‘Rest of Story’ on KSU/MLK Day Speaker Bears Sharing

Joe Kirby, Murietta Daily Journal, January 13, 2015

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The featured speaker at Sunday’s Kennesaw State University MLK Jr. Day observance sponsored by the African American Student Alliance will be retired college professor and former Black Panther Party associate Angela Davis, who in the late 1960s and early ’70s was idolized by the hard left as a violent revolutionary and boasted a reputation–or notoriety–rivaling those of Che Guevara and Weather Underground figures William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

The AASA is not required to get its speakers approved beforehand by the school administration.

Davis will pocket $20,000 for her talk, according to University Relations spokeswoman Tammy DeMel.

KSU IS ADVERTISING Davis as “an activist in the Civil Rights Movement” who has fought “against oppression for more than 40 years.” The press release on the school’s website mentions briefly that she spent 18 months in jail and was on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list for her alleged role in a California courthouse killing, “a crime for which she was acquitted in 1972.”

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UCLA prof Dr. Davis was fired by the California Board of Regents in 1969 at the behest of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan because of her membership in the Communist Party. She also had accused the Regents of having “killed, brutalized and murdered” demonstrators, and had repeatedly described the police as “pigs,” according to the Regents.

Panther associate Davis also figured in the lead up to a bloody shootout in the Marin, California courthouse on Aug. 7, 1970, involving her sometime bodyguard, 17-year-old Jonathan Jackson, for whom she had purchased a shotgun and two other firearms two days before. Jackson’s older brother, George Jackson, was one of the “Soledad Brothers,” a trio of Soledad Prison inmates who had become a leftist cause celebre after murdering a prison guard. Davis was said to be romantically linked with the older Jackson brother.

The younger Jackson barged into the Marin courtroom in which a fellow Black Panther was on trial and took Judge Harold Haley, the prosecutor and three female jurors hostage, using masking tape to attach the sawed-off shotgun to the judge’s neck.

As Jackson, his accomplices and the hostages were driving away from the courthouse, one of the kidnappers shot at police, according to Wikipedia. The judge was shotgunned to death by the kidnappers and the prosecutor was left paralyzed. Jackson and three of his accomplices were killed.

The Weather Underground bombed the Marin courthouse two months later in retaliation for the deaths of Jackson and his accomplices, according to Wikipedia.

Davis fled after being charged with aggravated kidnapping and first degree murder. She was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted List and arrested that October. Like the KSU press release says, she later was tried and found not guilty on all counts. Her trial was reportedly the first at which jury-selection experts were used to try to ensure a favorable jury was empaneled.

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  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    She is a stone-cold racist bigot. Not worth $2, much less $20,000.

    • MekongDelta69

      If she had been found guilty (as she should have been, if the jury hadn’t been pre-selected for ‘race nullification’ purposes), she would have gotten $40,000, instead of the ‘run of the mill’ $20,000.

      [The above sounds like sarcasm, but I assure you, it is NOT.]

    • LHathaway

      She ran for president of the United States, two or three times.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        On the CPUSA ticket…

      • Yeah, and someone who thinks just like her also ran….and won.

    • Speedy Steve

      Oh come now! She’s sure to invest the money wisely on Rent-a-Rims for her hooptie, Courvoisier VSOP, new kicks, hair extensions, a nail job, and pay off back taxes.

      • Yancy Derringer

        Wrong Angela Davis. (I don’t know whom you’re talking about.)

        • Earl P. Holt III

          He bees tawkin ’bout dat nigra communist what helped kill dat judge and who bees a typical nigra fom head to toe…

  • phorning

    I have no doubt “Dr.” King would approve.

  • The great genius had a 17-year old bodyguard?

    I have heard, but cannot confirm, that not so long ago, Angela Davis quit the Communist Party and became a regular Democrat because, supposedly in her own words, the Democrats were giving her enough of what she wanted.

    • MBlanc46

      Back in the early 1970s, my then girlfriend was at some political rally and was offered a free subscription to the CPUSA newspaper, which was then called the “Daily World”. So for the next year, I was a regular reader of the CP organ. My favorite part was Mike Jay, the sports columnist. Other than that, the only thing that I remember was that, without openly endorsing the Dems and Dem candidates, it was clear that the Party expected its members and fellow travelers to vote Dem. On a similar note, I was in France during the 1988 presidential election campaign. I saw a billboard for the PC candidate: “Joinie, a la premiere tour”. Roughly translated, it meant, “We expect and know you’re going to vote for Mitterrand in the second round, which is the one that really counts, but please vote for the Communist in the meaningless first round so we don’t look completely irrelevant.” The communist parties in the West were completely irrelevant after the Second World War, and only the completely irrelevant, such as Angela Davis, through in with them.

      • Speedy Steve

        The commies in 1989 told their groupies to become environmentalists. Green outside, red inside.

        • We call those “watermelons”: green on the outside and red on the inside. The fact that they also have a whole lot of annoying little black things one can’t stomach probably helps with the analogy.

  • Nancy

    Kennesaw State is here in the Atlanta area, and getting darker by the day.

    • MBlanc46

      There’s definitely a floor for the white population that very few whites who have any choice want to go below. Those who criticize white racial attitudes–and there is much to criticize–should keep in mind that a large majority of whites vote with their feet when it comes to living around blacks.

