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  • Teacher suspended after her 3rd-graders send 'get well' wishes to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/11/2015 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 10, 2015 | Fox News
    ORANGE, N.J. – A teacher in New Jersey who assigned her third-grade class to write "get well" letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer was suspended Friday, the school superintendent said. Orange School Superintendent Ronald Lee said in a statement that school administrators "vehemently deny" any knowledge of Marilyn Zuniga's assignment. Preliminary inquiries found that Zuniga did not seek approval from administrators nor were parents notified, Lee said. The letters were delivered to Mumia Abu-Jamal in prison following his hospitalization last month for what his family said was treatment for complications from diabetes. The former...
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized In “Diabetic Shock”

    03/31/2015 10:12:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 87 replies
    News One ^ | 3/31/15
    Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Abu-Jamal, 60, was taken from the Pennsylvania state Correctional Institution in Mahanoy to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville Monday after passing out, his wife Wadiya Jamal said outside the hospital. She says prison officials told her he is in diabetic shock. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: His blood sugar level was very high – 779 – when he arrived at the hospital and remains at more than 300, she said....
  • Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications

    03/31/2015 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2015 5:21 PM EDT | Michael Rubinkam
    Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing him with substandard medical care. […] Abu-Jamal, 60, is a former Black Panther serving life in prison for the 1981 murder of white Philadelphia Officer Daniel Faulkner. His conviction was upheld through years of appeals, but he has gained international support for his claim that he’s the victim of a racist justice system. A federal appeals court threw out his death sentence in 2008, citing...
  • BREAKING: Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

    03/05/2014 12:42:21 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Senate has voted 52 to 47 to block the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. All Republicans and Democrats Coons, Heitkamp, Manchin, Pryor, Donnelly, Casey and Walsh voted against the nomination. Adegbile came under heavy fire for his voluntary advocacy of convicted and unrepentant cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Major law enforcement orgazations, inlcuding the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations, were opposed to the nomination. Philadelphia Democratic Prosecutor Seth Williams was also...
  • Widow of Murdered Cop Wants to Testify at Confirmation Hearing for Controversial Obama Nominee

    01/31/2014 11:45:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014
    The widow of a Philadelphia police officer gunned down by a man whose lawyer has been picked by President Obama for a top civil rights post says she wants to testify at his confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that he backed Maureen Faulkner’s request to speak at Debo Adegbile’s nomination hearing. “She has requested that she be given the opportunity to be heard before the committee,” Grassley said. “I think it’s a reasonable request and I support it.” Adegbile has been described by critics as “radical,” “dangerous” and “outside the mainstream.” Obama nominated...
  • Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's Lawyer To Top DOJ Post

    01/09/2014 5:30:10 PM PST · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2014 | IBD EDITOTIAL
    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...
  • Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy

    01/09/2014 10:07:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    January 09, 2014, 12:45 pm Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy By Mario Trujillo Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Abegbile. Abedbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial. Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the...
  • Cop-Killer Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights

    01/08/2014 7:00:44 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 57 replies
    FREEDOM OUT POST ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    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 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...
  • California Teachers "Reaffirm" Support for Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/09/2011 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | 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....
  • [Mumia] Abu-Jamal case back before Philadelphia court (nearly 30 years after he killed a cop)

    11/09/2010 5:19:23 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 11/09/2010 | Maryclaire Dale
    Police widows and supporters of death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal listened Tuesday as federal appeals judges debated whether the former Black Panther deserves a new sentencing hearing in a police officer's death. The appeals court had granted the new sentencing hearing on the grounds that the jury at Abu-Jamal's 1982 trial was not given proper death-penalty instructions. But the U.S. Supreme Court this year, in rejecting a similar Ohio case, ordered the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges to rethink its decision. Under Pennsylvania law, Abu-Jamal should have received a life sentence if a single juror found the mitigating circumstances...
  • A surprising tune on Philadelphia officer Danny Faulkner's murder

    07/22/2010 6:17:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/22/2010 | Michael Smerconish
    MAUREEN Faulkner isn't used to having the cult of celebrity on her side. If actors, singers or intellectuals get involved in the case that's dominated her life for three decades, it's usually on the side of the man who murdered her husband, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. That list is extensive, to say the least. It includes Maya Angelou, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Campbell, Noam Chomsky, Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's, Roger Ebert, Mike Farrell, Henry Louis Gates, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Casey Kasem, Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Paul Newman, Peter Norton, Sister Helen Prejean, Rage Against the Machine, Rep. Charles...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Abu-Jamal seeks new trial in Phila. officer's slaying

