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  • More criticism of Obama pick for Justice post

    02/06/2014 8:30:51 AM PST · by b4its2late · 7 replies
    PhillyNews.com ^ | February 05, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
    President Obama's nomination to a top U.S. Justice Department post of a lawyer with links to the case of cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal was condemned Monday by Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and District Attorney Seth Williams, a Democrat. With the Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote Thursday on Debo Adegbile's nomination to head the Civil Rights Division, the two joined Adegbile's opponents. White House officials had no comment on Toomey's opposition or Adegbile's nomination. Toomey and Williams were to have appeared with police officials Monday at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia. Although snow canceled the...
  • Questions arise over Obama's pick for Justice post

    01/15/2014 6:14:51 AM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jan 15, 2014 | Shannon Bream
    Critics of President Obama's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division have described Debo Adegbile as “radical,” “dangerous” and “outside the mainstream.” Now he is facing heated criticism for his role in getting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence overturned during his time as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. However, both Adegbile's supporters and detractors believe he will successfully navigate the Senate votes necessary to be confirmed to head up the Civil Rights Division in the near future.
  • NAACP Lawyer: ‘Absolutely My Honor to Represent Mumia Abu Jamal’

    01/09/2014 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 9, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    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. Introducing Mumia's New Legal team.mov 13.47 minutes 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...
  • Obama Nominates Cop Killer Advocate to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

    01/08/2014 5:20:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In 1982, former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal never denied the killing during his trial. He, and his supporters, are still unapologetic for Faulkner's death. More on this from Matthew Vadum: “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...
  • Obama’s DOJ civil rights nominee represented cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    12/30/2013 7:16:56 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2013 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division led the group that represents convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Debo Adegbile, who awaits Senate confirmation to become assistant attorney general for civil rights in Eric Holder’s DOJ, would bring a radical record on racial issues to his new job, which is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes.
  • Cop hating NAACP skunks nominate killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as "un-sung hero"

    04/08/2013 8:24:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/8/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is very sad, but unfortunately not surprising, to see the depth to which the once proud and heroic National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has sunk. The NAACP which was established in 1909 as a direct counter to the Klu Klux Klan has steadily searched for a raison d’etre in view of its increasing irrelevance as a victim of its own success. The once respectable organization has gone from a reliable Republican voting group to one that is now home to radical anti-Americans longing for socialism. Politically the NAACP is as totally owned today as their...
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal: California Teachers' Pet

    04/20/2011 8:07:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 20, 2011 | IBD staff
    Justice: The widow of a slain police officer wants to know why the California Federation of Teachers has taken up the cause of the man convicted of murdering her husband in cold blood. Hey, they teach your children. Former Black Panthers member Mumia Abu-Jamal has been a poster child for the loony left ever since he murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood during a routine traffic stop on Dec. 19, 1981. Officer Faulkner, 12 days from his 26th birthday, spotted a car driving the wrong way down a one-way street with its lights off. He pulled over...
  • California Teachers "Reaffirm" Support for Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/09/2011 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2011 | Kyle Olsen
    I believe there is a difference between rank-and-file teachers and the leadership of radical teachers’ unions. The trouble is, the rank-and-file sits idly by as the radicals embarrass them, time and time again. Perhaps we’ve reached the point where the rank-and-file can rightfully be accused of being complicit of such behavior. Why aren’t teachers angrily denouncing a recent resolution passed by the California Federation of Teachers in which the union "reaffirms support for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal"? The American Federation of Teachers, led by Randi Weingarten, has to date issued no statement in opposition to this offensive resolution....
  • Danny Faulkner: A too-long silence

    12/10/2009 7:07:47 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies · 1,100+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 12/10/09 | GABRIEL L. NATHAN
    AT 3:51 IN THE morning on Dec. 9, 1981, the urgent call went out over the police radio. "All units, assist the officer . . . 1234 Locust Street." Approximately a minute later, officers from the 6th District found fellow officer Daniel Faulkner, all of 25 years old, face up on the pavement, blood streaming onto the ground from a hole in his back and in his head. "Notify them he's been shot in the face," another voice somberly reported over the police radio. Responding officers didn't just find Faulkner lying dead on the ground. They found Billy Cook, hands...
  • NAACP Supports Van Jones, Calls Beck a 'Right Wing Extremist'

    09/05/2009 7:22:47 PM PDT · by TheMadKing · 82 replies · 3,684+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 8/5/2009 | Johnny Simpson
    The NAACP issued a statement in full support of President Obama's embattled Green jobs czar, Van Jones. The NAACP further called Glenn Beck a "right wing extremist," called controversies over Van Jones' past "diversionary tactics," and questioned advertisers' sponsorship of Beck's show.
  • Abu-Jamal supporters meet, to seek White House help

    04/12/2009 10:43:22 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 706+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Sue Snyder
    Stung by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week denying a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal, supporters of the internationally known death-row inmate met yesterday at a church in West Philadelphia and said they planned to seek some type of presidential intervention on his behalf. The gathering of about 50 people, led by MOVE member Pam Africa, began signing a petition to present to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., asking for action in the 28-year-old case, in which Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. They also said they would ask Rep. Chaka Fattah to take...
  • Supreme Court says no new trial for Philadelphia cop-killer Abu-Jamal

    04/07/2009 7:25:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 538+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 6, | Dave Gibson
    The U.S. Supreme Court just denied the former Black Panther known as Mumia Abu-Jamal another trial, despite his lawyers’ unfounded cries of racism influencing his 1982 trial in which he was convicted of murdering 25 year-old Philadelphia Police officer Daniel Faulkner.. Last December marked the 27th anniversary of the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. While the voice of Officer Faulkner has been silent for more than a quarter of a century, his killer is very much alive and his voice is heard quite often. The former Black Panther who goes by the name Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook)...
  • (Mumia) Abu-Jamal loses latest appeal for new trial

