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JetBlue paid tribute to a cop killer as part of its Black History Month tribute at JFK Airport’s Terminal 5 — and was forced to apologize for the boondoggle.

Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, was featured in the exhibit just past security for 21 days before a flier noticed one of the bullet points describing her prominence in history.

“Became the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping to Cuba from prison where she was serving a life sentence for the 1973 murder of a police officer.”

That police officer was New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster who was shot dead by Chesimard at a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Shakur was described on the poster as a civil rights activist and also read, “Many people believe Shakur to be a political champion who is innocent of the criminal accusation against her.”

An airline spokesperson told the Post the poster was part of a “ready-made batch of posters celebrating Black History” bought from a third-party and “immediately” removed it last Thursday — the same day the image was tweeted out.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/28/jetblue-apologizes-for-honoring-cop-killer-in-black-history-month-display/

 


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File under: Another company fails at attempting to be 'woke' while trying to appeal to minorities. Lol, that's even more pathetic that they bought it from a third party....come on JetBlue, can't you afford a marketing and graphics department to make your own decor?


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2 hours ago, millefleur said:

File under: Another company fails at attempting to be 'woke' while trying to appeal to minorities. Lol, that's even more pathetic that they bought it from a third party....come on JetBlue, can't you afford a marketing and graphics department to make your own decor?

Well, they paid their employees a miserable 0.2% profit sharing bonus this year, so perhaps they cannot afford nice things like a graphics design department?

 

 

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