WASHINGTON, D.C. – No less than eight current 2020 Democrat presidential candidates are visiting the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. for today’s “We the People” summit.
According to Fox News, the conference of far-left activists opened with Jamal Watkins, Vice President of “Civic Engagement” for the NAACP, leading attendees in a chant of “We have nothing to lose but our chains.” That slogan is associated with notorious cop-killer Joanne Chesimard who murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike back in 1973.
Chesimard is presently hiding in Cuba despite her conviction in absentia.
NJSP Colonel Patrick Callahan issued a fiery statement after the Fox story broke.
“It is an affront to every man and woman who wears the badge that someone would chose to evoke the words of a convicted cop killer and fugitive from justice at a political conference,” said Callahan. “The men and women of the New Jersey State Police will never forget the sacrifice made by Trooper Werner Foerster on May 2, 1973 nor will we forget that the person convicted of his murder remains a fugitive for nearly 40 years. We will remain steadfast, both in the pursuit of Joanne Chesimard and in the preservation of the memory of Trooper Werner Foerster, Badge #2608.”
Notwithstanding her heinous history, Chesimard remains a pop culture icon in certain Leftist circles, having been honored by both the Women’s March and, later, Jet Blue before the airline giant apologized.