Up is down, down is up, wrong is right, right is wrong. Only in Obama’s America would the DOJ persecute the Little Sisters of the poor – but appoint a cop killer’s attorney to top civil rights position. Up with the defenders of killers…down with the defenders of life.
Adegbilem spent the last decade engaging in extreme racial politics as the Legal Defense and Education Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
He is an opponent of criminal-background checks by employers, and a supporter of extreme racial-hiring quotas. But it’s his work trying to free the unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, that has the hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers represented by the National Fraternal Order of Police appalled that the president would appoint him to a top spot in the Justice Department.
Chuck Canterbury, President of the National Fraternal Order Of Police sent a hard hitting letter to the president, expressing “extreme disappointment, displeasure and vehement opposition” to Adegbile’s nomination.”
In another scathing letter to the President, PA Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick wrote, “Respectfully, I could not be more incensed and confounded by the nomination of Mr. Debo Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice,” Fitzpatrick opened the letter. “Under Mr. Adegbile’s leadership, non-profit attorneys were recruited to defend convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal’s cold-blooded murder of Officer Faulkner is not in doubt. The efforts of those attorneys perverted the justice system and have made a mockery of the jury’s verdict and the court’s sentence.”
“A shameless ‘cottage industry’ of money and promotion has arisen from Jamal’s heinous act which continues to torture Officer Faulkner’s widow and family,” continued Fitzpatrick. “This nomination is a direct affront to the thousands of law enforcement officials who serve in harm’s way to protect our families, and the communities who rely on their service and sacrifice.”
Last night, Megyn Kelly had on both men to talk about Obama’s nomination of the radical attorney, Debo Adegbilem to be the nation’s top civil rights lawyer.
Kelly asked Fitzpatrick what it said about the nominee that he would involve himself in the case of unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Fitzpatrick said, “his attorney’s, at the conclusion (of his trial overturning the death sentence) attended a rally in the city of Philedelphia and said they could not have been prouder than to have the opportunity - not to represent justice, not to fight for the constitution, but to represent Mumia Jamal. And the fact that they chose to insert themselves in this 33 year old case, pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this nominee and about the administration’s committment to constitutional and civil rights of victims and of police officers.”
PhillyMag.com asked, Was Obama Wrong to Nominate Mumia Lawyer Debo Adegbile to DOJ?
Of course, lawyers represent bad people all the time, right? Canterbury addresses that point as well:
We are aware of the tried and true shield behind which activists of Adegbile’s ilk are wont to hide–that everyone is entitled to a defense; but surely you would agree that a defense should not be based on falsely disparaging and savaging the good name and reputation of a lifeless police officer.
Certainly any legal scholar can see the injustice and absence of ethics in this cynical race-baiting approach to our legal system.
Meanwhile, Maureen Faulkner, the widow of the police officer whom Abu-Jamal was convicted of gunning down, went on Fox News to express her disgust at the nomination:
In Adegbile’s corner, there are 75 organizations that have signed on to a letter to the United States Senate, urging the senators to confirm the nomination. Those organizations include everyone from the AFL-CIO to the National Center for Transgender Equality to the National Bar Association.
The poll shows 75% of respondents agreeing with the Republicans, the Police Union and Faulkner’s widow.
22% agree with Obama and the transgender community, AFL-CIO and Bar Assoc that it ain’t no big deal – lawyers represent bad people all the time. Another 3% say Adegbile should be given a medal because Mumia’s innocent.