- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Marquette University has removed a mural of one of the FBI’s most wanted who was convicted of killing a state trooper.

The mural caught the attention of associate professor of political science John McAdams who criticized the Milwaukee university for putting up the mural that he says glorifies a “black militant cop killer.” Assata Shakur was convicted in the 1973 slaying of a New Jersey state trooper, escaped from prison and fled to Cuba. A quote on the mural from Shakur says “no one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.”

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1AgeHEp ) says McAdams used his blog to criticize the mural. It’s the same blog that resulted in his suspension from Marquette for criticizing a teaching assistant last year on how she handled a discussion of gay marriage in her class.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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