FBIs Most Wanted Assata Shakurs Open Letter to the Pope | Kulture Kritic

Assata Shakur

Back in 1998, the state of New Jersey wrote a letter to the Pope asking for his help in extraditing Shakur back to the United States.  She was arrested and incarcerated in 1973 for allegedly shooting two New Jersey state troopers, and escaped from prison in 1979.    Shakur wrote this letter to the Pope to explain her situation and the work she has been doing to fight against well-documented corruption among police and governmental agencies within the United States.  She also speaks about mass incarceration of African Americans and a series of racial disparities that have helped her garner support from around the world.

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