Obama’s Nominee to Head Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was Mumia Abu Jamal’s Lawyer?

Posted by on Jan 09, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Somehow we missed this when this guy was nominated, but clearly it’s another in a long line of assaults on decency by Obama. Then again, Eric Holder’s law firm represented Club Gitmo terrorists, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone. Just another radical leftwing agitator, so he goes to the top of Obama’s list.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Adegbile.

Adegbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982.

Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the union, which represents 330,000 officers around the country, is well respected on both sides of the aisle.

“So, when they write to inform us of their ‘extreme disappointment, displeasure and vehement opposition’ to the nominee for the Civil Rights Division, I think that we should give their concerns thoughtful consideration,” Grassley said in his opening statement.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) applauded Adegbile’s background, making no mention of the case in his opening statement.

Sure, why mention the guy’s most high-profile career achievement–getting a cop killer off death row and helping turn him into a leftwing celebrity?

The police union said the nomination of Adegbile spurred reactions ranging “from anger to incredulity” inside the police force.

“There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by this thug [Mumia Abu Jamal],” the group said in a letter to the president opposing Adegbile’s nomination. “His just sentence — death — was undone by your nominee and others like him who turned the justice system on its head with unfounded and unproven allegations of racism.”

Another race pimp. He’ll fit right in with Team Obama.

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One Response to “Obama’s Nominee to Head Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was Mumia Abu Jamal’s Lawyer?”

  1. StanDarsh on 9/09/14 at 6:00 pm

    Racist Right attack Obama for NO reason again: Nominates “racist cop killer”!

    You know what pathetic, hypocritical and Ironic about all these? It that Obama is being called a racist, by the same racists that’s against Obama!

    When are you all going to stop with your conspiracy theories? Obama’s a racist? I know that when you all look at Obama, all you see is a Black man, but he’s HALF WHITE. He was raised by WHITE PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS. Him mom… White. You all and your theories. You keep jumping from on thing to another.

    The only thing radical is your imagination. This nominee is not “radical” simply because he, as a defense attorney, defended his client in court. You all have to do better than this.

    Maybe I missed label class or something, but HOW does Obama nominating a Lawyer, who NO political affiliations, defending a cop killer make HIM a racist? other than to do his job as a defense attorney, what has Debo P. Adegbile done outside the realm of his job that suggest he hated white people and advocates the killing of police officers?

    It doesn’t!

    Since when is providing constitutional legal representation a crime or even a bad thing? The NRA and right-wingers are always defending gun owner’s rights despite the carnage from guns. Police officers get injured and killed with those guns. So is anyone who defends second amendment rights disqualified from serving in a capacity to oversee voting rights?

    So a lawyer is not allowed to defend a client? That is an attorney’s job, whether he agrees with the client or not. Typical right-wing ignorance. Jamal may have been guilty. But there were loads of problems with the way his trial was handled. Voter suppression is a big deal in this country. It affects a lot more people than Abu Jamal did.

    Do you believe that people accused or convicted of a crime should not have legal counsel? It’s a bit of a stretch that you’re making.

    Speaking of Which, You cannot be a Muslim and a Communist at the same time. For that matter, Marxism and Communism are different things as well.

    As for the absurdity of point two, he was raised by his loving WHITE family.

    No, he cannot be impeached as he has committed no crimes. No, his is not a Dictator, but he is President.

    What a load of excrement you have shovelled for us here!

    If you believe any of them you are a gullible victim of right-wing propaganda. This is Obama’s country and he has children who have to grow up and live in the USA. Why on Earth would he hate it, or try to destroy it?

    I don’t think he is a Marxist but America is headed that way.

    I should NEVER expect less than fake outrage from the party of racism, bigotry and class elitism that is still resentful and cannot stomach or accept that we elected a black president to the Oval Office not only once, or twice, but IN GENERAL!