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NAACP Lawyer: ĎAbsolutely My Honor to Represent Mumia Abu Jamalí
PJ Media ^ | January 9, 2014 | J. Christian Adams

Posted on 01/09/2014 3:44:09 PM PST by jazusamo

Katie Pavlich over at Town Hall scores this video find . It shows NAACP Legal Defense Fund lawyer Christina Swarms addressing a venomous rally for cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal in Philadelphia. In the video, she says how proud the NAACP is to represent Mumia Abu Jamal.

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Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal killed police officer Danny Faulkner before becoming a celebrity among leftists. I appeared on The Kelly File last night along with Danny Faulker’s widow to talk about Debo Adegbile’s advocacy on behalf of the murderer.

President Obama nominated Adegbile to head up the Justice Department Civil Rights Division. His nomination is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In the video, the NAACP lawyers make it clear the NAACP is in the game because of race. That is important because yesterday before the United States Senate, Debo Adegbile testified under oath that the NAACP’s decision to represent the convicted cop killer had nothing to do with race. Katie Pavlich’s money quote:

“It is absolutely my honor to represent Mumia Abu-Jamal. It is my pleasure, it is my honor to have that opportunity and there is no question in my mind, there is no question in the mind of anyone at the Legal Defense Fund that the justice system has completely and utterly failed Mumia Abu-Jamal and in our view, that has everything to do with race and that is why the legal defense fund is in this case,” attorney Christina Swarms said during the event. “We are acutely aware that the injustices of the criminal justice system are inextricably bound up in race.”

Yesterday during testimony on Capitol Hill, Adegbile denied the NAACP Legal Defense Fund involvement in the Abu-Jamal case had anything to do with race, but instead argued his organization got involved on a strictly legal basis.

Swarms basks in the pro-Mumia applause from the radical activists. ”This is something I have to take in,” she swoons.

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“We stand on the shoulder of giants, and the giants in this case are in this room.” She thanks the pro-Mumia activists: “I want to extend my thanks from my legal team and the [NAACP] Legal Defense Fund.”

Fifty years ago, the NAACP was about treating every human being with individual dignity and breaking down racial segregation. Today, the NAACP is proud to represent cop killers.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abujamal; adegbile; civilrightsdivision; copkiller; doj; mumia; mumiaabujamal; naacp; obama

1 posted on 01/09/2014 3:44:09 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Debo Adegbile might be added to the "List."

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2 posted on 01/09/2014 3:47:52 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: jazusamo

I guess we can take this as an endorsement by the NAALCP of cop killing.

Not that anyone should be surprised by that, mind you.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 3:53:27 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: M Kehoe

Snopes will debunk this in 3...2...1...


4 posted on 01/09/2014 3:54:31 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: jazusamo

Of course leftists love cop killers, nothing makes them happier(Other than killing innocent babies) than killing cops


5 posted on 01/09/2014 3:56:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Arm_Bears

There’s no doubt the NAACP supported this cop killer as did Debo Adegbile as the cop killers lawyer.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 4:03:43 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Putting aside the moral issues for a minute, there’s one other issue: Debo Adegbile worked to get Mumia out of prison, but where is Mumia now? In addition to having no moral compass, Adegbile is a failure.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 4:04:39 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You’re correct and facts prove it.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 4:04:58 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Our man in washington

Well said and true.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 4:05:41 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I’m going to throw up. Seriously.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 4:10:29 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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11 posted on 01/09/2014 4:20:21 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
Debo


12 posted on 01/09/2014 4:25:03 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obama is very angry and will get to the bottom of it.)
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To: jazusamo

The NAACP and ACLU and other CPUSA-related organizations have always created “big issues” about certain trials of “race man” offenders, in order to propagate Communist memes and whip up racist sentiment and emotionalism in the black community. It’s their grift, it’s what they do.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 4:25:56 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Of course leftists love cop killers, nothing makes them happier(Other than killing innocent babies) than killing cops

Sorry, Sarah, you're wrong by quite a wide mark.

