Skip to comments.Paris suburb names street for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal
Posted on 05/16/2006 12:51:02 PM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy
Paris suburb names street for cop-killer Abu-Jamal
By Jennifer Lin Inquirer Staff Writer
As Philadelphians cope with another police slaying, news comes that a suburb of Paris has named a street for Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of the 1981 murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
Hundreds of supporters of Abu-Jamal attended a ceremony on April 29 to dedicate the Rue Mumia-Abu Jamal in the city of St.-Denis.
"In France, they see him as a towering figure," said Suzanne Ross, cochair of the Free Mumia Coalition of New York City, who was part of the ceremony.
Ross said the street is in the town's Human Rights district, which includes Nelson Mandela Stadium.
Richard Costello, past president of the Philadelphia lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, said the street dedication was "deplorable" but "consistent with the offensive position the French have taken in this matter. They've made him into some type of hero."
Abu-Jamal, 53, was sentenced to death in 1982 for the shooting of Faulkner, who was 25. A memorial plaque honoring Faulkner has been installed at 13th and Locust Streets, where he was shot.
Abu-Jamal, a former Philadelphia journalist, Black Panther member, and critic of police brutality, has maintained his innocence.
Last year, a federal appeals court agreed to consider Abu-Jamal's appeal of his conviction. The court said it would consider Abu-Jamal's allegation of racial bias in jury selection, as well as claims that the prosecutor gave an improper summation and that a judge in a previous appeal was biased.
The street naming in St.-Denis was part of a three-day event sponsored by the French city, Ross said....
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So long France, it was nice ridiculing you when you were just simple cowards.
This street should become urine central.
Fine, we can name some streets in our towns after French Military defeats. Oh wait, there aren't enough streets.
Riots this summer may take care of the street.
Previous name: "Rue de Merde"
How about we name some streets after the Kaiser ??
Don't forget they were going to name a stadium for the Crips guy recently.
Hopefully, the first time Mumu rides down this street, he'll be in a hearse.
It's right off of Hitler Blvd., just before you reach Vichy Square.
There is a sacred cow graphics that shows highways in France named the following:
I need to find it.
I wonder what colleges have invited this guy to speak at their commencements? I know he's done it before. Pathetic.
That was Austria.
Here I sit with my buns a'clenchin, giving birth to another Frenchman.
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Maybe we should have let Hitler keep France after all. No amount of French perfume can cover up their foul stench.
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