However, the articles from 1972 were riddled with errors and inaccuracies, that I was not able to refute until recently (October, 2013). Now armed with more information, including court documents, I can say that any relation between Ron Kaufman and the Weathermen was coincidental. I have no doubt that their members and he crossed paths in the New Left of the day, but it does not look like he was an actual “member” at any time.
My book length project blog for this is the Time Bomber Book blog, which I update when I can as I work on the manuscript.
|PVT James Edward Jensen aka Ronald Kaufman|
Below is page one from the 1972 Kaufman safety-deposti box bomb warning note to news writers and anchors, from Walter Cronkite to The Seed. The one below was sent to the Chicago Daily News.
Prototype Bombs In Symbolic Banks
During July 1971 nine unusual prototype bombs were planted in different banks across the country. These bombs were placed in safety deposit boxes in the vaults of the banks listed below. Enclosed is one key to one of these boxes.
* [Key No. 305637 to Box No. 47440 in First National Bank of Chicago, attached with clear tape]
New York City
First National City Bank - 107 William St.
Box No. 6160 Key No. ____
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. - 40 Wall St.
Box No. 215 Key No. 59
Marine Midland Grace Trust Co. of N.Y. - 140 Broadway
Box No. 1716 Key No. 372
Continental Illinois National Bank - 231 S. La Salle St.
Box No. E-396 Key No. E-396
The First National Bank of Chicago - 1 First National Plaza
Box No. 47440 Key No. 305637
The Northern Trust Company - 50 S. La Salle St.
Box No. 7936 Key No. 2002
Bank of America - Market - New Montgomery
Box No. 1508 Key No. R537
Crocker-Citizens National Bank - 1 Montgomery St.
Box No. 2511 Key No. ____
Wells Fargo Bank - Market - Montgomery
Box No. 3114 Key No. 3114
More to come.
Ⓐ Steve Ⓐ