Our police are some of the most courageous and honorable people in our nation, putting their lives on the line to keep us safe. Most of us would agree that they are deserving of our respect.
Shockingly enough, it seems that some would disagree. In an unbelievably vile act, organizers of January’s “Women’s March” in Washington wished a happy birthday this week to a terrorist who murdered a police officer. (via Fox News)
Joanne Chesimard, was convicted of the murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster back in 1977, at the age of 26. Chesimard, who was also a member of the Black Panther Party, changed her name to Assata Shakur.
“Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur!” read the tweet by Women’s March. (via Twitter)
James Harper, partner of the killed state trooper, pulled over a car carrying Chesimard and another Black Panther leader, according to the New York Times. When the occupants of the car began shooting, Harper managed to survive, but the same could not be said of Foerster.
Chesimard was later convicted of murder, but succeeded in escaping prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba, where she has been living under the protection of the Castro regime. Recently, Trump and a few others have been demanding her extradition from the Cuban government.
It’s nothing less than sickening to see people celebrating a convicted murderer and domestic terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list. It’s hard to imagine what could be going through their heads as they made this post, as surely most Americans are going to have a problem with celebrating a cop-killer’s birthday.
Chesimard, or Shakur as she calls herself now, has become a heroine in the eyes of some radical left-wing groups, including Black Lives Matter, which includes a quote of her on their website and recites it at all of their meetings: “It is our duty to fight for freedom, it is our duty to win.” (via Breitbart)
Leftists have a propensity for ignoring the ugly crimes of those they deem “revolutionary” or see as “fighting for their cause.”
Che Guevara, for instance, is seen by many left-wing groups (and even some ordinary people as well) as being a heroic figure fighting for what is right. Unfortunately, they seem just as oblivious to the vile crimes he committed. The Telegraph said it best in one of their articles, lamenting how this ignorance “is a sad reflection of the warped moral mirror of our time.” (via Telegraph)
A storm of angry Twitter responses immediately began flowing in. “This is an unbelievable tweet,” wrote one infuriated American, “This woman is a convicted cop-killer. Is that what the women’s march honors?” (via Twitter)
Shakur is a convicted cop killer. Was the Women’s March wrong for wishing her a happy birthday?
Even more disturbing, Women’s March responded in a 20-tweet defense of the post, where, among other things, they claimed that the backlash against their celebration of Shakur is proof that the “far right” is threatened by their movement.
Perhaps they might want to consider that normal Americans are outraged at this sickening message of theirs, and that many Americans are related to police officers and worry about the safety of their loved ones every time they get dressed for work and walk out the door.
This is not about ideology. This is about what is right.