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  • Teacher fired for forcing students to write letters to imprisoned cop killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal

    05/15/2015 9:23:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 05/15/2015 | Victor Medina
    Orange County (New Jersey) school board officials voted Wednesday to terminate the employment of a third grade teacher who had her students write "get well" letters to a convicted cop killer. According to NJ.com, Marilyn Zuniga, a third grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange, was suspended last month after she had her students write the letters of encouragement to Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is currently serving a life sentence for killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Marilyn Zuniga's employment was terminated as part of a larger personnel restructuring agenda. By including Zuniga's termination in a larger...
  • NJ teacher who had students write 'get well' notes to cop killer fired

    05/14/2015 12:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/14/15 | foxnews
    A New Jersey public school teacher who instructed her third-grade students to write “get well” letters to a convicted cop killer was fired at a raucous school board meeting that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, despite her pleas that “there’s a community behind me.” Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning her young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported.
  • 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...
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal ailing, supporters say

    03/30/2015 4:53:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 84 replies
    philly.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Robert Moran
    A nonprofit advocacy group that supports former death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal reported that he had been hospitalized Monday afternoon. Prison Radio, which distributes recordings made by Abu-Jamal in prison, said the 60-year-old had been transported from the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy in Schuylkill County at 1 p.m. to the intensive care unit at Schuylkill Medical Center.
  • Pa. governor says death penalty flawed, imposes moratorium

    02/13/2015 10:12:14 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 13, 2015
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is imposing a moratorium on the death penalty. He calls the state's current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible." The Democrat had announced during his fall campaign he intended to issue such an order. Wolf said Friday the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that's been studying the topic for about four years.
  • Holder Drops Death Penalty For Accused Cop Killers

    11/18/2014 4:35:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Justice: Eric Holder, who dropped the New Black Panther case and almost had a defender of cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal as an assistant, takes the death penalty off the table for four alleged Virginia cop-killers. The National Guard has not been called up, Al Sharpton has not made an appearance, and neither have 40 FBI agents been dispatched to ensure the convictions of the four gang members who allegedly murdered a Virginia police officer. Nor will there be riots and looting if they are acquitted. When cops are the victims instead of the accused, a different standard of social justice seems...
  • Oakland schools to reinstate curriculum about Mumia Abu-Jamal

    11/18/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    Oakland school officials, under pressure from supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, have agreed to reinstate a controversial curriculum that includes a lesson comparing the convicted cop killer to the Rev. Martin Luther King J
  • A Convicted Cop Killer Was A College Graduation Speaker, And Police Are Livid

    10/07/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by blam
    BI | Natasha Bertrand
    Former President Bill Clinton returned to his old haunts of northwestern Arkansas on Tuesday and implored college students to support Democrats at risk of losing what's left of the political power they have held since Reconstruction. Next to the building where he once taught law, Clinton challenged students at the University of Arkansas to turn out for an election without a big national race. "The polls that show us in trouble uniformly believe that younger voters who voted for president will not show up in a midterm," Clinton said.
  • Debo Adegbile: At least one enemy Obama was not able to force on us

    09/17/2014 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the great delight of those who value and cherish American freedoms, Barack Obama has once again failed to put the power to destroy our Constitution in the hands of Debo Adegbile. Monday this warrior of destruction was forced to withdraw his name from consideration as Obama’s attack dog at the Department of Justice. He would have been the chief Civil Rights lawyer for Eric Holder, another enemy of our freedoms. The magnitude of this victory cannot be overstated. What we have avoided is the placement of a yet another man who is essentially a foreigner being placed in a...
  • History Professor: Mumia Should Be Celebrated Like Martin Luther King Jr. in Schools

    07/30/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night on the Kelly File Baruch College History Professor Joanna Fernandez argued that unrepentant convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 by shooting him five times in the face, should be celebrated in schools just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also argued using words like "militant" and "convicted cop killer" to describe Mumia, is racist. Another nice nugget? A California teacher's union feels the same way. If you don't want to listen to Fernandez yell through her re-litigation of the case (as she always does when given the opportunity), you'll...
  • Black Panther leader, convicted of killing cop, released from prison ( Maryland )

