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Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's Lawyer To Top DOJ Post
Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2014 | IBD EDITOTIAL

Posted on 01/09/2014 5:30:10 PM PST by raptor22

Justice: The nominee to head the Department of Justice's civil rights division is a radical lawyer who fought to free from prison a cold-blooded killer of a Philadelphia cop.

On Dec. 9, 1981, Officer Danny Faulkner, 12 days from his 26th birthday, observed a car going the wrong way down a one-way street without its lights on.

He pulled over the vehicle, and the driver, one William Cook, got out of the car and began wrestling with Faulkner.

Moments later, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Cook's brother (aka Wesley Cook), showed up at the scene with a .38-caliber handgun and opened fire, hitting Faulkner, eyewitnesses said, in the back.

Faulkner returned fire, wounding his assailant, who got off several more shots, including the one that hit Faulkner in the face at point-blank range, killing him.

Police found Faulkner fatally wounded and Abu-Jamal with a bullet wound in his chest and his .38-caliber handgun and five spent shell casings. Four eyewitnesses testified at his trial. A jury sentenced him to death.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld his conviction in 1995, and in 1998 it refused to grant his request for a new trial. In 1999 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review Abu-Jamal's appeal.

In December 2001, a federal judge overturned his death sentence but upheld his conviction. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a second appeal in 2010.

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KEYWORDS: adegbile; blackpanthers; civilrightsdivision; copkiller; danielfaulkner; doj; goj; mumiaabujamal

1 posted on 01/09/2014 5:30:10 PM PST by raptor22
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

COP KILLER MUMIA Abu-Jamal PING


2 posted on 01/09/2014 5:31:40 PM PST by raptor22 (Petty and vindictive do not be)
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To: raptor22

Can we just call this P.O.S. loser by his real name?

Wesley


3 posted on 01/09/2014 5:32:03 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

Is this a done deal ?


4 posted on 01/09/2014 5:35:09 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Mr. K

I don’t think we can call him by his given name. It would be dissing black Muslims to not use his adopted Muslim sounding name.

Why Obama would appoint the lawyer for this killer to a top position is beyond me.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 5:35:12 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/former-black-panther-cop-killer-mumia-abu-jamals-attorney-head-obamas-justice-departments-civil-rights/#kLcswsqxlVmsStrX.99


6 posted on 01/09/2014 5:38:13 PM PST by Dqban22 (IVINIC)
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To: raptor22

FRY MUMIA


7 posted on 01/09/2014 5:38:34 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: raptor22
and America takes another one in the........

9 posted on 01/09/2014 5:38:59 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: raptor22

Why won’t someone slip a shiv into this POS Mumia and be done with it.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 5:39:13 PM PST by skeeter
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To: raptor22

Another day. Another opportunity to defecate on America.

11 posted on 01/09/2014 5:40:27 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: raptor22

If I were a liberal Democrat in 2014, I’d be laughing and crapping on everyone too.....


12 posted on 01/09/2014 5:42:41 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: raptor22

I’m desensitized. I started reading this and was not surprised in the least. I expect this from the current administration and their appointees. I just said to myself, “Of course....”.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 5:49:33 PM PST by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: martian622

Mumia was unavailable for the job.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 5:50:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: raptor22
Mister Obama and his radical Dems appear to have just pottied (in full spite) on the good and brave service of our LEOs.

(BTW. Does Mrs. Clinton have a comment on this? Perhaps someone within the media might care to ask.)

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16 posted on 01/09/2014 5:53:00 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek

I chuckle because it’s sadly true.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 5:55:29 PM PST by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: raptor22

You’re a blog pimp.

Pure and simple.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 6:00:56 PM PST by TomServo
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To: raptor22; All

It is Black Ku Klux Klan Racist to have the lawyer of Mumia run the civil rights division.

Time to stop being wussies and stand up to this Black Ku Klux Klan Racism. I will not be lynched by the Black KKK


19 posted on 01/09/2014 6:01:38 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: raptor22

How could any attorney with self-respect defend a cop killer?

And how can we have an attorney who had defended the guilty in a position of power in our government?


21 posted on 01/09/2014 6:09:59 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: raptor22

That piece of filth needs a short dance at the end of a long rope.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 6:10:41 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: raptor22

This is a finger in the eye by the black racists running the White House.

This attorney will use this position to attack non-blacks.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 6:14:43 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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To: Oliviaforever

David Yeagley at BadEagle.com has written on the extremely bad idea of minorities ever “ruling” the majority (if the minority is Black, of course); it’s frightening. This is the most distressing story I’ve read in weeks. We are doomed; it’s payback for Whitey time, BIG TIME.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 6:19:50 PM PST by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
maybe hes dating the guy?

mumia ..in fact .looks like his type.... come to think of it

LOVE the combover


25 posted on 01/09/2014 6:19:58 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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26 posted on 01/09/2014 6:23:31 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Oliviaforever
And how can we have an attorney who had defended the guilty in a position of power in our government?

That would be virtually every attorney in the country.
27 posted on 01/09/2014 6:23:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: raptor22
This is what lawyers are paid to do.

Do any of you know that John Adams represented the British soldiers that were involved in the Boston Massacre? Did you know that he won acquittal for them?

Should all reference to him as one of the founding fathers be stricken?

This obama appointee may be a POS, but hitting him for defending a client is the wrong way do go about defeating his nomination.

28 posted on 01/09/2014 6:24:08 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Why Obama would appoint the lawyer for this killer to a top position is beyond me.”

Is it really? You really don’t know by now?


29 posted on 01/09/2014 6:45:09 PM PST by slouper
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To: metalurgist

He did not defend him at trial. He gained fame by trying to overturn the conviction after several appeals.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 6:58:44 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: raptor22
Just wait till 2017 when O'bama lets this turd out of prison to relieve his suffering.

Ed

31 posted on 01/09/2014 7:01:03 PM PST by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: cripplecreek

Mumia will be appointed head of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 8:01:27 PM PST by Argus
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To: raptor22

This lawyer never wanted to free Mummia, too big of a pimp cause to milk.

People are stupid.

Of course the message is clear from Obama: whatever is wrong, Bush and white people’s fault.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 7:53:20 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: raptor22

It seems that the Obama Administration’s Holder DOJ does not look like America.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 11:30:13 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
There's a better article about this at post #6.

I heard Glenn Beck talking about this yesterday, and it really is horrifying.

35 posted on 01/10/2014 11:34:30 AM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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