NEW JERSEY – We’re all for female firsts.
There’s Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor. There’s Rebecca Felton, the first woman senator. And of course there’s Sally ride, the first woman in space.
Then there’s Joanne Chesimard, whose first makes her anything but a role model.
Chesimard has landed herself on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list. As you’ve gathered by now, she’s the first female to do so.
40 years ago Chesimard, who was part of the Black Liberation Army, killed New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.
She escaped prison in 1979, fled to Cuba, and has been a wanted woman ever since. She’s now said to go by the name Assata Shukar.
The FBI and the state of New Jersey are offering a $2 million reward for her capture and return.
If she’s still in Cuba, maybe Jay-Z and Beyonce know where she is.