Tuesday, December 12, 2006

CCNY honors cop killer

The City College of New York has a community center named jointly in honor of a convicted cop killer and a member of a violent Puerto Rico independence group.

The New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Organization is not amused:
She's a convicted cop killer who left behind a lifetime of pain for the family of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.

But in at least one corner of City College, Chesimard is a hero, honored and remembered.

Her latest alias enshrines theGuillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community Center at the City University of New York's flagship campus.

It's a punch to the gut that has furious police groups demanding the publicly funded institution strip away the Black Liberation Army militant's name.

"We use tax dollars to support an institution that indemnifies a cold-blooded terrorist?" asked Dave Jones, president of the New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association.

"She's a cowardly, cold-blooded convicted murderer who's part of a murdering sect," he said. "She's no different from those people who flew those planes into those towers and destroyed all those innocent lives."
Both Shakur and Morales are living in Cuba under the protection of Fidel Castro and his fellow commies after escaping from custody in the US.

Naturally, it's all in the interest of intellectual stimulation. From one of CCNY's whackademics:
"This is not the college or the administration's idea of a good name for this room, but we believe the university is a place to discuss and argue ideas, some of which are not widely supported," said school spokeswoman Mary Lou Edmondson.

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