It’s been 46 years since Joanne Chesimard killed Werner Foerster

By Matt Rooney

It’s been 46 years since domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster before fleeing to Cuba. She’s still hiding down there, safely out of reach of U.S. officials. The FBI put a $2 million bounty on her.

She was sentenced to life in prison in absentia for the May 2, 1973 Turnpike slaying. The rest of us have been waiting a lifetime for this animal to be finally brought to justice.


“That convicted killer belongs in jail, and justice will not be served until we bring her back to serve out her sentence. Clearly, we cannot count on Cuba to take action. We must do the right thing and demand her extradition now,” said State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26), a leading in-state voice on the issue.

Something you probably didn’t know?

Senator Pennacchio’s proposed resolution demanding Chesimard’s extradition to the United States (first introduced in 2014) has never received a vote in Trenton.

Mystifying? Not really. The reason for the inaction isn’t hard to work out. JetBlue, the Women’s March, and a representative of the NAACP have all recently honored Chesimard. In 2019, the “woke” social justice warrior crowd considers Chesimard to be a hero, not a villain, and so a Democrat Party reliant on SJW support believes it can’t risk speaking out against A CONVICTED COP KILLER.

Think about that.

It’s no wonder that violence against America’s police officers is on the rise.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The 2019, 2020 and 2021 elections present capital opportunities for police (and those of us who love them) to rebel at the ballot box and let Democrats know that their increasingly anti-cop posture won’t be tolerated. Let’s hope they seize upon it. 


MATT ROONEY is a practicing New Jersey attorney, regular panelist on ‘Chasing News’ with Bill Spadea, and the founder and blogger-in-chief of Save Jersey.