Weather Underground terrorist and convicted cop killer Kathy Boudin is now surrounded by fellow felons on the staff of the Columbia University School of Social Work where she crusades against the supposedly systemic racism of the justice system.
The septuagenarian Boudin is assistant adjunct professor and director of the school’s ‘Criminal Justice Initiative: Supporting Children, Families and Communities’ (CJI), which appears to be focused on keeping criminals like her out of prison by abolishing imprisonment as a punishment. As her official bio states, the initiative, which she co-founded, ‘is dedicated to ending society’s reliance on incarceration and retribution and advancing solutions….’
Besides, Kathy Boudin, other fellow Communists/felons/members of Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) are:
Cheryl Wilkins, now senior program manager (or Assistant Director for Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) was the getaway driver in a 1996 hijacking at gunpoint of a Federal Express truck;
Denise Blackwell, a research assistant for CJI umbrella group, the Social Intervention Group, did a ten-year stint after being convicted of orchestrating a robbery that resulted in a triple killing in Brooklyn, New York of three drug dealers.
Blackwell’s son, Mack Moton[i], age 15 at the time, was tried as an adult, convicted and sentenced 32 years to life in prison.
Mika’il DeVeaux, executive director of CJI and president of Citizens Against Recidivism, did a 24 year stint for second-degree murder.
In an a 2006 article on the Open Society Foundations site referencing DeVeaux, president of Citizens Against Recidivism regarding inmates converting (or being indoctrinated into) to Islam while imprisoned:
Mika’il DeVeaux will advocate within and on behalf of this community on issues regarding incarceration, reentry, and civic responsibility; link the Islamic community with broader community- and faith-based reentry movements; and encourage Muslims to develop positions and policies that will enhance the reentry opportunities of Muslims returning from prison….
[Source: Open Society Foundations, creative commons license]
They say that they are doing it for the children, families, who are separated from their loved ones who are incarcerated, however, from Boudin down; all have an agenda whose endgame would secure the release from prison of fellow radicals, friends, family member, etc.
Left out of the conversation is that all are incarcerated for violent crimes, some of whom are murderers.
Boudin, a convicted felon, herself participated in an armed robbery and shootout with comrades from the Weather Underground that left two police officers and a Brink security guard dead.
As far as the victims and families who are also victims of these thugs, collateral damage.
Dregs of society indoctrinating and corrupting the minds and morals of America’s youth through our educational institutions? I would say so and therein lies another injustice that very few are willing to address.
H/t Grumpy Opinions.
[i] Pursuant to the 1991 New York Times article referenced above, Blackwell’s son, Mack Moton was “arrested on June 23, 1989 at the age of 13 and charged with fatally shooting” another adult for having stabbed his grandfather.