“At this point I think it is important to make one thing very clear: I have advocated and I still advocate revolutionary changes in the structure and in the principles that govern the United States. I advocate self-determination for my people and for all oppressed people inside the United States. I advocate an end to capitalist exploitation, the abolition of racist policies, the eradication of sexism and the elimination of political oppression. If that is a crime, then I am totally guilty.”
In her own words, Assata Shakur.
The letter in full [PDF]: An Open Letter form Assata Shakur