SUNY Brockport’s choice of speaker draws condemnation

Republican assemblyman: 'What type of message would we be sending to young college students to call someone who played a role in the assassination of two members of law enforcement a “political prisoner?'

A local college’s plan to host a talk by a man convicted of killing two police officers is being criticized.

The State University of New York at Brockport is holding “The History of Black Resistance, U.S. Political Prisoners & Genocide: A Conversation with Jalil Muntaqim” on April 6.

The college’s events calendar describes the event as an “intellectual conversation on his time with the Black Panthers and serving nearly 50 years as a political prisoner.”

The description further reads: “On August 28, 1971, he was captured along with Nuh Washington during a midnight shoot-out with San Francisco Police.”

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