Assata Shakar A 20th Century Escaped Slave by Barbara Casey

By Barbara Casey

In may possibly 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was once excited about a shootout at the New Jersey Turnpike during which she used to be accused of killing New Jersey country Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper. This ended in her indictment of first-degree homicide of Foerster and 7 different felonies on the topic of the shootout. A member of the Black Panther social gathering, she grew to become a major goal of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Counterintelligence software. whilst she joined the Black Liberation military and went into hiding, among 1973 and 1977, she used to be put on the FBIs such a lot sought after record for 3 financial institution robberies, the abduction and homicide of 2 drug buyers, and the tried homicide of 2 New Jersey police officers.

In March 1977 Assata Shakur was once convicted of murdering country trooper Werner Forrester and used to be imprisoned. years later she broke out of the maximum-security wing of Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey, pistol in hand, as she and 3 cohorts sped out of the criminal grounds. In 1984 she used to be granted political asylum in Cuba the place she has lived ever due to the fact. On may well 2, 2013, the FBI additional her to the main sought after Terrorist checklist, the 1st lady to be indexed. Assata Shakur: A twentieth Century Escaped Slave is the tale of Assata Shakur, ahead of she grew to become a fugitive and since.

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