If they had the slightest clue what they were talking about even they might be confused.
While vibes were high and Public Enemy was putting on a show that proved they could keep up with young rockstars and rappers, the afternoon was not void of their trademark politcal commentary. “He got killed in cold blood,” shouted Chuck D in reference to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.Public Enemy then brought out a special guest to make an important statement about Philadelphia’s current public school closing. Heather Marcus was a Philadelphia school counselor who started a Twitter awareness campaign to grab the attention of Made in America performers. Her goal? To reach out and encourage Made In America artists to donate a percentage of the profits made from the festival to the reform of the City’s public school system. Public Enemy was inpired by her cause and invited her to address the crowd for a powerful public statement.Before making an entrance to the stage, Public Enemy representatives stood with a long vinyl banner that read “FREE MUMIA ABU JAMAL” – referring to the American convict who is currently serving a life sentence for a murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
Do they realize Daniel Faulkner was killed in cold blood?