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Sunday, October 17, 2004

White Rabbits

In the Law and Order episode entitled, "White Rabbit," the principal character gets sentenced to 8-1/3 to 25 years for her involvement in the 1969 killing of a police officer during an armed robbery. The crime is resurrected more than 20 years later in a most circuitous manner. The robbery was staged to raise funds for the anti-war movement.

The final lines in the L+O show, spoken by ADA Jack McCoy were:

She'll be in jail until 2003. I think the 60's should be over by then.

I'm here to tell ya. The 60's will never be over. It's another one of those eras in time, much like the Civil War, that people will be arguing about forever. Somebody should erect a monument or something.

Posted by Marie at October 17, 2004 12:04 AM


Which reminds me of a line from the old BBC Lovejoy series.

Tinker: "Ah the Sixties, if you remember them you were there."

Posted by: jr at October 17, 2004 8:52 AM

that should be:

Ah the Sixties, if you remember then you weren't there.

Posted by: jr at October 17, 2004 8:53 AM

"Here's another thing from the weekend. I've now told both my sister-in-law, Gael, and my niece-in-law, Jill, that I have a web site. Neither one has asked anything about it, much less for the url. Just more evidence that I'm writing all this for myself. Actually, I don't presume to think that anyone would really want to see anything I've written."

Not really sure why I didn't ask more about it? Perhaps it was because I was on the motorcycle and knew I couldn't just go home and check it out, or maybe I have just become numb to the fact everyone out there has a website (except me). Either way, I am sorry, I should have asked about it. Putting myself in your shoes I would have wanted more interest, especially after seeing all the work you have put into this amazing site!

It took a couple of years, but I stumbled upon it and I have enjoyed reading your postings. I am very glad to see how interested you are in politics, as am I.

I will continue to check back frequently...

Take care Marie!

Posted by: Jill at October 18, 2004 9:51 AM

"They should build a monument or something."

Maybe that's why I live in Berkeley. The whole town's a monument, or something, to the Sixties.

And on the serious side, there's the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, which brings it all back incredibly vividly.

Posted by: Dan at October 19, 2004 12:59 AM

Based on the parole last year of Kathy Boudin, a Weather Underground activist who was involved in a botch Brink's truck robbery/shoot-out that killed two cops and a security guard in 1981. I used to live in the town where the crime occurred (but just a few years ago, not when it happened).

Posted by: Joe at October 21, 2004 7:49 PM