Thankless task

Song sung blue: Cops & Mumia cult:

This is a great opinion piece about how three Philly cops actually had to protect protesters on the steps of city hall who were there in support of Mumia Abu Jamal, a convicted cop killer…

But take a recent protest at City Hall to free cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal. There were about 30 protesters on the northeast apron asking rush-hour drivers to honk in support of freeing their poster boy. No problem there, it’s their First Amendment right.

They had every right to be there, just like I would have every right to be there and hold a sign asking motorists to honk if they wanted protesters to walk in front of a bus, use deodorant or stick their signs where the seat belt digs into when you’re making out in the back seat.

I understand the freedoms we have to protest things we don’t like or don’t agree with or think are unjust. What I don’t understand is that three police officers had to stand there and protect the Mumia posse as they chanted for the freedom of a man who was tried and convicted of killing police officer Daniel Faulkner.

Talk about slap-in-the-face kind of work.

Unfortunately, you can’t protest to have Officer Daniel Faulkner brought back from the dead.


  1. Hmm, just today while out tooling around in a Philly suburb, I noticed a man wearing an anti-Mumia t-shirt. I’ve seen far more people in this area wearing those than wearing anything pro-Mumia, and I bet the combination of warm weather and this editorial spurred everyone with one of these shirts to put ’em on.


  2. If Mumia was innocent why didn’t his brother, who was there at the murder, not testify?


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