted the bomb that
killed Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell. The informant, Larry Grathwohl,
has testified under oath before the U.S. Senate about the bombing plot.
are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, members of the
terrorist group ‘Weather Underground’ are largely responsible for the bombing
of Park Police Station and other police stations throughout the United States
during their ‘tour of terror’ in the late 1960s and early 1970s,” the SFPOA
letter states. The SFPOA letter is signed by all five officers of the SFPOA.
letter says that while “Sgt. McDonnell was the sole fatality of this
heinous and cowardly act,” which occurred on February 16, 1970, eight
other policemen were seriously injured. “Those responsible for the cold
blooded murder…and the injuries to the other officers have never been brought
to justice and the case remains open,” the letter notes.
San Francisco Police Officers’ Association joins Mr.
valiant and noble effort to urge a renewed effort by the appropriate Law
Enforcement Agencies (Local, State, and Federal) to bring this case to a close
and bring those responsible for the murder of Sgt. Brian McDonnell and the
injuries to the other officers to the justice they have so long eluded.”
addition to releasing the letter, Jim Pera, a
retired San Francisco Police Officer who was one of the first on the scene
after the 1970 bombing, will describe the devastating impact of the blast.
reports on the Weather Underground will be released. They are “What was
the Weather Underground?” by former Congressional investigator
Herbert Romerstein, and “From Arms to
Education to Political Power — the Return of the SDS and the Weather
examines how members of the Weather Underground have regrouped to form a
“new SDS” on college campuses.
News Conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the National
Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor,
Washington, D.C. Reservations can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 703-255-2211.
Survival, Inc., http://www.USAsurvival.org
is an independent watchdog group that monitors the United Nations and
as editor of the media watchdog group Accuracy in Media.
Fran Griffin is the President of Griffin Communications.