Would you take a class at prestigious Columbia University if it was taught by a cop killing, convicted felon, former member of the Weather Underground?
Neither would I, but what do you expect from liberal academia for hiring such people?
Kathy Boudin, 69, who served “22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work,” the New York Post reported Tuesday.
According to the Post, Boudin “teaches about the issues facing convicts and their families when a person is released from prison.” The dean who hired Boudin in 2008 told the Post that Boudin is “an excellent teacher who gets incredible evaluations from her students each year.”
No question Boudin is qualified to teach that content after her 2003 parole, but does she deserve to be teaching at all?
The widow of the Brinks security guard who was killed by Boudin’s friends in the Black Liberation Army while she drove the getaway car on Oct. 20, 1981 in Rockland County says no.
“She doesn’t deserve a job at all,” Josephine Paige told the Post. “She doesn’t deserve anything, nothing at all. I think she should be back in an institution.”
Other family members of the slain are equally outraged, the Post reported:
John Hanchar, the nephew of another victim of the robbery, Nyack Police Officer Edward O’Grady, said that while Boudin “has a right to do whatever she wants . . . I just hope the people that she’s lecturing are smart enough to question why [she felt] like killing people is an acceptable choice to forward their goals.”
“It’s easy to forget that violence is never the answer. Nine children grew up without their dads because of her actions,” said Hanchar, whose uncle O’Grady was shot with automatic weapons.
Rockland County undersheriff Robert Van Cura shared his opinion with the Post on Boudin teaching. “I’m happy that she’s doing something positive with her life, [but] I believe there’s probably other people that are available to provide education beyond someone who is on parole for murder.”
Michelle Malkin is also disgusted that Boudin is teaching these days. Malkin recently wrote a must-read, scathing article about Boudin and her involvement in the 1981 crime because of the upcoming April 5 release of Robert Redford’s movie, “The Company You Keep,” which glorifies the Weather Underground, according to Malkin.
Malkin points out that Boudin’s son, Chesa, was raised by Bill Ayers and given his own Ivy League education while his terrorist mother served time in prison.