Women’s March Lauds Terrorist / And So Did Marquette
Who is she? The FBI tells the story using Shakur’s real name (Chesimard):Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur! Today's #SignOfResistance, in Assata's honor, is by @Meloniousfunk. pic.twitter.com/V66au1dRnl— Women's March (@womensmarch) July 16, 2017
On May 2, 1973, Chesimard, who was part of a revolutionary extremist organization known as the Black Liberation Army, and two accomplices were stopped for a motor vehicle violation on the New Jersey Turnpike by two troopers with the New Jersey State Police. At the time, Chesimard was wanted for her involvement in several felonies, including bank robbery. Chesimard and her accomplices opened fire on the troopers. One trooper was wounded and the other was shot and killed execution-style at point-blank range. Chesimard fled the scene, but was subsequently apprehended. One of her accomplices was killed in the shoot-out and the other was also apprehended and remains in jail.Of course, Marquette honored Shakur with a mural in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.
And when we publicized the mural, and the Marquette administration ordered it painting over, over 60 faculty members signed a petition protesting the action, and supporting the mural.
Lauding terrorists and cop killers is becoming mainstream on the left, and among Marquette faculty (at least in a few departments).
UpdateThe “Women’s March” was not the only source of support for this terrorist on her birthday. Black Lives Matter in New York lauded her:
So did CNN’s Mark Lamont Hill:
HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY, ASSATA! We are turning up in Brooklyn for you. We celebrate the revolutionary spirit you are. You inspired a movement. pic.twitter.com/MZRwawnmfH— BlackLivesMatterNYC (@BLMNYC) July 16, 2017