18 September - Patty Hearst arrested. States her job to police as ‘urban guerrilla’

She could have put down ‘socialite heiress of million dollar media magnate’ but that wouldn’t have had the same seventies chic to it. It was testament to how much she had assimilated the ethos of her kidnappers, The Symbionese Liberation Army. She had even changed her name. These anti-capitalists had captured her and the ransom was for the poor to be fed. Converting to her kidnappers cause she took part in armed robberies. Her revolution ended soon after most of her comrades were killed... Read the full SLA Kidnap of Patty Hearst Crime File

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