THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD-NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER DENOUNCES THE RENEWED ATTACKS ON ASSATA SHAKUR

Moorbey'z Blog

For Immediate  Release
May 3, 2013
The New York City  Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-NYC) denounces the renewed attacks on  Assata Shakur (s/n Joanne Chesimard) by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and  law enforcement authorities in the State of New Jersey.  The FBI has designated the 65-year old  former Black Panther Party member a “terrorist” and increased the bounty for her  capture to $2 million.
Assata Shakur is a  former member of the Black Panther Party in New York City.  That organization, which advocated  community control and self-determination in the Black community, was the chief  target of the FBI’s infamous counterintelligence program known as  “COINTELPRO”.  According to  documents released in the 1970’s, COINTELPRO’s stated goal was to “expose,  misdirect, destroy and neutralize” Black political organizations and their  leadership.  The illegal and  unconstitutional program resulted in the police murder of scores of BPP members,  including Fred Hampton…

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