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Bryan Preston


May 2, 2013 - 8:54 am

This one is hiding out in Cuba, where she is being treated like a celebrity. Which is pretty much how Columbia University treats domestic terrorists.

The decades-old international case of a convicted cop killer is getting new attention in New Jersey.

It was 40 years ago today that New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster was shot and killed along the New Jersey Turnpike.

Joanne Chesimard was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

But in 1979, members of the Black Liberation Army broke her out of prison and hid her underground before she was able to flee to Cuba.

There, she has been treated like a celebrity and has lived under the name Assata Shakur.

On Thursday, the FBI added her to their list of Most Wanted Terrorists. Chesimard is the first woman ever to make the FBI’s list of top terrorists.

Her mistake: Choosing to hide in Cuba instead of Chicago’s Hyde Park. If she had only hid out there, she could have served on a foundation with the future president, and landed herself a professor’s gig, and eventually have herself portrayed on the big screen in a Robert Redford flick.

Additionally: Chesimard committed her crimes a long time ago, longer even than Benghazi. So why does the FBI even care about them now? Help me out, Jay Carney.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Liberal progressives essentially do not believe in our Constitution nor support it.

Thankfully someone still prizes principle over what people look like.

On the Left, by virtue of her race, this woman is eternally innocent. They'll say the FBI is profiling or whatever. A half century ago the average liberal progressive at the Daily Kos would've been written off as a cretin, fringe lunatic or someone with mental health issues.

Hooray for education and critical thought.
1 year ago
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Fail, how true. I told my wife the other day that anyone wearing a vagina coustume in the 50's would have had an all expense paid stint in the booby hatch until he or her got their mind back into good enough shape to rejoin sane society.

It is incredible to me what passes for "normal" these days.
1 year ago
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Bryan, you need to check the handbook on what constitutes a "small c communist", because that's how we know whether you can be lionized in Hollywood for wanting to murder law enforcement and military personnel and be given university tenure.

Wouldn't want our educational system designed by someone who was an upper case anarchist, I suppose.
1 year ago
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That's why I'm confused here. Chesimard is pretty much the same as the Ayers gang. Other than their being rich and white, and she's black.

Maybe Redford and the FBI are motivated by racism?
1 year ago
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I think you're onto something....
1 year ago
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You're missing the bigger story. The FBI's most wanted terrorist list was updated by adding this person a couple of days after Daniel Pipes wrote about it containing but a single non-muslim. She was added so there would be two non-muslims.

When I read Mr Pipe's piece, my curiosity was piqued,and so I went over to the FBI site and looked up the list. I had to scroll pretty far down to look at that non-muslim fellow. Go over now and the two non-muslims now head the list.

In short, she was added solely for her lack of Muslim affiliation. This desperate denial that Islam is at the root of 99%+ of the terrorism today has now reached into what should be an apolitical list of the worst terrorists that are still on the loose. It's frankly disheartening, and I would not be surprised to see that "most wanted terrorist list" disappear down the memory hole at some point--it's far too inconvenient.
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