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July 11, 2017
Looking for someone on the FBI most wanted list? Try Cuba!
We've posted before about Joanne Chesimard, the woman convicted of shooting a New Jersey state trooper and living in Cuba. Let me introduce you to another one living in Cuba, or the case of Ishmael Muslim Ali: The story began on Sept. 6, 1972, in St. Croix, in the United States Virgin Islands, when five masked individuals killed eight people at the Fountain Valley Golf Course. The murders rocked the small island and summoned a wave of law enforcement authorities from the United States to conduct the investigation. The club, owned by the Rockefeller family, was frequented by the wealthy. Soon after the murders, Mr. Ali, at the time known as Ronald Labeet, and four others were arrested and charged with the crime. The trial drew some of the most prominent liberal legal figures of the time, including William Kunstler, who defended the activists known as the Chicago Seven, as well as William Estridge, a lawyer for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther...(Read Full Post)