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Clinton's reprieve of convicted radical stirs anger

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CNN's Maria Hinojosa profiles former radical Susan Rosenberg

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President Clinton's commutation of Susan Rosenberg's sentence on January 20 stirred angry words for those who remember October 20, 1981, the day members of the leftist terrorist group Weather Underground robbed a Brinks armored car of $1.6 million near Nyack, New York. A Brinks guard and two police officers were killed.

Rosenberg was not convicted for her alleged part in the robbery, although she was indicted for helping plan it and driving a getaway car. When she was arrested in 1984 and sentenced to 58 years in federal prison for possessing nearly 800 pounds of dynamite and a cache of weapons, the robbery charges were dropped.

Rosenberg, who steadfastly denied she was involved in the Brinks robbery, became a model prisoner. Both points were emphasized by her lawyers in their plea for clemency.

In this story by CNN's Maria Hinojosa, Rosenberg says she regrets her actions. But the clemency angers the brother of one of the men killed, and one law enforcement official goes so far as to call Rosenberg a female Timothy McVeigh.

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