What they love most, and so far haven't been able to realize, is killing millions and millions of Norman Rockwell Americans, millions and millions and millions of Ward Cleavers and Archie Bunkers and Ozzie Nelsons, in order to evacuate their swollen, hate-stoked spleens and bellies.

They're scum waiting to be invited to a murder-orgy.

14 posted on 01/09/2014 4:28:18 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: jazusamo

NAACP is a racist organization.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 5:35:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

BUMP to that!


16 posted on 01/09/2014 5:41:52 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Unrepentant Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights

Posted By Pamela Geller on Jan 7, 2014 in Articles, Big Government, Corruption, Islam, News, Politics,

President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top civil rights enforcer is a race-obsessed lawyer who tried to permanently free unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Once again, Obama appoints the most vicious radical to a key leadership position. At Justice, no less. An anti-American, enemy of freedom demagogue. Obama’s hatred for this country sends shivers up my spine.

Radical racist Debo Adegbile has worked hard to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal gunned down policeman Daniel Faulkner in Philly in cold blood. As Faulkner tried to arrest Abu-Jamal’s 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.

Welcome to Obama’s Department of Justice. The inmates are running the asylum.

I predicted it all: The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America.

“Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Lawyer to Obama’s Justice Department,” Matthew Vadum, Front Page Magazine, January 7 , 2014 (thanks to Mark)

President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top civil rights enforcer is a race-obsessed lawyer who tried to permanently free unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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This radical so-called civil rights lawyer, Debo Adegbile, was until fairly recently head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Like Attorney General Eric Holder, Adegbile is a staunch affirmative action supporter and doesn’t appear to believe that white Americans are entitled to civil rights protection. Currently he serves as senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.).

It’s yet another nomination to high federal office in which Obama isn’t even trying to conceal his anti-American radicalism. “Obama’s nominee process involves finding the worst person on earth for that job or any job,” as Daniel Greenfield observes. “It’s a process that never fails.”

Interestingly, Adegbile has a personal story that’s similar to Obama’s. The DoJ nominee was raised by a single mother in the absence of her son’s Nigerian father, reports the Washington Post.

Under Adegbile’s leadership, NAACP LDF acted in several legal proceedings for the black leftist folk hero who has parlayed his 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner into a career behind bars. Born Wesley Cook, the former Black Panther often referred to affectionately in radical circles as simply “Mumia,” enjoys celebrity status on the Left and is a frequent guest speaker at college commencement ceremonies.

“The question of Abu-Jamal’s 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 brother’s 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-Jamal’s 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.

Adegbile’s “nomination is an in-the-face appointment,” according to J. Christian Adams, a Justice Department whistle-blower who chronicled the vicious racial politics of the DoJ’s Civil Rights Division in his bestselling book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department.

“Any thought that Obama would moderate as a lame duck with collapsing poll numbers vanishes with the Adegbile nomination.”

While Adegbile was at the helm of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the organization became increasingly radical, opposing criminal-background checks by employers and pushing extreme racial-hiring quotas.

“They took positions far outside of the mainstream of the law, far outside existing jurisprudence as it relates to race, and really advanced a fringe agenda,” said Adams. “If he attempts to do the same at the Justice Department, it will be a catastrophe.”

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is an important component of the left-wing legal firmament. President Obama calls NAACP LDF “simply the best civil rights law firm in American history.”

The nonprofit litigation shop is supported financially by the usual suspects in the world of radical left-wing philanthropy. Anti-American billionaire and convicted inside trader George Soros has given to the organization through his Open Society Institute ($950,000 since 2004) and his Foundation to Promote Open Society ($833,000 since 2009).

Other major radical funders include Ford Foundation ($16,895,000 since 2000), New York Community Trust ($2,992,790 since 2004), John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ($1,250,000 since 2003), Tides Foundation ($521,083 since 2002), and Carnegie Corp. of New York ($385,000 since 2000).

