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(SacBee)   In a stunning departure from routine, the Senate blocks an Obama appointee   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, President Obama, appointees, legal representation, Fraternal Order of Police, Chief Justice John Roberts, Mumia Abu-Jamal, D-Ill, Pat Toomey  
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1295 clicks; posted to Politics » on 05 Mar 2014 at 5:05 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-05 11:30:43 PM  
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nmrsnr: FTFA: "Today, as my husband lies 33 years in his grave, his killer has become a wealthy celebrity," she wrote.

I can't begin to imagine what it's like to lose a loved one in the line, but the killer is in prison for life, and until recently was on death row, I'm not sure what else you could really ask for.

The Widow Faulkner has become as big an attention whore as Mumia.  Sadly and irritatingly, the local population of mouth-breathers who blindly support the local PD no matter how corrupt they become, eat her up with a spoon.

Mumia was guilty, but a certain poster in this thread is lying: there were no witnesses to the shooting.  The case was entirely circumstantial, and the death penalty should never have been on the table.  Even the notion that it was Murder 1 is debatable.
2014-03-05 07:27:37 PM  
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MJMaloney187: deeyablo: We get it...

No, I don't get the impression that many of you people do.

When Adegbile was acting director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, he played a pivotal role in getting Abu-Jamal's 1981 death sentence overturned. Had Adegbile been nominated, Abu-Jamal would be strutting down the street a week later, just like Marshal Conway.

Abu-Jamal shot a 25 year old cop, Daniel Faulkner, in the back. Then in the chest. Then in the head. There were four eye witnesses. He should still be on death row. Period.

Well, it's nice to see that somebody isn't concerned with the loss of our personal freedoms in America.
Pillorying a defense attorney for doing his job?
Sure, why not - the guy he defended was, like, really icky!!
Jesus wept.
2014-03-05 05:58:20 PM  
1 vote:
The vote against advancing Debo Adegbile

Glad they borked him, don't want our gold chains and bikes stolen...

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2014-03-05 05:23:52 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe Harry Reid can change the rules again and only require 40 votes for confirmation.
2014-03-05 05:23:30 PM  
1 vote:
So as a defense attorney he defended his client? Outrage.
2014-03-05 05:20:02 PM  
1 vote:
I gotta give the President credit. I would have thrown up my hands, yelled "fark you people" and gone home a long time ago.
2014-03-05 05:15:48 PM  
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I can understand the political reasons, so that's not what really bothered me.

The troubling thing was the rhetoric from the opponents; they chastised him for representing a murderer as a defense attorney.  This is absolutely beyond the pale.

The message there is that if you ever want to be appointed to serve the public, you need to avoid honoring our due process requirements rights at all costs lest you be labeled a supporter of cop killers.

The absolute LAST thing we need in this country is to undermine a defendant's right to representation in a court of law.
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