• Oct. 8-11, 1969, was named the “Days of Rage” by them! They instigated a shootout with police in Chicago. Six members were shot and 287 people arrested!
• March 6, 1970: Three members were accidentally killed while making bombs, among them Ayers’ then-girlfriend, Diana Oughton. This drove the Weathermen into hiding, but on March 1, 1971, they bombed the U.S. Capitol and ITT headquarters in New York City.
• May 19, 1972: the group set off a bomb in the Pentagon.
• In 1975, they bombed the U.S. State Department.
• In 1985, former members of the Weather Underground perpetrated an armed robbery against a Brinks armored truck in which three guards were killed and $1.6 million was stolen.
Ayers and Dohrn emerged from hiding at the urging of Ayers’ father, an influential Chicago resident and chairman of Commonwealth Edison. Charges were dropped against Ayers because of a technicality, and his father arranged for him to join the faculty at the University of Chicago, where he is today a professor and totally unrepentant, once being quoted as saying he didn’t regret making bombs and should have made more!
Dohrn was fined and sentenced to probation, but served less than a year of confinement. She now is an associate professor of law at Northwestern University.
Ayers and Dohrn escaped justice and became man and wife! They were friends and neighbors of the Obamas, and apparently saw in Barack Obama a kindred spirit. At a gathering they arranged for him in their home, Obama’s political career was launched!
This relationship later had to be hidden because of Obama’s quest for the presidency!