Paroled Weather Underground Radical Now Columbia Professor

Kathy Boudin leaving prison in 2003 / AP

Kathy Boudin leaving prison in 2003 / AP


Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin, who served 22 years in prison for her role in an armored-car robbery that left three dead in 1981, now has an adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, the New York Post reports:

Boudin’s status of perp-turned-prof outraged the widow of one of her victims, Brinks guard and dad of three Peter Paige, who was gunned down by her accomplices from the Black Liberation Army on Oct. 20, 1981, in Rockland County.

Boudin acted as a getaway driver in the heist.

“She doesn’t deserve a job at all,” said Josephine Paige, 74, when told of Boudin’s posts. “She doesn’t deserve anything, nothing at all. I think she should be back in an institution.”

Boudin, 69, this year was also named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at New York University Law School, where she gave a March lecture on “the politics of parole and re-entry.”

After Boudin went to prison, her son, Chesa Boudin, was adopted by former Weathermen Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohm. Ayers came to national prominence during the 2008 presidential campaign for his association with then-candidate Barack Obama.