Kaepernick, Celeb Friends Give Cash To Group Honoring Killer Terrorist

Former football player Colin Kaepnick has adopted the cause of a cop-killer on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

​Chicago, IL - Anti-police activist Colin Kaepernick announced on Twitter that he was donating money to an organization that celebrated and supported a wanted terrorist who was convicted of killing a police officer.

Kaepernick, who started the National Football League player protests by kneeling for the national anthem in a 2016 exhibition game, announced Feb. 2 that he had personally pledged $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, the organization that supported notorious cop killer Joanne Chesimard, AKA Assata Shakur, The Washington Times reported.

He also said his “Million Dollar Pledge” had raised a total of $45,000 for the organization based in Chicago.

Chesimard, was convicted of murder in 1977 for fatally shooting New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973.

While serving a life sentence in 1979, Chesimard escaped from prison and fled to Cuba, where she has remained in in political asylum for 39 years.

Chesimard, 70, is on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists.

On its website, Assata’s Daughters described itself as a “grassroots intergenerational collective of radical Black women” in Chicago.

“We come together in struggle as radical Black feminists and organizers, under the shared respect, love and study of Assata Shakur,” the website said.

“Overall, we work to escalate, deepen, and sustain the larger Black Lives Matter movement,” it said.

Actress Yara Shahidi donated $10,000 to Assata’s Daughters, which she described as “an amazing organization.”

Shahidi was on the TV series “Black-ish” that has been on the air since 2014.

Comedian Hannibal Buress also contributed $10,000 to Assata’s Daughters, according to the Independent Journal Review.

“I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months,” Kaepernick posted on his website.

Kaepernick opted out of the final year in his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 season.

However, following the national anthem controversy, no NFL team wanted to sign Kaepernick as their quarterback, and he remains unemployed.

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b1rd
b1rd
LEO0301
LEO0301

For a profession that is supposedly highly trained they sure do make a lot of mistakes that contribute to the death of their patients.

b1rd
b1rd

@LEO0301 because they are highly trained. Not like police officers. LOL. Besides, I don't think he could afford a pay sight.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The Journal of Patient Safety that says that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-us-hospitals While only 987 people were killed by the police, the vast majority justified. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/ Why aren't you posting comments on medical sites complaining about all the people killed as a result of medical malpractice? Compared to those highly trained doctors and nurses the police do a much better job in a field were there are many variables.

coldheartedorb
coldheartedorb

I agree about crooked cops being prosecuted. Go for it. One less idiot I need to deal with. Cops are being prosecuted in other ways as well. At the hands of blacks in the form of street justice. I make no since to me that Michael Browns family got millions for a wrongful death suit, when the death was not wrongful. This one was legit. Brown was a rat-bag thug. Proven time and time again. His friends tried to lie about it and were not charged. It was a good shooting. Why is it when a crime is committed in a black neighborhood, witnesses are there and seen everything, but when police show up...crickets...no one saw anything ? This is call appeasement, do what they ask for or riots will start. I like Michael Browns daddy's idea of burning it all down. If an educated white man would have said that on national TV, he would be jailed for in sighting a riot. Bottom line... blacks and whites need to learn how to act when being approached by a police officer. That may save a lot of lives in itself.

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