… Assata is not a threat. If anything, this is a vendetta. She is innocent, and many of us have looked at the evidence. And as [Assata’s attorney] Lennox [Hinds] pointed out, there’s no way that she could have possibly been the person who killed [state trooper Werner] Foerster, because she had her hands up and was shot in the back with her hands in the air and could not have used a gun at that time. And so, to represent her as a person who continues to be a threat to the U.S. government in the way that is described is, it seems to me, an effort to strike fear in the hearts of young people who would be active in the struggles that are represented historically by Assata and struggles that continue today. Struggles against police violence, for example, continue. Consider the fact that so many people have been killed by the police in recent years. And I’m thinking about Kimani Gray in New York. I’m thinking about Alan Blueford in Oakland, of course Oscar Grant in Oakland. There’s some 63 people who were killed last year in Chicago by the Chicago police.
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