San Francisco—On Monday, February 16, a bomb blew up at Park Police Station, killing a police sergeant and wounding several others.
Sergeant McDonnell caught the full force of the flying shrapnel, which consisted of heavy metal staples and lead bullets. As other officers tried rendering aid to the fallen sergeant, they could see that he sustained a severed neck artery wound and severe wounds to his eyes and neck. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where doctors attemptedvaliantly to save his life. Two days later, Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell succumbed to his injuries and died on February 18, 1970.
That was 41 years ago. Sergeant McDonnell‘s murderers have never been brought to justice and, according to a 2009 San Francisco Police Officers Association letter, the case remains open. In fact, according to the letter:
There are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, members of the terrorist group “Weather Underground” are largely responsible for the bombing of Park Police Station and other police stations and police facilities throughout the United States during their “tour of terror” in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
This brings us to today, Thursday, March 24th.
From 8:15 pm to 10:30 pm, Montclair State University (a state-funded school) in Montclair, NJ is hosting Bill Ayers speaking on “Education & The New Activism.” The event is sponsored by the Students for a Democratic Society.
There will also be activists attending Thursday night, with signs likely stating:
“Bill Ayers Report to the SF Police Dept. for questioning in the murder of Sgt. Brian McDonnell”
If you’re in the Garden State, your presence is requested.
In addition, people are being asked to call Montclair State University President, Dr. Susan Cole, (973-655-4000) or e-mail ([email protected]), as well as call Governor Chris Christie’s (609-292-6000) or e-mail (http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/) and urge that this event be cancelled.
On Wednesday, State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (District 39), who serves on NJ’s Homeland Security * State Preparedness Committee sent a letter to Dr. Cole urging the event be cancelled.
Letter to Dr. Susan Cole in re: Bill Ayres
If the event is not cancelled, then perhaps Mr. Ayres will be reminded that the San Francisco Police Department would still like to question him regarding the murder of Sgt. Brian McDonnell. You see, Bill Ayers has no regrets about his past.
For more information about Ayers, see Liberty Chick’s informative post here.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776