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Catholic university honors cop killer — and CATCHES HELL!

Marquette University is good at making bad decisions.

The school is once again in the spotlight for the wrong reasons thanks to a mural erected at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center on its Milwaukee, Wis., campus honoring convicted cop killer, escaped convict and wanted terrorist Assata Shakur.

The mural features a likeness of Shakur along with two quotes.

Shakur, real name Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was convicted in 1979 of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.

She escaped six years after her conviction and fled to Cuba.

The audacity of a university devoting wall space to a woman who murdered a cop and who made it onto the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List in 2013 may seem strange until you realize the recent history of Marquette.

As BPR wrote in December, this is the same university that banned a professor, John McAdams, from campus because he wrote a blog post defending a student’s right to oppose gay marriage in class after that student’s teacher, Cheryl Abbate, told him, in no uncertain terms, to support same-sex marriage or drop her class.

And this is supposed to be a Catholic university, remember.

The reaction in the Twitterverse to the school’s latest controversy was fierce.

Related:

Student told to support gay marriage or get out of class — at a Catholic university!

University BANS professor for standing against gay marriage; conservative students are fighting back!

Black students’ insane demands for ‘racially hostile campus’ include renaming building after cop killer.

Carmine Sabia

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