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Tag: Brian Baird

March
14th

Parents of Rachel Corrie, ex-congressman Baird and others to remember activist today at Capitol

The parents of Rachel Corrie and former congressman Brian Baird are among speakers at an event inside the state Capitol this afternoon, marking the 10-year anniversary of Corrie’s death in Israel. Corrie was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting actions against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in March 2003.

Corrie was acting as a human shield against the military efforts to demolish Palestinian homes.  An Israeli court in Haifa ruled last August that the death was accidental, and the judge denied the family’s request to reopen the investigation into the death and to award Corrie’s family $1 in symbolic

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