If the conversation is to be about AIM snitches as it has been of late it’s only fair to include any not of the leadership that were inserted.
And that would be Doug Durham, now deceased.
Durham ingratiated himself into the Dennis Banks version of the Crypts, and from all indications funneled a wealth, a real treasure trove of information back to his handlers – all the while Banks having just recently fallen off the turnip truck was blissfully unaware.
How did Durham insert himself? By posing as a photographer among other things, an irresistible selling point to wannabe glamour boys.
As a real revolutionary and leader it’s a reality that makes Banks look more than a little “ignant”. It’s almost laughable with the extremes Banks has gone to to be the man behind the curtain.
The man who “led”, commanded, made people disappear, and gave orders, but modest enough not seek to credit. Whatta a guy, so selfless.
Banks must have been an informant magnet such was his stature – take Dave Hill for example, another gang banger in the Banks Crypts, another close bud.
Hill sets a bomb off at Mt. Rushmore and walks, after running his mouth in lockup that if AIM didn’t secure his release and fast he would start doing the canary thing.
Ipso factso, he’s released, charges dropped – but not because AIM sprung him, which to my way of thinking raises a question or two.
Insult to injury he’s immediately arrested on a state weapons charge and guess what? The charges are dropped.
Had an attorney tell me the state in all likelihood dropped the charges at the behest of the feds and would have been sop, implying they would have done so as Hill had become an “employee” so to speak.
With the emphasis on calling people snitches and killing them AIM is noted for you’d think Hill would have done a Durham and left town – but somehow he was embraced once again by Banks and AIM – not only that but like the Phoenix of myth recently rose again to become the voice of radio free Peltier.
Now that strikes me as being yet another curiousity, but maybe Banks had rolled over as well and he and Hill were doing the informants A and B thing.