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  • Black Lives Matter’s Dark Ties

    07/09/2016 10:38:32 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 8 July 2016 | Spencer Hill
    If the killings of 5 police officers in Dallas, Texas have shown us anything, it’s that violence breeds more violence, and extremism is a recipe to tear a national conscious apart. Black Lives Matter is seen by some as a modern Civil Rights movement where activists seek justice and reform by protest and activism. Issues such as police brutality, inconsistencies in the justice system, and broader inequality within the nation, are topics BLM has painted as crises for the country. The Black Lives Matter organization undermines any opportunity to seek meaningful reform on the issue of police use-of-force by instead...
  • Will Obama Demand Cuba Hand Over Fugitive Cop-Killer?

    03/22/2016 7:14:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | Mar 20 , 2016 | Tom Winter
    White House officials would not tell NBC News whether President Obama will raise the issue of 70 fugitives from U.S. justice — including convicted cop-killer JoAnne Chesimard — who are hiding in Cuba when he meets Cuban leaders during his visit to the island. ... Chesimard, who fled to Cuba in 1984 after escaping from a New Jersey prison in 1979, was convicted of the 1973 execution-style murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. She is on the FBI's Most Wanted International Terrorists list, and is the most notorious of a group of criminals and violent radicals who have...
  • Critics blast Obama’s trip to Cuba amid human-rights abuses

    03/21/2016 7:56:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2016 | 12:25am | Marisa Schultz
    The White House refused to say Sunday whether President Obama would be talking to Cuban officials about US fugitives who have found a refuge there, but critics blasted the historic trip Sunday for rewarding Cuba while convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard remains free and President Raúl Castro’s human-rights abuses have worsened. […] Critics, led by New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, blasted Obama. “The simple truth is, deals with the devil require the devil to deal,” Menendez said in advance of the visit. […] Critics believe conditions in Cuba are terrible and Obama is too focused on making a legacy-defining trip rather...
  • BlackLivesMatter Pays Homage to Marxist Cop Killer at Every Event It Holds (Chesimard)

    07/23/2015 8:55:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    BlackLivesMatter—the activist group that demands a “racial justice agenda” that includes constant criticism and activism against police—invokes the words of convicted cop killer Assata Shakur at “all its events.” At a recent event for female bloggers, BlackLivesMatter leaders had a crowd of thousands repeating lines from a letter written by Shakur that include an explicit reference to the Communist Manifesto. The BlackLivesMatter group, which has met with President Obama and largely been given a free pass by the media, has skyrocketed to national prominence after its involvement with unrest and rioting in Ferguson, Baltimore, and a recent takeover of events...
  • Wanted woman seen as symbol for U.S.-Cuban differences (Cop Killer is Cuban Folk Hero)

    07/02/2015 3:24:34 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/29/2015 | Michael Matza
    --snip-- Reviled by law enforcement and revered by Fidel Castro, who granted her political asylum, Shakur embodies America's commitment to retrieve its fugitives and Cuba's commitment to grant sanctuary to people it deems persecuted dissidents. "Cuba not only is refusing to hand her over; it is refusing, at least publicly, to make the topic of extradition part of these negotiations," said Teishan Latner, a former fellow at New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War, where he researched the relationship between Cuba and left wing groups in America for a forthcoming book.
  • Marquette (University)parts way with director of center after flap over mural

    05/19/2015 8:08:13 PM PDT · by UB355 · 14 replies
    milwaukee journal ^ | 5/19/2015 | none listed
    The director of Marquette University's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is no longer employed by the university, the Marquette Wire is reporting. The move comes after the university quickly removed a mural on campus that had generated outcry over the weekend because of its subject: a woman on the FBI's most wanted list who was convicted in a New Jersey state trooper's 1973 murder, escaped prison and fled to Cuba. The mural of Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, has been on display at the Marquette Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at least since March. "Susannah Bartlow is no...
  • What Assata Taught Me

    05/06/2015 4:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | mmay 6, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    "What Assata taught me" is the new "Hands up, don't shoot." For $35, you, too, can sport a politically correct black hoodie emblazoned with a fugitive convicted murderer's name. Assata's apparel is the new rage among perpetually enraged Baltimore and Ferguson social justice warriors. It won't be long now before hipster actresses and cable news progressives are Instagramming themselves wearing this latest entry in radical chic to show their "solidarity." Here's what Assata taught me: The left's sick fetish for cop-killers is still going strong after four decades of violence, bloodshed, bigotry and excuses. The timing couldn't be more blood-boiling....
  • Berkeley Radicals Want to Honor Cop-Killing Communist

