The Justice Department made Black Panther Party activist Assata Shakur infamous when it added her name to the FBI’s most wanted list. To add insult to injury, the supposedly cash-strapped state of New Jersey announced that it would be adding $1 million to the FBI’s $1 million reward for her capture, bringing the total reward to $2 million dollars. But why is Shakur, 66, being targeted by the FBI? And why now?
Even if we suppose that Shakur is guilty of the crime for which she is accused, k!lling a New Jersey police officer during a shoot-out, wouldn’t that make her an escaped criminal as opposed to a terrorist? So this isn’t about Assata Shakur as much as it is about what, and who, Shakur represents.
- Assata Shakur, “most wanted terrorist”, talking about COINTELPRO and her frame-up by the FBI (12160.info)
- She’s No Terrorist: The Bizarre Move by the FBi Against Assata Shakur (moorbey.wordpress.com)
- Little Known Black History Fact: Assata Shakur (blackamericaweb.com)
- Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman to be on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List (colorlines.com)
- Supporters Say ‘Hands Off Assata’ Shakur (theroot.com)
- Why Is FBI Going After Assata Shakur Now? (theroot.com)
- Former Black Panther Assata Shakur added to FBI’s most wanted terrorist list (sott.net)
- Angela Davis, Attorney Defend Assata Shakur Amid New FBI Efforts (colorlines.com)