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  • 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...
  • College pushes to honor terrorist who executed wounded cop [Isaiah 5]

    06/10/2015 10:02:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/9/2015 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    At least 60 faculty and staff members at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have signed a petition demanding that the Catholic college keep a mural of a cop killer and an FBI designated terrorist on a wall in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Assata Shakur is the aunt of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, who was the victim of a 1996 drive-by shooting Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, is a former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army. She escaped a U.S. prison and fled to Cuba after shooting and killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner...
  • Marquette cuts ties with director of center that hosted cop killer mural

    05/20/2015 8:46:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-20-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — In the wake of a public relations nightmare over a campus mural glorifying a cop killer, Marquette University has cut ties with director of its Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. “Susannah Bartlow is no longer an employee with Marquette University,” said University Spokesman Brian Dorrington told Marquette Wire. “We will work with the Center’s advisory board to search for a new director so that we can continue to grow the important programs in the Center.” Marquette administrators had the mural of black militant Assata Shakur (formerly known as JoAnne Deborah Chesimard) removed Sunday evening, but not until,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Berkeley Students Demand College Name Building after one of FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist

    03/18/2015 6:45:01 AM PDT · by rightistight · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/18/15 | Aurelius
    African American students at UC Berkeley are demanding that their college name one of its buildings after one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists. In 2013, Assata Shakur was named as one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists. In 1977, Shakur murdered a New Jersey police officer and was convicted; she escaped from prison in 1979 and has been on the run ever since. Currently, she is staying in Cuba and New Jersey is offering a $2,000,000 award for her capture. The Black Student Union at Berkeley, however, does not see Shakur as a felon, but as a hero. So...
  • 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...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • 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...
  • Rap mogul fails to appear for court-ordered hearing - Suge Knight & The Death of Death Row Records?

    04/01/2006 2:57:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 590+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/1/06 | Linda Deutsch - AP
    Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight failed to appear at a court-ordered debtor hearing Saturday, triggering legal actions which a judge had warned would place his Death Row Records in receivership. In addition, lawyers suing him plan to ask that he be held in contempt and jailed until he participates in the debtor hearing that requires him to disclose all of his assets. At issue is an unpaid judgment against Knight for $107 million that was awarded to Lydia Harris, the former Knight associate who claimed she helped start the rap record empire with her former husband, Michael Harris. Harris,...
  • 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....
  • Cuban Leader Denounces U.S. Hunt for Convicted Cop Killer

    05/10/2005 8:12:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 509+ views
    AP ^ | May 10, 2005
    May 10, 2005 Cuban Leader Denounces U.S. Hunt for Convicted Cop Killer By John Rice Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) - Cuban President Fidel Castro on Tuesday appeared to defend convicted police-killer Assata Shakur, saying the woman who fled to Cuba is innocent and a victim of persecution. Castro did not refer to the woman, who changed her name from Joanne Chesimard, by name, but his remarks described the woman who was placed on a U.S. government terrorist watch list on May 2. Speaking in a lengthy televised appearance, Castro referred to her as a victim of "the fierce repression...
  • 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,...
  • 9/11 and Madrid Suspect Held in Britain

    06/30/2004 5:06:28 AM PDT · by Coop · 8 replies · 312+ views
    London Times ^ | 6/30/04 | Dominic Kennedy, Richard Ford and Stewart Tendler
    AN ALLEGED terrorist suspected of plotting the September 11 massacres and being an accomplice of the Madrid train bomb cell has been arrested in Britain, The Times can disclose. Alleged links between Farid Hilali and the two biggest al-Qaeda attacks in the West make him one of the most important Islamist terrorist suspects held by Scotland Yard. His arrest on Monday made him the first high-profile suspect detained in Britain under new European warrants designed to improve crossborder co-operation. Mr Hilali, 35, from Morocco, is believed to be the shadowy figure, previously known as “Shakur”, who telephoned the alleged chief...