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Petition calls for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur

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A new Change.org petition is calling for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur.

Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop in New Jersey. A shootout left her injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur dead, and a state trooper dead. After several trials, she was convicted of first degree murder of an officer in 1977. In 1979, she escaped and fled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum. 

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