May 6, 2013
Frank Chapman blasted the FBI for placing Asata Shakur on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list last week. Chapman is Field Organizer and Education Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Shakur is a former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member. She was placed on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list on May 2, 2013, 40 years after she was charged in the killing of a New Jersey State Police trooper on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. The FBI added $1 million to New Jersey’s outstanding $1 million reward for her capture, bringing the total maximum reward to $2 million.
Shakur has been living in Cuba in political asylum ever since she escaped from prison in 1979. Lennox Hinds, her attorney of many years, stated Friday on “Democracy Now” that the wounds she suffered in the shootout that would not have allowed her to even hold a weapon, let alone fire one. Nothing she has done fits the definition of terrorism. Read More
Open Letter to Attorney General Erik H. Holder