Teachers Union Backs Cop Killer

If their wanton destruction of the quality of education and their willingness to bankrupt state governments out of pathological greed aren’t enough to convince you of the profound malignancy of teachers unions, maybe this will do the job:

Between negotiating for more benefits and teaching their students, the California Federation of Teachers has adopted a resolution of support for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

At the CFT’s 2011 Convention in late March, the delegates passed 30 resolutions, from solidifying support for anti-bullying [usually a euphemism for homosexuality promotion] legislation to supporting transitional kindergarten. 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.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal was a former member of the Black Panthers who was found guilty of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel J. Faulkner during a routine traffic stop in 1981. Abu-Jamal was subsequently sentenced to death.

Appallingly, he is still alive 30 years later, recording college commencement speeches from his cell. NPR wanted him to contribute to “All Things Considered,” but Bob Dole squashed that.

No serious person contests Abu-Jamal’s guilt. As author Daniel Flynn reminds us,

“You have numerous eyewitnesses saying Mumia did it. You had ballistic evidence — Mumia’s gun at the scene was consistent with the bullet used to kill Faulkner. Mumia admitted after the fact that he did it.”

However, the question isn’t whether he did it, but whether it should be a crime for a left-wing black guy to shoot a white cop in the back.

On tips from G. Fox and wingmann. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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