“Free Mumia” Proponent to Enforce Federal Civil Rights?
Virtually anyone who has been an American law enforcement officer these past 30 years is painfully aware of the “Free Mumia” campaign; left-wing zealots who celebrate cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal (nee Wesley Cook) as a warrior against racial injustice. In reality, he was simply another street thug with a gun. Abu-Jamal and his supporters used the criminal justice system as a platform to advance a twisted racist political agenda. Now Abu-Jamal attorney Debo Adegbile, who used Abu-Jamal to further his own political aspirations, has been nominated by President Obama to head up the Justice Department’s Civil rights Division.
In December 1981, Abu-Jamal shot and killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. [He] confessed and stated before three witnesses that he hoped the officer died.
Abu-Jamal was an ardent supporter of the “MOVE” organization… The group’s radical positions included encouraging violence against police.
By murdering a police officer, Abu-Jamal became a MOVE hero in the 1980s. He relished the role, and he made every effort to turn his trial into political theater and incite racial conflict.
Ultimately, overwhelming evidence led to Abu-Jamal’s conviction and subsequent death sentence in 1982.
[I]t is difficult to understand why, as acting president and director of litigation at the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, Mr. Adegbile chose in 2009 (five years ago- OBS) to enter the circus created by Abu-Jamal… Under Mr. Adegbile’s leadership and through rallies, protests and a media campaign, the Legal Defense Fund actively fanned the racial firestorm.
[At] Adegbile’s confirmation hearing last month before the Senate Judiciary Committee… Mr. Adegbile avoided answering the inquiries. Instead he repeatedly deflected questions…
[I]t is disturbing that Debo Adegbile—a man with impressive credentials but an unconscionable record in the Abu-Jamal case—is poised to become the next assistant attorney general to lead [Justice Department’s civil-rights] division. Block quote excerpted from Pat Toomey & R. Seth Williams “The Justice Nominee and The Cop Killer” Wall Street Journal 2/25/14
Why does Obama find a racist firebrand like Adegbile eligible for the position? “Adegbile avoided answering the inquiries. Instead he repeatedly deflected questions…” Yep, this guy will fit right in with the Obama Administration. – Grizzly Joe