The FBI placed Assata Shakur on their Most-Wanted Terrorist list for terror against the United States and continuing to advocate resistance. (Google Images)

RJ Cubarrubia of Rolling Stone is reporting that the FBI has placed Joanne Chesimard, known as Assata Shakur, godmother of Tupac Shakur, on their Most-Wanted Terrorist list. Shakur is the first woman, and only the second domestic terrorist, to be added to the list. The FBI cited “supreme terror against the government” as reasoning for this classification.

Cubarrubia writes:

[Shakur] was convicted in 1977 of the murder of 34-year-old state trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike. After her conviction, she escaped prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba.

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“She’s a danger to the American government,” said Aaron T. Ford, agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s Newark division, according to The New York Times. Chesimard was a member of the Black Panther Party, which was monitored by the FBI with both legal and illegal surveillance in the Sixties and Seventies.

Read more at Rolling Stone.

This news brief was written by Kaitlin Higgins, editorial assistant for The Burton Wire.

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