Oscar Lopez Rivera killed four people in a bombing. He is responsible for 120 bombings. In fact, here is a list of crimes he committed:
- Seditious conspiracy
- Interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence
- Possession of an unregistered firearm
- Carrying firearms during the commission of violent crimes
- Interstate transportation of firearms with the intent to commit violent crimes
- Interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle (four counts); Northern District of Illinois
- Conspiracy to escape, to transport explosives with intent to kill and injure people, and to destroy government buildings and property
- Aiding and abetting travel in interstate commerce to carry on arson (two counts)
- Using a telephone to carry on arson (two counts); Northern District of Illinois
On top of that, he isn’t sorry of any of it. Back in 1998 he was quoted saying, “I have no regrets for what I’ve done in the Puerto Rico independence movement. The on us is not on us. The crime is colonialism.”
He will now walk free on May 17, 2017. Thanks Obama for putting dangerous men back on the streets…
Hamilton producer Lin-Manuel Miranda is “sobbing with gratitude.” Why? Because President Obama announced his decision to free Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican domestic terrorist serving 55 years in prison.
Rivera was a leader of the FALN Marxist/Leninist Puerto Rico terrorist group who claimed responsibility for more than 120 bombings, including the bombing of a New York bar that killed four people in 1975 and wounded 60 others.
Guess who is supporting him.
Sanders wanted him out back in May.
Oscar Lopez Rivera has served 34 years in prison for his commitment to Puerto Rico's independence. I say to President Obama: let him out.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 16, 2016
And of course this guy is happy…
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 18, 2017
Rep. Luis Gutierrez released an emotional statement that would make anyone sick to their stomach.
“I am overjoyed and overwhelmed with emotion,” he said in a statement calling Rivera a “national hero.”
“It will be a blessed day when I can walk and talk with my friend in the fresh air, far from prison walls, and I am so looking forward to that day,” Gutierrez continued.