The day before he left office President Obama did a despicable act. He pardoned a murder and terrorist who murdered police officers and blinded one of them.
- Oscar Lopez-Rivera helped establish the violent Puerto Rican independence group FALN (Fuerza Armadas de Liberacion Nacional, Spanish for Armed Forces of National Liberation).
- The group is best known for bombing Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan in 1975, an attack that killed four, as well as a 1982 strike on NYPD headquarters.
- Lopez Rivera Admitted to His Crimes During His 1981 Sentencing Hearing, but Called Himself a Political Prisoner.
- To add insult to injury on May 16, 2016 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted, “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.”
What a disgrace!