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Friday, 3 May 2013

Assata Shakur's Defense Attorney: FBI's Case Politically Motivated, "Not...

Watch the full interview with Lennox Hinds on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/kGdcY. On Thursday, the former Black Panther Assata Shakur Hinds was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List for the 1973 killing of a New Jersey state trooper. Shakur has long proclaimed her innocence and accused federal authorities of political persecution. Lennox Hinds, a Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and Shakur's defense attorney for four decades, tells Democracy Now! that the case has always been politically motivated and undermined by forensic evidence.

In 1998, Democracy Now! aired the audio of Assata Shakur reading her open letter she wrote to Pope John Paul II during his trip to Cuba in 1998 after the FBI asked him to urge her extradition. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/democracynow/a...

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