Lee Weiner

Lee Weiner (pronounced Winer) faced two charges, conspiracy and making incendiary devices.  He, along with John Froines,  was acquitted of both charges.

J. Anthony Lukas described Weiner as "a strangely remote figure who shunned most of the defendants' extracurricular activities."  Weiner rarely attended defense strategy sessions, perhaps out of a belief that their cause was hopeless.  He spent most of his trial hours reading science fiction paperbacks or books on eastern philosophy.  Weiner reacted to few courtroom developments, viewing the proceedings with a mixture of scorn and amusement.

At the time of trial, Weiner was a teaching assistant in sociology at Northwestern.  He lived in a South Side apartment with a girlfriend.

In the years following the trial, Weiner has continued to work and protest for causes.  He has worked for the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith in New York and participated in protests for Russian Jews and more funding for AIDS research.

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