Chicago names street after terrorist – whose sentence Obama commuted

Chicago names street after terrorist – whose sentence Obama commuted
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[Ed. – Of course.]

In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist.

Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others.

On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama.

Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

The small sign above an inner street in Humbodlt Park through the heart of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community is just a few inches long, but the name that will soon be on it bears a deep and painful history.

“Oscar Lopez has become a unifying international figure within the fight for human rights,” said Ald. Roberto Maldonado.

But Townhall columnist Joe Connor, whose father was murdered in the 1975 attack on the Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan, couldn’t disagree more.

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