Monday, May 6, 2013

Most Wanted Women: FBI's Female Felons: Photos

Joanne Chesimard, a.k.a. Assata Shakur  

 

Joanne Chesimard has been on the run for 40 years, and has lived outside the United States for most of them.

Forty years ago, Joanne Chesimard, now 65, participated in the execution-style slaying of New Jersey police trooper Werner Foerster. Though Chesimard was arrested, tried and sentenced for her crime, she escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba five years later.

Last week, the FBI placed a $2 million bounty on any information leading to the arrest of Chesimard, who now goes by Assata Shakur. In addition, for her association with the Black Panther Party and later the Black Liberation Army, described by the FBI as among the most dangerous militant organizations of their time, Chesimard is among the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Terrorists List, the first time a woman has made the list.

For the rest of the story: http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/most-wanted-women-fbi-20130506.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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