JetBlue is backtracking after praising a convicted cop-killer on a promotional poster for Black History Month.
The poster was featured at NYC’s JFK Airport Terminal 5, featuring a photo of Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur.
Chesimard was the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List after she managed to break out of prison in 1979 and heading to Cuba.
At the time, she had been incarcerated for the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.
“Many people believe Shakur to be a political champion who is innocent of the criminal accusation against her,” the poster said.
One person noticed the poster and made the oversight public.
— Jen Muzio (@Jennymz76Jenny) February 24, 2019
JetBlue later released a statement, claiming the poster was part of a “ready-made batch” purchased from a third party, effectively trying to shift the blame.
According to FOX29, Chesimard was a member of the Black Liberation Army and has been in Cuba ever since.
In 2017, President Donald J. Trump demanded that “the cop-killer” be returned to the United States.
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