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    10/03/2017 2:45:32 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/2/17
    Sounds right... I know, I know...Kaepernick is an imperfect messenger but we have to have an honest conversation. What I'd give for an honest conversation about race! But that is the last thing we are having.
  • Colin Kaepernick Donated $25,000 To ‘Assata’s Daughter’s’ Honoring Domestic Terrorist

    10/01/2017 5:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2017 | John Sexton
    Friday the Daily Mail reported that Colin Kaepernick donated $25,000 to a Chicago area group called Assata’s Daughters. Kaepernick, who is well known for his protests against police during the national anthem as a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, made the donation as part of his pledge to donate $100,000 a month for 10 months to ‘organizations working in oppressed communities’…Kaepernick’s foundation specified that $2,500 of the donation would go to Cop Watch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police officers.Another $15,000 is earmarked for ‘teen workshops’. Assata’s Daughters is named for convicted murderer Joanne Chesimard...
  • Trump to Cuba: Return woman convicted in NJ trooper's murder

    06/17/2017 8:58:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    North ^ | June 16, 2017
    Trump to Cuba: Return woman convicted in NJ trooper's murder Associated Press Published 2:49 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 | Updated 19 hours ago MIAMI — President Donald Trump has demanded that Cuba return a woman convicted in the murder of a New Jersey state trooper. Trump made the demand for the return of Joanne Chesimard while announcing changes to Obama-era Cuba policy in Miami Friday. Chesimard was convicted in 1977 in the death of Trooper Werner Foerster. He was killed during a gunfight after a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.
  • Kaepernick donates $25,000 to group honoring convicted cop-killer

    09/29/2017 5:53:14 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 September 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Colin Kaepernick started out taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, but his activism has since expanded to encompass a wide range of leftist causes, including a group named after a convicted cop-killer. The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated in April $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago “direct action” resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster. The grant includes $2,500 for CopWatch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police, and $15,000 for teen training, part of the...
  • Yes, Joy Reid, POTUS Name Checked "Assata Shakur" in #TrumpingCuba

    06/17/2017 5:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 17, 2017 | Ron Hosko
    Joy Reid, radical leftist news commentator, went Tweet crazy when President Trump announced on Friday he was rescinding much of President Obama’s order loosening diplomatic relations with communist Cuba. And although most of them amounted to outrage that yet another imprudent Obama administration policy was going by the wayside, there is one President Trump should print out and tape to his office wall. “Trump name checks Assata Shakur (calls her by her former name, Joanne Chesimard) as a dog whistle to his people. #Trumping Cuba,” she tweeted. Reid is angry Trump not only rescinded what he called the “completely one-sided...
  • FLASHBACK Maxine Waters support for fugitive terrorist cop killer Joanne Chesimard aka Assata Shakur

    05/21/2017 10:06:46 AM PDT · by longsufferingjetsfan · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 5/6/2013 | Aaron Klein
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is a staunch defender of convicted cop killer and domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, who just became the first woman ever to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Chesimard, living under asylum in Cuba, also goes by her Black Panther name of Assata Shakur. She was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted by a jury of the 1979 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. Less than two years later, Chesimard escaped from prison and lived underground before surfacing in Cuba in 1984. Read more at
  • Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

    01/17/2017 3:15:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Dave Boyer
    The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio César Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations. Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obama’s policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in...
  • Black Lives Matter Salutes Fidel Castro, is ‘Grateful’ He Harbored an FBI Most Wanted Terrorist

    11/28/2016 5:51:54 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 11/27/2016 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The Black Lives Matter movement has come out in support of Fidel Castro, following his death on Friday, saying they must “come to the defense of El Comandante” and thanking him for safeguarding Assata Shakur, who’s on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. The movement penned an article on Sunday titled “Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante” on the Medium platform where they eulogized the passing of the Cuban dictator. The article, which was not bylined, was Tweeted out by the closest thing there is to an official Black Lives Matter account and also...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...