At the Justice Department, Adegbile would replace the notorious Thomas Perez, a radical who was barely confirmed by the Senate as labor secretary on an unusual strict party line vote of 54 to 46 last July.

As the nation’s top civil rights enforcer at the Department of Justice, Perez refused to prosecute hate crimes committed against white Americans. He was reportedly instrumental in the Justice Department’s dismissal of a case involving two members of the New Black Panther Party who intimidated white voters in Philadelphia on Election Day 2008.

Perez played a major role in enacting the Church Arson Prevention Act, which was based on the false premise that black churches were being targeted with disproportionate frequency by arsonists. He targeted Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, for legal harassment because he doesn’t like Arpaio’s tough-on-crime approach, especially with respect to illegal aliens.

Perez favors the use of affirmative action in hiring at higher education and healthcare facilities. He likens bankers to Ku Klux Klan members. Bankers discriminate “with a smile” and “fine print,” but they are “every bit as destructive as the cross burned in the neighborhood,” Perez said.

Adegbile is more measured and circumspect than Perez when speaking publicly, so outrageous, inflammatory quotations from the nominee are harder to find. But the would-be civil rights division chief appears to be just as radical as Perez.

More than likely Adegbile is an adherent of critical race theory, the multiculturalist Left’s race-obsessed spinoff of critical legal theory. Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has described critical race theorists as the “lunatic core” of “radical legal egalitarianism.” They believe that the white-dominated American system is hopelessly racist. To remedy this imbalance, non-whites should be given preferential treatment, they say.

Adegbile lost a case before the Supreme Court last year (Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder) in which he argued that large swaths of America are racist hellholes that maliciously prevent minorities from voting.

In a rare victory for both the Constitution and common sense, the high court finally recognized that the anti-discrimination provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which gave the federal government a veto over changes in state election laws, may have been needed when the law was enacted in 1965, but no longer.

The Voting Rights Act is what unscrupulous Attorney General Holder used to block states from implementing voter ID laws aimed at combating election fraud. The Left relies on fraud to win closely contested elections.

Adegbile has said that “the Voting Rights Act is Alabama’s gift to this country.” He also said that Martin Luther King Jr. would not want the United States to “blow up the bridge” of affirmative action.

As acting director-counsel of LDF, Adegbile successfully argued against plaintiff Abigail Noel Fisher, a white woman who asserted that University of Texas Law School’s affirmative action admissions policy blocked her from securing admission to the school.

Adegbile served as the LDF’s director of litigation before the firm’s president, John Payton, died in March 2012. When LDF took the Abu-Jamal case, Payton threw out a series of red herrings in order to distract from the overwhelming evidence of the defendant’s guilt.

“Mumia Abu-Jamal’s conviction and death sentence are relics of a time and place that was notorious for police abuse and racial discrimination,” said Payton. ”Unless and until courts acknowledge and correct these historic injustices, death sentences like Mr. Abu-Jamal’s will invite continued skepticism of the criminal justice system by the African-American community.”

It’s nihilistic hogwash. The argument is more or less that obviously guilty defendants like Abu-Jamal should go free if there is police abuse or racial discrimination in their communities. That would be a racial variety of this pie-in-the-sky thing called social justice.

Although not too many Americans outside of the true believers of the professional Left and radical activist circles actually think Mumia Abu-Jamal is innocent, there is no reason to believe that Adegbile dissents from the views of his former boss.

He’s an ideologue who believes that the legal system should be used to dispense favors to non-whites. White Americans, he feels, should be treated as second-class citizens in order to make up for America’s past racial injustices, real or perceived.

Of necessity, he despises the Constitution.

This makes Adegbile an ideal Obama nominee.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 5:43:26 PM PST by Dqban22 (IVINIC)
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To: Dqban22

That’s a great piece by Pamela Geller.

Adegbile is a disaster but that’s exactly why 0bama/Holder wants him.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 6:04:25 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

...and his lawyer

19 posted on 01/09/2014 8:39:54 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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