Nearly 38 years ago, former Black Panther and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur (birthname: Joanne Chesimard) escaped from prison and fled to Cuba. She’s was granted protection by the Castro regime, and started to receive a monthly salary from the Cuban government to support her living expenses.
She’s been on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list ever since her crime. The $1 million bounty on her head was recently raised to $2 million. And here’s the real kicker: Black Lives Matter cites Assata as the ideological inspiration for their movement!
All extradition attempts thus far have failed, but Donald Trump is looking to change that.
Of course, there is no shortage of crazies supporting the terrorist. In fact, back in the 1990s, Maxine Waters, the self-proclaimed leader of the “resistance” against President Trump, sent a personal letter to Fidel Castro apologizing for a vote she took demanding Chesimard be extradited.
Note the language Waters uses. She calls Assata a “political activist” who was fleeing “political persecution” and said that Castro was right to grant her “political asylum.”
That’s a bizarre way to refer to an ideologically-driven murderer.
Why are liberals championing her as a member of the “resistance” again? I suppose that the old saying is true: If liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
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