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May 2, 2013

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur Added to FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List, $2 Million Dollar Bounty

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur Added to FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List, $2 Million Dollar Bounty


On May 2, 1973, Blank Panther Party member Assata Shakur was convicted of killing a New Jersey police officer during a shoot-out that left one of her fellow activists dead. In 1979 Shakur escaped from jail with the help of supporters from the Black Liberation Army movement and relocated to Cuba, where she has reportedly lived since 1984. Even though the crime Shakur allegedly committed is decades old, the state of New Jersey announced that it was adding $1 million to the FBI’s $1 million reward for her capture, bringing the total reward to $2 million dollars.

Shakur, now 66, was wounded during the shootout on the Jersey Turnpike. Many observers feel that the pressure to capture Shakur after all these years is a testament to the double standard by which black liberation activists are held. There is also a good deal of skepticism regarding Shakur’s guilty verdict given disparities in the American criminal justice system, then and now.

Another question is why Shakur’s name has been added to a list of terrorists given that Shakur is 66 and has not been implicated in any crimes other the one she was allegedly involved with in decades earlier? Is a 66 year old woman a danger to the public? Doesn’t New Jersey have better uses for the $1 million dollars they added to Shakur’s bounty?

Shakur once wrote of her experience, “I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the U.S. government’s policy towards people of color.”

In some ways Shakur is an escaped slave, but the dogs haven’t given up the hunt. If only those hounds were on the scent of ex KKK members who terrorized blacks in this country for decades. That would be justice.



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77 thoughts on “Former Black Panther Assata Shakur Added to FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List, $2 Million Dollar Bounty

  1. oceanana says:

    Well said..

  2. KarinFriedemann says:

    The US government seems to be collecting inspirational women, and arresting people decades after a crime was committed, under new terrorism laws. Aafia Siddique, a beautiful Pakistani woman was kidnapped and tortured and shot by the US military but is now in prison for terrorism even though we know her children were also kidnapped raped and tortured in prison too. The only reason she even got out of Bagram is because some Taliban broke out hundreds of prisoners, and there were rumors of a woman prisoner being in there among the men, wailing for her children in a way that was highly disturbing. A British politician inquired about her whereabouts, and within days the US “found” her wandering around in Afghanistan and shot her, then brought her to the US as a prisoner even though Pakistan would have repatriated her. There are other examples of equally beautiful women that the US has decided to go after recently.

  3. Eldon Pittman Jr says:

    She killed someone. Does she expect to be forgotten,

  4. jackieccanada says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr Many a white men killed us..but they are forgotten..why not her? After all these years, this state is willing to spend 2 million dollars for a black woman that’s  now 66 and lives in Cuba…now that’s hate.

  5. Watchful says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr

    Just bcuz she was charged and accused with killing that cop doesn’t mean she was necessarily guilty of the crime. It’s been proven many, many times that ppl, especially blk ppl , have later been proven to have been innocent even after being charged, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to long prison terms. They just recently exonerated a young blk boy by the name of George Stinney of a murder he never committed. We as blk ppl, should NEVER be quick to believe accusations of having committed murders by this racist so-called ‘justice’ system bcuz it is anything but ‘just’ when it comes to how it deals with our ppl.

    BTW, even if she was guilty, she should be allowed to get away with it just like all the cops that have gotten away with gunning down UNARMED blk ppl in this country on a daily basis with impunity. If Sistah Shakur is actually guilty then I say good, cuz maybe she was attempting to balance things a bit.

  6. Watchful says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr

    BTW, young brutha George Stinney was also the youngest to ever be EXECUTED under this racist ‘injustice’ system. And they wait til now, 2014, to decide to exonerate him. Racist bastards.

  7. shark69 says:

    U all need to stop with the black people r persecuted bullshit! !!! Its on the news almost daily that black people r breaking laws and getting arrested or shot! If ur breaking the law then ur getting what u deserve. Color is irrelevant. Stop with the racism card its ridiculous! Its nobody’s fault but their own that a HUGE population of our prisons are black! Think about it and stop crying racism!!

  8. Watchful says:


    Since when has color EVER been irrelevant under this global system of white supemcacy/racism that we’ve all been subjected to?  U friggin’ trolls luv to come up in here spewing ur ridiculous bullshyt as if we ain’t supposed to believe our own lying eyes. Phuckin’ pathetic a-holes.

