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AOC-backed group honors a number of convicted cop killers

The Motion for Black Lives, which has been touted by progressive Democrats like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has honored a number of convicted cop killers. 

The broad coalition of liberal teams, together with Black Lives Matter, despatched a textual content message to supporters final week saying, “Black August is after we commemorate the lives of our fallen freedom fighters and political prisoners, prisoners of battle, and exiles.” 

The textual content message added, “We honor their sacrifice.”


The textual content message continued by speaking about what activists and social justice organizations can do throughout “Black August” — and it talked about signing clemency petitions for Mutulu Shakur and Sundiata Acoli. Shakur is a former Black Liberation Military chief who was the mastermind behind a number of armed robberies in Connecticut and New York. In 1981, the Brinks theft resulted within the slayings of an armed guard and two cops. Acoli was convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster throughout a 1973 visitors cease.

Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota have all expressed help of the novel left-wing coalition on their social media accounts.

Ocasio-Cortez final summer season praised the Motion for Black Lives on her Fb web page for organizing a mission that will assist “advance the motion to defund the police and put money into Black and brown communities.”

“The combat to #DefundThePolice will not solely occur within the streets. It’s additionally going to happen in metropolis halls. The Working Households Occasion and the Electoral Justice Venture of the Motion for Black Lives are coming collectively to launch the WFP Justice Fund,” the put up learn.

Final November, Tlaib tweeted that she was “dedicated to combating alongside” the Motion for Black Lives and mentioned, “Thank organizers.”

In the meantime, Rep. Omar thanked the progressive coalition final summer season for supporting native candidates who wish to defund the police.


Along with supporting Mutulu Shakur and Acoli, the Motion for Black Lives has expressed help for Assata Shakur, who’s on the FBI’s most needed terrorists record. Shakur, whose married identify is JoAnne Chesimard, was one of many two passengers in Acoli’s automobile and was additionally convicted of the 1973 homicide of Foerster. She escaped jail and was granted asylum in Cuba by the late Fidel Castro.

In August 2020, the group tweeted that they have been closing out “Black August” with a live performance to “help the liberation of our Freedom Fighters which are in Exile or Incarcerated like Assata Shakur.” One other tweet from final August mentioned, “Textual content DEFEND to 90975 to face with Assata Shakur and numerous different political prisoners,” including that she is “welcome” to affix their group. 

On its web site, the Motion for Black Lives says they oppose the capitalist system in the US and that they consider “prisons, police and all different establishments that inflict violence on Black individuals have to be abolished and changed by establishments that worth and affirm the flourishing of Black lives.”


The group additionally helps abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, having as soon as tweeted: “Abolish ICE is not only a protest chant — it is an actual demand that we as a group should see by way of to the tip.”

The places of work of Tlaib, Omar, and Ocasio-Cortez didn’t reply to Fox Information’ requests for remark. Motion for Black Lives didn’t reply to Fox Information’ requests for remark both.


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