Convicted New Jersey cop-killer and part of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list, Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), is currently featured on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) school program website. Shakur was convicted in 1973 for the murder of a New Jersey state trooper, Werner Foerster. New York City public schools adopted the BLM program on November 18, 2020. The resolution was passed by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) union with 90% support of the voting delegation. The BLM school program will be held annually during the first week of February.
A direct quote from Shakur, that's currently featured on the BLM school program website reads the following:
"It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains."
"Nothing to lose, but our chains," which is a variation of the Communist Manifesto's, "The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains."
The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York took to Twitter to express their outrage on the curriculum. In the tweet, they called for the NYC School's Chancellor, Richard Carranza, to apologize for "glorifying" cop-killers.
As of the date of this publication, Carranza has not made a public statement on the matter.
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Gabriel E. Montalvo is a second-generation Ecuadorian American living in the progressive stronghold of Queens, NYC. As it might not come as a surprise, he used to believe in Anti-American left-wing/Communistic victimized ideologies until his high school journalism teacher introduced him to Ayn Rand and John Stossel's teachings. Gabriel realized he was lied to about the truth of the Democratic Party, with doing more research, found his home in Conservative-Libertarian values, and became a registered Republican at the age of 18. He co-hosts the Empire State Conservatives Podcast, is a writer, the Activism Chairman of the New York Young Republican Club, and a political strategist. Gabriel was also the youngest state chapter Vice-Chairman in the Republican National Hispanic Assembly's history serving New York for a year and is currently the youngest ever appointed Northeastern Regional Director.