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Video: University Removes Mural Celebrating Fugitive Cop Killer

May 19, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Marquette University Removes Mural of FBI Fugitive Who Killed Trooper

Marquette University in Wisconsin has removed a mural that celebrated Assata Shakur, a convicted cop killer who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list under her birth name, Joanne Chesimard, reports Yahoo News.

Shakur (then Chesimard) was convicted in the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper and sentenced to life in prison. She escaped prison in 1979 and later fled to Cuba, where she is thought to still be living.

The mural, which had been on display in the student union's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, was taken down Monday after a professor noticed it on the center's Facebook page.

The mural featured two quotes attributed to Shakur, a member of the Black Liberation Army.

"No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them," one of the quotes reads.

In a statement Sunday, Marquette University said the mural was "extremely disappointing" and that the school is reviewing the matter.


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Dan Samuels @ 5/19/2015 6:04 PM

And how long was this mural up before someone "noticed" and complained?

But U.C. Santa Cruz did them one better. It hired Angela Davis, who was the gun moll smuggling in a weapon in a prison break that killed a correctional officer. Davis was given a highly-paid sinecure. She has the title "Professor Emerita" in the "Feminist studies" program, which is closely affiliated with the Lesbian studies program and the Lesbian Chicana program. Davis has no academic credentials and her main claim to fame is as the gun moll and a career as a violent radical.

Carry on, UCSC, the scummiest university in the whole UC system.

LT @ 5/19/2015 6:23 PM

Hey "school officials" don't you think you should have reviewed the matter before the mural was painted on your campus wall? Just saying.

AZBIGDOG @ 5/20/2015 7:00 AM

How about the University expel the students doing it. And suspend or fire the administrator who allowed it. Disrespect for Law Enforcement seems to be a course at universities now.

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