    03/05/2014 8:53:46 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Fenton, Ian Duncan and Justin George
    Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short prison sentences for dozens of felons in recent years. ... Sager's son, who was 7 at the time of his father's death, said he was devastated. David Sager said he was warned of the outcome more than a month ago ... "My mother passed away two years ago, and in a way I'm glad that she's not around to see...
  • Senate Dem to oppose Mumia Abu Jamal-defender Obama appointee to run the Civil Rights Division

    03/03/2014 11:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last year, Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate in order to get Barack Obama’s appointees confirmed over Republican opposition. His latest appointee might be doomed anyway. Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) announced on Friday that he will oppose the confirmation of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at Justice on account of Adegbile’s activism for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal: Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) said Friday he will vote against Senate confirmation of Debo Adegbile, an Obama administration nominee who has been criticized for his role in trying to overturn the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal,...
  • Dem sees racial bias in defeat of Obama pick [the Left has run out of arguments]

    03/06/2014 1:56:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Wednesday's rejection of a nominee for the Justice Department revealed a racial "double standard." Harkin said the Republican opposition to Debo Adegbile, President Obama's choice to lead Justice's Civil Rights division, was hypocritical, given their support for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who had defended convicted criminals before joining the bench. “Here is the message we sent today: if you’re a young white person and you go to work for a law firm, you’re a lawyer sworn into the bar … and a law firm assigns you to defend a person who killed eight people...
  • Finally, One Obama Radical Bites the Dust

    03/06/2014 3:00:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 7, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The feckless Democratic senators who broke ranks with his royalness are probably responding to the latest polling data showing that Obama has reached his all-time low for job performance approval. The Fox News poll found that just 38 percent approve of the president's job performance and that 54 percent disapprove. Prior to this poll, his worst rating was 40/55 percent in November 2013. I happen...
  • A nomination so vile the Senate must say NO

    01/10/2014 11:11:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 1/10/2014 | Diane Sori
    Well folks he’s gone and done it again…Barack HUSSEIN Obama…the man who does NOT stand by our troops or their mission…the man who swept Fast & Furious and Benghazi under the rug…the man who shoved ObamaCare down our throats…the man who thinks spying on Americans is the new norm…the man who bows down to those out to kill us as he lets the enemy (in the guise of the Muslim Brotherhood) into our halls of government…that very man who is well-known for appointing the absolute worst people possible to fill government positions, has now nominated Debo Adegbile…a man with a...
  • How Common Core Killed the Cop Killer Counselor

    03/06/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-5-2014 | MOTUS
    Well that was embarrassing: Big Guy’s controversial selection to head DOJ’s civil rights division, Debo Adegbile, was rejected by the Senate in a stunning defeat. We’re not used to rejection, how did this happen? Why did Dirty Harry let the Debo nomination go to the vote if we didn’t have enough Senators to carry it? As it turns out, it looks like a simple math error: somebody just counted wrong. Harry was assured he had the requisite 51 votes on the floor, with Joey B standing by,just in case. I suppose this sort of thing was bound to happen, what...
  • Democrats Face Perils of Controversial Nominees in ‘Post-Nuclear’ Senate

    03/06/2014 4:03:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 5, 2014 | Meredith Shiner and Humberto Sanchez
    Not even Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. could convince an in-cycle Senate Democrat from his home state to switch his vote and support embattled Department of Justice nominee Debo P. Adegbile. In the view of Democratic optimists, Biden had made a rare and impromptu appearance at the Capitol on Wednesday to cast a potential tie-breaking vote for Adegbile. But in reality, Biden served as the last-ditch salesman from the administration, futilely chatting up members such as Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., inside the Senate chamber. Coons was one of seven Democrats to join Republicans to block Adegbile from being the...
  • Obama Throws Hissy Fit Over Failed DOJ Nomination

    03/05/2014 7:04:33 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 57 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    The Obama administration is smarting over having egg on its face after the US Senate failed to confirm the nomination of Debo Adegbile for the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a stunning defeat after Harry Reid changed the rules were a nomination could now pass on a simple majority, the final tally was 47-52 against Adegbile. Democrats even brought in Joe Biden to cast the tiebreaking vote in order to confirm the nomination. However, seven Democrats (most likely looking at the upcoming midterm elections) split and voted against the nomination. When Obama nominated...
  • US Senate Blocks Cop-Killer Apologist From DOJ Post… Reid Cries Racism!

