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Mayor in middle of Abu-Jamal dispute
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Feb. 16, 2005 | Angela Couloumbis

Posted on 02/16/2005 7:41:23 AM PST by tiggs

The mayor called the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Office Daniel Faulkner Monday to apologize for any pain caused by a meeting city officials held with two French politicians last Friday. That meeting ended with an impromptu rally inside City Hall by a group of demonstrators protesting on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man convicted of killing Faulkner.

During the private phone conversation Monday, Street told Maureen Faulkner that he believed Abu-Jamal murdered her husband, and that Abu-Jamal is in prison "and that is where he belongs," Faulkner said in an interview yesterday.

But that brought a swift - and angry - reaction yesterday from the woman leading the movement to free Abu-Jamal.

Pam Africa, who heads the International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal, said that Street "better be prepared to back up that statement," and that it contradicts comments he had made to her in the past about Abu-Jamal.

Africa said that when Street was president of City Council, he met with her and told her that he believed Abu-Jamal had not received a fair trial. Also present at that meeting, Africa said, were A. Bruce Crawley, then a close confidante of Street's, and Minister Rodney Muhammad of the Nation of Islam.

"Stand up and be a man," Africa said angrily of Street, whom she said she would hound about the matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bombsaway; copkiller; demorats; maniacsonthemarch; mumia; mumiaabujamal; philadelphia; pushthemoutofawindow
Philadelpha Mayor John Street is an absolute disgrace.
1 posted on 02/16/2005 7:41:26 AM PST by tiggs
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To: tiggs; Owl_Eagle
Where is Mayor Goode when you need him?

He blew up these mothereffers, he didn't fete them.

(Exasperated sigh.)

2 posted on 02/16/2005 7:43:50 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("There is some sugar...It's harder in the case of fires. The tariffs are too high!")
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To: tiggs

Pam Africa
3 posted on 02/16/2005 7:44:30 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: finnman69

4 posted on 02/16/2005 7:45:52 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: fatima; Doctor Raoul; happygrl
Disappointing, but not surprising.

Street is a crook, plain and simple.

5 posted on 02/16/2005 7:47:42 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("There is some sugar...It's harder in the case of fires. The tariffs are too high!")
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To: Mo1; dirtboy

FYI


6 posted on 02/16/2005 7:48:25 AM PST by hipaatwo
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To: finnman69

8 posted on 02/16/2005 7:50:48 AM PST by Drango (tag line under repair)
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To: finnman69

"I'll make trouble for money. Somebody throw some cash at me".

9 posted on 02/16/2005 7:50:52 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Baynative; AppyPappy; hipaatwo
She almost makes Angela Davis look normal, as hard as that is to believe.
10 posted on 02/16/2005 7:54:06 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("There is some sugar...It's harder in the case of fires. The tariffs are too high!")
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Good old Angela. Another blow for freedom.


11 posted on 02/16/2005 7:56:47 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: tiggs

Just another DIM run city that is well steeped in drugs, crime, corruption, etc. Small wonder people have fled there in droves and it's now part of the RUST BOWL.


12 posted on 02/16/2005 8:03:32 AM PST by HMFIC (Fourth Generation American INFIDEL and PROUD OF IT!)
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To: tiggs

Pam better be careful, ol Johnny Street-fighter might throw her down a stairwell with her cameraman!


13 posted on 02/16/2005 8:09:44 AM PST by Al Gator
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
She almost makes Angela Davis look normal, as hard as that is to believe.

Last I heard, Angela Davis was seen sitting on a beach in Cuba, enjoying the standard of living of that socialist paradise! /sarcasm off

14 posted on 02/16/2005 8:16:21 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus Reagan
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To: HMFIC
Just another DIM run city that is well steeped in drugs, crime, corruption, etc. Small wonder people have fled there in droves and it's now part of the RUST BOWL.

Not to mention a haven for vote fraud. Did you know that some voting districts in downtown Philly had over 100% voter turnout in the 2000 election? Chicago ain't got nuthin' on us!

15 posted on 02/16/2005 8:18:20 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus Reagan
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To: hipaatwo
During the private phone conversation Monday, Street told Maureen Faulkner that he believed Abu-Jamal murdered her husband, and that Abu-Jamal is in prison "and that is where he belongs," Faulkner said in an interview yesterday.

Street should say this to the public

Until then .. he is talking out of both sides of his mouth

16 posted on 02/16/2005 8:57:17 AM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus Reagan; HMFIC; Al Gator; AppyPappy
Why can't we send all of these blights on society to Cuba?

Now, that would be what I call "paradise."

17 posted on 02/16/2005 9:25:05 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("There is some sugar...It's harder in the case of fires. The tariffs are too high!")
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To: Mo1

The only thing I have to say is that he is a real POS.


18 posted on 02/16/2005 9:32:03 AM PST by hipaatwo
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To: tiggs; Tribune7; Temple Owl
City officials said that on the advice of the Philadelphia police Civil Affairs Unit, they allowed the protesters into the Mayor's Reception Room, where the French politicians made their case for Abu-Jamal. The politicians were given replicas of the Liberty Bell as gifts - a standard practice, [Street spokesman Dan] Fee said, for foreign dignitaries.

Heaven forbid that the Philly Cops, one of whom this cretin murdered, uphold The Law and run them off.
Disgraceful!

19 posted on 02/16/2005 12:01:06 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Willie Green; Mo1; ..

ping


20 posted on 02/16/2005 3:09:11 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: tiggs
"Stand up and be a man," Africa said angrily of Street

I've never heard one woman tell another woman to "be a man."

21 posted on 02/16/2005 3:16:40 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: xm177e2
Ooops, I misread it, Street is obviously a man.

But really, how many trials do these commies want for Mumia? They love him because he's a cop-killer. If he really was innocent, they wouldn't be fighting for him.

22 posted on 02/16/2005 3:17:42 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: brityank

The Philadelphia Police Department is not what it used to be under Frank Rizzo.


23 posted on 02/16/2005 4:58:44 PM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: finnman69

I remember her,they shot at the firemen.This was before the day of the big fire.They shot at the fireman who were unarmed.They shot at my husband.


24 posted on 02/16/2005 7:59:58 PM PST by fatima
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To: Temple Owl
Screw Christo Katzamov and his asinine "gates."

Mayor Rizzo was a true "genius", in every sense of the word.

My top five all-time favorite Democrats.

1. Benjamin Butler

2. Frank Rizzo

3. Roy Innis

4. Harry S. Truman

5. Grover Cleveland

25 posted on 02/17/2005 10:00:59 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("There is some sugar...It's harder in the case of fires. The tariffs are too high!")
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