Family Celebrates Upcoming Release Of Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera

Family Celebrates Upcoming Release Of Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera


CHANGES YOU COULD ELIMINATE TONIGHT, A CELEBRATION FOR OSCAR LOPEZ, THE PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST GOOD. — THE CONSPIRACY TRY TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT. HE HAS BEEN BEHIND BARS AND LAST WEEK, PRESIDENT OBAMA COMMUTED HIS SENTENCE. WE SPEAK TO SOME OF THOSE WHO WERE HAPPY WITH HIS PRODUCTION OF SENTENCE. Reporter: AS CHICAGOANS FILL THE ROOM AT PART –@PUERTO RICANS –@PUERTO RICANS CTR., CELEBRATION OF HIS UPCOMING FREEDOM, SUPPORTERS AND FAMILY OVERWHELMED THAT LOPEZ 55 YEARS IT IS WAS CUT SHORT. THIS WAS A MOMENTOUS OCCASION. HE SERVED 35 YEARS WITH DIGNITY AND HONOR. FINALLY MY DAD IS COMING BACK HOME AFTER MORE THAN 35 YEARS. HE WAS CHARGED WITH TAKING PART IN THE WORK OF A PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST GROUP THAT TOOK CREDIT FOR MULTIPLE BOMBINGS IN THE 1970S AND 1980S. SOME OF THOSE MOMMIES OCCURRED RIGHT HERE IN CHICAGO. WHATEVER YOUR OPINION OF HIM, HE PAY 35 YEARS OF HIS LIFE, AND HE IS FINALLY COMING HOME. Reporter: LUIS GUTIERREZ IS ONE OF MANY WHO FOUGHT FOR THE RELEASE OF RIVERA. LAST WEEK, PRESIDENT OBAMA GRANTED HIM CLEMENCY. HE WILL WALK FREE FROM INDIANA PRISON IN MAY. LET’S NEVER FORGET WHY HE WAS IN JAIL. FOR THE FREEDOM OF HIS PEOPLE AND THE SEVERE SACRIFICES THAT OSCAR HAD TO MAKE. Reporter: THEY CALL HIM A TERRORIST WHO SHOWED NO REMORSE. IT IS A PERSONAL EMOTION. I’M SO HAPPY. Reporter: I ASKED LOPEZ RIVERA’S DAUGHTER WHAT SHE IS LOOKING MOST OVER TO WANTS HER FATHER’S RELEASE. SHE TELLS ME THAT SHE HAS NEVER HAD HER DAD.

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