A Connecticut city councilwoman has apologized for quoting a cop-killing fugitive wanted by the FBI during a meeting on International Women’s Day.
“A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man,” Danielle Wong said, citing Joanne Chesimard, a former member of the Black Liberation Army who was convicted in the first-degree murder of a New Jersey state trooper in 1973.
Wong, a councilwoman in Bloomfield, made the contentious reference to Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, during a March 8 council meeting.
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Chesimard became the first woman to be named on the FBI’s most-wanted terrorist list when she was added in 2013.
The eyebrow-raising comment prompted Bloomfield’s police chief to send a memo to town manager Phil Schenck regarding Wong’s “perceived celebration,” the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday.
Chesimard is wanted for several felonies, including bank robbery, when she and two accomplices in May 1973 opened fire on New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, killing him.
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