I got to believe that somebody should have verified this picture before posting it for the world to see but JetBlue was forced to apologize after honoring convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur as part of Black History Month at a John F. Kennedy International terminal in New York.
Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, is a former member of the Black Liberation Army who was convicted of murder for her role in a 1973 shootout that resulted in the death of a New Jersey state trooper, Werner Foerster. The airline removed the poster after an image of the Shakur tribute appeared on social media.
The image of Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, was in the exhibit for 21 days before one flier noticed. “The intention was always to unite our crew members and customers around the importance of Black History Month and we apologize for any offense the poster may have caused,” a JetBlue spokesman said in a statement. They claim to have purchased a bunch of these posters from a third party.
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Source: The Guardian