On March 8, 1971, while millions of TV views were watching “The Fight of the Century” between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, a group of 8 well organized burglars infiltrated FBI’s office in Media, Philadelphia. Their main goal was to obtain secret classified documents that would be later used against Hoover’s FBI which had amassed great power and reputation at the time.
The burglars were successful and they took absolutely every classified document that was inside the building. Their plan was meticulous and they did it the old-fashioned way with a long stake out, gloves, a crowbar and getaway cars unlike Edward Snowden who downloaded within seconds millions of classified NSA files onto computer hard drives.
After their historic heist, the burglars dispersed and went into absolute anonymity and silence without ever meeting again as a group. They only chose the most shocking documents containing sensitive information and leaked them to the press.
Now some members of the group emerged out of anonymity to talk about their crime that took place 43 years ago and what were their motives. Since they can’t be prosecuted since so many years have passed, the burglars stated their actions back then were their last attempt to protest against the Vietnam War and other corrupted government activities before they continued their lives in peace.