Tom Jennings

Tom Jennings (born 1955 as Thomas Daniel Jennings in Boston, Massachusetts) is a Los Angeles-based artist and technician.






I believe [ the SLA ] saw themselves as kind of a modern-day Robin Hood organization where they are literally going to rob from the rich to give to the poor, their original demand was 70 dollars of groceries for every person on welfare in the state of California in 1974. And somebody ran the math and said, ‘ Well, that’s 400 million dollars. ’ Even for someone like Patty Hearst, that’s not an amount he could come up with. He came up with the first $ 2 million and they demanded more … This demand of food for the people, that’s when Patty started to turn in her tapes … It’s in my opinion they were trying to make a point … The point was you’re rich, many people are poor. They deserve to have a decent quality of life. And you’re the one who’s going to pay for that by giving them food.

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