Friday, February 2, 2024

Patty Hearst Was Treated Gently at a Time When “Tough on Crime” Rhetoric Was Taking Hold

On 4 February 1974, a group of ragtag revolutionaries who called themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) abducted Patty Hearst, an heiress to the Hearst media empire, from her Berkeley apartment. The bold act stunned the world.