Here, from an extremely stupid rightwing net mag called The Blaze.
Joanne Chesimard (otherwise known as Assata Shakur) is a fugitive from US justice. She is the first woman ever added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. The fact that she has suddenly been placed there makes no sense and smacks of political bullshit, nonsense and crap, just like everything the United Snakes government does.
Chesimard was a member of a radical Black guerrilla group that split off from the Black Panthers. This group was called the Black Liberation Army. They apparently committed quite a few times in the short period during which they were active, mostly in the early 1970′s. Chesimard appears to have been involved in quite a few crimes, including robberies and possible homicides.
She is charged with the murder of police officer Werner Foerster in 1973. She was in a car with other BLA members when they were pulled over for a tail light violation. In an ensuing struggle, Foerster was shot dead. According to the article, Chesimard killed him, but she has always insisted that she is innocent and was shot herself in the incident. The gusano* author added in this bit of idiocy:
As trooper Werner Foerster grappled with the driver, Chesimard shot him twice–then her gun apparently jammed. As Foerster lay on the ground wounded and helpless, Chesimard grabbed the trooper’s own gun and blasted two shots into his head, much in the manner of her Cuban idols Che Guevara and Raul Castro murdering hundreds of their own (always defenseless at the time) “counter-revolutionary” enemies.
There were 600 executions after the revolutionary victory. Those executed were accused of war crimes during the war, mostly running death squads. Rightwing death squads had slaughtered 10,000′s of Cuban civilians during the war: teachers, students, union members, peasants, etc. Those criminals got what they deserved!
Also I am not aware that Raul Castro himself ever executed a soul. The death squad members were killed by firing squad.
Prior to this incident, Chesimard had been arrested or detained a number of times, and had been put on trial more than once for various crimes. Somehow she always seemed to get acquitted. She moved around all the time. Police often raided places where she had just stayed, finding only empty apartments. She seemed to be some sort of master urban guerrilla, often donning disguises and seeming to stay one step ahead of the law. Even when she was imprisoned, she seemed to escape. She was finally captured four years after the crime in 1977, tried and sentenced to Life + 33 years.
In 1979, she was broken out of prison by a super-professional team. The ridiculous article above written by the fanatical anti-Castro Cuban gusano* Humberto Fontova says that Cubans helped to break her out of prison. I have read quite a bit about this case, and I have never heard that before. True, the team that broke her out was very good, but I have always heard that they were just BLA members or other radicals such as Weather Underground cadres.
She was then taken to Mexico, where arrangements were made to ship her to Cuba. At that time, Cuba was regularly taking in what they called “US political prisoners.” This article makes it sound like Cubans were helping the BLA all along. That would certainly be news to me, and in all of the reading I have done on the BLA, this is the first time I have heard that the Cubans helped them. Then we read this bizarre quote:
Since then, according to New Jersey State Police Col. Rick Fuentes, Chesimard “flaunts her freedom…To this day from her safe haven in Cuba Chesimard has been given a pulpit (by Castro) to preach and profess, stirring supporters and groups to mobilize against the United States by any means necessary. She has been used by the Castro regime to greet foreign delegations visiting Cuba.”
I have read Assata Shakur’s writings for years now. She isn’t stirring up anyone to do anything, and there’s no one to stir up anyway. There are no US radical leftwing groups of any significance, and there are certainly no armed ones. So whatever she says has no consequences anyway. She’s no threat to the US; that’s ridiculous. Rick Fuentes is probably another Cuban gusano from New Jersey. New Jersey has nearly as many lunatic gusanos as Florida does.
“Joanne Chesimard is a domestic terrorist,” declared FBI agent Aaron T. Ford, during a recent news conference. “She absolutely is a threat to America.”
Listen to this FBI dipshit! Perhaps Chesimard is a domestic terrorist, though I doubt it. They thought they were at war with the US government, and apparently cops were a fair target in that war. Many guerrilla groups target various types of cops in their wars against the state. Bottom line is she is probably not a terrorist for killing a cop. Cop killer? Ok. Terrorist? No way. She is a threat to America? What an idiot! How is that? She is sitting over there in Cuba just like she has been for over 30 years now. She’s never leaving Cuba. She can’t possibly harm the US in any way whatsoever.
What is bizarre is why all of a sudden the stupid government has dredged up this old case. Chesimard has been on the lam for 34 years now. Now all of a sudden she is thrown onto the FBI’s Most Wanted List? Makes no sense.
What seems to be going on here is a major US multipronged attack on the Cuban government. Why this is happening is not known. A spy who went to Sweden long ago, wanted by the US on charges of spying for Cuba, has seen her case suddenly dredged up. She has been sitting over in Sweden forever, and almost everyone had forgotten about her case.
Around the same time, Beyonce and Jay-Z were called in to the State Department and charged with the bizarre crime of taking a vacation in Cuba. Yes, it is actually illegal in this “free country” for Americans to go to Cuba for any reason, including taking a vacation. Why? Because the Cuban Lobby (the gusanos) has demanded this, and the Cuban Lobby gusanos have always run the US government on the Cuba Question.
Recently, Cuban officials made strong overtures to the Obama Administration saying that they wanted to have talks on all issues, including the US colonial base occupying sovereign land in Guantanamo Bay to the embargo to any other issues. Obama told Castro to go to Hell. These anti-Cuba measures are probably an offensive by the gusanos and their allies in the US government to head off any improvement in relations between the two nations.
*Cuban exiles, especially the fanatical anti-Castro variety (Is there any other kind?) are known in Cuba as gusanos. Gusanos is Spanish for worms.