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(Oct. 2003) Mumia made honorary citizen of Paris
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Posted on 07/21/2005 10:44:31 PM PDT by doug from upland

Mumia Made Honorary Citizen of Paris

On October 4, 2003, the city of Paris made an honorary citizen of celebrated US death row inmate and black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, falsely accused and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

It is the first time Paris has bestowed the honor since Pablo Picasso was made honorary citizen in 1971, Socialist Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe told an audience of 200 people, taking the occasion to attack the barbarity of the death penalty. In attacking the "barbarity called the death penalty," the mayor said "as long as there is a place on this planet where one can be killed in the name of the community, we haven't finished our work." Raising his fist in a sign of solidarity, Delanoe then shouted "Mumia is a Parisian!" as the crowd cheered and applauded.

Black activist Angela Davis, a former member of the Black Panthers and the Communist Party, hailed the "profound sense of humanity" of Abu-Jamal, attacking American unilateralism and racist attacks against immigrants.

The movement to free Mumia Abu-Jamal "takes on a new sense in face of American unilateralism, the aggression against the Iraqi people and the racist attacks against immigrants which can only further gnaw away at the vestiges of democracy in the United States," said Davis, a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther civil rights activist and journalist who has maintained his innocence, was sentenced to death 21 years ago for the murder of Daniel Faulkner. and scores of movements and organizations have sprung up around the world in his defense.

Abu-Jamal is regarded worldwide as the most well-known political prisoner on death row. Another person, Arnold Beverly, has come forward to claim responsibility for the death of Officer Daniel Faulkner. Both the federal and state appeals courts have to this day refused to hear this significant testimony that should have led to Abu-Jamal's freedom.

His case has provoked particularly vivid debate in France, which abolished the death penalty in 1981. French school children are required to study the case as part of their education.

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s message to the French on the occasion of his being awarded honorary citizenship of Paris.

My friends, comrades, brothers and sisters. I want to take this opportunity to thank our good friends in France, to the many good people who are deeply opposed to the modern barbarity of the death penalty, and for those who have retained the taste of liberty that sparked the great French revolution over two hundred years ago.

I have been forced to think about what it means to be a citizen, even an honorary one. I have often wondered what such a thing meant for I have seen precious little of what it means in my life and in the lives of many of my contemporaries. It must mean far more than the empty right to vote. Does it mean the so-called right to have Black jurors summarily removed from your jury? The right to have openly racist judges appointed to decide whether you shall live or die? The right to a trial that violates the laws of the land and indeed international law?

If that is so then I am an American citizen and it has become virtually meaningless. I am hoping that an honorary citizenship may mean something more. What more? I don’t have the experience to know. But I do have the knowledge to thank you and the French Republic for–since the time of Mitterand, 1981, taking the side of life. There are indeed over three thousand men, women, and juveniles, who if they could would surely thank you all for such a choice.

I am but one of them. So I thank you all. Merci, On a Move! LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA!


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For those who don't know the story about this piece of human debris and the murder of policeman Daniel Faulkner, go to DANIEL FAULKNER DOT COM
1 posted on 07/21/2005 10:44:33 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

I wonder whether Mumia feels the strain of pretending 24/7 that he didn't kill Officer Faulkner. Let's hope so. That'll be one more piece of unpleasantness in his worthless life.


2 posted on 07/21/2005 10:47:16 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: doug from upland

I know the story.
Those who honor garbage like this slimebag are no better than he is.


3 posted on 07/21/2005 10:47:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: doug from upland

4 posted on 07/21/2005 10:49:20 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: doug from upland; Mo1; Tribune7

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!


5 posted on 07/21/2005 10:49:21 PM PDT by hipaatwo (When you're in trouble you want all your friends around you...preferably armed!)
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To: snarks_when_bored

Free France! *spit*


6 posted on 07/21/2005 10:51:40 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: snarks_when_bored

YOU again, you caused global warming, it's all your fault!


7 posted on 07/21/2005 10:53:19 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: doug from upland

Next they'll make Hitler an honorary citizen seeing as how he liked Paris so very much.


8 posted on 07/21/2005 10:53:35 PM PDT by pbear8 (Prime Choice is back!!!!!!!)
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9 posted on 07/21/2005 10:54:22 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: doug from upland
FRY MUMIA!

10 posted on 07/21/2005 10:55:27 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Thanks to the Leftists, today's deviants will be tomorrow's oppressed minority.)
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To: hipaatwo
On October 4, 2003, the city of Paris made an honorary citizen of celebrated US death row inmate and black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, falsely accused and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner

This is 2 yr old news

11 posted on 07/21/2005 10:55:43 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Mo1

I saw that but this is the first time I heard of it. I just e-mailed it to my sons dad, he's a Philly police officer.


12 posted on 07/21/2005 10:57:18 PM PDT by hipaatwo (When you're in trouble you want all your friends around you...preferably armed!)
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To: doug from upland


13 posted on 07/21/2005 10:58:14 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: Indy Pendance
Don't forget .. France is where Ira Einhorn ran to, to hide from for the murder he committed
14 posted on 07/21/2005 10:59:49 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: doug from upland

When are they frying this cop-killing monster?


15 posted on 07/21/2005 11:00:31 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: doug from upland
MURDERED.


Officer Daniel Faulkner


16 posted on 07/21/2005 11:06:51 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: doug from upland
He was also honored by some colleges.

Antioch College honors gun murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal
http://www.tincher.to/antioch.htm

My questions are doesn't Ohio have any cop killers in prison? I'm sure if they do, these scum will also plead that they're innocent. Why did Antioch need to outsource for one?
17 posted on 07/21/2005 11:10:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Pray for us all.)
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To: ppaul
Mumia rallies are whiter than snow! And invariably composed of 99% white suburban kids who think anyone which such cool dreads CAN"T be evil...

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18 posted on 07/21/2005 11:13:48 PM PDT by Antioch (St. Jerome: "Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.")
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To: Antioch

which = with


19 posted on 07/21/2005 11:14:41 PM PDT by Antioch (St. Jerome: "Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.")
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To: Antioch

Stooges.
Useful idiots.


20 posted on 07/21/2005 11:52:59 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Willie Green; Mo1; ..
Oh France, loves Philly crminals. Ira Einhorn had to be basically pried from their hands with a crowbar.

Just to show, we have a sense of humor his first meal in prison was French toast.

21 posted on 07/22/2005 5:54:51 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Mo1
Don't forget .. France is where Ira Einhorn ran to, to hide from for the murder he committed

I was just thinking that..and they would not extradite him to the US because we have a death penalty, even though Einhorn kept the body of Holly Maddox in his apartment for a year after he killed her. But if you're an American hating hippie scum, then I guess that washes away even the sins of murder in the eyes of the French.

22 posted on 07/22/2005 6:16:09 AM PDT by ariamne (reformed liberal--Shieldmaiden of the Infidel)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It was scheduled for a couple years ago but stopped by a judge. I did a song about it. I'll search.


23 posted on 07/22/2005 8:03:23 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Here's the song from 1999 --- CLICK
24 posted on 07/22/2005 8:10:21 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Tribune7

"Oh France, loves Philly crminals. Ira Einhorn had to be basically pried from their hands with a crowbar."



So Arlen Specter is French, not Scottish?


25 posted on 02/17/2006 12:00:56 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
So Arlen Specter is French, not Scottish?

That's "Not Proven"!!

26 posted on 02/17/2006 3:10:18 PM PST by Tribune7
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