Assata Shakur is a cop killer living in Cuba who is wanted by the FBI. But that didn’t stop CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill from wishing her a happy birthday.
‘Are you for REAL?’ Fawning Marc Lamont Hill wishes this TERRORIST ‘100 more years’
Temple University prof and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill thinks it’s funny to throw drinks on people wearing MAGA hats, so it’s probably not fair to expect him to have halfway decent role models. Still, this is pretty gross:
Here’s the tweet:
Thinking about Assata Shakur on her 71st birthday. She wrote the second book that changed (and saved) my life. She taught me about the value and power of Freedom Dreams. She showed me the… https://t.co/CHiTHZ9lgp
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) July 16, 2018
Here’s his Instagram post:
Thinking about Assata Shakur on her 71st birthday. She wrote the second book that changed (and saved) my life. She taught me about the value and power of Freedom Dreams. She showed me the beauty of struggle. And she proved that "a wall is just a wall. and nothing more at all. It can be broken down." I pray for her continued safety and protection. I continue to work to demonstrate her innocence. And I implore the State to stop prosecuting an unjust and unfair campaign against one of our most treasured Freedom Fighters. Thank you Mama Assata. Wishing you 100 more years! #palenquequeen #handsoffassata #freeallpoliticalprisoners #everysingleone
He got some surprised reactions:
Are you for real?????
— Ettyd (@ettyd) July 16, 2018
Assata Shakur is a murderer and a terrorist https://t.co/mGWBijuTV8
— Mujahed (@kebejay) July 16, 2018