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  • Left-Wing Teachers Plan to ‘Occupy’ Justice Department to Defend Cop-Killer

    04/21/2012 11:23:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 4/21/12 | Education Action Group
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The memo has gone out, the date has been saved. This coming Tuesday, radicals of all stripes will descend upon the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. to rally in support of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Organizers are hoping to speak with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about why Mumia should be set free. They’re also planning acts of civil disobedience to draw media attention to their cause. Officially known as "Occupy the Justice Department," the event is endorsed by the usual group of malcontents, including "Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal" – a collection of left-wing...
  • Celebrities to attend party for Mumia Abu-Jamal's birthday

    04/11/2012 2:22:39 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 6 replies ^ | April 10, 2012 | PoliceOne Staff
    Celebrities plan to attend a party to celebrate convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 58th birthday. A "Save the Date" card is circulating with details about the April 24th event. Actor Danny Glover and Rapper M-1 of Dead Prez have confirmed they are attending, according to The Blaze.
  • National Constitution Center to Host Communist Front Group & Convicted Cop Killer Jamal

    12/07/2011 6:37:29 PM PST · by grace522 · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center ^ | 6 Dec 2011 | Kevin Kelly OUR National Constitution Center has rented a room this Friday in Philadelphia, to a group that advocates for the VIOLENT overthrow of the U.S. Constitution for the purposes of giving a convicted cop killer, Mumia Abu Jamal a forum to call in from his prison cell. Not only is this yet another insult to widow Maureen Faulkner, but the fact that the staff at the NCC doesn't realize that it is not obligated to rent space to an organization that actively advocates for the overthrow of our society, shows you just how far we have fallen. The National Lawyers...
  • Death penalty dropped against Mumia Abu-Jamal (Black Panther who killed a police officer)

    12/07/2011 9:12:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 39 replies · 1+ views
    google ^ | 12/7/2011 | KATHY MATHESON / ap
    Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will no longer pursue the death penalty against former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down a white police officer nearly 30 years ago. The decision by District Attorney Seth Williams, made with the support of the officer's widow and the city police commissioner, comes after nearly 30 years of legal battles over the racially charged case. "There's never been any doubt in my mind that Mumia Abu-Jamal shot and killed Officer Faulkner. I believe that the appropriate sentence was handed down by a...
  • Prosecutors No Longer Seek Death Penalty for Former Black Panther (Mumia)

    12/07/2011 4:16:20 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 12/7/11 | AP wire
    PHILADELPHIA – Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will no longer pursue the death penalty against former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down a white police officer nearly 30 years ago. The decision by District Attorney Seth Williams, made with the support of the officer's widow and the city police commissioner, comes after nearly 30 years of legal battles over the racially charged case.
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal can get new sentencing, Supreme Court decides

    10/11/2011 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Shadow44 · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2011 | David Savage
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for convicted Philadelphia cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to have a new jury decide whether he should be resentenced to death or to life in prison.
  • Why Michelle Obama's White House invite to controversial rapper "Common" matters

    05/12/2011 12:08:14 AM PDT · by rob88888 · 25 replies
    Orlando Examiner ^ | May 12, 2011 | Robert Elliott
    As you may have heard, First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday welcomed a "gathering of poets, musicians and artists" to the White House to "celebrate American poetry and prose." This has become a mini-scandal for the Obama administration due to the fact that one of invitees was the controversial rapper/poet "Common," whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. What is so controversial about Common? Well, for starters, he has offered words of support for two cop killers, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur. Both Mumia and Assata were at one time members of the radical black nationalist Black Panther Party....
  • Calif. Teachers Federation Endorses Convicted ‘Cop Killer’

    04/12/2011 9:17:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/12/2011 | Jonathan M. Seidl
    The California Federation of Teachers — a branch of the AFL-CIO — has adopted a resolution at its annual conference supporting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Daily Caller reports. From TheDC, which notes that Abu-Jamal is now being called a “journalist:” Among the resolutions largely pertaining to education and collective bargaining rights was Resolution 19 – to “Reaffirm support for death row journalist.” “Therefore, be it resolved, that the California Federation of Teachers reaffirm its support and demand that the courts consider the evidence of innocence of Mumia Abu-Jamal,” the Committee Report reads. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former member of the...
  • 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....
  • Attorney in notable radical cases dies in NY at 77

    03/24/2011 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2011 | FRANK ELTMAN
    Leonard Weinglass, an attorney who represented clients in high-profile political cases ranging from the Chicago Seven in the 1960s to the so-called Cuban Five in recent years, has died in New York City. He was 77. Colleague Michael Krinsky says Weinglass died Wednesday night of pancreatic cancer.
  • The Peace Movement’s Mumia Connection

