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Philadelphia Mural Honors Officer Killed by Mumia

November 24, 2014
A mural memorializing Daniel Faulkner, the Philadelphia police officer shot to death by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, was unveiled over the weekend on the 6th Police District headquarters in Chinatown. Scores of people, mostly police officers, gathered for the mural’s dedication.

Cop Killer Mumia Sues Over Pennsylvania Law That Could Silence Him

November 10, 2014
Convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is seeking to overturn a new Pennsylvania law that allows violent crime victims to sue offenders whose speech continues to cause them "mental anguish."

Law Signed to Curb Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity'

October 21, 2014
Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims.

Cop Killer's Commencement Speech Spurs Pennsylvania Legislation

October 7, 2014
"The words of the victims should be louder than the criminals who sit behind concrete and steel," said Vereb. He drafted the bill after revelations that Goddard College invited Abu-Jamal to speak to graduates Sunday in prerecorded remarks.

Federal Officer Association Sends Letter to Goddard College Protesting Mumia Speech

October 6, 2014
In protest of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal commencement speech to the 2014 graduating class of Goddard College this weekend, the Frank Terreri, national vice president for legislative affairs of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) has written a letter to the college's president Robert Kenny.

Philadelphia Police Hold Vigil for Daniel Faulkner to Protest Cop Killer's College Speech

October 6, 2014

Philadelphia police held a silent vigil Sunday in protest of convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's commencement speech at a small Vermont college. More Here.

Video: Philadelphia Police Hold Vigil to Protest Cop Killer's College Speech

October 6, 2014
At the time Abu-Jamal spoke, police officers, members of the Fraternal Order of Police, and two cadet classes assembled at Faulkner's memorial plaque at 13th and Locust Streets, where Abu-Jamal murdered Faulkner.

College Invites Convicted Cop Killer to Speak at Graduation

October 3, 2014
The Vermont Police Chiefs Association says members are "shocked and appalled" by the decision of Goddard College to have a man convicted of killing a policeman serve as graduation speaker Sunday.

Federally Funded Lesson Plan Asked Oakland Students to Compare Cop Killer to Martin Luther King

April 11, 2014
Maureen Faulkner, whose husband Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, 1981, said the latest effort to glorify Abu-Jamal’s past using a lesson plan posted on the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District’s website is akin to advocating violence to young students.

Senate Rejects Mumia Lawyer for DOJ Post

March 6, 2014
The vote was a victory for Republicans and the National Fraternal Order of Police, who said Adegbile's connection with the legal case of Mumia Abu-Jamal disqualified him from holding high public office.

Police Survivor Fights Nomination of Mumia Lawyer for DOJ Post

March 3, 2014
The National Fraternal Order of Police has classified Obama's nomination of Adegbile as, "A thumb in the eye of our nation's law enforcement," adding "It demonstrates a total lack of regard or empathy for those who strive to keep you and everyone else in our nation safe in your home and neighborhoods."

Van Jones: A Window Into Extreme Leftist Thinking

May 23, 2012

Generally, I don't pay a lot of attention to the mutterings of extreme partisans on either side of the political divide. But a recent Rolling Stone interview with former Obama administration Green Jobs advisor Van Jones gave such insight into the brain waves of extreme leftists that it got me thinking.

Celebrities Host Mumia Abu-Jamal Birthday Party

April 11, 2012
Celebrities and activists will call for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal during an Occupy-style protest later this month marking the cop killer's 58th birthday.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Loses Pa. High Court Appeal

April 3, 2012
Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose conviction in the slaying of a Philadelphia police officer became a major battleground of the 20th century's racial divide, has lost his latest appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

D.A. Won't Seek Death Penalty for Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

December 7, 2011
Saying he wanted to avoid another three decades of appeals—and a new public forum for Mumia Abu-Jamal—Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said today he will not seek a new death penalty hearing for the convicted killer of Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Gets New Sentencing Hearing

April 26, 2011
Mumia Abu-Jamal was awarded a new sentencing hearing today by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, but an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court appears likely by the district attorney.

Mumia Supporters Rally at Philly's Federal Courthouse

November 9, 2010
About 500 people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia today in support of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal in advance of an appeals court hearing on his sentencing for the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Two Films Present Contrasting Views of Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

September 22, 2010
Screenings of two contrasting films about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia on Thursday brought appearances from police widow Maureen Faulkner as well as Abu-Jamal himself, who called from prison.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Documentary 'The Barrel of a Gun' Gets Release Date

June 14, 2010
Filmmaker Tigre Hill has been working on the film since 2006, and says he has uncovered new evidence showing the killing was premeditated.

Supreme Court Makes Mumia Abu-Jamal Death Sentence Possible

January 20, 2010
The Supreme Court threw out a 2008 ruling by an appeals court in Philadelphia that had set aside the death sentence of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The justices ordered the appeals court to revisit the ruling, which had said Abu-Jamal deserved a new hearing.
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