Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he has raised $20,000 for a group named for convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur, who remains on the FBI’s most-wanted list with a $1 million reward for information leading to her arrest.
Coincidentally, Kaepernick, known for launching the anthem protests in the NFL against alleged racially motivated abuse of African-Americans by police officers, has achieved his goal of raising $1 million for organizations “working in oppressed communities.”
He announced Friday $10,000 donations to the group Assata’s Daughters from both comedian Hannibal Buress and actress Yara Shahidi for his Million Dollar Pledge campaign, the Washington Times reported.
Assata’s Daughters, which describes itself as an arm of Black Lives Matter, says it “carries on the tradition of radical liberatory activism encompassed by Assata Shakur.” The group has called for shutting down police departments and prisons.
As WND reported, Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, is a former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army. She escaped a U.S. prison and fled to Cuba after shooting and killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster execution style with his own gun during a traffic stop in 1973. As Foerster lay on the ground wounded, she picked up the officer’s gun and shot him twice in the head. (Read more from “Kaepernick’s New Kick: Money for Cop-Killers” HERE)