State: SLA Web Site Endangered Cops
Wednesday, November 8th 2000, 12:00 am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Prosecutors have asked a judge to double the bail for former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson, saying she endangered the lives of two police officers by putting their addresses and phone numbers on an Internet site.
Olson is awaiting a January trial on charges that she tried to plant pipe bombs under two police cars 25 years ago. Both officers are scheduled to testify against her.
Prosecutors said that a court order required Olson to remove the officers' addresses and phone numbers, listed in a defense motion, from her fund-raising Web site, and that she refused for three days to do so.
They accused her of trying to ``harass, intimidate and endanger'' the officers, though it was unclear whether either officer received any threats.
A motion filed Monday in Superior Court asks a judge to find Olson and her lawyers in contempt of court and double her $1 million bail. A hearing is scheduled Nov. 17.
Olson's attorneys did not immediately return calls for comment on Tuesday.
Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, is accused of planting the pipe bombs in 1975 in retaliation for a shootout with police that killed six members of the SLA, the radical group that kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. The pipe bombs did not explode.
Olson was indicted in 1976 and remained a fugitive until her arrest last year in Minnesota, where she had lived quietly as a wife and mother.