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Enormous Sista Souljah Opportunity

If Mayor Bloomberg or Senator Clinton wanted an easy Sista Souljah target, surely this is it. From the NY Daily News :

These days, Joanne Chesimard is known as Assata Shakur, but she’s had dozens of other aliases in a life on the run.

She now lives in Cuba, a guest of dictator Fidel Castro,[*] and carries a $1 million price tag for her capture and return to prison in the U.S.

She’s a convicted cop killer who left behind a lifetime of pain for the family of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.

But in at least one corner of City College, Chesimard is a hero, honored and remembered.

Her latest alias enshrines theGuillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community Center at the City University of New York’s flagship campus.

It’s a punch to the gut that has furious police groups demanding the publicly funded institution strip away the Black Liberation Army militant’s name.

“We use tax dollars to support an institution that indemnifies a cold-blooded terrorist?” asked Dave Jones, president of the New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association.

Me: You would think New York Democrats would denounce this, you know, on principle. But maybe politics would suffice. Hillary is a former Black Panther sympathizer, eager to prove she’s now a centrist. Bloomberg wants people to think he’s a more liberal Rudy Giuliani without the baggage. Well, batter up.

[*] Heh.

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