While the notorious domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground was founded decades ago, its surviving members have gone on to become part of America’s “intelligentsia.” In fact, despite her conviction for murder, radical member Kathy Boudinhas even been appointed as adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.
Boudin, who served 22 years in prison for her role in the 1981 Brinks truck robbery that claimed the lives of three people, has never shown remorse for her crimes and even allegedly lamented before students at New York University last month on how she wished her friends and fellow convicted murderers could be there with her (this is based on a clip that shows her speaking at that event).
The news, of course, is not sitting well with family members of those whose lives were claimed by the Weatherman during that fateful day. During a rousing appearance on Fox News with Megyn Kelly, Michael Paige, son of fallen Brinks security guard Peter Paige, said he is “shocked and disgusted” that a “murderer” can obtain a teaching role at a prestigious university.
When asked if there is merit to the claim that Boudin has served her time and paid her debt to society, Paige emphatically stated that her “time will never be served.”
“Her [Boudin’s] so-called debt to society will never be paid. She murdered three men — my father and two policemen. She robbed them of their families, their children, everything. My mother of her husband, the officers of their wives…. she robbed us as children of our fathers. This is a murderer. Her debt will never be paid.”
Boudin, who was convicted in 1984 of felony murder and later became a public health expert while in prison, is allegedly teaching a course on prison life and re-entry into society.
Asked if Boudin has ever reached out to apologize to his family for her crimes, Paige said never.
“She should have gotten the death penalty,” he told Kelly pointedly. “She orphaned nine children that day.”
Appearing alongside Paige was John Murtagh, son of a New York judge whose home was firebombed by the Underground in 1970.
“They have blood dripping from their hands,” Murtagh said. “And shame on Columbia and any other so-called reputable organization” for this decision.
Also discussed on the segment is famed actor Robert Redford’s upcoming movie, “The Company You Keep,” that many believe “lionizes” the Underground and glorifies the ill-fated robbery. The movie, which features yet another left-wing activist, Susan Sarandon, has been lauded as a “tribute to 1960s idealism.”
Needless to say neither of Kelly’s guests agreed and called the decision to make a movie glorifying the murder of three innocent men “sick.”
“A movie is supposed to take you away from reality, if someone is making a movie about the loss of my father, I am at a loss for words,” Paige said.
Watch the riveting interview below:
During her remarks at NYU in March, Boudin, who served as the Weather Underground’s getaway driver during the robbery, said appears to wish the convicted murderers — i.e. her comrades — could be present as well. However, it should be noted that the full context of the clip is not available and without the complete video, it’s impossible to make definitive assessments. Watch below: