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.

4 thoughts on “Thankless task”

  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.


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