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Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer Joanne Chesimard


Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer Joanne Chesimard

DECEMBER 21, 2014, 1:03 PM    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014, 11:16 PM

Governor Christie is urging President Obama to delay reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba until a convicted cop-killer who has been granted asylum by the Cuban government is returned to New Jersey.

On Wednesday, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the thaw between the two countries.

In a letter dated Friday, Christie said, “The Cuban government has been providing safe haven to convicted murderer Joanne Chesimard, a woman designated by the [FBI] as a domestic terrorist and the first woman ever placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List.”

In 1977, Chesimard was convicted of murder in the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. She was sentenced to life in prison, escaped in 1979 and made her way to Cuba.

17 thoughts on “Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer Joanne Chesimard

  1. On one blog they say that her bullet wound proves that she had her hands up in surrender. Are you kidding me? Hands up don’t shoot??

    1. sorry she is a cold blooded killer , no revolutionary ,just a killer

  2. Why Obummer unilaterally agreed to normalizing relations with Cuba is stunning. He is completely clueless regarding any aspect of foreign relations.

  3. What I say to Christie: Sit down and shut up!

    1. nice to see you defending cop killers

  4. Obama is my president and I trust he knows how to handle terrorists. Obama is a great diplomat and knows how to get things done suavely.

  5. James you are a moron!

    1. the only Moron is a person like you , who supports cop killers tell al sharpton james says hi

  6. Obama is clueless regarding foreign relations??

    He’s doing for Cuba what Reagan did for East Berlin and Bush 43 tried to do for Iraq.

    Why aren’t conservatives celebrating this latest victory for democracy?

    1. because Cuba won , obmama surrendered as for the rest of it ask Bob Menendez

  7. Cuba won? That’s a little early to declare.

    I thought the neoconservative view is that open trade would bring down a previously-closed totalitarian system. So why is the case of Cuba any different?

    1. Reagan won , Obama surrendered

  8. There are many countries, most of which are allies of the US, who refuse to extradite people. The biggest reason is the death penalty. Their extradition laws are such that they will not extradite if the penalty that faces the person is potentially the death sentence.

    As for this woman, I would be delighted if she was extradited back to the USA, but under the current situation where the USA and Cuba do not have diplomatic relations, the potential for extradition is zero. Should we re-establish relations, the possibility then changes from zero to possible.

  9. Some really stupid comments.

  10. Obama gave up 5 senior Taliban leaders for a deserter..
    He gave Cuba the gift of the Century for one hostage.
    He is the worst negotiator I have ever seen.
    The cop killer needs to be brought to justice in the USA before we take another step towards normalizing relations with Cuba.

  11. The President said he watches ESPN all day. I’d like to know ONE athlete who would trust him to negotiate their contract. Crickets.

  12. Bill Deblasio honeymooned in Cuba, i guess he’s the next ambassador.

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