  9. shark69 says:

    Your level of ignorance is astounding! All u wanna do is cry racism! That’s not the problem. Deal with the crime and the problems that the black communities are creating. Look at blacks as the problem and dont always make it someone else’s fault! Black on black crime is one of the largest groups of problems in the world today. A black man commits a crime and a white cop arrests him and bam……somehow its racism. A black man gets pulled over by a white cop and bam……somehow its racism. Amazing how a white guy breaks the law and a black cop arrests him and nobody says a word!! Dont break the law and u won’t have a fu@$#ng problem!!!! Its not racism when ur just a criminal! Take responsibility! !

  10. Watchful says:


    White supremacy/racism is THE problem, but I wouldn’t expect a troll like u to ever acknowledge it. Like Dr.Frances Welsing often says, white supremacy is the BIG WHITE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM THAT NOBODY WANTS TO DEAL WITH. They’d rather ignore it and wish it away. But it won’t, at least not until WE(blk ppl) eradicate it.

  11. Watchful says:


    BTW, maybe u should take a few minutes and check these articles out and when u’re done reading them, tell ur white friends and family members to stop committing so many violent crimes against each other, ok?

  12. Johnw11 says:

    Watchful shark69  Watchful, you don’t expect the troll to deal with the reality of white supremacy do you?
    It is white supremacy that gives him his white privileges. Besides, don’t forget that it is a system designed to protect white “genetic survival.”
    That is a powerful drive which most of the racists might not even be consciously aware of. But subconsciously, it’s there, like Freud said, “far beneath the iceberg’s tip.”
    As a result, the racists have over time developed a psychopathic response to Black and other nonwhite people. As you know, a psychopath (also known as sociopath) has no morals, guilt, love or any propensity to practice right over wrong. When it comes to matters of race, these same traits are not only operative, but salient in the racist psychopaths’ mind-set. Their primary defense mechanisms are “projection” and “rationalization.”
    Notice how the racist trolls always “rationalize” that racism doesn’t exist. This false claim is then immediately followed by an anti-Black rant. The fact that they cannot (in some cases) see that contradiction / discrepancy is reflective of their mental illness commonly referred to as “racism.”
    Psychopaths also as a style of functioning blame their victims by “projecting” their own thoughts and feelings off onto Blacks. For example, when Blacks speak of racial injustices, the Blacks are, in the view of the psychopath, “playing the race card.”
    The racist say that they are sick and tired of “Blacks playing the race card.” What they are really saying is that they are tired of Blacks reminding the racist of how sick and uncivilized the racists are.
    Studies have shown that large numbers of whites believe (rationalize and project) that they, not Blacks, are the real victims of racial discrimination (LOL).
    It’s true (Google the subject). These people are sick. That’s why we cannot make sense trying to dialogue with them.
    And as far as the “race card” goes, the only card in the deck that has racial slur implications is the “Spade.” Last I heard, that is one of the epithets the racists call Blacks.

  13. shark69 says:

    Amazing how u have used all those words but you’ve said basically nothing! I 100% realize that racism exists but it exists for a reason and it exists with all races against all races. People have problems with other people irrelevant of what color or race they are. If a white guy says something negative about a white guy, thats fine. But if a white guy says says something negative about any other race or color then he is absolutely a racist!! Thats the ridiculous and uneducated thinking that is causing so many of these problems. Cops do their job and as long as its against the same race…white on white or black on black…then it’s ok. But if it’s a cop doing their job against a different race then someone always cries racism! Bullshit!! And ur ridiculous comments about my white privilege is ridiculous! ! In todays world blacks and asian americans and every other race has more privileges and chances to get ahead than whites. They just simply spend their time complaining about racism instead of taking advantage of these privileges! Your ridiculous psychological comparison and the idea of “projection” is exactly what blacks are doing! Take responsibility for what your doing and how your acting instead of blaming a white guy and racism for ALL your problems!

  14. shark69 says:

    Your obviously only reading what u wanna hear cause the very beginning of these articles are the most important part. Blacks are only 13% of the population but make up 50% of the murder and 90% of it is black on black. Just like I originally said.

  15. Watchful says:


    Now John, once again u’r preachin’ to the choir my brutha. How many times have u seen me reference Dr. Welsing or Mr. Fuller or post a few of their clips? U know I’m fully aware of how white supremacy/ racism works.

