Petition in Support of Assata Shakur



In light of American law enforcement’s continued harassment of sister Assata Shakur, this article is dedicated to her. Below you will find the petition I started calling  upon the FBI and New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office to drop all criminal charges and investigations against her. You can sign that online petition here, and I strongly encourage you to share it.

First however are a few clips to better acquaint you with the issue:

A beautiful song for Assata, by Common:


Jeffrey Chiesa, New Jersey Attorney General
Robert Mueller, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
On May 2, 1973, Assata Shakur, then known as Joanne Chesimard, was convicted in 1977 of the murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.Her arrest and conviction was upheld despite the fact that forensic evidence proved Ms. Shakur could not have killed the Trooper. Shakur was shot in the back with her…

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