    01/28/2003 6:45:31 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 30 replies · 4,560+ views
    National Review ^ | January 28, 2003 | Byron York
    Why do antiwar contributions go to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s defenders? two-page advertisement against war in Iraq that appeared in Monday's New York Times directed donors to send money to a foundation that for years has been devoted to the defense of convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The ad, which features an antiwar statement signed by more than 100 well-known Americans, including the actors Ed Asner, Martin Sheen, and Susan Sarandon, writers Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, and Barbara Kingsolver, and musicians Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and Pete Seeger, was created by the group Not In Our Name, which has purchased similar ads in...
  • [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...
  • The case against Mumia (Who's STILL alive)

    09/22/2010 4:34:17 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 21, 2010 | Amy S. Rosenberg
    "After four years of work, personal attacks, and hours of interviews that stretched from Center City to Hollywood to St. Denis, France, filmmaker Tigre Hill is ready to unveil The Barrel of a Gun, his documentary about the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. And, not surprisingly, supporters of convicted killer and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal - who has become a worldwide cause celebre for anti-death row activists - are right on Hill's tail."
  • 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...
  • Know-nothing O'Reilly asserts to Beck his show has better research material than Beck's

    05/27/2010 6:02:50 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies · 1,038+ views
    May 27, 2010
    Then why does he (O'Reilly) describe his pal and frequent guest, Marc Lamont Hill, as a "Liberal" when he is a Black Liberation revolutionary communist?? The information on Hill's radical ideology is easily accessible. O'Reilly is a complete buffoon! He has Beck on on an almost nightly basis apparently just to mock his efforts and belittle him.The Extreme Makeover of Fox News: Analyst Marc Lamont Hill ["Black Liberation" revolutionary communist] Accuracy In Media - AIM Column ^ | October 2, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid Who would plaster his Twitter page with police mug shot photos of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur?...
  • "Black Liberation" revolutionary communist Marc Lamont Hill on O'Reilly again alert

    02/23/2010 5:36:33 PM PST · by ETL · 14 replies · 594+ views
    Hill was on very early in the program, first few minutes or so. Don't ask me what he said. I turned the sound off.
  • Communist Marc Lamont Hill on O'Reilly again! (calls Bill Bennett "extreme radical")

    02/18/2010 5:36:26 PM PST · by ETL · 32 replies · 953+ views
    various sources | Feb 18, 2010
    <p>I thought this revolutionary communist bum had been fired by Fox?? M.L. Hill actually had the friggin nerve to call Bob Bennett an "extreme radical"! O'Reilly of course sat there quietly again and didn't confront him on any of the stuff that's recently come out on Hill regarding HIS radicalism. The show will probably be repeated in your area in case you missed it.</p>
  • How Come Marc Lamont Hill can call John Mayer a “White boy” and Not Be Called a Racist for It?

    02/12/2010 6:25:10 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies · 1,262+ views
    Joe Klein had a great post today calling out Marc Lamont Hill on last night’s O’Reilly Factor. Those new to NewsReal Blog might be unfamiliar with our history of confronting Hill for his extreme views and for Fox and O’Reilly for putting him on as a foreign policy expert when he specializes in hip-hop culture. NewsReal Blog and Accuracy in Media were successful in getting Hill fired as a paid contributor at Fox. Never the less, he’s still featured occasionally as an unpaid commentator. One of NRB’s primary gripes with Hill is that he’s dishonest. When on Fox News he...
  • Death sentence to be reconsidered for ex-Black Panther

    01/19/2010 12:40:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies · 899+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | 1/19/2010 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court ordered Tuesday a lower court to reconsider its decision not to execute ex-Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1981."The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals," the highest court in the United States said in its ruling.The death penalty sentence of Black Panther-turned human rights campaigner Abu-Jamal, 55, was overturned in March 2008, after his conviction for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner.
  • New Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal Makes A Case That He Set Out To Deliberately Kill a Cop

    11/02/2009 11:43:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 687+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-09 | Curt
    Tigre Hill is a one man machine who has something to say about the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. He is currently editing a documentary that will be released soon that many should see. Here is the trailer: [VIDEO AT SITE] And a good article by Amy S. Rosenberg from about Hill and his movie: Tigre Hill has only released the trailer to his film, The Barrel of a Gun, but already Mumia Inc. has begun mobilizing against him. At 57th and Christian Streets, over an offering of rice and beans and salad prepared by her grandchildren, Pam Africa labels...