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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Democrats' Free Mumia Caucus

    12/15/2006 9:31:56 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 9 replies · 424+ views ^ | Dec. 15 | Michael P. Tremogle
    One can only wonder what John Conyers, Lynn Woolsey, Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, and Pete Stark will do to condemn and prevent terrorism when they refuse to comdemn the honoring of a cop-killer by the French Communist-controlled city council of St.Denis,France.
  • Cop-Killer's Caucus (St. Denis, France, names street in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal and 31 Ds approve)

    12/09/2006 10:45:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 756+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/7/06 | James Taranto - BOTW
    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: The "present" votes came from Sam Farr (Calif.), Al Green (Texas), Luis Gutierrez (Ill.), Sheila Jackson-Lee (Texas), John Lewis (Ga.), George Miller (Calif.), Janice Schakowsky (Ill.) and Melvin Watt (N.C.). Tellingly, every member of the Pennsylvania delegation who was...
  • 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...
  • Under media glare, politics can quickly become public.(Lefty punk cop killer lover)

    04/27/2006 5:49:59 PM PDT · by Leisler · 11 replies · 569+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 27, 2006 | JAMES KIRCHICK
    For most Yalies, the name Chesa Boudin '03 is not likely to ring a bell. He is the son of Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, who in a 1981 robbery gone awry, aided in the murder of two police officers and a Brinks security guard in Nyack, N.Y. They were members of the Weathermen, a ragtag group of mostly white, mostly privileged kids who arose from the dark underbelly of the social and political upheaval of the 1960s. Chesa caused a minor stir in the media four years ago when he won a Rhodes scholarship, due to the way in...
  • Moral confusion

    03/14/2006 11:18:27 AM PST · by Jean S · 15 replies · 1,168+ views ^ | March 13, 2006 | John Leo
    Rachel Corrie, a young American woman accidentally flattened by an Israeli bulldozer during a protest in Gaza three years ago,  is a hero to Palestinians and the anti-American left. When she died, a photo of her burning an American flag sealed her high status on the left. Her honors included many vigils, memorials, buildings named for her, at least two plays, an annual pancake breakfest and  the Rachel Corrie Award for courage in the teaching of writing. Why helping people learn to write should require courage is not explained. I have been planning for some time to write about America’s peculiar...

    12/16/2005 5:47:13 AM PST · by Fintan · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Michael Smerconish
    THE GOVERNOR of Maureen Faulkner's home state has just shown appropriate support for the memory of her deceased Philadelphia police officer husband, murdered 24 years ago last Friday by Mumia Abu-Jamal.I refer not to Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell, but to California's Arnold Schwarzenegger.In denying clemency to Stanley Tookie Williams, Schwarzenegger cited Williams' support of convicted cop-killer Mumia (among others), as an indication of his lack of repentance.Three hours after Williams' death by lethal injection, I broke that news to Maureen Faulkner, who was grateful that Schwarzenegger had acknowledged Williams' support for the man who killed her husband on a cold...
  • 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...
  • Outrage over honor for cop-killer inmate

    10/29/2005 10:27:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 73 replies · 1,599+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 10.29.05 | MIKE FRASSINELLI
    Cop-killer transsexual Leslie Ann Nelson was honored as an Inmate of the Month during a recent ceremony in which she received a certificate, a hug and a special lunch, infuriating a statewide police organization that represents nearly 30,000 officers. "The idea that our state would award a vicious and cold-blooded murderer like Leslie Ann Nelson is both outrageous and disgusting," said state Policemen's Benevolent Association President Michael J. Madonna, who yesterday called for the New Jersey Department of Corrections to end the Inmate of the Month award and for the warden at Nelson's prison to step down. The award also...
  • Don't like cops, till they need 'em

    10/13/2005 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Fun Bob · 22 replies · 1,101+ views ^ | Thu, Oct. 13, 2005 | Dan Gross
    Anarchist-run Wooden Shoe Books (508 S. 5th) has been a place where one could buy pro-Mumia Abu Jamal shirts and other anti-police merchandise. But when the store was held up on the afternoon of Oct. 7 by a man who claimed he had a gun, guess who was called to help? According to the Philadelphia Police Department's report, an assailant flashed a bulge in his belt to a female clerk and demanded the store's money. She gave him about $200 in cash, and $40 worth of SEPTA tokens. When we asked about the irony of an anti-police organization calling the...
  • House rejects naming California post office after Berkeley activist [Maudelle Shirek]

