CRIME: The Ordeal of a Political Prisoner

For all its vicious history, kidnaping in the U.S. has been a crime forcing victimized families to trade suitcases full of cash for at least the hope of recovering a loved one unharmed. Last week one of the nation's most celebrated families, the Hearsts of California, continued trying desperately to deal with an altogether different abduction: perhaps the first political kidnaping in U.S. history. Members of the revolutionary Symbionese Liberation Army, who dragged 19-year-old Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley apartment and flung her into the trunk of a getaway...

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