    Sometimes it hard for me to just let these trolls invade OUR sites and try to infect OUR discussions with their worthless racist rants. I know I shouldn’t entertain these racist trolls, but I guess I had a weak moment, so try to find it in ur heart to forgive me, bruh. 🙂

  16. Johnw11 says:

    Watchful I see that troll is repeating that same nonsense we discredited long ago about someone talking about some one and what color they are and what’s racism if the same color talks about some one and Blacks commit all the crimes and on and on.
    On the issue of crime proportionality, I have already broken that down and I am not about to go through it again.
    Besides, I don’t talk to trolls. I talk about trolls.
    If he only knew how ignorant he appears raising issues that have already been discredited to the extent that other racist trolls raising the same Fox talking points were sent with their tails in their mouths, he wouldn’t go there.
    But since he is incapable of learning,
    I’ll just laugh at the fool.

  17. shark69 says:

    You’ve discredited nothing amd you’ve broken nothing down. You haven’t addressed any of my valid points because you can’t because they are all true! Im the one who laughs at fools!

  18. Watchful says:


    Notice how he also chose not to acknowledge the links I posted showing the high percentage of so-called ‘white-on-white’ murders. 

    And here’s another one that I’m sure he’ll chose to ignore or gloss over.

  19. queenofmeanest says:

    Then you are laughing at yourself.

  20. queenofmeanest says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Have you read the transcripts of her trial?  Did you know that one of the cops lied about the events of that day?
    Do some research before jumping on the government propaganda bandwagon.

  21. queenofmeanest says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Have you ever heard of Lisl Auman?  I suggest that you research her and then try to join the conversation of truth.

  22. queenofmeanest says:

    Thank you for reminding me about her.  I forgot about her.

  23. queenofmeanest says:

    jackieccanada Eldon Pittman Jr 
    THE US WANTS HER DEAD OR ALIVE.  How many people on the most wanted list currently are wanted dead or alive, preferably dead?

  24. queenofmeanest says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Read this and do some homework.

    Prisoner of Denver

    22, Lisl Auman was convicted in 1998 of the felony murder of a police
    of?cer, a crime she didn’t commit, and is serving life in prison without
    parole. This summer, three years after gonzo journalist Hunter S.
    Thompson began his campaign to free Lisl, Colorado’s Supreme Court will
    rule on her appeal. Mark Seal joins Thompson in exposing the brutality,
    corruption, and arcane legal strategy which doomed an innocent young
    woman—and threatens every other American.

  25. queenofmeanest says:

    jackieccanada Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Eldon is upholding racist double standards.

  26. queenofmeanest says:

    Watchful shark69 
    Thank you for the articles.  Maybe there should be a Dr. Seuss version for shark69

  27. queenofmeanest says:

    LIAR! There is nothing in any of your posts above show that you have quoted those exact statistics.
    Go play on the freeway and don’t come back until you have been hit by 100 cars and counting.

  28. shark69 says:

    Those statistics come directly from the articles posted by watchful! Maybe read everything before u show ur ignorance!

  29. queenofmeanest says:

    No, you are the ignorant one.  Actually, you are stupid if you think that Black people did not read your lies about quoting certain statistics when you did not.

    For a white racist troll, you are not good at your craft, which is lying.

  30. shark69 says:

    IF THE BLACK PEOPLE WEREN’T COMMITING CRIMES OR BREAKING THE LAW MAYBE THEY WOULDNT HAVE BEEN GUNNED DOWN!!!!!!! When a cop says hands up, u put ur hands up! When a cop says drop the gun, u drop the gun!! Color is irrelevant!

  31. shark69 says:

    Lisl auman didnt kill anybody! ! She was in police custody when the officer was killed!

  32. Watchful says:


    U’re more than welcome my dear sistah. 

    My guess is that even a Dr.Seuss version would be far more than he could begin handle. : )

  33. Watchful says:


    U r a breath of fresh air for this site my dear sistah/queen.

  34. queenofmeanest says:

    Watchful queenofmeanest 

  35. shark69 says:

    Im quoting statistics from an article that watchful posted. I didnt make anything up. It’s facts! I also find it amazing that u all think im white! Im not! Im from a mixed race family. My mother is black. Most of my family and friends r black.

  36. queenofmeanest says:

    Neither did Assata Shakur.  I  lived in Denver when that crime took place.  Nevertheless, Lisl spent time in jail and she was convicted for the crime.  
    If it had not been Hunter Thompson, she would still be in jail.

  37. queenofmeanest says:


    Whites have been killed by PIGS as well.  One white man was shot 48 times for stealing a purse in Denver.

