A New York college has filed a lawsuit against police assassin Jalil Muntakim, formerly known as Anthony Bottom, who was convicted April 6 of a paid speaking event. Muntakim was part of a group of “Black Liberation Army” extremists who killed two New York City police officers in 1971 and was also involved in a gunfight with a law enforcement agency in California. The university has marketed Muntakim as a “political prisoner”.
Brockport College, New York State University is hosting an event on April 7, entitled “History of Black Resistance, US Political Prisoners and Genocide: A Conversation with Jalil Muntakim.” Our own liberators, “said the narrator.” He gained his freedom in the fall of 2019 and now lives in Rochester, NY. He is a member of the Citizen Action Network and the People’s Liberation Program, as well as a grandfather, father, mentor and loving person. “
Muntakim has been invited to speak under the grant for “Promoting Excellence in Diversity”. In addition, according to the university, the convicted police killer will be paid a little over $ 1,000 for the event.
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– Kieran Michael Lalor (KieranLalor) March 15, 2022
On May 2, 1971, Muntakim and an associate Black Liberation Army member, NYPD officers Waverly Jones and Joseph A. Piagetini was shot in the back. Piagetini pleaded for his life and told the gunmen he had a wife and children, at which point Muntakim and his accomplice took his service pistol and fired a few more shots. Piagetini was shot 22 times and died on the way to Harlem Hospital.
The Black Liberation Army was a black hegemonic organization responsible for killing at least 10 police officers. Asata Shakur, a former BLA member, played a role in the 1973 assassination of New Jersey State Trooper Warner Forster. He escaped from prison and sought refuge in Cuba.
Brockport did not mention Muntakim being a member of the terrorist organization. Instead, the university described the convicted police killer as an “NAACP activist” who joined the Black Panther party at the age of 18. The story presents Muntakim as a “political prisoner” in prison for justifying his fight against the white supremacist regime. .
Diane Piagetini, the widow of one of the slain officers, spoke to Fox News about the upcoming event. “They are presenting him as a political figure, and that is so untrue,” Piagetini said. “Nowhere in that bio is it said that he is a two-time police killer. Nowhere is anything said about his joining the Black Liberation Army.
“My husband went to work at a terrible, terrible time, and he went every day, and he went there to protect the community,” she continued. “And people need to remember that. They need to remember that the police officer you see in a police car or walking or it’s going to a store is there to protect you and you should respect him for that.”
Following the response, the university confirmed in a statement its commitment to organizing the event. We do not support Mr. Muntakim’s previous acts of violence and his presence on campus does not support his views or past actions, ”he said. “However, we believe in freedom of speech.”
The convicted murderer did not show remorse for his crime and did not apologize to Piagetini. “We had children, we just got married, it’s all over,” he said. “And he’s not sorry for that.”
The university also refused to talk to him.