    03/05/2014 10:40:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    Debo P. Adegbile was nominated by Obama to lead the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.The US Senate filibustered President Obama’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Seven Democrats joined Republicans in arguing against Debo P. Adegbile.The Washington Times reported: The Senate filibustered President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, with seven Democrats joining Republicans Wednesday in arguing his past history defending a convicted cop-killer made him the wrong man for the job.The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as a lawyer for the NAACP filed a brief arguing that former Black Panther Mumia...
  • Senate rejects Obama nominee who defended convicted cop killer

    03/05/2014 9:45:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate voted 47-52 Wednesday to reject controversial nominee Debo Adegbile as an assistant attorney general. Seven Democrats voted against moving forward with President Obama’s nomination of Adegbile, which the Fraternal Order of Police and other groups opposed because of his involvement in the defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) then switched his vote from yes to no in a move that allows him to bring the nomination up again for a future vote. Every Republican also voted against the nomination, sending it to defeat....
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Debo P. Adegbile, of New York, to be Assistant AG

    03/05/2014 7:25:49 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    senate.gov ^ | March 05 2014
    Vote Summary Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Debo P. Adegbile, of New York, to be Assistant Attorney General ) Vote Number: 48 Vote Date: March 5, 2014, 11:58 AM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected Nomination Number: PN1241 Nomination Description: Debo P. Adegbile, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General Vote Counts: YEAs 47 NAYs 52 Not Voting 1 Grouped By Vote Position YEAs ---47 Baldwin (D-WI) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Booker (D-NJ) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Durbin (D-IL)...
  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz[Opposes]Nominee: ‘Mr. President, This Is Insulting to Law Enforcement Officers Everywhere’

    03/04/2014 5:38:09 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday took a strong stance against President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, calling the nomination “insulting to law enforcement officers everywhere.” Cruz’s opposition to Debo Adegbile’s nomination stems from the man’s time with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. During that time, Adegbile volunteered to advocate for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. As Townhall’s Katie Pavlich notes, attorneys with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund were able to get Abu-Jamal’s death sentence overturned. “Mr. President, this is insulting to law enforcement officers...
  • 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...
  • 'Imagine: Living in a Socialist America'

    01/21/2014 7:07:11 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    That's the title of a new book by Fred Jerome, a compilation of essays from these and other noteworthies: This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists-including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff- addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just. I suppose that's one way to describe their vision. I might ask the question, "fair and just for whom"?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Under Leadership of Obama's DOJ Nominee, Race Used to Voluntarily Defend Cop Killer

    01/09/2014 10:55:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In January 2011, under the leadership of President Obama's current nominee to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, Debo Adegbile, attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund voluntarily took over the case of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulker, and he was given the death penalty. His conviction has been held up in multiple court rulings over the past three decades. "There are two wonderful attorneys taking over Mumia's case in the 30th year of his incarceration when most lawyers don't come near cases number...
  • 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 http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/former-black-panther-cop-killer-mumia-abu-jamals-attorney-head-obamas-justice-departments-civil-rights/ 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...
  • FOP Sends Scathing Letter to Obama Opposing "Race-Baiting" Civil Rights Nominee

    01/08/2014 9:31:40 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    TownHall ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week the National Fraternal Order of Police, an organization representing 330,000 men and women in law enforcement, sent a scathing letter to President Obama strongly opposing Abegbile's nomination. "As world of this nomination spreads through the law enforcement community, reactions range from anger to incredulity. Under this nominee's leadership, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People volunteered their services to represent Wesley Cook, better known to the world as Mumia Abu-Jamal --- our country's most notorious cop-killer. There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Free the Death Penalty

