Saturday, August 23, 2008

More Idiots Who Should STFU

I have written about the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner several times in this blog.

On December 9th, 1981, a 25 year old Philadelphia police officer by the name of Daniel Faulkner pulled over a Volkswagen driving the wrong way on Locust Street. In a few minutes, Officer Faulker was dead.

Mumia Abu-Jamal was found still at the scene of the shooting by officers who arrived there within seconds. The murderer was slumped against the curb in front of his brother's car. In his possession was a .38 caliber revolver that records showed Mumia had purchased months earlier. The chamber of the gun had five spent cartridges. A cab driver, as well as other pedestrians, had witnessed the brutal slaying and identified Mumia Abu-Jamal as the killer both at the scene and during his trial.

I belong to the CNY Fraternal Order of Police John C. Dillon Lodge #315 and am incensed by the actions of idiots who refuse to accept the account of eye witnesses that saw Abu-Jamal execute Officer Faulkner. Or even worse, believe the eye witness account and yet still support the release of this piece of filth from prison.

In response, the FOP is asking for everyone to enlist in a boycott of those who support the cause of this convicted murderer.

This missive from the NJ FOP was sent out to all members of my Lodge.

New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police
Lodge 59
Middlesex County Sheriff's Officers

The Fraternal Order of Police National Delegation in attendance, voted unanimously to begin a boycott of persons, products and companies associated with the supporting of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. In case you don't know, he was convicted in the 1981 killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner under overwhelming evidence.
The act was an especially brutal and sadistic murder that still haunts the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Faulkner. The New York Shields, a police brotherhood organization, presented Officer Faulkner's family with a Medal of Valor at their 1999 Police Memorial Breakfast.
Convict Abu-Jamal has written a book, "Live from Death Row," and attempted to place himself in a celebrity status as a result of his criminal behavior.
Others have supported his pathetic attempt to gain stardom and freedom, all the while spitting in the face of Officer Faulkner, his family and every single law enforcement officer in the United States .
The F. O. P. has announced the formal boycotting of the following:
1. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Products (donators to a defense fund for the killer).
2. Actor Paul Newman, and his products (an outspoken supporter of the killer).
3. Actress Susan Sarandon (supporter of this convicted killer).
4. Filmmakers Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and John Landis (supporters of the killer).
5. Writers Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates (supporters of the killer).
6. Super model Naomi Campbell (supporter of the killer).
7. Musicians Sting, David Byrne and Michael Stipe of REM (supporters of the killer).
8. The Backstreet Boys who are performing"free" benefit concerts for the killer's defense fund.
As a side note, one of their "benefit concerts" scheduled for Baltimore, MD had to be canceled when Baltimore police officers refused to work the overtime shifts for site security at the concert.
As you may not know, a tape recorded statement made by this heinous convicted killer, was played at the spring graduation commencement ceremony at Evergreen State College, in the State of Washington, June 1999. This resulted in over 800 graduates walking out and another two dozen turning their backs during the killer's three minute diatribe of hate.
The F.O.P.'s position is getting widespread coverage in the media, as well it should. The members of the New York Shields stand with our fellow brothers across this country in strongly supporting this boycott and honoring the memory of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
Hopefully the boycott will show that many, many Americans do not subscribe to your warped notions of justice and you should just make your money and otherwise STFU.
Yes, yes, yes - we all know Mailer is dead, good on him for finally doing something right for a change. You can still boycott his works and in doing so tell his friends and family that even in death he should STFU.

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