Kaepernick Raises $20K for Cop Killer’s Children
Assata’s Daughters “carries on the tradition of radical liberatory activism encompassed by Assata Shakur.”
Ex-49ers quarterback and current anti-American activist Colin Kaepernick said Friday he is proud to have raised $20,000 for an organization named after convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur.
The Washington Times reports that Kaepernick, whose “take a knee” protests during pre-game national anthems kicked off the impending demise of the National Football League, announced that two celebrity friends would each donate $10,000 to Assata’s Daughters, which describes itself as carrying on “the tradition of radical liberatory activism encompassed by Assata Shakur.”
Assata Shakur — real name Joanne Chesimard — is a former Black Liberation Army member who was a convicted accomplice in the 1977 first-degree murder of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster. She escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Castro’s Cuba, where she was granted asylum. She remains on the FBI’s “most wanted terrorists” list, but of course she is a heroine to the radical left. For more about Shakur, read her profile here at the Freedom Center’s Discover the Networks resource site.
The Times notes that the Officer Down Memorial Page describes the Black Liberation Army as “a violent, radical group that attempted to fight for independence from the United States government in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s…The BLA was responsible for the murders of more than 10 police officers around the country. They were also responsible for violent attacks around the country that left many police officers wounded.”
That’s just fine with Colin Kaepernick, who has also expressed support for the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement, which should be designated a domestic terror organization. In fact, Assata’s Daughters, which calls for shutting down police departments and prisons, identifies itself as an arm of Black Lives Matter.
“In our direct action organizing, we bring Chicagoans together to address the many injustices in our city and the world,” said the group on its website. “We organize for abolition: of the police, prisons, and all other forms of anti-blackness. Collectively, we work to build up alternative institutions and the means for self-determination.”
Yeah, the abolition of police should work really well for black communities across the country. Let’s see how that works out.
In addition to pledging $25,000 of his own to the Chicago-based group as part of his Million Dollar Pledge campaign to give $1 million to organizations “working in oppressed communities,” Kaepernick managed to draw pledges of $10,000 each from comedian Hannibal Buress and actress Yara Shahidi of the ABC-TV sitcom Black-ish
“I decided to donate to Assata’s Daughters, which is an amazing organization based out of Chicago,” said Ms. Shahidi in a video posted on Kaepernick’s Twitter page. “And I just have to say thank you to Colin for such an amazing idea, but also in engaging all of us and helping to contribute to our world.”
Contributing to Assata’s Daughters isn’t helping anyone but the supporters of a convicted cop-killer and terrorist.