    • model1911

      Turn left at the Big Chicken.

      • Nancy

        Ha! And continue traveling north…until you hit the Canadian border. Anywhere in the other three directions has already fallen to the Undertow.

    • Speedy Steve

      Then all the hipsters move back into the center city.

      • Nancy

        The new hipster place to move is East Atlanta: Moreland Ave., just south of I-20. I knew a black lady who lived there for many years: she was the cook at one of the frat houses at my college. When I visited her last (in a neighborhood sporting bars on everyone’s windows and doors), I couldn’t help but notice all the young, white hipsters having lunch at the nearby “village center”, pushing baby strollers, etc.

        So I made a comment to my friend, the cook, about the suddenly-changing demographics up the street from her house.

        Her exact words were, “Yeah, dem white people done took over dis’ neighborhood.”

        I didn’t pursue the topic any further, as it seemed she wasn’t really pleased about the change…even though it would mean a safer neighborhood, plus her property value just went up.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      Every nigro with a pulse is encouraged to be a “collich man,” even if they have a room-temperature I.Q., and are too stupid to sign their name or tie their shoes…

      • pwnful truth

        As a recent grad of a “name brand” univeristy I can report that the blacks I knew were mostly OK guys, friendly and affable, but they plagiarized each and every of their papers, in entirety, without any fear that they would be caught, and demonstrated a lack of understanding of even knowledge of the most rudimentary elements of the subjects, as well as the English language, every time they spoke. I know that they plagiarized, because they openly and quite brazenly boasted about how they would just download their papers and change the names. I am certain the professors were never fooled a single time ( aside from electronic submissions with programs designed for professors to catch plagiarizers, when a man with an obvious 3rd grade vocabulary turns in a paper written at the graduate level…) but were afraid or unwilling to take action. I also once knew a black man with a bachelors degree from another widely known state university, where he played football, and he was as illiterate as a two year old.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Don’t worry: They will all find jobs “educating” children in the public school systems of large “urban” areas…

  • MekongDelta69

    Did I miss ‘All-Saints Day’?!?

    Oh geez…

  • TomIron361

    Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. What could this numbskull have to say worth listening too?

    • TruthBeTold

      They’re scrapping the bottom of the barrel and coming up with Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner.

      These are the new ‘civil rights heroes’.

  • phillyguy

    she is the female equivalent of Mumia Abu Jamal, a raving babbling idiot.

    • JBUB

      At least Jamal is in prison for life. Which is where this scumbag should be.

  • . . . UCLA prof Dr. Davis . . .

    The word Professor is officially meaningless.
    Ditto: Doctor.

    • Charles Martel

      According to wikipedia, her doctorate was from an institution in East Germany.

      • The good news is: My dogs & cats have professorships.

  • MBlanc46

    It appears that blacks and their acolytes just can’t get out of the 1950s and 1960s, that is, when they’re not wallowing the the Antebellum Era. You’d think that there’s something about contemporary black America from which they wish to draw our attention.

  • Pat Kittle

    Has she ever taken even partial responsibility for ANY problem?

  • SFLBIB

    They caught up with her in New York as she was attempting to get to Libya to avoid prosecution. Then followed a controversial [what about Leftists isn’t] extradition back to California. They put her on trial, found her guilty, and then overturned her conviction on a technicality. She was rewarded for her trouble with a cushy six-figured tenured position with the University of California. Bottom line on all this is they should have pretended to chase after her and just let her get to Libya. Kept on the 10 most wanted list, she would have spent her days away from us, which is the same idea as being in prison.

  • Annabelle Pettyjohn

    NPR referred to the Black Panthers as Freedom Fighters!!!!!!! God has spoken.

  • GeorgeRA

    The more insane a black is the higher they are regarded.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Most likely by insane whites.

  • Speedy Steve

    As AmRen readers well know, Negro history month now lasts from Kwanza until Juneteenth with MLK day and Emancipation Day tossed in the mix like roaches in a salad. Indeed! How boring!

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Them nigras sho’ nuff likes to spend dem whyte menses money!

    If they had been required to raise the funds for a speaker, themselves, they would have hired some janitor for $100 to talk about “Slavey Days,” and pocketed the balance of the Speaker’s Honorarium so they could all go “clubbing”…

  • Conrad

    The featured speaker at Sunday’s Kennesaw State University MLK Jr. Day observance sponsored by the African American Student Alliance will be the Director of the FBI. The sealed FBI files on Martin Luther King Jr. will be opened and read at the gathering.
    Oh Boy.

  • “Hey black people. I hate white people. I hate America. I think you are all oppressed and have every right to hate anyone more successful than you….” Okay, fellow posters, don’t be offended. I was just practicing my speech, so I will be invited to speak at a major university and collect some money.

    • newscomments70

      you forgot to yell, “Kill cracka babies”.

  • Keith A. Bryant

    I hate that this bitch is still wasting oxygen!

  • newscomments70

    In the 60s and 70s, Davis was a celebrity in Germany…in both East and West. They loved her. They had rallies for her, drawing crowds of people. Davis was all over East German Television; she even did a variety show. You can find her performances on youtube, but I highly recommend against it. What is it with Germans and race treason?

    • “What is it with Germans and race treason”?
      Guilt over having the Holocaust and their Nazi past hammered on them over and over.