    03/20/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Cuban collaborator Assata Shakur, formerly Joanne Chesimard, is a leftist role model Disgruntled black students at the University of California at Berkeley are demanding a campus building be named after convicted cop-killing terrorist and fugitive from justice, Assata Shakur. The reason for the demand? In the stated opinion of the school’s Black Student Union, blacks are disrespected on campus. BSU member Cori McGowens told reporters that “trying to excel academically is immensely difficult while coping with the issue of antiblackness on campus.” “It troubles me that I have already been told countless times that antiblackness is not an issue to...
  • Student group demands California university rename building after convicted cop killer

    03/19/2015 5:48:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | William La Jeunesse, Lee Ross, Michael Lundin
    Video at link. A black student organization at the University of California at Berkeley is demanding the university rename a building on campus after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, convicted cop killer and the first woman named to the FBI's Most-Wanted Terrorist List. A jury convicted Shakur of killing a New Jersey State Trooper in 1979. She escaped prison and fled to Cuba. The FBI calls her a domestic terrorist. In 2013, the agency added her to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, alongside several members of Al Qaeda, airline hijackers and bombers. But to the Black Student Union...
  • Cubans ready to sell out convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard if they get the chance

    12/27/2014 8:14:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/272014 | Jazz Shaw
    Before we even got out of the gate, the Cubans were saying that giving up convicted terrorist and cop killer Joanne Chesimard was a non-starter because they have the right to protect persecuted fugitives who seek asylum. (And here I was worried that this might not work out…) But even if the Castros won’t surrender her peacefully, is it possible that we might just be able to grab her once we have more of an official presence in Havana? If so, some of the regular citizens might be willing to pitch in and help, particularly if there’s a couple...
  • State police seek return of cop killer now in Cuba

    12/17/2014 4:14:03 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    AP via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/17/2014 | staff
    --snip-- Joanne Chesimard was convicted of murdering Trooper Werner Foerster during a gunfight after being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. But she escaped from but escaped from prison and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur. "We view any changes in relations with Cuba as an opportunity to bring her back to the United States to finish her sentence for the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973," State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said in a statement posted Wednesday...
  • Gutfeld: If Obama Goes to Cuba For Golf, He Should Bring Back Cop Killer Joanne Chesimard

    12/19/2014 12:30:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    It is rumored President Obama could be taking a trip to Cuba next year to golf. If the president ends up going, Fox News' host, comedian and author Greg Gutfeld wants Obama to bring back cop killer Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, upon his return to the United States. "Unlike North Korea, Cuba is a jewel of the left because both adore marxist thugs. Those who failed at life but excel at taking it. Do you think that occurred to our President?" Gutfeld said. Gutfeld: Going to Cuba, Mr. President? Bring someone backAs I wrote yesterday, Chesimard escaped...
  • FBI’s "Most-Wanted Terrorist" Laughs at U.S. Justice From Cuba

    05/03/2013 2:21:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    This week the FBI announced a $1 million reward for "information leading to the apprehension" of Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur who they named a "Most Wanted Terrorist." Chesimard is the first woman to make the FBI’s list. The New Jersey State Police Dept., who also wants her, added another $1 million to the pot. Convicted cop-killer (of a New Jersey State-Trooper) and "domestic terrorist" Chesimard has been living in Cuba since 1984 as a Castro-coddled celebrity of sorts. And it’s not like bounty hunters can operate freely in a Stalinist country. So the $2 million may be...
  • Former Weather Underground radical jailed in 1981 killing reportedly now teaching at Columbia U

    04/02/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/02/2013
    <p>A former Weather Underground radical who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard now reportedly holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.</p> <p>The New York Post reports that Kathy Boudin’s return to respectability after her 2003 parole occurs a week before the release of Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep,” a movie loosely based on the $1.6 million heist.</p>
  • NJ State Police "Outraged" Over Rapper Invited to White House (Praised Fugitive Cop Killer)

    05/10/2011 6:30:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Brian Thompson
    The invitation of rapper Common to a White House this week is drawing the ire of the union representing New Jersey state police. While not even casual hip-hop fans would characterize him as a controversial rapper, Common found himself under the microscope after First Lady Michelle Obama invited him to the White House for an arts event. FOX News and Sarah Palin criticized the decision after the Daily Caller published some of Common's lyrics, including some that criticize President George W. Bush. For Jersey police, the outrage centers on a song by Common about Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne...
  • Marilyn Buck, radical jailed 25 years for role in deadly Brink's heist, dies in NY at age 62

