Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, December 16, 2021
New York City’s newest police commissioner was sworn in on Wednesday in front of a mural depicting black revolutionaries and leftist radicals, including a convicted cop killer.
Keechant Sewell, a Long Island police official, was sworn in as New York City’s next police commissioner on Wednesday, in front of a mural of Malcolm X, Nat Turner, Angela Davis, and Assata Shakur.
Shakur, a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter riots last summer, was convicted of being an accomplice in the 1973 slaying of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, who left behind a wife and 3-year-old son. Shakur later escaped prison and fled to Cuba, where former Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro granted her asylum.
She was a member of the Black Liberation Army, which the FBI describes as one of “the most violent militant organizations of the 1970s.”
Davis was charged with murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy charges after authorities linked her to the purchase of weapons that were later used by three inmates who took a judge and juror hostage during their trial in 1970 for killing a prison guard.
Nat Turner led the first slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, on August 21, 1831. It resulted in the death of more than 50 White people, and approximately 120 slaves died in the aftermath of the rebellion.