Sept. 18, 1975: The FBI captures newspaper heiress and fugitive Patricia Hearst in San Francisco 19 months after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).

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Patty Hearst, granddaughter of legendary newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, was photographed by the San Mateo County Sheriff in September 1975 after her arrest on bank robbery and gun charges. Hearst, kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in February 1974, was sentenced to seven years in prison. She was released in February 1979 after President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence.

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02/04/1974 Patty Hearst Kidnapping-I remember this being in the news all the time. This is the year we moved to Oakland.

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Patricia Campbell "Patty" Hearst (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, is an American newspaper heiress, socialite, actress, kidnap victim, and convicted bank robber. Her kidnapping case is held by many as an example of Stockholm syndrome.

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U.S. Patty Hearst, daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by SLA, February23, 1974

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a pinko commie under every bush

A PINKO COMMIE UNDER EVERY BUSH by Dawn Pisturino. Click on photo to read the essay. Copyright 2012 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Patty Hearst and the SLA.

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Patricia Hearst (1954-) was an heir to the Hearst newspaper empire when she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974. She is seen here taking part in a bank robbery with her captors. Hearst announced she had joined the SLA and taken a new name, Tania. POWERFULLY JUMP START YOUR VEHICLE!!! Click

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The machine gun held by heiress Patty Hearst in the famous photograph taken of her while she was held captive and brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

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Patty Hearst is freed

Feb. 1, 1979: After President Carter commuted her seven-year sentence for armed robbery, Patricia Hearst was released from prison, having served 22 months. She and her bodyguard, Bernard Shaw, stand outside her mother’s home in Hillsborough, Calif. Hearst and Shaw were married two months later. Hearst was a captive-turned-comrade of a group of 1970s radicals, the Symbionese Liberation Army. She was kidnapped on Feb. 4, 1974, at age 19.

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