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Trump Demands Return of Cop Killer from Cuba

June 16, 2017  | 

Cop kiiller Joanne Chesimard (Assata Shakur) has been living in Cuba since the late 1970s. She was convicted of killing New Jersey Trooper Werner Foerster. (Photo: New Jersey State Police)
Cop kiiller Joanne Chesimard (Assata Shakur) has been living in Cuba since the late 1970s. She was convicted of killing New Jersey Trooper Werner Foerster. (Photo: New Jersey State Police)

President Donald Trump has demanded that Cuba return a woman convicted in the murder of a New Jersey state trooper.

Trump made the demand for the return of Joanne Chesimard while announcing changes to Obama-era Cuba policy in Miami Friday, NorthJersey.com reports.

Chesimard was convicted in 1977 in the death of Trooper Werner Foerster. He was killed during a gunfight after a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.

Chesimard was sentenced to life in prison but escaped in November 1979 and eventually traveled to Cuba. Fidel Castro granted her asylum and she has been living under the name Assata Shakur.


Comments (8)

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kevcopaz @ 6/16/2017 4:10 PM

Sure is a breath of fresh air to have President that supports LEOs and has a "pair". Thanks !

Jim @ 6/16/2017 10:23 PM

Gee, I wonder why we didn't see anything about this on the main stream media outlets? All we heard was how bad Trump was treating Cuba.

BT @ 6/17/2017 4:58 AM

You got that right kevcopaz. Obama would have said something like "we respect the right of Cuba to deny extradition. That's their policy and we respect that". B.S. We don't respect that! We want her back here and put in prison for life, or maybe even get the needle! Make her last breath of life on American soil. Just as she did with Trooper Foerster.

concerned cape bretoner @ 6/17/2017 6:18 AM

A cast iron pair. There's no time limit on justice.

redrider4 @ 6/17/2017 7:56 AM

They've been trying to get her back for decades, sure hope PRESIDENT Trump can get the job done. .He's THE MAN!

Sam @ 6/17/2017 8:16 AM

Why in the world would Obama not have made her surrender mandatory before normalizing relations? And w/ our people held in Iran? And the Marine that was in Mexico? North Korea? Mind blowing.

Baxter Bey @ 6/18/2017 4:55 AM

She is connected to a radical black females underground racist movement. And once Trump get her back, he will see how evil some black females are and can't be trusted. This will cause civil war which is a good thing. Most women in government have infiltrated it

Kojack58 @ 6/18/2017 10:12 AM

Come on back and face your fate Ms Shakur. I think the death penalty would be in order now. Thank you President Trump.

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