Casey to Oppose Obama’s Justice Nominee for Championing Cop Killer
Without specifying Debo Adegbile’s high-profile role as a NAACP lawyer in championing Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted killer, Casey said he “will not vote to confirm” Adegbile as assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division.
Pennsylvania’s other U.S. senator, Republican Pat Toomey, has spoken out against the Adegbile nomination for weeks, as The Foundry has reported. Toomey teamed with Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams in urging the Senate to reject Adegbile, most recently in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Casey had said little until now.
In a written statement, Casey said he had met with Adegbile, a former official of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, as well as representatives of the Fraternal Order of Police, which opposes his nomination because of the lawyer’s ties to the man who shot Officer Daniel Faulkner multiple times on a Center City Philadelphia street in 1981. Casey said:
“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 [his widow] Maureen Faulkner and her family as well as the city of Philadelphia.”Link to original article at Heritage.
Overturn the death sentence because the murderer is black. And black murderers are treated unfairly by the justice system. And blacks are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system. Because they do the crimes but want a pass on serving the time. Because it isn't fair. Or something...
How 'bout we not wait 33 years to execute a murderer, regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation?
Just my humble. uneducated opinion... obama is trying to shit in the face of the average American citizen with this nomination. Cuz he likes saying "fuck you" American Dog!
He wants to make appointments of radicals who will follow and promote his agenda without question and then he and the mindless media sit back and complain that his nominees aren't being approved.
Blame it on the Conservatives. Conservatives are racist!
Americans have gone full bore stupid. They put up with this shit with barely a whimper.
It'll be over in a couple of years, right? Do you think Hillary will be any better? Or any of the candidates that the RNC will give us? Seriously?