Columbia University Hires Convicted Murderer and Weather Underground Terrorist to Teach Social Work
Ah, liberal academia at its finest…
Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin — who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard — now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, The Post has learned.
Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel — being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a lecture on “the politics of parole and re-entry.”
Boudin’s bounce-back into respectability after her 2003 parole comes to light a week before the release of Robert Redford’s movie “The Company You Keep,” loosely based on the $1.6 million heist.
Boudin’s status of perp-turned-prof outraged the widow of one of her victims, Brinks guard and dad of three Peter Paige, who was gunned down by her accomplices from the Black Liberation Army on Oct. 20, 1981, in Rockland County.
I wrote a little background on Boudin when she attended an event last year that featured an elite list of fellow terrorists and the Occupy Albany movement just over a year ago.
Kathy Boudin — Boudin is one of the most notorious domestic terrorists in New York. Not only did Boudin, along with Cathy Wilkerson, survive the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion meant to kill military personnel, but she was also alongside David Gilbert during the Brinks Robbery that resulted in multiple deaths.
In the Brinks case, Boudin drove the getaway vehicle (a U-Haul truck) as her armed partners murdered a security guard and made off with $1.6 million.
Even more heinous, after being stopped by police officers, Boudin feigned innocence and convinced the officers to drop their guard. As the officers lowered their weapons, they were quickly overcome by six men from the back of the truck.
Two of the officers were murdered by multiple rounds from a heavy cache of weaponry.
Boudin was convicted of murder and felony robbery, but released in 2003 by a New York parole board.
Then Governor George Pataki denounced the decision saying, “The murder of a police officer should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”
In this case, it was not, giving Boudin the opportunity to attend a teaching event for the budding Occupy Albany movement.