The New York Post reports:
The co-founder of the murderous terror group FALN walked free from house arrest in Puerto Rico Wednesday — and was greeted by a beaming New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who snapped pictures and swooned like a starstruck schoolgirl.
Her unabashed support of Oscar López Rivera, who helped form the violent Puerto Rican independence group, enraged law-enforcement members, who will never forget the organization’s reign of terror.
“It’s really sickening,” said former NYPD Detective Anthony “Tony” Senft, 70, who lost an eye while trying to defuse a bomb planted by FALN — or Armed Forces of National Liberation — at the Brooklyn federal courthouse in 1982.
“They’re making him a folk hero, and he’s a terrorist. They’re making this guy like Robin Hood.”
FALN has claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings in the Big Apple and other US cities in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The militant group’s attacks killed six people and wounded at least 130 others.
But that didn’t stop a gleeful Mark-Viverito from showing at López Rivera’s release in San Juan, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag and the word “libertà,” meaning “free.”
“Today. After 35 years. Our beloved Oscar. FREE!” the speaker tweeted Wednesday.