As an independent student newspaper and the paper of record for the city of Berkeley, the Daily Cal has been communicating important updates during this pandemic. Your support is essential to maintaining this coverage. O n Feb. Weed was violently beaten, while Hearst was blindfolded, gagged and thrown into the trunk of a car. Hearst was kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, or SLA, a group that engaged in terrorist activities as forms of left-wing activism. On April 15, , security cameras inside the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco captured Hearst pointing a rifle at a bank employee, assisting SLA members in robbing the bank. Lee Bailey provided photographs of SLA members pointing their guns at Hearst during the robbery, showing evidence of intimidation from her captors. He argued that the year-old, then a sophomore at UC Berkeley, suffered from Stockholm syndrome. On Aug. Olsson was later joined by a former cellmate, Clark Olofsson.
Patricia Campbell Hearst born February 20,  is an American author and actress, and a granddaughter of American publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. She became internationally known for events following her kidnapping by the left-wing organization Symbionese Liberation Army. She was found and arrested 19 months after being abducted, by which time she was a fugitive wanted for serious crimes committed with members of the group. She was held in custody, and there was speculation before trial that her family's resources would enable her to avoid time in prison. At her trial, the prosecution suggested that Hearst had joined the Symbionese Liberation Army of her own volition. However, she testified that she had been raped and threatened with death while held captive. In , she was convicted for the crime of bank robbery and sentenced to 35 years in prison, later reduced to 7 years. Hearst's grandfather, William Randolph Hearst , created the largest newspaper, magazine, newsreel, and movie business in the world. Her great-grandmother was philanthropist Phoebe Hearst.
Being a heiress leaves you open to more damage than you may even know. Heiress to the Hearst media empire, Patty Hearst and her parents learned this lesson all too well after their daughter was kidnapped in Taken from her apartment in Berkeley, California, Hearst was taken and subsequently forced to join the Symbionese Liberation Army. From there, the story just gets stranger. She went in with carbine, ordering patreons around. During the encounter, two people entered the bank and were wounded with fired shots. When she was tried for her crimes in the group, people were split on whether or not she was a willing participant in the robbery.
Stockholm syndrome , psychological response wherein a captive begins to identify closely with his or her captors, as well as with their agenda and demands. The name of the syndrome is derived from a botched bank robbery in Stockholm , Sweden. During the standoff, a seemingly incongruous bond developed between captive and captor. One hostage, during a telephone call with Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme , stated that she fully trusted her captors but feared that she would die in a police assault on the building. The most infamous example of Stockholm syndrome may be that involving kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. In , some 10 weeks after being taken hostage by the Symbionese Liberation Army , Hearst helped her kidnappers rob a California bank. But it was during the hostage crisis in Iran —81 that the Stockholm syndrome worked its way into the public imagination. The syndrome was also cited after the hijacking of TWA flight