HUNTER: Woke Frisco DA’s terrorist dad out of prison in weeks

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When people emerged from their 1960’s reefer lethargy, many must have wondered what happened to all the hippie philosophers who talked revolution and toppling the man, man.

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Well, they went into academia, prison and Wall St., not necessarily in that order.

And their kids?

These children of the revolution (apologies to Marc Bolan) are doing things in 2021, like calling to defund the cops and turning once glorious cities like Seattle, Portland and San Francisco into violent unlivable dumps where feces and trash are stacked high in the streets.

Take, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, please. He was raised by two revolutionaries who were members of the comically inept domestic terror group, the Weather Underground.

His biological parents? They were in prison for murder.

On Oct. 20, 1981, a Brinks armoured car was robbed in Rockland County, N.Y., north of the Big Apple. In classic Weatherman fashion, it went awry and left Nyack police Sgt. Edward O’Grady, Officer Waverly Brown, and Brink’s guard Peter Paige dead in the streets.

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In this Nov. 21, 1981 file photo, Weather Underground member Katherine Boudin is led from Rockland County Courthouse in New City, New York, by sheriff’s officers. (Handschuh/AP Photo)
In this Nov. 21, 1981 file photo, Weather Underground member Katherine Boudin is led from Rockland County Courthouse in New City, New York, by sheriff’s officers. (Handschuh/AP Photo)

David Gilbert, now 77, was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison in 1983, with no possibility of parole until 2056. His wife (and Boudin’s mom) Kathy Boudin was also jailed for the same crime and was released in 2003.

Disgraced ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo commuted Gilbert’s sentence, and he will be released on parole in November.

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By all reports, Gilbert has conducted himself admirably in prison making “significant contributions to AIDS education and prevention programs” along with tutoring fellow jailbirds, clerking in the law library, and doing a slew of other good deeds.

He appeared before the parole board on Oct. 19, one day before the 40th anniversary of the cold-blooded murder. His son the D.A. — upholder of the law — lobbied for pater’s release.

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O’Grady’s widow Diane remains devastated by the events that robbed her of her husband and her children of their dad.

“It has been said, ‘Time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree,” O’Grady said, according to lohud.com. “The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”

To his credit, Chesa Boudin, seems acutely aware of this even as criminals run wild in Frisco due to non-prosecution of crimes and violent thugs who are released like a Woolworth’s revolving door. Two of his top prosecutors resigned last weekend over this soft touch on crime.

“I am so grateful to the parole board and to everyone who has supported my father during his more than 40 years in prison,” Boudin told the Associated Press in an email.

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“I’m thinking about the other children affected by this crime and want to make sure that nothing I do or say further upsets the victims’ families. Their loved ones will never be forgotten.”

David Gilbert never pulled the trigger that October day 40 years ago. Neither did his wife.

Now, he is getting a second chance. No doubt, his cohort will cheer his redemption.

But here’s the thing: In seeking Gilbert’s release, there is an element of asking for forgiveness, as there should be.

The problem with the woke left is that forgiveness is not something they themselves appear ready to offer anyone.

Whether it’s a poorly chosen word, costume or imbecilic action, all slights are treated with the gravity of a Texas execution.

But murder? I guess that’s different.

bhunter@postmedia.com

@HunterTOSun

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