    07/23/2008 8:06:51 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 129+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/23/2008 | Emilie Lounsberry
    A federal appeals court yesterday refused to reconsider the decision denying a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. In a two-page decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Abu-Jamal's request for a rehearing of his appeal in the controversial case, which has helped fuel an international debate about the death penalty. Abu-Jamal's lawyer, Robert R. Bryan of San Francisco, said he planned to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case. In March, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit left intact Abu-Jamal's conviction but said...
  • A pivotal hearing on case of Abu-Jamal

    05/13/2007 5:44:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 427+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 13, 2007 | Emilie Lounsberry
    On July 3, 1982, a Philadelphia jury took just four hours to sentence Mumia Abu-Jamal to death for murdering Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Nearly a quarter-century later, Abu-Jamal has remained alive through a series of appeals. His bid to escape the death penalty is now at a critical stage. The case will be argued this week in the region's federal appeals court, and if Abu-Jamal loses, Philadelphia's most controversial death-row inmate will be in imminent peril of lethal injection. "He realizes that death is just a few doors away," said his attorney, Robert R. Bryan, a San Francisco lawyer who...
  • Cop Killer's Caucus (Mumia Abu-Jamal)

    12/07/2006 1:57:50 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies · 733+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 7, 2006 | James Taranto
    The House yesterday passed a resolution "condemning the decision of St. Denis, France, to name a street in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted murder [sic] of Philadelphia Police Office Danny Faulkner." The vote was 368-31, with 8 members voting "present." Here's a list of what one might call the Cop-Killer's Caucus, the congressmen who voted against the resolution, all Democrats. [Snip] The most disturbing name on the "no" list is that of John Conyers. Granted, this is only a symbolic vote, but is it really a good idea to entrust the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee to a man...
  • Paris suburb names street for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    05/16/2006 12:51:02 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 46 replies · 1,381+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tue, May. 16, 2006 | Jennifer Lin
    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...
  • Appeals Court to Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

    12/08/2005 10:20:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,144+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/05 | Michael Rubinkam - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - A federal appeals court has agreed to hear an appeal from death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther convicted in the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia police officer. In the most significant ruling in the case in four years, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it would consider three of Abu-Jamal's claims. Abu-Jamal, 51, a one-time radio reporter, was convicted in 1982 of shooting Daniel Faulkner, 25, after the officer pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother in 1981. Abu-Jamal's attorney, Robert Bryan, did not immediately return a call for comment. Prosecutor Hugh Burns called the...
  • Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror

    06/13/2005 5:29:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,257+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 13, 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror By Jacob LaksinFrontPageMagazine.com | June 13, 2005Last Friday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Patriot Act had already been adjourned, but Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic blimpish congressman from New York and one of the leftmost members of the House Judiciary Committee, was too wound up to care: “We are not besmirching the honor of the United States, we are trying to uphold it,” bellowed the hefty Nadler. By this, Nadler meant to defend his attacks on the alleged abuses of the (in fact) privileged  prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Thanks to the efforts of the...
  • Meet the Newest Member of the Faculty -- The Weather Underground is on her resume. Prison, too.

    12/03/2004 6:10:32 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 1,023+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 3, 2004 | ROGER KIMBALL
    At Hamilton College... you can take... "Resistance Memoirs: Writing, Identity and Change."... Its teacher is Susan Rosenberg, formerly of the Weather Underground. ...Its self-described revolutionaries, mostly middle-class, dedicated themselves to supporting radical black causes and tearing apart American society in the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1970, they blew up a townhouse when a bomb detonated prematurely and killed a few of their troops. Kathy Boudin, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and other high-profile members of the group spent the next decade or so running from the police and, some of them, continuing to pursue careers in criminal violence.... So why...
  • Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream, schemes to "increase profits" by supporting a cop-killer.

    10/25/2004 9:48:59 PM PDT · by cowboy_code · 39 replies · 3,214+ views
    Ben and Jerry's Boycott Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream, schemes to "increase profits" by supporting a cop-killer. Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, co-authored a book titled "Ben & Jerry's Double-Dip : How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money, Too ". This book explains "How your commitment to worthy social causes will result in unprecedented customer and employee loyalty -- and increased profit". Ben Cohen believes that it's good for business to become involved in social causes. One of the social causes he has chosen to become involved in is the "Free Mumia Jamal"...
  • They're behind bars, but they're set to run for President (Mumia/Peltier)

    12/29/2003 10:38:04 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 270+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 29 December 2003 | Ed Fletcher
    The Buzz: They're behind bars, but they're set to run By Ed Fletcher -- Bee Capitol BureauPublished 2:15 a.m. PST Monday, December 29, 2003 Twenty-two Americans will appear on California primary election ballots March 2 in a bid to become president of the United States. Among them are 10 Democrats, one Republican, one American Independent, four Greens, three Libertarians, and two people in prison. The two convicted felons, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier, are running -- from their cells -- as Peace and Freedom Party candidates. There's a third Peace and Freedom candidate as well. Abu-Jamal has been on Pennsylvania's...
  • Ithaca HS Graduation Features Murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    06/25/2002 4:09:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 133 replies · 8,281+ views
    <p>ITHACA -- They sang, they danced, they played cello and the bongos in a true alternative graduation ceremony. But the multi-talented seniors at the Alternative Community School also celebrated their commitment to justice, equity and compassion at commencement Monday night.</p>