New Obama Volunteering Chief’s Ex-Employer Honored Terrorist


The fascinating tidbits about President Obama’s new Corporation for National and Community Service boss keep on coming.

We already know that Patrick Corvington, Obama’s Senate-confirmed pick to head CNCS which oversees Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, was a senior official at the ACORN-friendly Annie E. Casey Foundation. (previous posts here and here)

CNCS is beloved by America’s parasitic activist left because it is the federal “service” agency that doles out millions of dollars to left-leaning groups every year.

What we’ve just learned is that the ultra-radical Annie E. Casey Foundation where Corvington worked is so far out there that it thinks Weather Underground terrorist Bernardine Dohrn is an upstanding citizen worthy of accolades.

The foundation’s website lauds the cold-blooded Dohrn as “a tireless child advocate who teaches, lectures and writes about children’s law, juvenile justice, the needs and rights of youth, and international human rights.”

One of the more sinister programs the Annie E. Casey Foundation has funded is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). American Spectator’s Joseph Lawler wrote an excellent profile for Capital Research Center (my employer) of the JDAI, a program vigorously supported by the Casey Foundation. Lawler wrote

JDAI is a mammoth philanthropic endeavor. In 2007, the most recent year for which information is available, the Casey Foundation dedicated $5.4 million to juvenile justice programs, almost all of which supported the replication of the JDAI system in counties across America. By advising counties that their systems of juvenile detention are overcrowded, too costly, inefficient and racially discriminatory, the Casey Foundation’s JDAI weakens government’s ability to fight crime and increases the chance that juvenile offenders will eventually become adult criminals and prisoners.

The Casey Foundation funds this anti-social program that endangers the public by keeping dangerous young offenders on the streets. The reckless theory is that detaining youths before trial turns them into criminals. It’s unclear if the foundation embraces this perspective because it is part of the liberal let’s-hug-criminals-till-they-reform school or part of the more radical incarceration-is-a-tool-of-systemic-capitalist-oppression school. (My guess is the latter.)

No wonder they love would-be mass murderer Bernardine Dohrn at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

None of this is to suggest that Corvington has or ever had anything to do with Dohrn but it is a reminder of how radical a charity the Annie E. Casey Foundation is.