THE BOSTON ONE
EDIT: ACTUALLY, IT’S THE BOSTON NONE NOW
Former US attorney general Ramsey Clark has died aged 93. A key man in the Kenendy and Johnson administrations, Clark was known for his ardent support of civil rights, and for his opposition to the death penalty. However, his tenure also involved the prosecution of draft resisters, including the Boston Five. In later life he was opposed to both Iraq Wars, and was part of the defence panel for Saddam Hussien. He was also a supporter of Milosevic, but sadly, the Father Ted gag about how you get more right wing as you get older got spoiled by Clark’s opposition to Bush Jr. A highly complicated man who was perhaps the eternal victim of his own logic, Clark was picked by two teams: Champion Funeral Home and Circling the Drain.
18 December 1927 – 9 April 2021