Posted 9 years ago on May 3, 2013, 12:37 p.m. EST by itsmyblood
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The FBI has added the former Black Panther Assata Shakur to its Most Wanted Terrorist List 40 years after the killing for which she was convicted. Born Joanne Chesimard, Shakur was found guilty of shooting dead a New Jersey state trooper during a gunfight in 1973. She escaped from prison in 1979 and received political asylum in Cuba. On Thursday, the reward for her capture was doubled to $2 million. Shakur is the first woman added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List. She has long proclaimed her innocence.
Assata Shakur in Her Own Words: Rare Recording of Activist Named to FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYqYlvboEg
Angela Davis and Assata Shakur's Lawyer Denounce FBI's Adding of Exiled Activist to Terrorist List http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCuj2pvFPY4