Kaepernick Donated $25K to Group Honoring Convicted Cop Killer

Assata's Daughters was founded to "develop and train young people in the Black queer feminist tradition."

As if you needed more reason to despise Colin Kaepernick, the unemployed cop-hating NFL quarterback has reportedly donated $25,000 to a charitable group which honors a convicted cop killer, according to the UK Daily Mail.

In April, Kaepernick's foundation made the donation to the Chicago-based group Assata's Daughter's, named after former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur (pictured above).

Shakur, real name JoAnne Deborah Chesimard, was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1973 shooting death of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster.

A Black Panther already wanted on several charges, Shakur was pulled over in a car for a broken taillight. In a subsequent shootout Foerster died and she was wounded, although it was never clear whether Shakur or her companion in the car pulled the trigger. In any case, she was convicted of murder under aiding and abetting laws.

Shakur was sentenced to life in prison, but escaped in 1979 when members of the Black Liberation Army broke her out of jail. She now lives as a fugitive in Cuba and is currently on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

Assata's Daughters was founded in 2015 to "develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata," according to the group's website.

Kaepernick made the donation as part of his pledge to donate $100,000 a month for 10 months to "organizations working in oppressed communities," according to a statement. "We prioritize this work to help the current momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement to carry on into the future," the statement adds.

Kaepernick's foundation specified that $15,000 of the donation would be earmarked for "teen workshops," and $2,500 would go to Cop Watch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police officers. Too bad for Trooper Foerster there was no similar program in place in the 1970s to follow and video Black Panther murderers.

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