Police Union Leaders Protest Obama’s Appointment to Civil Rights Commission
Reprinted from PubSecAlliance, December 20, 2016
President Obama just appointed an attorney who represented Mumia Abu-Jamal (the man convicted of killing Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner) to a six year term on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The response from law enforcement was fast and furious.
While President Obama’s lack of respect or support for law enforcement has never been in question, his appointment of Debo Adegbile – a former attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted of the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner – to a six-year post on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights can be described as nothing less than disgraceful. This has come as no surprise. During his eight years in office, President Obama has consistently placed law enforcement at a disadvantage and often failed to heal tensions between the people he was elected to serve. What’s next – a presidential pardon for cop killer Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, who was granted political asylum in Cuba where she has been living comfortably for decades after escaping from prison?
– Ed Mullins, President
New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association
13,000 Members Strong
In an apparent effort to guarantee his position as one of the worst and most divisive presidents in U.S. history, Barack Obama has once again fired from ambush at America’s law enforcement professionals. Appointing a vehement racist and cop-hater to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights effectively denies those civil rights to every cop in the nation.
– John J. McNesby, President,
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5
It has been disturbingly crystal clear that this White House administration encourages the anti-cop agenda. I concur with my colleagues on the assessment that this President may give cop killers and fugitives such as Joanne Chesimard a free pass on his way out the door, as one last “F.U.” to the public safety community, those that uphold our Constitution, the rule of law, and our way of life. This appointment should be vigorously opposed by the incoming administration as a clear and present danger to all that we stand for in American society.
– Christopher J Burgos, President
State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey