February 16, 2005
Plumbing the Depths of Depravity with Mumia Abu-Jamal
Just how sick is the Left? This should give you an idea.
Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook) is a sociopathic kook who assassinated Daniel Faulkner in cold blood. This bloodthirsty crime took place about a quarter of a century ago, on December 9, 1981. Shockingly, he has not yet been put to death, despite having been found guilty at a trial from which he had to be removed 13 times due to his violent outbursts.
No serious person has ever doubted Abu-Jamal's guilt. However, a lot of unserious people have taken up his cause, due to his impeccable left-wing credentials — Abu-Jamal being a virulently anti-American black Marxist with dreadlocks who was involved with the violent leftist cult MOVE and a former member of the Black Panthers — and of course due to the nature of his crime: the man he murdered was a Philadelphia police officer.
The evidence used to convict Abu-Jamal was overwhelming:
Not only did five witnesses see Mumia shoot Officer Faulkner, but the bullet pulled from Faulkner's brain was matched to the .38 caliber handgun that was registered to Mumia and which was sitting at his feet when the police arrived at the murder scene. When Mumia was taken to the hospital to have his chest wound treated, three witnesses heard him announce, "I shot the mother-fucker and I hope the mother-fucker dies." In addition, another witness at the hospital heard him declare, "I'm glad. If you let me go, I will kill all you cops."
The chest wound was the result of Faulkner getting off a return shot between Abu-Jamal's first shot (which hit Faulkner in the back from 10–12 inches away) and the following four. Abu-Jamal unfortunately recovered.
Horrifyingly, but not surprisingly, Abu-Jamal is well-loved among the soft-spoken psychopaths who run National Public Radio. They even planned to pay him (with money extracted from our paychecks) to tape commentary that they would broadcast on "All Things Considered". Thanks in part to Robert Dole, they were forced to deep-six this feature.
Like-minded educrats also have a soft spot for the cuddly cop-killer. He has taped commencement speeches for a variety of colleges, including U.C. Berkeley, Antioch College, Occidental College, and Evergreen State College.
The concept of supporting scum like Abu-Jamal is so sick that it has caught on with moonbats around the world. As you might imagine, Abu-Jamal is particularly popular in France. He was made an honorary citizen of Paris. Just last Friday, a contingent of French politicians and activists come to make demands on Abu-Jamal's behalf were welcomed in a rally at Philadelphia's City Hall, where the mayor's office gave them replicas of the Liberty Bell (as reported in Philadelphia Daily News; hat tip to Michelle Malkin).
Abu-Jamal had been a journalist, working for public radio station WHYY. However, he was canned for failing to show up for work, disappearing for days at a time with the staff car, and in general behaving like someone succumbing to drug abuse and/or a severe personality disorder. He was working as a cab driver when he enshrined himself as a top-rank hero in the left-liberal pantheon by heroically sneaking up behind Faulkner and shooting him in the back.
The fact that the Left would choose to make a hero out of this piece of garbage tells you all you need to know about moonbats. All that's left is to try to explain their pathology. And of course to fight it.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 16, 2005 12:45 PM
No different from the Jack Henry Abbott case of a quarter a century ago, except that then the moonbats actually succeeded in getting the poor, persecuted, violence-crazed murderer out of prison. Whereby Abbott promptly murdered someone else. Not that the Left ever apologized to the new victim's family for their role in his death, no siree. They just moved on to idiolizing their next CLO (Criminal Love Object) -- Mumia.
Posted by: Irene Adler at February 16, 2005 3:18 PM
Why is it the default position of the moonbats that killing a cop qualifies one for the lefty hall of fame?
Remember Leonard Pelitieri? The AIM acitivist murdered an FBI Agent in a shootout and lefties from Gorbachev to the Pope have been agitating for his release for 20 years.
Posted by: superhawk at February 16, 2005 6:49 PM
The reason I no longer eat Ben and Jerry's ice cream... this sociopath is one of their hippie causes.
Posted by: V the K at February 16, 2005 7:07 PM
Posted by: yochanan at February 16, 2005 11:39 PM
Damn, now WHY'dja havta go and mention the Ben & Jerry's, V the K? :-(
Posted by: The MaryHunter at February 18, 2005 12:11 PM