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  • California Teachers Union Rallying Behind Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamala

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/13...est=latestnews



    The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) last month passed a resolution reaffirming their support for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in the 1982 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop.

    In the resolution, the CFT alleges Abu-Jamal’s trial was unfair and calls the former radio journalist a civil rights hero.

    But a critic says evidence in the case shows Abu-Jamal was clearly guilty and that the teachers union should be focusing on California’s education issues, not the 30-year-old conviction of a cop killer in Philadelphia.

    Since his conviction, Abu-Jamal has become a cause célèbre all over the world and has appealed his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    "Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial in Philadelphia was characterized by illegal suppression of evidence, police coercion, illegal exclusion of black jurors and unfair and unconstitutional rulings by the judge," the CTF resolution reads.

    The resolution also describes the former Black Panther as a civil rights hero saying, "Mumia Abu-Jamal has for decades as a journalist fought courageously against racism and police brutality and for the human rights of all people…the continued unjust incarceration of Mumia Abu-Jamal represents a threat to the civil rights of all people."

    But Daniel Flynn, Author of "Cop killer: How Mumia Abu-Jamal conned millions into believing he was framed," said the facts of Abu-Jamal’s case were "overwhelming."

    "You had numerous eye witnesses seeing him actually kill the cop. He was found at the scene with his gun, registered in his own name, with five expended shells. The cop actually shot him, so he had a bullet from the cop, and, in addition to all this, you have numerous eye witnesses reporting that he confessed to killing the cop, including one of his sympathizers," Flynn told Fox News. "…Except on the fringes there isn’t much of a debate on this guy’s guilt."

    Flynn said he not only doesn’t understand why the CFT is choosing to support someone who was so clearly guilty of murdering a police officer, but also doesn’t understand why the California Teachers Federation found this to be a relevant cause.

    "I don’t know what the California [Federation of Teachers] knows that a dozen jurors and more than a dozen appellate judges don’t know. They’ve looked at the facts of the case, they realize this guy’s guilty, but apparently the California Federation of Teachers knows something that we all don’t know."

    "Teacher, teach thyself. That’s what I’m getting from all this. Not only did they come out with this resolution regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal, but they had a resolution supporting the people of Tunisia and one rejecting an anti-choice piece of legislation on Capitol Hill, another resolution about the need to work with ACORN," he added.

    CFT spokesman Fred Glass said in a statement that the group’s convention is the "highest decision-making body of union delegates" and as such "they often pass resolutions of social and political matters."

    "This year they felt that it was an ongoing civil liberties issue that he is still awaiting a ruling and could be put to death at any time, and that our reaffirmation of our traditional support for him would be timely," he said.

    The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is now reconsidering a 2008 decision to award Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing due to flawed jury instructions after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the decision and ruled that a neo-Nazi did not deserve a new sentencing hearing on those grounds.

    The CFT says it plans to advocate for a resolution on a national level at the 2012 American Federation of Teachers convention, "reaffirming the AFT’s support for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal should he not have been cleared of charges and released by that time."
    Can't believe they fell for the lies that Jamala and his supporters spread.
    Be courteous, Be professional, Have a plan to kill everyone you meet

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    Here's the link to the same topic few days ago. http://forums.officer.com/forums/sho...ted-Cop-Killer

    Yes, it is sickening, but I'm not even surprised nor shocked anymore. There were celebrities and businesses supporting of a cop killer. Sick world.

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    • #3
      My mistake, I didn't see that it had already been posted.
      Be courteous, Be professional, Have a plan to kill everyone you meet

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      • #4
        If I was a member of that union I would be ****ed, in a time where EVERY single ounce of energy and every dime the union has should be going to preserving teachers jobs across the state they are wasting money and effort on this bullship.

        They have no business being involved in any way with this case, even if he was clearly innocent and was actually in need of support it still has nothing to do with them. IDIOTS

        As a cop, I could care less, it doesn't offend me that the *******s hate cops, oh well life goes on who cares.

        As for the POS they are supporting, all he is doing is trying to postpone his death, which he has done for long enough.
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        maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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        • #5
          I think it's time for LE unions to adopt resolutions demanding that teacher unions, on non-education subjects, STFU!
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          • #6
            I don't underdstand it, why would they show support for this man? And whay isnt this man dead?
            It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


            TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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            • #7
              He is Black Panther who was convicted of killing a white police officer. There are claims that he was framed. Wikipedia has a fairly thorough article about his conviction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumia_Abu-Jamal
              Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
              Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                I can't believe how many of these suckers are following for this jokers bs. Never mind. I can. Some people are limitless when it comes to ignorance.
                Prov 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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                • #9
                  Maybe this Union should focus on the children and their education. I would Love just once for the roles to be reversed.

                  Police Union Rally Behind Black Man who killed White Teacher (picture of a blonde woman)

                  I wonder if it would be the same reaction???
                  MDRDEP:

                  There are no stupid questions, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DAL View Post
                    He is Black Panther who was convicted of killing a white police officer. There are claims that he was framed. Wikipedia has a fairly thorough article about his conviction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumia_Abu-Jamal

                    I read that about Abu-Jamal and Faulkner, I just don't know what to say. I don't understand that he gets this attention and support, its just messed up.
                    It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


                    TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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