New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has written to President Barack Obama demanding that fugitive Joanne Chesimard be extradited from Cuba as a condition of the United States normalizing relations with the communist island nation 90 miles from our border, according to a report on FoxNews Sunday.
A video of the FoxNews report was posted on Christie’s Youtube channel and was promoted by twitter by the Governor. Christie posted his letter to the President on twitter two minutes prior to the FoxNews report.
Christie’s office distributed the letter, which was sent on Friday, December 19, to the press while this post was being written. The letter can be viewed here.
Chesimard murdered State Trooper Werner Foerster on the NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick in 1973. She escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County during a brazen breakout orchestrated by the Black Liberation Army, of which she was a member, in 1979. The first woman on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list, Chesimard has been living openly in Cuba under the name Assata Shakur since Fidel Castro granted her political asylum.