Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ford recalls 'Squeaky' Fromme assassination attempt in video

Newly released footage from the trial of Charles Manson disciple Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme shows President Gerald Ford calmly and carefully recalling the attempted assassination in the videotaped testimony.The roughly 20-minute interview taped in Washington was released Monday by a federal court as the result of a motion filed by a local historical group.
The former president recalled seeing a hand holding a large handgun slipping through a crowd at a Sacramento park before a Secret Service agent lunged at Fromme.

Almost  38 years ago, on Sept. 5, 1975, at around 9:30 a.m., a young woman left her $100-a-month attic apartment at 1725 P St. and began the short stroll to the CA. state Capitol. Dressed in a flowing red robe and carrying a loaded Colt .45-caliber pistol in a leg holster, she became part of American history. At 10:06 a.m., Lynette Alice Fromme pulled the pistol out from under her robe and pointed it at President Gerald R. Ford.......
Ford recalls 'Squeaky' Fromme assassination attempt in video

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Squeaky Fromme on the stand 
during the penalty phase the trial of Charles Manson 1971 by Howard Brodie
During the Manson trial, Howard Brodie recalled Fromme and other Manson followers camped outside 

the Hall of Justice where the trial was taking place. They carved an "X" in their foreheads following 

Manson's lead. Fromme took the stand in defense of Manson, during the penalty phase of the trial. When 

asked if she was in love with Manson, she responded

"Well, Charlie's in love with love, I'm in love with love so I'm in love with Charlie. All of us are."

1 comment:

  1. So great to see another Brodie drawing. It's a damn shame his courtroom work doesn't have much Google presence. Thanks for posting this.