    Now you are spouting bullshit.  People hold their hands up and people put down their guns and they still get killed anyway.

    So take your bestially bred a$$ somewhere and stop lying, cheating and stealing and do some homework and stop trolling here.

  38. shark69 says:

    Your anger comes from ignorance and not wanting to see the truth! The blame has to be put on someone else cause u cant accept that it should b put on u!!!! Black are to blame for so many of the ills in america. Whites r to blame as well but statistics dont lie. Blacks r a problem. And thats coming from a black man.

  39. queenofmeanest says:


    Another lie from you mouth.  Statistics can be skewed to get people like you to spread additional lies.  Check with the police and see what the real crime rate is in your neighborhood.
    I can take the truth.  You’re just not adult enough to handle the truth.  You are the pot calling the kettle black.  You cannot face the fact that I put the 800lb gorilla on your back.

    Let’s see if you are going to talk that B.S. when whites kick your a$$.  They will kick your shillish a$$ way before they kick mine.

  40. queenofmeanest says:


    You said and I quote “Blacks are only 13% of the population but make up 50% of the murder and
    90% of it is black on black. Just like I originally said.”
    But you lied, you did not quote those statistics until you posted that lie.  Now point to me where you originally posted those statistics besides the one I just quoted you.

  41. queenofmeanest says:

    Whatever, you lost this argument.  Move on.

  42. queenofmeanest says:

    Watchful queenofmeanest 
    Thank you.

  43. queenofmeanest says:

    Watchful queenofmeanest 
     Isn’t it sad when the one-trick pony becomes a one-trick broken down old nag?

  44. Watchful says:


    It’s worse than sad, it’s downright pathetic.

  45. queenofmeanest says:

    Watchful queenofmeanest 

  46. queenofmeanest says:

    Have you ever heard of The Scottsboro Boys or Willie McGee or even Black Wallstreet?

  47. queenofmeanest says:

    Or even The Port Chicago Mutiny?

  48. Johnw11 says:

    Watchful Johnw11  Of course, he’ll deny anything that doesn’t fit his narrative. And all he can’t deny, he’ll rationalize.
    He is a racist troll. Educated by Fox News and can’t wait to show Blacks how smart he is, in addition to how much he hates us.
    But the only thing he is doing, in addition to showing his hate, is proving all the studies’ correct that find “conservatives” to be the most ignorant demographic in the country.

  49. TinaSue says:

    Both you and Governor Christie are hatemongering racists.

  50. TinaSue says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    She didn’t kill anyone.  Simply being associated with a Black organization that espoused self defense was (is) a crime in the eyes of white people. Blacks are only allowed  to get on our knees and pray to Jesus to help us.

  51. Watchful says:



  52. queenofmeanest says:

    All of this bullshit over taking back a stereo from a old boyfriend via breaking and entering.

  53. danyeill5 says:

    Apparently shark69 doesn’t know much about black history or he just chooses to ignore that part of his heritage because He is confused but I suggest that before he choses to come on a website and spew his black hatred for himself and others, he should go find the documentaries Hidden Colors 1, 2, and 3 by Dr. Umer Johnson then find Maafa 21: Genocide of blacks ( the new way of lynching in America) and learn about what he don’t know then come back and talk to the intelligence of this website because that brother is truly lost and I’m sadden about how stupid he TRULY is.

  54. danyeill5 says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr  The Willie Lynch mentality is alive and well I see. What happened to sticking together??? Americanization has blinded a lot of ignorant Blacks and its sad. There is no REAL love for people’s innocence anymore because of this hatred being taught and passed down from generation to generation. I’m glad not all blacks are still affected by this retarded racist way of thinking. My question is for You Mr. Pittman, when blacks were first brought over here to build America and were raped against their will, killed, tortured, lynched, strapped to trees and set on fire, having their body parts cut off for souvenirs, sold like animals, torn from and robbed of their families, lands, birthright, culture, and savings- Why are they forgotten??? Why not learn your culture through slave narratives and pick up where their lives were wiped out?
    Ignorance and laziness will not let you because You have been Americanized. For those who DO want to learn about our culture, even if its just a limited amount, Start with all possible slave narratives known in America, then if You have the funds do a DNA ancestry profile. DO IT because It brings you close to the truth than you would expect even though the majority of Us have been mixed with the barbaric European rapists. Karma will come, KEEP the FAITH.

    Six women’s slave narratives by William L. Andrews is a GOOD start.

