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One has to only compare the AP story with that appearing in what once was called “the paper of record.” Times writer Christopher Maag refers to the FBI and law enforcement officials as advancing “their side of that debate.”

What debate? A jury found Chesimard guilty. She was later broken out of prison by left-wing radicals and black terrorists in her group.

The story then continues to explain that she “has proclaimed her innocence and called herself the victim of a racist judicial system.” Remember that all convicted leftist figures, from Alger Hiss to the Rosenbergs, always swore they were innocent. The Times story then writes that the FBI ran the notorious COINTELPRO program, which it says “used legal and illegal surveillance in an attempt to discredit mostly leftist political organizations in the 1960s and early ’70s.”

Of course, the Times does not explain that COINTELPRO had nothing to do with the shootout in which Chesimard killed officer Foerster, who was shot in cold blood when the car the group was riding in was stopped for a broken tail light.

Does reporter Maag really want us to believe that the police broke the light when they got in their car, and were waiting for them on the highway? If so, how did they know where they would even drive after they got in their car? And why were they carrying guns, which they took out and began shooting after being stopped?

The story also says Chesimard could not have fired the gun that killed Foerster, because she herself was hit during the first round of gunfire. It is more than possible that even if that was the case, she still could have managed to use the gun to kill the officer. The story then quotes one of her radical lawyers, who of course states that there is “no evidence” that she was the one who murdered Foerster.

He goes on to note that the FBI announcement is only meant to “inflame the public.”

What should inflame the public is that the New York Times used a news report to try to cast doubt regarding Chesimard/Shakur’s guilt, and to make it appear that perhaps she was being tried for her radical views and not for her terrorist action. It is, perhaps, what we can now expect from a once-great newspaper. Rather than issue a report — like even the AP and other newspapers did — it offered an editorial in the guise of a news story.

As for Cuba returning her, or a good Samaritan in Cuba telling the FBI what safe house she resides in, good luck. Cuba has yet to free the imprisoned American Alan Gross, and Raul Castro is not about to hand over Chesimard/Shakur to U.S. authorities. The regime needs to trumpet its fading revolutionary credentials, as more and more people have come to know about the true state of affairs in a failing economy whose people are more and more unafraid to openly protest.

It is good, however, for all of us to be reminded that in our recent past, homegrown communist revolutionaries have done real damage, and have escaped from justice. This is the real world, not the fantasy world portrayed by Robert Redford in his dreadful The Company You Keep.

Kudos to the FBI for putting Chesimard/Shakur on its Most Wanted Terrorists list. This is an act that makes her the first woman to achieve that honor. That is, indeed, an honor she is most deserving of.

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Well, color me cynical, but I suppose if Hillary can't be the first female president after blowing Benghazi we may as well have the first black female terrorist make the FBI's numero uno on their most wanted list. I'm still trying to figure why a Geritol for lunch bunch member in Cuba wanted for criminal acts in the USA when kidnapped Patty Hurst was going rogue can bump what's his name from the honorary number one spot for facilitating 9/11? I believe he's still hanging out in Pakistan, and he's now the current Al Queda leader and former Osama's number two when bin Laden was still alive. Hey, maybe amnesty is in the works?
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Thank you for writing this articlle. The evil will always hate the good. They killed the dad of a guy I know. They tried to kill even more officers in incidents that have been long forgotten.
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"A Black American Radical Is Put on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, and the New York Times Disapproves!"

Are you kidding me? Where in the article did the Times say it "disapproved"? Or were you just "reading between the lines" like you addled conspiracy nuts always do? Stop peddling this race-baiting garbage.
50 weeks ago
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Use a seine when you troll. It's ever so much easier.
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Great mug shot. Yeah, I wouldn't turn my back on that skank.
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They won't go after her. They won't even try.

This administration is filled with cheerleaders for her and her comrades in arms, starting at the very top of our law enforcement structure.

Our DOJ is filled with those who would leap at the chance to defend her and refuse to prosecute her.

Our State Dept. is manned with people who wrote papers in college and testified to Congress in support of these types of revolutions.

