JetBlue Removes Black History Month Poster of Cop Killer
JetBlue has taken down a poster of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur it had included as part of a Black History Month tribute at New York’s Kennedy Airport.
“The intention was always to unite our crewmembers and customers around the importance of Black History Month and we apologize for any offense the poster may have caused,” a JetBlue spokesman said in a statement. The statement also noted that the poster was part of a “ready-made batch of posters” that the airline bought from a third party.
The poster read, in part, “Many people believe Shakur to be a political champion who is innocent of the criminal accusation against her.”