Appearance of speaker with ties to terrorist group draws ire
Area police joined about 300 officers from across the state Thursday night at the University of Massachusetts to protest the appearance of a speaker tied to a domestic terror group responsible in the early 1980s for the murder of a New Jersey state trooper and a shootout with state police in North Attleboro. The police officers stood in the cold outside a building at the state college’s Amherst campus for more than two hours to protest the appearance of Pat Levasseur, the former wife of Raymond Luc Levasseur.
The Levasseurs were members of the United Freedom Front, a domestic terror group responsible for the 1981 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Philip Lamonaco during a traffic stop and a shootout in 1982 with two Massachusetts state troopers in the rest area on Interstate 95 in North Attleboro. Continue reading