And our Commander in Chief launched his career in the living room of similar, if not worse, offenders.

So, my question is....why now?

On the heels of Boston and Benghazi...why put her on a list they know damn well they won't act upon?

To distract the eye? To "unMuslim male" the list? To get the Daily Duranty to discuss "innocence"? She doesn't make the list for three and a half decades, isn't in the country and does not appear to pose an immediate physical threat to the safety and security of our citizens.

Why now?
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"To distract the eye? To "unMuslim male" the list? To get the Daily Duranty to discuss "innocence"? She doesn't make the list for three and a half decades, isn't in the country and does not appear to pose an immediate physical threat to the safety and security of our citizens."

I think your first two suggestions are especially likely to be true, although I don't doubt that the NYT welcomes the chance to bloviate about "innocence".

The whole terrorist list was published at PJM yesterday and Chesimard was the only woman and one of only two people that didn't have Muslim names yet she and the Hispanic male were at the top of the list and the others all follow, as if the Muslims are somehow less bad.

Given her long stay in Cuba, I think its safe to say that the chances of someone turning her in are slim at best, at least as long as the Castros live.
50 weeks ago
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She's gotta be pushing 60 yro? Whose $2 mil is the FBI using to go after this so-called terrorist? The writer thinks the cops in the sixties were totally innocent when it came to dealing Black people, and Black radicals. The nerve of white racist imperialist White folks to call anybody terrorist. The entire enslavement and racist segregation of Black people were/are acts of terrorism. Most conservative white folks are greedy, lying cheats who think the entire world should bow down to their stupidity. Conservative white folks always think somebody's out to get them—mainly because they have done wrong to so many people. Assata Shakur is my hero.
50 weeks ago
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Somebody needs to get laid.
49 weeks ago
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I wish that was sarcasm, but I guess it wasn't was it Byron. I feel sorry for you that you're so ill informed.
You ought to read David Horowitz writing about the homicidal megalomaniac Elaine Brown who had the white book keeper of the Panthers murdered or read about what a cheap little criminal Huey Newton was.
49 weeks ago
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Yeah, does he also write about the idiot thug Bush Jr and his criminal regime, or that sellout Obama who authorizes drone killings? Blowback on this country is well deserved.
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Wow. What a garbled, emotionally-laden-only comment!

'..enslavement..' - I HIGHLY recommend you read the Hammurabi Code of Laws. See who and where said Code of Laws had been written.

Who'd owned and sold then-Black slaves to the Spanish, Portuguese?

Modern day slavery can sadly be seen in most of the so-called industrialized African nations.

You apparently know the nation's 'most Conservative White folks..' - what nonsensical assertions.

Suffice to say your type of 'hero' greatly differs with mine, Byron.

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Slavery is wrong no matter where it is practiced. And seriously, the White conservative establishment is a conspicuous part of racist America, so it's difficult to not know them.

As for Assta, I will take the story she writes of her life over what any White man or group of people have to say about her. If she killed a cop back then, well good, one less cop to on the street to deal with.

White conservatives need to stop blaming Black people for the problems in this country. Blame your ancestors for enslaving my ancestors. They never should have dragged my people to this racist nightmare in the first place. If I had the money to leave, I would in a heat beat. I hate this imperialist, war hungry country who thinks its better than anybody else.

And I'm sure Assta doesnt give damn about the $2 mil bounty on her life. Only the warped racist elements in this country would spend that much money to go after a 60+ woman who clearly poses no threat to anyone.
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No, that's your son, white boy.
49 weeks ago
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Yeah praising cop killing really puts you on the high moral ground. You know one of the murdered cops was black don't you?
Maybe the government could take a couple grand out of Chesimard's reward and buy you a one way ticket to the Sudan.
49 weeks ago
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Cops getting killed, black or white, that's what happens in a corrupt society built off of racism, slavery, and the near genocide of native people inhabitants. We live in country (indeed a world) based on greed, the privatization of essential needs and services, and an ever growing class divide, and yet you think spending $2 mil arresting or murdering a 64 yro Black woman is going to make things better. I guess to you my analysis would sound like trolling. It would be better if I came on here and supported an 8 year attack on Iraqi people, and argued how we were bringing them to freedom. You would love hear that lie.
49 weeks ago
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Brilliant exposition! Only a gifted amateur could have come up with this stylish and pithy condemnation of all that passes for reason, logic, and decency in our shock-absorbing society. Fie on all professional racists, and a turd for all decent Americans everywhere.