  55. Watchful says:


    That’d be a complete waste of time. He’s way to lost at this point for ANY those films to do him any good. He’d probably end up experiencing a conniption fit upon viewing only a few minutes of either of them. : )

  56. Eldon Pittman Jr says:

    Sorry little girl. ..but I stopped when you mentioned that fictional Willie Lynch. He never existed and that letter was made up! Nice try though!

  57. queenofmeanest says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Can you prove that it is fictional?  Do you realize that what is that letter has come true?  Look at the black community.
    Oops, you can’t.  You are too busy trying to live white and forget your history and your community.You stopped alright.  YOU STOPPED YEARS AGO,

  58. queenofmeanest says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    BTW, did I mention that Lisl Auman is white?

  59. queenofmeanest says:

    danyeill5 Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Pittman reminds me of this so-called black woman on breaking brown who is trying to get me to worship her white goddess Ann Coulter.
    If something were to happen to her and I could prevent it I wouldn’t.

  60. danyeill5 says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr  Willie Lynch maybe be a non fictional character little boy but the mentality is REAL.  Since You know so much, Why don’t You read it and observe your follow blacks and see if THAT mentality is a lie. ITS been passed down for so many centuries, People take it as second nature and nothing else. Like I said earlier, Go out and buy Hidden Colors 1, 2, AND 3 by Dr. Umer Johnson and get on my level of conscienceness because obviously You are quite lost.

  61. Eldon Pittman Jr says:

    Pay attention please! When did I say he was “non fictional”? He is fictional just like that “doctor” that you mentioned!

  62. Watchful says:


    Actually, despite the fact that he appears in ‘Hidden Colors’, Dr.Umar Ifatunde aka Umar Johnson, did not produce the documentary series. That credit goes to Tariq Nasheed. 

    Also, Dr. Kwabena Ashanti lays claim to being the authentic author of the so-called ‘Willie Lynch Letter’.

  63. Watchful says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr

    If u’re referring to Dr. Umar Johnson, he is far from being ‘fictional’. U can see for urself in this clip if u like.

  64. Eldon Pittman Jr says:

    I respect you and your quest for truth. We have no beef. I have seen many “Dr Umar Johnsons” in my day. I politely listen but I’ve heard it all before. I have no idea what he’s talking about when he mentions the loneliness and hurt black people feel. I have never felt any of that and I grew up in the segregated vicious south. Anything he has to say…..a thousand “scholars of the hour” can say. All the best to you!

  65. Eldon Pittman Jr says:

    You say I remind you of a “so called” person…and you use that name? lol

  66. queenofmeanest says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Would you prefer that I call you Eunuch?  Nice try lady.

  67. Eldon Pittman Jr says:

    At least you live up to the name. You are a very lonely bitter person. Sorry about that!

  68. queenofmeanest says:

    TinaSue Eldon Pittman Jr 
    And “Bubbles” aka Jesus need to be kicked to the curb.

  69. queenofmeanest says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Nice try.  Unlike you I was not raised to accept the crumbs from the Massa’s table and not to accept his lies and bullshit.
    If that makes me a bitter and lonely person, so be it.  If I was with you, I would still be a lonely person because being with you is like selling one’s soul to the devil for spoiled crumbs.
    Move on.  
    Massa’s Kumbaya meeting to the left.  

  70. Watchful says:

    Eldon Pittman Jr

    Well, if u haven’t experienced it that’s great. Of course, there’s also the possibility that u’re in denial.

    At any rate, the best to u as well.

  71. BlackheywoodHeywood says:

    I said the Black President Obama will be the man who is instrumental in Assata Shakur being handed over to the United States.

  72. queenofmeanest says:

    Thank you.

  73. queenofmeanest says:

    jackieccanada Eldon Pittman Jr 
    Have you noticed that some folks here on this site has forgotten about COINTELPRO?

  74. danyeill5 says:

    Watchful danyeill5  I couldn’t remember the spelling of his name and that’s why I said Dr. Umar Johnson but I’m glad You corrected me. I knew I was close but your right about OnE thing: You can’t help or FIX stupid.

  75. Watchful says:


    No problem. 

    On the last line of ur comment, I have to somewhat disagree with u. I believe u can help or fix stupid, but the stupid has to be willing to be helped or fixed. But, that’s just me I guess, I don’t like to just give up on someone until they give me a clear reason. Now I know that some of those who’ve commented in this thread(and others) r far beyond any form of help and r far to broken to be fixed or repaired. For those, ur comment definitely applies. : )

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