Mumia Activist Voted Down for DOJ Civil Rights Position!

This is what justice looks like:

“Senate rejects Obama appointment of Debo Adegbile to top civil rights post”

We need to thank Democrats and Republicans who voted against this nomination:

Casey Statement
on Debo Adegbile Nomination

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the nomination of Debo Adegbile to the position of Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:
“I believe that every person nominated by the President of the United States for a high level position such as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights should be given fair and thoughtful consideration as senators discharge their responsibility of ‘advise and consent’. I respect that our system of law ensures the right of all citizens to legal representation no matter how heinous the crime. At the same time, it is important that we ensure that Pennsylvanians and citizens across the country have full confidence in their public representatives – both elected and appointed. The vicious murder of Officer Faulkner in the line of duty and the events that followed in the 30 years since his death have left open wounds for Maureen Faulkner and her family as well as the City of Philadelphia. 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.”


3 thoughts on “Mumia Activist Voted Down for DOJ Civil Rights Position!”

  1. Tina,
    Years ago you said, and I quote again:
    “The cost of courtroom racial filibustering is also borne in subtle ways by the rest of us, who must endure the divisiveness sown by incessant and unanswerable charges of racism aimed at our public institutions and ourselves… the cost of the game is never borne by defendants or their counsel anyway; it’s borne in sharply painful ways by victims and their families…”

    It seems that finally some in our society have reached a point where there are real consequences for the divisive, race mongering, hateful and repugnant tactics of the likes of Debo Adigbile. There is hope for our republic.

  2. Thank you, Lou. It was good to see politicians across the political spectrum come together and reject someone who agitates for a cop-killer.

    Maureen Faulkner has been a rock. I’d like to see all the families of police who have been victims of assassinations receive justice — including those who died in Atlanta. it’s a travesty that Assata Shakur continues to receive support from law professors in high places, such as Harvard Law School.

  3. Hi, I’m new here. Just stumbled upon this informative site. Great job. Anyway, I was relieved to hear that Debo was rejected. A victory for Maureen Faulkner. She’s an inspiration for all of us.

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