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    Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

    Prisoner, former death row inmate, author and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal will give the commencement speech at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
    Abu-Jamal, 60, was sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner. Prosecutors later agreed to a life term after a federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing, citing flawed jury instructions.


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    Re: Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

    Wesley Cook is a convicted cop killer who should have been fried years ago. The only thing of value this POS can contribute is a sincere apology to Maureen Faulkner.

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    Re: Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

    Libruls sure do love their cop killers. Imagine spending a fortune to send you kid to that school just to have a POS for a commencement speaker.
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    Re: Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

    Apparently Goddard College is not even a very good school. I read a lot of reviews on line. The biggest complant I saw several times is that the credits from Goddard do not transfer well to other schools. That is saying something about the academic reputation this school has.

    The following is a review I found on line on Yelp:

    Jennifer P. Brooklyn, NY


    • I am a student in the Individualized Masters of Arts program and I love and appreciate Goddard's commitment to radical learning. It's the reason I decided to go to Goddard; I wanted to be immersed in a community that honors all people and all ways of knowing. I fully support the students decision to have Mumia Abu-Jamal and I really appreciate Goddard supporting that decision. I imagine they were fully aware that it would bring out the droves of Fox News supporters. And honestly, any school that Fox News is skeptical of is the school for me.

      Goddard is certainly not a school for everyone: it requires a dedication to ones own study above all else and you have to be your own advocate in many ways. But I do believe it is what education should be- self-directed with a small support system to help guide. I wouldn't have gone for a graduate degree had Goddard not existed so I am thankful to have the time to study what I love in a way that benefits me and the direction I want to go.

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    Re: Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

    Heck, why not get a few of the ISIS members to speak. They too are murders!These students had said they like controversial speakers. This should fit their agenda.



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    Re: Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

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    Heck, why not get a few of the ISIS members to speak. They too are murders!These students had said they like controversial speakers. This should fit their agenda.



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    Re: Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

    The following is a quote from Michael Smerconish. Radio talk show host and columnist. Co-author of the book "Murdered by Mumia" written by him and Maureen Faulkner. This book is a MUST for anybody who wants the true facts of this case:

    On Dec. 9, 1981, at about 4 a.m., 25-year-old Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was executed while making what seemed like a routine traffic stop.
    Faulkner pulled over the brother of Mumia Abu-Jamal, William Cook, who was driving his Volkswagen the wrong way on a one-way street in the city's red-light district.
    Abu-Jamal was then an out-of-work journalist who was driving a cab. His revolutionary ideas were well-documented.
    He saw the police stop from across the street.
    Four eyewitnesses testified at trial as to what happened next. Their testimony portrayed a horrific sequence:
    Abu-Jamal ran across the street, shot Faulkner in the back, and finally between the eyes. Before that final fatal shot, Faulkner had discharged his gun, hitting Abu-Jamal in the stomach. With that bullet, you could say he confirmed the identity of his executioner.
    When police arrived quickly on the scene, Abu-Jamal was still wearing his shoulder holster.
    The murder weapon was registered to Abu-Jamal. He'd purchased it at a local sporting-goods store. The five-shot Charter Arms revolver contained five spent shells. Ballistics tests verified that the shells found in Abu-Jamal's gun were the same caliber, brand, and type as the fatal bullet removed from Faulkner's brain.
    Both men where taken to a local ER. Faulkner was pronounced dead. Abu-Jamal was heard by witnesses to say, "I shot the motherf- and I hope the motherf- dies."
    So the case had eyewitnesses, a ballistics match, and a confession.
    Danny Faulkner left behind a young widow, Maureen, who for three decades has stood up to a torrent of lies and misinformation about the case while death-penalty opponents the world over championed Abu-Jamal.
    The evidence has been parsed for 30 years. Whenever I'm educating someone about the case, in addition to what I've already pointed out, I point out one fact: Abu-Jamal's brother, William Cook, saw it all. It was his car stop that set in motion the chain of events. His words to police upon their arrival were, "I ain't got nothing to do with it," and he has never testified on his brother's behalf. Let me say that again - the brother of the man convicted of killing the cop has never taken the stand to tell a different story, and he was there.
    In 1982, a multiracial jury heard the case. It convicted Abu-Jamal and then sentenced him to death.
    For a quarter-century, an endless cycle of Abu-Jamal appeals made a mockery of the judicial system. All the while, his defense team was able to attract a long list of celebrity supporters.
    Ed Asner, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mike Farrell are among the many who lent their names to his support. A street was renamed for him in France. Oakland, Calif., schools had a teach-in about him. NPR gave him his own radio show and he wrote several books. All of this was after he was convicted of murdering a cop.
    But that has always been a remote phenomenon. At home in Philadelphia, Abu-Jamal was never able to cultivate community support, except from some fringe types. People at home know what happened and don't buy into the Hollywood lore.
    In 2011, Abu-Jamal's death sentence was ultimately overturned on a technicality - whether the jury was properly instructed on aggravating vs. mitigating circumstances - but not his conviction. The district attorney, in consultation with Faulkner's widow, decided not to appeal that ruling. Doing so might have begun another three decades of appeal.
    Abu-Jamal will die in jail, a fate more civilized than what he did to Danny Faulkner.
    Sadly, the idea that he would be a college commencement speaker is not unprecedented. It happened in 1999 in the state of Washington and in 2000 at a school in Ohio.
    I attended the second of those events, with Maureen Faulkner, in protest of what was taking place. What I recall from that experience 14 years ago was concluding that the students desperately wanted attention. They enjoyed the media discussion that ensued.
    Which is why now, although explaining what the case is all about, I will not identify the Vermont college that on Sunday will attempt to make a mockery of a police officer murdered in the line of duty. It's bad enough that for 32 years, Abu-Jamal has succeeded in making the case all about him.
    http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion...p_killing.html

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    Re: Cop killer Mumia to give commencement speech at Goddard College

    Quote Originally Posted by justlooking View Post
    Heck, why not get a few of the ISIS members to speak. They too are murders!These students had said they like controversial speakers. This should fit their agenda.
    They'd fit right in with Millersville University's special speaker Bill Ayers.

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