Former Terrorist Receives DOJ Grant Money, Claims Watchdog Group – OpEd
By Jim Kouri
The Obama Justice Department awarded a group headed by a domestic terrorist, — and one-time FBI fugitive with close ties to President Barack Obama — hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars “to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system,” according to a leading Inside the Beltway watchdog group.
“This is a story you likely won’t see in the mainstream media, but a reputable political magazine exposed it this week,” according to officials at Judicial Watch, an organization that investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse.
According to Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles, the Department of Justice has already given $400,000 in grants to an organization that blames disproportionately high criminal behavior among minority juvenile delinquents on discrimination. The San Francisco-based nonprofit describes itself as a leading organization in the field of juvenile justice and ethnic and racial disparities reduction.
Among the institute’s board of directors is Bernardine Dohrn, a longtime Obama supporter and fundraiser and proud member of the Weather Underground, a radical group that used explosives to attack the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other government buildings to protest U.S. policy. She and her group are believed responsible for the killing and wounding police officers, as well.
Dohrn’s violent actions earned her a slot on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list during the 1970s. She eventually served probation and spent some time in jail for refusing to cooperate with an investigation, the Judicial Watch blog states.
Dohrn is married to William Ayers, the co-founder of the Weather Underground. Like his wife, Ayers was also an FBI fugitive who has proudly admitted planting bombs in government buildings during the Vietnam era. In fact, he has publicly said that he doesn’t regret his terrorist acts and that in fact his group “didn’t do enough.”
More recently, the American contingent of the Free Gaza Movement was led by President Barack Obama’s friends and supporters Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Jody Davis, who also heads Code Pink. The Free Gaza Movement boasts the names of Bill Ayers,Noam Chomsky, Adam Shapiro and other American radicals allegedly devoted to destroying the United States and Israel.
“The couple has long supported Obama’s political career by donating money to his campaigns and hosting fundraisers at their Chicago home. For years they all hung out in the same political and social circles, lived in the same Chicago neighborhood and Obama and Ayers served on the board of a leftwing Chicago nonprofit. However, during the 2008 presidential campaign Obama worked hard to distance himself from his terrorist pals,” according to Corruption Chronicles.
“Using the generous DOJ grant as a guide, it appears that Dohrn is still benefiting from the relationship with Obama. How else could one explain the DOJ grant?” the Judicial Watch blog asks. “As the article that broke the story points out, Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department and it isn’t good. Why would the agency responsible for enforcing the law and defending the country against the attacks she once carried out give her taxpayer dollars?
Dohrn refused to comment about the Judicial Watch allegations.
Special thanks to Jill Farrell, director of public affairs at Judicial Watch. for her valuable assistance.