We read her book in college. It was passed along from person to person. Considering she escaped and kept her ideas it's no wonder they did not up the bounty sooner. Folks need to understand that there is a war here and abroad. It did not just go away with Civil Rights and Vietnam. It is a war of ideals and ideas, a war of rights. Assata represented a break from capitalism and her being alive and communicating with folks here, stateside, is definately viewed as a threat to the status quo. Placing a bounty on her head will have unintended effects, as well.