Obama & The Fugitives

Once Cuba is opened, it makes every one of them, Touchable, and subject not to laws, but to the Bounty Hunters. Those guys play rough, and play for keeps.

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Obama & The Fugitives

” With the prisoner exchange and the normalizing of relations with Cuba arises the question of the dozens of American fugitives enjoying asylum there—including a cop-killer on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List with a $1 million reward offered for her capture.

  Assata Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, escaped from prison in 1979 after being convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Foerster. She had been in a car with two fellow members of the Black Liberation Army when Foerster and another trooper pulled them over on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  Shakur was on the run for five years after her prison break before managing to reach Cuba, where she was granted asylum in 1984.

  In 1997, the New Jersey State Police wrote to Pope John Paul II asking him to raise the question of Shakur with Fidel Castro on an upcoming visit to Cuba.

  Whether…

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