George Wright, 68, was taken into custody by local police on Monday at the request of the US government, which is seeking his extradition for escaping from a New Jersey jail after being convicted of murder.
Wright possessed a Portuguese identity card that said he was born in Guinea-Bissau, a former Portuguese colony in west Africa. A photocopy of the document, shown to AP, bore the name Jose Luis Jorge dos Santos, an alias that US officials said Wright used. The identity card puts his age as 68. It was issued in 1993 and expired in 2004...Read More
(AP) LISBON, Portugal — An American fugitive who once hijacked a plane lived openly in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau during the 1980s under his real name and even knew U.S. embassy officials there, a former U.S. ambassador said Thursday.
George Wright and his fellow hijackers flew to Algeria by way of Boston. They released passengers in Miami after demanding a $1 million ransom. (NBC New York)
NY Daily News...Wright's wild tale dates to 1962, when he and three others ended a string of armed robberies with the fatal shooting of decorated World War II veteran Walter Patterson, who was manning a gas station in Farmingdale, N.J.
Wright was sentenced to 30 years in prison. In 1970, he escaped from Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, N.J., and fled to Detroit, where he joined up with the Black Liberation Army and lived under an assumed name.
In 1972, Wright dressed as a priest and carried a gun hidden inside a Bible onto a Delta flight from Detroit to Miami. Four other members of the Black Liberation Army boarded with him, along with three kids.
When they landed in Miami, they demanded a $1 million ransom for the passengers' lives - the largest demand of its kind at the time...Read More
My take on this...
I have no doubt that this man will get the best, and most expensive defense team that WE can pay for. Once Wright is extradited (presuming that he is) the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, the NAACP, and probably Eric Holder's Department of Social Justice are sure to get involved in this case.
My question for you is this....
How long do you think it will be before Barack Hussein Obama and his team of DISSIDENTS AND WANNABE 60'S RADICALS find a way to pardon this guy?