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NevilleRoss
NevilleRoss

Why would anybody care about Assata Shakur now? Obama didn't even bother to talk about her when he reopened relations with Cuba this year (2015). The state of New Jersey should focus on other things besides her, as should the FBI.

kjirik
kjirik

Looking at the Most wanted list and seeing her name on the same list with so many other terrorist it quickly becomes apparent that her name does not deserve to be their. Its unfortunate that some people are so afraid of change that they let fear and hate control their actions. Despite the evidence that proved Assata Shakur was never able to fire the fatal shot that killed the state trooper. 

Vikki
Vikki

Thank you for this! 

I'm so glad that the state of New Jersey and the federal government feel that the state (and the country) are doing oh-so-well that they can wave around $2 million to entice the slave catchers, I mean, um, bounty hunters to kidnap Assata. I mean, their schools are top-notch, their health care system is impeccable, everyone has access to safe and affordable housing, no one goes hungry...


Seeta
Seeta moderator

Excellent piece Kay for those of us who are learning the historical context of all of this for the first time -- thank you!