    09/28/2005 9:31:12 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 13 replies · 712+ views
    Find law ^ | 9-28-05 | ERICA WERNER
    (AP) - WASHINGTON-House Republicans rejected a Democratic resolution to name a post office in Berkeley, California, after a longtime local activist and city councilwoman, saying 94-year-old Maudelle Shirek doesn't represent American values. The 215-190 vote was an unusual refusal of an honor that's normally routine. House rules allow lawmakers to propose renaming post offices in their district, and fellow lawmakers usually agree without debate. But Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who led the opposition, said Shirek's background "sets her apart from, I will say, the most consistent of American values." King gave no details in a speech on the...
  • SFSU Hosts a Terrorist (Cindy Sheehan with Lynne Stewart et al)

    08/13/2005 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Stultis · 27 replies · 4,959+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2 May 2005 | Lee Kaplan
    SFSU Hosts a TerroristBy Lee | May 2, 2005 Lynne Stewart “Why can’t we get anyone but criminals to come here to SFSU and speak?” Robert Journey, treasurer of San Francisco State University College Republicans asked rhetorically as five members of the campus club met to attend a lecture by Lynne Stewart. The terrorist lawyer, who billed herself as a “Civil Rights Lawyer and Political Prisoner,” was recently convicted of conspiracy and for passing along fatwas (Islamic religious edicts) from Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to his terrorist followers in Egypt’s Islamic Group. Rahman is the blind sheikh responsible for...
  • (Oct. 2003) Mumia made honorary citizen of Paris

    07/21/2005 10:44:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 592+ views
    Mumia Made Honorary Citizen of Paris On October 4, 2003, the city of Paris made an honorary citizen of celebrated US death row inmate and black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, falsely accused and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. It is the first time Paris has bestowed the honor since Pablo Picasso was made honorary citizen in 1971, Socialist Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe told an audience of 200 people, taking the occasion to attack the barbarity of the death penalty. In attacking the "barbarity called the death penalty," the mayor said "as...
  • Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror

    06/13/2005 5:29:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,257+ views ^ | June 13, 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror By Jacob | 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...
  • COP KILLER UNCAGED -- '60s radical Boudin free

    09/18/2003 1:38:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies · 943+ views
    NY Post ^ | 09.18.03
    <p>Kathy Boudin, carrying roses she was given after her mother died, walks out of a Westchester prison yesterday (above). She was jailed 22 years ago for her role in the infamous Brinks heist that left two cops and a guard dead.</p>
  • Academic Witch-Hunt (This time, it's a "racist" professor at Southern Illinois University)

    05/01/2005 9:13:47 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 51 replies · 1,653+ views ^ | April 27, 2005 | Thomas Ryan
    On April 11, Jonathan Bean, a professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC), received the college’s “Outstanding Teacher Award.” But just two days later, Bean became the scourge of the campus, abandoned by teaching assistants and vilified as a purveyor of “racist propaganda.” Behind Bean’s sudden fall from admired academic to campus Enemy Number One was a cabal of eight radical academics in the SIUC history department. Bean's offense was to have assigned as optional reading for his history class a 2001 Frontpagemag report titled “Remembering the Zebra Killings” by James Lubinskas. The class topic was “Civil...
  • Mayor in middle of Abu-Jamal dispute

    02/16/2005 7:41:23 AM PST · by tiggs · 24 replies · 696+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Feb. 16, 2005 | Angela Couloumbis
    The mayor called the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Office Daniel Faulkner Monday to apologize for any pain caused by a meeting city officials held with two French politicians last Friday. That meeting ended with an impromptu rally inside City Hall by a group of demonstrators protesting on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man convicted of killing Faulkner. During the private phone conversation Monday, Street told Maureen Faulkner that he believed Abu-Jamal murdered her husband, and that Abu-Jamal is in prison "and that is where he belongs," Faulkner said in an interview yesterday. But that brought a swift - and...
  • French Mumia backers get Liberty Bells - Slain cop's wife outraged by city's gesture

    02/12/2005 4:31:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 33 replies · 1,018+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 2/12/2005 | CHRIS BRENNAN
    French politicians and activists seeking a new trial and freedom for convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal were welcomed in a Friday rally at City Hall and given replicas of the Liberty Bell. Mjenzi Traylor, the city's first deputy director of commerce, told the crowd of about 150 that he was there to "make certain that we are receiving the message that you would like for us to deliver to Mayor Street." Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, later called that greeting an "absolute outrage." Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Faulkner in 1981. "This man stood over...