Law & the Courts

Bring Assata Back ASAP

(Images via FBI.gov)
She shot police officers and still inspires cop killers today as she lives a life of ease in Cuba.

If FBI agents have time to track down Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys, why can’t they bring back AWOL convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur?

It is time for one of the agency’s most wanted women in the world to pay her dues. And President Trump is just the man to force this militant and unrepentant escapee to face justice.

Forty years ago this week, a New Jersey jury convicted Joanne D. Chesimard – a.k.a. Assata Shakur — on first-degree murder, assault, and other charges in the 1973 traffic-stop execution of state trooper Werner Foerster and wounding of trooper James Harper. She received a life (plus 30 years) sentence.

But instead of serving behind bars, Shakur has led the pampered life of a “political fugitive” in socialist Cuba after her radical Black Liberation Army buddies busted her out of prison. The late Fidel Castro’s regime provided the fugitive murderer and social-justice vigilante an apartment, stipends, books, and funding for graduate school.

As she ages in comfort, the BLA’s self-styled mother hen is now a campus icon among the Black Lives Matter generation. She’s a T-shirt, a poster, an Internet meme. Just last week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, minority students convened an “Assata Shakur Reading Group” — which the school newspaper described as a “biweekly book club for people of color that focuses on radical, black activism.”

Activism? Try blood-stained domestic terrorism. At the time of Foerster’s murder, the BLA had been tied to the murders of more than 10 police officers across the country. Before the turnpike shootout, the BLA had ambushed two pairs of NYPD officers in a 48-hour spree, killing two of them; murdered another cop in Atlanta; and executed another pair of NYPD officers in 1972.

Chesimard, her brother-in-law Zayd Shakur (who died in the gunfight with Foerster and Harper), and another BLA member were wanted for questioning in the murder of two of those cops when they were stopped.

As she ages in comfort, the BLA’s self-styled mother hen is now a campus icon among the Black Lives Matter generation.

BLA’s “sole goal,” domestic-terrorism expert and author Bryan Burrough noted in an interview for my new CRTV.com investigative program on Shakur, “was assassinating policemen.” When BLA thugs ambushed rookie NYPD officers Rocco Laurie (who was white) and Greg Foster (who was black) while they walked the beat in the East Village in 1972, they didn’t just shoot them. They stood “over them and just continue(d) to shoot into their bodies, into their heads” after they lay dead in the snow, Burrough recounted.

Retired FBI agent and Morris County, N.J., sheriff James Gannon further schooled the ignorant: “This is not a soccer mom, this is a woman who was involved in very high-end, very violent crimes.”

Joseph Connor, whose father, Frank, was murdered by the BLA-aligned Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN in 1975, added that these violent left-wing extremists were far from freedom-loving peaceful protesters: “They were looking to subjugate people beneath them. They weren’t looking to free people, they were looking to murder people, they were looking to cause mayhem.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has vowed to use trade policy to pressure Cuba to extradite Shakur and scores of other convicted criminal fugitives back to the United States. President Trump, who ushered in a new era of respect for law enforcement after eight years of President Obama’s coddling of the social-justice mob, should get this deal done before yet another grim anniversary passes.

Every day they wait is another day the Left’s violent movement for “armed struggle” against our men and women in blue festers with impunity.

“Cop-killer Assata Shakur: The FBI’s Most Wanted Women in the World,” debuts March 22 on CRTV.com’s “Michelle Malkin Investigates.”

— Michelle Malkin’s e-mail address is writemalkin@gmail.com. Copyright © 2017 Creators.com.

Most Popular

White House

Out of Order

A  question in the spirit of Donald Trump’s tweets this morning might be: Who’s trying harder to crash U.S. markets, the president of the United States or the president of China? After Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell didn’t forecast the loosening of monetary policy that Trump craves and China ... Read More
Film & TV

Netflix Debuts Its Obama Manifesto

This week’s widespread media blitz heralding Netflix’s broadcast of its first Obama-endorsed presentation, American Factory, was more than synchronicity. It felt as though U.S. publicists and journalists collectively exhaled their relief at finally regaining the bully pulpit. Reviews of American Factory, a ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Capital versus Tucker Carlson

Advertisers do not advertise on Tucker Carlson’s show to endorse the views of Tucker Carlson. They advertise on his show for the same reason they advertise elsewhere: a captive audience — in Tucker’s case, the second-largest one in cable news — might spare thirty seconds of attention that will, they hope, ... Read More
Natural Law

Are Your Sexual Preferences Transphobic?

Last year, a study exploring “transgender exclusion from the world of dating” was published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Of nearly 1,000 participants, the overwhelming majority, 87.5 percent, irrespective of their sexual preference, said they would not consider dating a trans person, ... Read More
Culture

R.I.P. David Koch

Making the click-through worthwhile: breaking news that David Koch, a giant of philanthropy and the libertarian movement, has died; a couple of politicians who warn us about climate-change-driven rising oceans and worsening hurricanes pay millions for oceanfront property; an insane decision surrounding a morning ... Read More