FBI calls political exile Assata Shakur a ‘terrorist’

Assata is a Queen and the definition of all the strong, beautiful characteristics I believe we as women should be. But a terrorist, that’s one thing she’s not. Unless like Tupac said, “….&& now I’m like a major threat cuzz I remind you of the things you were made to forget…”

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source url:  http://sfbayview.com/2013/fbi-calls-political-exile-assata-shakur-a-terrorist/

by Laura Savage

The federal government is at it again! They have placed the legendary Black Panther leader, Assata Shakur, on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list. Yes, you read correctly: terrorist. Shakur has been living in political exile in Cuba since 1984 after her escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in 1979, where she served six years.

Assata Shakur, braids, smiling
Assata Shakur

Shakur and other BPP members were pulled over in New Jersey by state troopers on May 2, 1973. She was shot twice during that incident but charged with the murder of a trooper. Shakur has maintained her innocence since the shoot-out. Her conviction of killing a New Jersey state trooper in a gunfight is believed by many in the Black community to be politically motivated and part of a greater campaign by the FBI to assassinate or discredit former Black Panther members and leaders by imprisoning…

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