[Ed. – It’s getting a little hard to accept the view of Kaepernick as an earnest, public-spirited activist who’s just down for the people. Just saying.]
Former San Francsisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently donated $25,000 to a black queer feminist group named after FBI fugitive and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur, reports the Daily Mail.
In 1973, Assata Shakur shot and killed New Jersey state trooper Werner Forester during a traffic stop. Shakur was subsequently arrested and given a life in prison jail sentence, but in 1979 she escaped. Members of the Black Liberation Army, a radical offspring of the Black Panther Party, staged her get away by taking prison guards hostage at gunpoint.
She then fled to communist Cuba where she is living under political asylum, according to reports. Shakur is on the FBI’s most wanted list and is considered armed and dangerous.