Widow launches last minute petition to stop Obama’s ‘reward’ for cop-killer’s lawyer

The widow of a police officer murdered in 1981 is launching a last-minute petition effort to head off his killer’s attorney from winning a top position in the federal Justice Department.


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Protesters in Philadelphia rally to support cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Maureen Faulkner, whose husband, Daniel, was a Philadelphia police officer shot to death by black radical Mumia Abu-Jamal during a traffic stop, has started a petition at Change.org asking senators to vote against President Obama’s nomination of attorney Debo Adegbile as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Adegbile, as a former head of the Legal Defense Fund for the NAACP, was one of Abu-Jamal’s top lawyers. In 2012, Jamal’s death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment after a lengthy legal battle and three decades gushing, liberal attention.

Faulkner’s petition accuses Adegbile of benefiting from Abu-Jamal’s death-row-celebrity status.

“Attorneys working under Mr. Adegbile’s supervision have stood before rallies of Abu-Jamal supporters and openly professed that it was ‘an extreme honor’ to represent the man who put a hollow based bullet into Officer Faulkner’s brain as he lay on the ground wounded, unarmed, and defenseless,” the petition states.

Adegbile’s nomination was supposed to be taken up by the Senate on Monday but was delayed by a snowstorm. It is now scheduled for Tuesday, according to Fox News.

Adegbile needs only 51 votes to be confirmed in the Democrat-controlled Senate, but not even all Democrats are on Obama’s side when it comes to murdered cops.

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On Friday, Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. Bob Casey announced he’s voting against.

“The vicious murder of Officer Faulkner in the line of duty and the events that followed in the 30 years since his death has left open wounds,” Casey said Friday, according to Fox News.

“After carefully considering this nomination and having met with both Mr. Adegbile as well as the Fraternal Order of Police, I will not vote to confirm the nominee.”

Faulkner’s petition, titled “Vote No to the Confirmation of Debo Adegbile to the Department of Justice,” asks other senators to do the same.

“The thought that Mr. Adegbile would be rewarded, in part, for the work he did for Officer Faulkner’s killer is revolting,” the petition states.  “Please set aside any partisan feelings you have and do the right thing when you vote on Mr. Adegbile’s confirmation.  Please vote ‘no.'”

H/T: Townhall.com

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


10 thoughts on “Widow launches last minute petition to stop Obama’s ‘reward’ for cop-killer’s lawyer

  1. SusieQ says:

    Are we going to have a Holder Jr.? Why pick someone so controversial? it is the same in your face behavior that has been rampant for five long years. Hollywood had been supporting this killer for a long time. The celebrity in jail has persuaded the celebrity in chief to choose a celebrity lawyers who defends brutal cop killers. That’s what we need in a Justice Dept. corrupted with scandal. Right?

    1. Isabella1709 says:

      They pick these fks to be replacements for people like Holder stepping down. Out government is so fouled by progressive commies it stinks.

  2. frankmalvern says:

    Now where is the outspoken liberal and obama supporter and Chris Matthews wannabe on this issue? I’m talking about mike smerconish.

  3. hangman says:

    I am conservative and don’t agree with the widow. I never believed his innocence but he had the right of defense. Why penalize the lawyer who defended his client zealous as all lawyers suppose to do. If the man qualifies let him have the position.

    1. SusieQ says:

      This lawyer went in after he was sentenced to death and appealed the ruling which in turn resulted in a life sentence. if you read about the case he shot the police officer , then shot him in the head again and when the police arrived Abu- Jamal was quoted to have said I hope the Mother-you- know-what dies. Also, who carries a gun with hollow point bullets unless you mean extreme harm to someone. All this after a traffic stop. Needless to say he (Jamal) being a part of the Black Panthers that are not fond of police intervention at all. Ok, all this aside, why pick this particular person for this appt.? You tell me.

      1. AKshooter says:

        Hollow point bullets kill just the same as full metal jacket bullets.

        1. Anthony says:

          Not exactly. Apparently you aren’t savvy on ballistics. With hollow points you are out to put a hole in something, a big hole. With FMJs there’s at least a better chance that you can live through it, depending on where you’re shot.

    2. Bill Diuguid says:

      He did it for free because he didn’t like law inforcement.

    3. Les Kimbler says:

      The man is not qualified. He is an Obozo puppet. He also did it to make a name for himself.

  4. Mr. Sequel says:

    I’ve found this to be a useful beacon in the ever-shifting fog of illusions conjured up by today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

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