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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Will They Call It "Rue Cop Killer?"

Just DIE already, you cop-killing piece of garbage!

If you haven't already done it, boycott France!

PHILADELPHIA (AP)A street in a Paris suburb has been named in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

“In France, they see him as a towering figure,” said Suzanne Ross, co-chair of the Free Mumia Coalition of New York City, who was part of an April 29 ceremony to dedicate the Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal in the city of St. Denis.

Ross said the street is in the town’s Human Rights district, which includes Nelson Mandela Stadium. Abu-Jamal, a former radio reporter and member of the Black Panther party, was sentenced to death in 1982 for the shooting of 25-year-old Daniel Faulkner. He has maintained his innocence. His writings and taped speeches have made him a cause celebre among Hollywood activists, foreign politicians and some death-penalty opponents who believe he was the victim of a racist justice system.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year agreed to consider three counts of Abu-Jamal’s appeal, allegations that there was racial bias in jury selection, that the prosecutor gave an improper summation and that a judge in a previous appeal was biased.

Faulkner’s widow, Maureen, called the street dedication “disgusting” and urged Philadelphia residents planning a visit to Paris this summer to cancel their trips. In 2001, the Paris City Council made Abu-Jamal an honorary citizen.

“This is so unnerving for me to get this news,” Faulkner said from Los Angeles, where she lives. “It’s insulting to the police officers of Philadelphia that they are naming a street after a murderer.”

Daniel Faulkner has been honored by a memorial plaque installed at the scene of the shooting at 13th and Locust Streets in Philadelphia.

I think I'm going to be sick. If anyone actually wants to read the truth about what happened, it can be found here.

(Hat Tip - Bob)

10 comments:

  1. Let me be the FIRST! to say:

    F**k I hate France!

    And Mumia.

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  2. It's a little ironic that while "rue" in French means "street," in English it means "to feel sorrow, remorse, or regret," none of which he's ever exhibited. But then, that would imply that he'd accepted responsibility for what he'd done.

    BTW, that was a good link Wyatt.

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  3. The center of scumbag-land is where Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal intersects Rue Roman Polanski.

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  4. If you wan't France here in America, vote Democrat next November. As it is, you will already be getting Mexican Socialism.

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  5. Oh Good Lord.

    Freakin' France.

    I can't even bring myself to savor croissants anymore.

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  6. Ditto jimmy b on France.

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  7. When we take over France, I say we nuke that street.

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  8. Mumia not intersects with Polanski, but also has a street off of it called Einhorn. France is frak'd.

    Yeah...human rights section of the city????? Is that the same place they herd African immigrants? France's idea of affordable housing is to provide apartments made of firewood.

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  9. Dude, that's freakin' sick. I understand the whole innocent until proven guilty thing, but when did we become innocent AFTER being proven guilty, and given five thousand appeals.

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  10. *stands up*

    *unzips pants*

    *urinates on French flag*


    I second the "nuke France" motion.

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