    08/07/2010 6:27:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2010 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, including the bombing of the U.S. Capitol and a deadly armored car heist, has died in Brooklyn. She was 62. On Oct. 20, 1981, she was part of a group of Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army members who ambushed a Brink's armored car carrying $1.6 million at a mall in Nanuet, N.Y. One guard was killed at the scene. A second was badly wounded. Two police officers were subsequently killed after they pulled over one of...
  • Know-nothing O'Reilly asserts to Beck his show has better research material than Beck's

    05/27/2010 6:02:50 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies · 1,038+ views
    May 27, 2010
    Then why does he (O'Reilly) describe his pal and frequent guest, Marc Lamont Hill, as a "Liberal" when he is a Black Liberation revolutionary communist?? The information on Hill's radical ideology is easily accessible. O'Reilly is a complete buffoon! He has Beck on on an almost nightly basis apparently just to mock his efforts and belittle him.The Extreme Makeover of Fox News: Analyst Marc Lamont Hill ["Black Liberation" revolutionary communist] Accuracy In Media - AIM Column ^ | October 2, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid Who would plaster his Twitter page with police mug shot photos of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur?...
  • The Extreme Makeover of Fox News: Analyst Marc Lamont Hill [far left radical]

    10/03/2009 6:59:20 PM PDT · by ETL · 43 replies · 2,644+ views
    Accuracy In Media - AIM Column ^ | October 2, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Who would plaster his Twitter page with police mug shot photos of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur? Fox News contributor Marc Lamont Hill did. At least until David Horowitz and Accuracy in Media took notice and wrote about it. Now the page features photos of boxing great Muhammad Ali. Hill's MySpace page is also gone.There are other changes as well. The tributes to Shakur and black racist Khallid Muhammad, known as "America's Black Hitler," have disappeared from his web pages. The articles were saved, however, and can be found here.
  • Dancing on a hero's grave

    11/02/2006 2:28:19 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 498+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 02 2006
    Let all decent human beings this day remember Werner Foerster, a New Jersey state trooper slain in 1973 - for tonight there will be a nauseating gathering to celebrate (yes, celebrate) the armed prison break that freed one of Foerster's convicted killers. An organization that should know better, the big public employee union SEIU Local 1199, has opened an auditorium at its headquarters to a group that lionizes fugitive Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, as a heroine whose "liberation" from prison 27 years ago it considers a bright moment in American history. Sponsors of the Hands Off Assata Campaign include...
  • (New York City Councilman) Barron Seeks Clemency for Cop Killer

    05/26/2005 6:39:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 614+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 5/26/05 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    Infuriating law-enforcement organizations and his colleagues, a City Council member, Charles Barron, introduced a resolution yesterday urging clemency for a convicted and escaped cop-killer, Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard. On May 2, 1973, Chesimard was involved in a roadside shoot-out with New Jersey State Police after the vehicle in which she and two companions were traveling was pulled over because of a malfunctioning taillight. During an exchange of gunfire, a New Jersey state trooper, Werner Foerster, was wounded. Chesimard, then a member of the Black Liberation Army and the Black Panther Party, was convicted of first-degree murder in...
  • Castro Defends Fugitive Sought by U.S.

    05/11/2005 9:02:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 279+ views
    sfgate - AP ^ | 5/11/5 | JOHN RICE
    HAVANA -- President Fidel Castro has rejected calls to hand over a black militant convicted in 1973 of killing a New Jersey state trooper, saying she's a victim of racial persecution and not a terrorist, as U.S. officials declared recently. "They wanted to portray her as a terrorist, something that was an injustice, a brutality, an infamous lie," Castro said in a television address Tuesday night. While Castro did not identify the woman by name, he was clearly alluding to Assata Shakur — the former Joanne Chesimard — who was put on a U.S. government terrorist watch list May 2....
  • Feds offer $1 million reward for fugitive JoAnne Chesimard (Assata Shakur)

    05/02/2005 10:16:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,638+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | WAYNE PARRY
    Feds offer $1 million reward for fugitive Chesimard EWING, N.J. -- Fugitive cop killer Joanne Chesimard is now on the same terrorist watch lists that include Osama bin Laden. In an indication of how badly New Jersey authorities still want to recapture the Black Liberation Army member who executed a state trooper as he lay on the ground 32 years ago, the bounty on Chesimard's head was increased Monday from $150,000 to $1 million. State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said he hopes the sweetened reward will encourage someone to come forward with information leading to the capture of Chesimard,...