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Reblog: The grief-stricken families left behind after SLA shootout

via The grief-stricken families left behind after SLA shootout

Today (May 17) is the 45th anniversary of the shootout with Los Angeles police that killed Camilla Hall and five other members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

I’m thinking a lot about energy and the reverberation that traumas like that create through the years. Though Camilla’s immediate family has passed away, she has extended family, including a cousin that I’ve been in touch with. I know that she often thinks of Camilla and mourns her death. Then you have the families that remain of Angela Atwood, Patricia Soltysik, Willie Wolfe, Nancy Ling Perry, and Donald DeFreeze. Think what you want of the SLA, but there are people who did (and who still do) mourn their deaths as sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends.

 

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