    07/08/2008 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies · 186+ views
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 07/08/2008 | Emilie Lounsberry
    Pennsylvania death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider the decision that denied him a new trial in the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. ***snip*** Abu-Jamal, 54, has been on death row since his 1982 conviction in the killing of Faulkner, who was shot to death near 13th and Locust Streets early in the morning of Dec. 9, 1981
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Mumia Abu Jamal the rock star (vanity)

    02/03/2008 7:55:21 PM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 5 replies · 187+ views
    Feb 3, 2008 | 13Sisters76
    I am in the process of reading "Murdered by Mumia" by Michael Smerconish and Officer Faulkner's widow, Maureen. I knew something of the case, as I had previously done a little surfing around the net, my interest sparked by the fact that I am married to a cop. Before the book, there was little information other than that posted by Mumia's supporters which gets a bit tedious. From that point, I lost interest, until a sound bite I saw on the news when Mrs. Faulkner's book was released. In this bite Mike Farrell, the actor, was smarmily telling the reporter...
  • Courage in Trying Times

    12/14/2007 4:42:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 213+ views ^ | December 14, 2007 | Mike Gallagher
    Today on my radio show I interviewed one of the most courageous women I’ve ever met. Maureen Faulkner is, quite simply, a remarkable lady, a symbol of everything that is great about America: strength, goodness, decency and tenacity. Tragically, she will forever be linked to a monster named Mumia, a cold-blooded cop killer who has inexplicably become popular, even beloved, after he brutally executed a brave young police officer in Philadelphia on a bitterly cold morning in Philadelphia in December of 1981. The connection between Mumia Abu-Jamal and Maureen Faulkner? Abu-Jamal was the one who killed Maureen’s husband, a popular...
  • Green Without Blue and Long Memories (Cops/Mumia)

    03/19/2007 8:51:09 PM PDT · by thefactor · 12 replies · 551+ views ^ | 3/17/2007 | Editorial
    The echo from the shots which rang out some twenty-six years ago near the intersection of Locust Street and 12th Street in Philadelphia can still be heard today. In fact, on Sunday, March 18th they will be especially loud. Exactly 85.9 miles from the spot where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner fell, masses will be gathering and preparing to march in the Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade. However, for the first time in many years a deeply entrenched tradition will be broken: there will be no police officers among the participants. To serve as this year's parade honoree, organizers chose...
  • 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...
  • Widow of Faulkner Observing 25th Anniversary of His Death

    12/08/2006 5:02:34 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies · 841+ views
    KYW ^ | 12/08/2006 | Paul Kurtz
    <p>It was 25 years ago Friday that Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down in Center City by Mumia Abu Jamal. Faulkner’s widow will mark the anniversary by honoring District Attorney Lynn Abraham at the Union League, while Abu Jamal and his supporters continue to press for the death row inmate's release. Here is a look back at the events on December 8th, 1981.</p>
  • 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 : Mumia Abu-Jamal street renamed (humor)

    08/03/2006 2:55:21 AM PDT · by Republicain · 4 replies · 541+ views
    Youtube ^ | 07/31/2006
    In 2005, the city of Saint-Denis near Paris, named a street after Mumia Abu-Jamal. Erik Svane & Arthur Wneir from la BAF decided to rename it "Daniel Faulkner Street", the name of the victim of the famous murderer

    02/17/2005 5:55:39 AM PST · by Mo1 · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Philly Daily News/ ^ | Feb. 16, 2005 | NED JOSEPH
    I 'M a former Philadelphia resident living in Anderson, S.C. Philly will always be home and greatly missed. But when I read that the mayor's staff had welcomed French supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal with warmth and gifts, I was repulsed. Those supporters are citizens of a country that wouldn't support the U.S. and our allies in the effort to remove the brutal dictator and mass-murder Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. They protected convicted murderer Ira Einhorn for years. Have any of these activists seeking freedom for Mumia ever read the trial transcripts, the post-conviction-relief hearing transcripts or reviewed any...
  • 8,000 Days And Counting: Justice Delayed In Abu-Jamal Case

    12/09/2003 8:16:52 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 27 replies · 610+ views
    The Black World Today ^ | Dec. 8, 2003 | Linn Washington Jr.
    8,000 Days And Counting: Justice Delayed In Abu-Jamal Case   (07 December 2003 13:42) Written by By Linn Washington Jr. After thirty years of doing death penalty litigation, San Francisco attorney Robert R. Bryan is not surprised to find cases ridiculed with misconduct by authorities intent on securing convictions irrespective of evidence of innocence. By Linn Washington Jr.(Special to TBWT)        After thirty years of doing death penalty litigation, San Francisco attorney Robert R. Bryan is not surprised to find cases ridiculed with misconduct by authorities intent on securing convictions irrespective of evidence of innocence.        However,...