    12/11/2011 12:34:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    Imagine a democracy in which key players are committed to making sure that duly enacted laws don't work. These players slow things down. They hire confederates who also want to sabotage the system. Then they shrug and claim that though they want to enforce the law, success is impossible and, besides, prohibitively expensive. Maureen Faulkner has had to deal with forces opposed to the death penalty since her police officer husband, Daniel, was murdered Dec. 9, 1981. Philadelphia police found Faulkner fatally wounded and Mumia Abu-Jamal with a bullet wound in his chest, his own handgun and five spent shell...
  • 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.
  • U.S. Court Grants New Sentencing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/27/2011 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 26, 2011 | Anonymous
    PHILADELPHIA -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new sentencing hearing for convicted police killer and death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, finding for a second time that the death-penalty instructions given to the jury at his 1982 trial were potentially misleading. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals told prosecutors to conduct the new sentencing hearing for the former Black Panther within six months or agree to a life sentence. Abu-Jamal's first-degree murder conviction still stands in the fatal shooting of Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was white.
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marc Lamont Hill - Back At Fox? (A man who looks up to cop-killers is back on O'Reilly)

    12/08/2009 6:29:27 PM PST · by FrontPageMag.com · 36 replies · 1,144+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | December 8, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    He's ba-aaack. Or at least, he seems to be. Bill O'Reilly's impact segment on tonight's edition of "The O'Reilly Factor" featured a discussion about providing health care for illegal immigrants between O'Reilly and none other than Marc Lamont Hill. As I noted on October 16, Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media (AIM) reported Fox News had fired Marc Lamont Hill. Hill later confirmed this to The Huffington Post. The firing occurred after David Horowitz revealed Hill's admiration of Assata Shakur, a cop-killer who fled for refuge to Castro's Cuba. Kincaid then devoted a number of articles to Hill's heroes,...
  • I thought LaMont Hill was fired from fox

    11/23/2009 5:17:00 PM PST · by Renegade · 28 replies · 1,142+ views
    From Free Republic in October! FNC Liberal Pundit Marc Lamont Hill Fired (background data) TV Newser ^ | 10/16/2009 | Kevin Allocca Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:34:15 PM by markomalley THR reports that Fox News liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill has been fired from Fox News. At an annual News Corp. meeting today, chairman Rupert Murdoch is said to have "revealed the move after a shareholder had raised the question of how Hill was hired, citing his 'reputation of defending cop killers and racists.'" Hill's firing has been confirmed. THR's Georg Szalai: Hill, a frequent guest on "The...
  • Mumia's Time May Be Drawing Near

    11/11/2009 4:18:09 AM PST · by blackandgoldfan · 52 replies · 1,782+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | November 11, 2009 | Denise Clark
    Recent Supreme Court activity could pave the way for the death sentence given to Mumia Abu-Jamal to be carried out after 28 years.
  • Sing It... Van Jones Cut Nasty Hate-Filled Music Album, Too (Video) (Warning: Vulgarity, Profanity

    09/05/2009 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies · 1,486+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/5/09 | Gateway Pundit
    VAN JONES CUT A CD... The CD starred Van Jones and cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. ...
  • Van Jones Said He is Part of "Global Struggle Against U.S."

    09/04/2009 8:35:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 306 replies · 15,585+ views
    Friday, September 4, 2009 | Kristinn
    <p>Van Jones, Barack Obama's Green Jobs Czar, produced a record album entitled "WarTimes: Reports from the Opposition" a few years ago that was narrated by convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal and featured a clip of an interview Jones did where he slammed the United States and Israel and proclaimed his stand with a "global struggle" against the United States.</p>
  • Winning in Philly

    10/25/2008 1:20:10 PM PDT · by motherof2 · 13 replies · 565+ views
    I watched the Ayers documentary that was posted here a couple days ago (thanks for the education). At the very end it gives details about the members lives,post coming out. The one group name looked familiar , and sure enough when I goggled it guess who came up? Mumia Abu Jamal ...you want to take Philly?? present that connection and every cop, fire firefighter and I dare say half the teachers union might come out for Mc Cain. It might not hurt to mention MOVE ...the similarities are interesting DON'T GIVE UP ON PA!!
  • 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...