As for you, Byron, my 'Lord Byron' from now on, your comments are a fun- and fact-filled editorial suitable for the exalted pages of the Daily Kos or the NYT. I am in awe. Would you consider running for President I wonder?
49 weeks ago
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Hell no, I wouldn't want the blood of innocent victims of war on my hands. Obama is a sellout. I didn't vote for him or any of those lying politicians. 80% of what is written in all media, right or left is editorial. I just go with the left opinion because the right consists of backward, racist, selfish thugs who will lie and steal to maintain power and privilege. Too bad most of my people are too ignorant to see how f-ed up this country is, and how most of the Right forces would kill us all off if they could get away with it. The conservative Right and their ignorant god belief hold humanity back from real progress.
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But, Lord Byron old chap, innocent of what...that's the question, eh? All those innocents running around the battlefields of the world. Why don't they just stay home like good pacifists? Good pacifists like you, who often disguise their intellect and objectivity just like you do by trolling around conservative sites, calling everyone but yourself a racist slaver, and looking for a good fight.

But good for you for not falling for that God stuff. Heck you know who my Pope is? Why Steven Hawking, who goes around preaching about a 'singularity', none of that God stuff for him.
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Why don't they stay at home? Hmmm, according to even corporate media many of have been killed in their homes! But that's okay, they're just dark skinned poor people who "hate our freedom." Isn't that what Right-wing president said years ago?
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Why, Lord Byron, I hope you are not forgetting those innocents who were killed and mutilated because they were watching a marathon in Boston or flying in a commercial jet over New York and Pennsylvania. And who did that in Boston? Why they turned out to be Caucasian Islamist U.S. citizens. You can't get much more Caucasian than being raised near the Caucasus Mountains, now can you? If we Americans are slaver racists, as you claim, would't we now be trying to pin this rap on some 'dark skinned poor people'?
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Every crime a non-white person commits is now an act of vengeance for colonialism and liberals line up and bleat to see who can eat that BS first. Rob a convenience store and you're the frickin' Count of Monte Cristo. Fly commercial airliners into office buildings and it's revenge for... ummmm - uh, oh, yeah; stationing troops in S. Arabia's holy sand and Palestinian Arabs rolling snake eyes in 1947-8. It all makes perfect sense if you're the suicide cult called the Dem Party, led by head neo-colonial cult avenger, Reverend Nehru Gosseyn O'Blozo.
50 weeks ago
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Fantastic nickname for Barack Kardashian!
50 weeks ago
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The NYT likely thinks Che Guevarra was a hero as well.

I've known for years that intellectual dishonesty runs rampant on the far left. One HAS to lie to oneself to buy into that crap.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assata_Shakur

Take a look 10 Felonies.

That's a career criminal and not a freedom fighter.
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She refers to herself as a "20th-century escaped slave." I can agree with that. The way I read it, she was probably defending herself. But if she did everything she is accused of, then she is a Black radical hero in my eyes. I praise Cuba for rightly accepting her as a freedom fighter. Long live Assta Shakur.
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Oh my goodness, Lord Byron, if she is a '20th-century escaped slave' then one has to suppose by simple extrapolation that you believe all unrepentant cop-killers are escaped slaves and radical heroes as well. Makes sense to you, no?
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.... And .... once again .... the Times displays they are, after all, not horrified by the use of "guns" ... as long as they are used by revolutionary leftists.

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"Fidel Castro granted her asylum, and honored her not as a murderer and thug but as a fellow revolutionary freedom fighter."

Funny, cuz the Commie running Cuba sure do like *their* police.

One wonders whether all those Ivy League colleges that turned Pinch down have come to resent their decisions, what with his good service in the Cause since taking over the paper from his dad.
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