Nobody in the media will make the connection for you today, so we’ll helpfully oblige. It’s taken decades, but the FBI has finally gotten around to placing this cop-killing scumbag on the Most Wanted List.
Joanne Chesimard, now living in Cuba as a fugitive after murdering a New Jersey state trooper, will be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list — with the reward for her capture doubled — on Thursday, exactly 40 years after the death of Trooper Werner Foerster.
Some of New Jersey’s top lawmen will gather at the FBI’s headquarters in Newark to announce that Chesimard is being added to the FBI terrorist list, a law enforcement official said.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, the new head of the FBI’s Newark Division, also is expected to announce that the reward for Chesimard’s capture is being doubled to $2 million, the official said.
Chesimard, a black militant who has been living under the name of Assata Shakur in Cuba for more than 25 years, was convicted in 1977 of killing Foerster during a gun battle on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. Three gunmen posing as visitors broke her out of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton in 1979. Chesimard eluded capture and resurfaced in the mid-1980s in Cuba, where she has since lived under the protection of the Castro regime.
New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes and Juan Mattos, Jr., the U.S. marshal for New Jersey, are expected to join Ford for the update on the efforts to recapture Chesimard.
Chesimard became the subject of an embarrassing controversy for President Obama two years ago, when Michelle Obama invited the rapper Common to appear at a White House arts event. Common had released a work called “A Song for Assata,” which contained lyrics such as “Your power and pride is beautiful. May God bless your soul.”
The backlash over the invitation was immediate, with the union representing state troopers pointing out that the Assata in question was Chesimard.
Poor Obama. Why, he’s almost a victim. But there’s more to it than that. The thugs who broke Chesimard out of prison were from the Weather Underground.
The BLA has also worked with the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), another domestic terrorist group. In 1970 the WUO, led by William Ayers, declared war against the United States Government and engaged in a series of high profile bombings. The Ayers organization and the BLA were also involved in the armed prison escape of Joanne Chesimard, in which officers were taken hostage at gunpoint. In a continuum of violence and crime, the WUO and the BLA were responsible for the infamous 1981 Brinks robbery, where police officers and security personnel were murdered. William Ayers was not convicted for his crimes due to procedural errors during the manhunt. Ayers, however, admitted to his crimes. This admission was not from a sense of repentance but from a sense of regret that he didn’t commit more crimes. Today, William Ayers is a college professor and friends with Barack Obama according to a mutual houseguest, Dr. Quentin Young, a prominent Chicago physician. According to Barack Obama’s own campaign, Ayers and Obama are “certainly friendly.”
Ayers sure does have a soft spot for these terrorists.
Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn raised three children. One is named Malik (the Muslim name of Malcolm X). Another is named Zayd (after Zayd Shakur, a Black Liberation Army revolutionary who was killed while driving the cop-killer JoAnne Chesimard — a.k.a. Assata Shakur — to a hideout). The third, a boy named Chesa Boudin, was raised by Ayers and Dohrn after his natural parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their roles in the 1981 Brinks murders, a joint Weatherman and Black Liberation Army operation that resulted in the killing of two police officers and an armed guard.
Obama wants more cozy relations with Cuba. OK, then let’s start with them handing over this friend of his buddy Bill Ayers.