Menendez, NJ State Trooper Fraternal Assoc. Blast US-Cuban Law Enforcement Deal

Menendez, NJ State Trooper Fraternal Assoc. Blast US-Cuban Law Enforcement Deal


NEWARK, NJ – U. S. Senator Bob Menendez, senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined today by the State Trooper Fraternal Association of New Jersey in reacting to the Obama Administration’s latest agreement with the Cuban regime on international criminal activity.

Once again, the Obama Administration has taken an ill-advised step that will only further empower the repressive military and police forces in Cuba, the same military and communist lackey-thugs who have penetrated and controlled people’s lives for over half a century.  Let us not forget that while exercising power through fear and intimidation over anyone else who dares speak up for nothing more than to see the day when the people of Cuba are free, the Castro’s military has also been repeatedly caught colluding with North Korea to smuggle jets, missile batteries, and arms through the Panama Canal – in violation of the U.N Security Council Resolution, and also received shipments from Chinese arms manufacturers reportedly aimed to fund terrorism throughout our hemisphere.

It’s awfully ironic that the U.S. would enter into a law enforcement and counterterrorism agreement with a regime that continues to harbor wanted terrorists, like New Jersey cop killer Joanne Chesimard who remains on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorism, and has no respect for rule of law.  It is frankly insulting to the family of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and other victims of American fugitives living freely in Cuba while evading justice.  We can no longer condone – through inaction and outright support – any actions to legitimize or reward this repressive regime. Without the immediate return of Joanne Chesimard, this agreement is laughable and not worth the paper it’s printed on,” concluded Sen. Menendez. 

Christopher J Burgos, President of the State Trooper Fraternal Association of New Jersey added, "So should we expect the return of the 70 plus US fugitives from justice, including convicted cop killers with this new MOU? Trooper Werner Foerster's murderer Joanne Chesimard, and others given safe haven in Cuba are ignored and predictably absent from another Obama White House announcement. This is not true normalization, it is one more snub on his way out the door."

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