by John Hawkins | February 15, 2005 7:48 pm
This would almost be funny if it weren’t so tragic & perverse…
“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 him and shot him, point-blank, in the face,” Maureen Faulkner said. “For them to give them replicas of the Liberty Bell and welcome them with open arms, I think it’s an embarrassment for the city.”
Faulkner said she planned to call Street on Monday to protest the city’s actions.
“This is a disgrace,” she said. “It is a slap in the face for all of law enforcement.”
So you have Democrats teaming up with Frenchmen to try to spring cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal from jail over the protestations of the murdered police officer’s widow?
Now me? I think Mumia should fry. But unlike the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys and their Democratic allies in Philadelphia, I’m more concerned about the cops than the people who murder them — even if the murderer is a dedicated lefty who can convince a bunch of naive hippies to carry “Free Mumia” protest signs at peace rallies. So, I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on this issue.
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