TUPAC SHAKUR’S GODMOTHER FBI’S MOST WANTED 2 MILLION DOLLAR BOUNTY
Tupac Shakur’s godmother becomes the first woman on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list: Radical who executed cop in 1973, escaped jail and fled to Cuba The first woman ever placed on the FBI’s list of top 10 most wanted terrorists is a convicted New Jersey cop killer who shot a state trooper execution-style in the head. Joanne Chesimard, AKA Assata Shakur, happens to also be the godmother and aunt of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. She was an outspoken member of the radical Black Liberation Army when she shot and killed New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.
The FBI announced Chesimard’s addition to the list today, recognizing the 40th anniversary of Foerster’s slaying. ‘She is absolutely a threat to America,’ said Special Agent Aaron T. Ford from the FBI, at a press conference held for the announcement in Newark, New Jersey Thursday. With the help of three people who were visiting her, security guards were held at gunpoint and forced to open prison gates. The group escaped in a prison vehicle and took Chesimard to a safe house in New Jersey, where she managed to stay hidden for years. Chesimard’s next whereabouts were in Cuba, where she was granted political asylum in 1984.
She has lived there ever since, under the name Assata Shakur. Chesimard’s brother was the stepfather of late American rapper Tupac Shakur. She had also reportedly served as the rapper’s godmother. Tupac Shakur was a massively successful rapper, whose career was cut short when he died at the age of 25 in a Las Vegas shooting. His parents had been active in the Black Panther Party. Current superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, Col. Rick Fuentes, spoke alongside Ford. ‘To this day, from her safe haven in Cuba, she been given the pulpit to preach and profess,’ Fuentes said, and ‘flaunts her freedom in the face of this horrific crime.’ Officials said they remain committed to holding Chesimard accountable for her crimes. Anyone with information can call 1-800-CALL-FBI.