Symbionese Liberation Army

Patty Hearst

Patty Hearst -- heiress, captive, and revolutionary -- is shown holding a military rifle in a photo released by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1975. The logo of the SLA, a violent militant urban group, is seen in the background. The SLA kidnapped Hearst in 1974, when she was a student at the University of California at Berkeley.  She later joined the group (hence this photo) and helped them rob a bank, which led to her arrest.



See our biography of Patty Hearst