So unless you live under eight feet of rocks…You are well aware of the fact that our dear Uncle Obie (Pres. Obama) has agreed to start playing nice with Cuba. And with that said…the ever so opportunistic FBI agency has already began planning to bring Assata Shakur (formally known as Joanne Chesimard) back the US, back to Jersey to complete her life sentence for the murder of New Jersey State Trooper, Werner Foerster.
“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, “State Police Superintended Col. Rick Fuentes said in a statement, viewed by The Star-Ledger.
Shakur was a member of the Black Liberation Army back in 1973; it was then that she and few other BLA members were involved in the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike. Once the shootout came to a halt two individuals were fatally wounded, BLA member Zayd Malik Shakur
and Trooper Werner Foerster. Assata Shakur, who was also wounded, received a conviction in 1977 of first-degree murder in Foerster’s death. Two years after receiving her life sentence, and with the aid of BLA members Assata Shakur managed to escape. She fled to Cuba where she was given political asylum in 1984 by Cuban President Fidel Castro, and has reportedly been living in the communist nation ever since.
“State authorities have made numerous efforts to extradite her, including an appeal to Pope John Paul II, who made a historic trip to Cuba in 1998. In 2013, she was the first woman named to the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list, indicating state and US law enforcement consider her one of the greatest threats to the American government. The FBI and the State Police are offering $2 million for information leading to her capture.” according to The Star-Ledger.
Ok…maybe I’m just feeding off of my emotions on this but hear me out. Personally, and this is just how I view this I don’t speak for anyone but myself. I look at all the things that have been happening in this country over the last year or so and I don’t understand how one life is valued more than another. You are willing to pay $2 million dollars (mind you our country is in debt in the trillions) to get your hands on a woman who shot back at someone who shot at her first? (Please do your research) What happened to the stand your ground laws? Why couldn’t she just say that she was “…Scared for her life…”? Especially during the time when this happened…the racism was outright and blatant back then, so you cannot tell me that what happened in her case wasn’t race related. Hell it’s the whole reason why the cops were going after these young people in the first place. Had these cops not being going after this group of black kids there would not have been a shootout…And why are we disregarding the life of the BLA member Zayd Shakur that was also lost that day? Are the police not going to be held responsible for taking his life also? Who is going to pay for that charge? How do they pull over a car with no reason, then shoot at the occupants, again, for no reason…Then charge those occupants for shooting back in self-defense?
Watch this if you have time…