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20-02-1954

The infamous Stockholm syndrome case, Patty Hearst, is born

Patty Hearst was born into wealth which is why the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped her. Their eccentric ransoms demands were met but they refused to release her. She then took part in a bank robbery with the SLA. This conversion to their cause was similar to the sympathy displayed by captives of a bank robbery in Stockholm which gave rise to the famous condition. It would take not one, but two presidents to believe that this was the reason she’d committed her crimes, and pardon her... Read the full SLA Kidnap of Patty Hearst Crime File