Skip to comments.Obama’s DOJ civil rights nominee represented cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal
Posted on 12/30/2013 7:16:56 AM PST by rktman
President Barack Obamas nominee to head the Department of Justices (DOJ) Civil Rights Division led the group that represents convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Debo Adegbile, who awaits Senate confirmation to become assistant attorney general for civil rights in Eric Holders DOJ, would bring a radical record on racial issues to his new job, which is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes.
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If the law enforcement folks in the electorate don’t care, then I guess I don’t either. I wonder how many of them voted to support this administration.
Obama will do a lot of damage in the next three years as he becomes more frustrated and angry.
I'm blaming Boehner, McConnel, Ryan, McCain etc for Obama's excesses....they're not providing the checks and balances that used to exist.
The courageous Vichy Republicans will issue a statement.
Strong letter to follow? Ohwwwww. Bet that’ll bring the dems around. LOL!
This is the reason they are appointing him
Recently he has strived to prevent voter discrimination, praising a federal court decision in May to uphold the constitutionality of fundamental parts of the Voting Rights Act. “Some have questioned whether the protection is still needed,” Adegbile said of the Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder case. “The recent efforts to suppress minority voters make it crystal clear that we still need this core voter protection.”
Impeach him now. It won't go anywhere but at least he will be more exposed to Americans and the civil war may start.
While there are a gazillion other reasons to rail against ODimwit’s nominee, this is not one of them. Speaking as a former prosecutor, this is what lawyers do. You represent everyone and everyone should be represented. As soon as lawyers start picking and choosing, you turn the entire judgment over to the lawyers ... a nightmare. Doctors treat everyone. Lawyers represent everyone. You don’t then you should have the job.
So 0bama is in the league as the White-hating black separatists. We knew that when we found out about his best buddy “reverend” wright.
The Mumia affair was something that the left took up as a cause in the intervening years between the Clinton impeachment and 911. Some were privately embarrassed by it. Once they had the Iraq War to protest, they largely forgot about him. It always bothered me, though. After reading the background on the case, I concluded that he did it and should have been executed a long time ago. I think that a lot of them would change their minds if they studied the case objectively. They might not change their minds about the death penalty, but they’d change their minds about Mumia, who is probably a sociopath cynically using these people.
That being said, in our system, people get legal representation. Some lawyer has to do the job.
Obama Nominates Cop Killer Advocate to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division
In 1982, former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal never denied the killing during his trial. He, and his supporters, are still unapologetic for Faulkners death. More on this from Matthew Vadum:
The question of Abu-Jamals guilt is not a close call, according to John Fund. Two hospital workers testified that Abu-Jamal confessed to them: I shot the motherf***er, and I hope the motherf***er dies. His brother, William, has never testified to his brothers innocence even though he was at the scene of the crime. Abu-Jamal himself chose not to testify in his own defense.
As Faulkner tried to arrest Abu-Jamals brother during a traffic stop, Abu-Jamal shot the policeman once in the back and then stood over him and shot him four more times at close range, once directly in the face. Multiple eyewitnesses were present during the crime.
One of those unapologetic supporters is former NAACP Legal Defense Official Debo P. Adegbile, who has worked tirelessly to free guilty murderer Abu-Jamal from prison. President Obama has nominated Adegbile to head the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division as an assistant attorney general to replace radical Tom Perez, who is now the Secretary of Labor. Adegbile is sure to continue carrying out the radical racial agenda of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder with the weight of the law behind him.
After the Supreme Court threw out the Beard v. Abu-Jamal case in 2010, a petition was circulated calling for President Obama and Attorney General Holder to investigate the long history of civil rights and constitutional violations in Abu-Jamals case. If Adegbile is confirmed, it is likely he will open up an investigation into the Abu-Jamal case, despite multiple court rulings over the past three decades upholding his murder conviction.
On the voting front, there are many concerns about how Adegbile will enforce or change the law. In June 2013, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional, allowing states to change their voting laws without prior approval from the Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder has essentially ignored the ruling.Through his extensive work at the NAACP and in arguments before the Supreme Court, Adegbile has made it clear he does not believe civil rights apply to whites.
Not surprisingly, the mainstream media seems to be less interested in Adegbiles radical ties and more interested in his role on Sesame Street as a child actor.
USA Today: Obama taps ex-Sesame Street actor for Justice post
Not every child actor grows up to be a high-ranking Justice Department official, but Debo P. Adegbile has a chance to do just that.
Adegbile, who appeared on Sesame Street during the 1970s, has been nominated to be the new assistant attorney general for civil rights; President Obama submitted the nomination to the Senate on Monday.
If confirmed, Adegbile would replace Tom Perez, the new secretary of labor.
The Los Angeles Times reported on Adegbiles previous career:
When he was 4 or 5, a friend noticed an ad seeking children to audition for Sesame Street. Adegbile landed the job and played the part of Debo, a child of the Sesame Street neighborhood, until high school.
Adegbile will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday at 10 am et. You can watch live here.
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