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To: Paul46360
No Dingy Harry. It was based upon this turd of a nominee proud advocacy and lying defense of these actions of this sad excuse of a 'man'......

“In December of 1981, twenty-five year old Officer Daniel Faulkner was conducting a routine traffic stop when Wesley Cook—also known as, Mumia Abu-Jamal—shot him in the back. He then stood over Officer Faulkner and shot him several more times in the chest. As Officer Faulkner lay dying in the street, defenseless, Abu-Jamal shot him in the face, killing him. At the hospital, Abu-Jamal bragged that he had shot Officer Faulkner and expressed his hope that he would die.

“At trial, he was remorseless. He turned the trial into political theater, interrupting the proceedings, insulting the judge, and even smirking at Officer Faulkner’s widow when his blood-stained shirt was held up in court as evidence.

“Four eyewitnesses saw Abu-Jamal gun down Officer Faulkner. Three more witnesses at the hospital heard him confess to the crime. Ballistics evidence proved that Officer Faulkner had been shot with a handgun that was registered to Abu-Jamal, which was found at the scene of the murder, along with shell casings.

“Based on overwhelming evidence, Abu-Jamal was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. What followed was a thirty year effort by the far-left to glorify Abu-Jamal and to exonerate him. This effort was taken up by law professors, left-wing activists, and in 2009, by the organization which the nominee before us led for several years, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

“When the LDF became Abu Jamal’s co-counsel in 2011, its press release called him a ‘symbol’ of ‘racial injustice.’ It said ‘Abu-Jamal’s conviction and death sentence are relics of a time and place that was notorious for police abuse and racial discrimination.’ An LDF lawyer attended rallies for Abu-Jamal. She said it was ‘absolutely’ an ‘honor’ to represent him; and that doing so was her ‘pleasure.’ And she said, ‘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.’

“This demagoguery of the murder of a defenseless police officer has shocked and offended law enforcement officers from across the country.

“The current District Attorney of Philadelphia, Seth Williams, wrote the Judiciary Committee last month to oppose the nominee’s confirmation. He wrote: ‘Apart from being patently false, moreover, these claims are personally insulting to me. As an African-American, I know all too well the grievous consequences of racial discrimination and prejudice. I also know that Abu-Jamal was convicted and sentenced because of the evidence, not because of his race. And I have continued to fight for the jury’s verdict because it was the just result.’

10 posted on 03/05/2014 12:02:55 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“the justice system has completely and utterly failed Mumia Abu-Jamal”

She was absolutely right. He should have been executed 30 years ago...


19 posted on 03/05/2014 1:17:51 PM PST by Old Forester
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