Police union leader: Teachers who present a cop killer as a hero are committing ‘psychological child abuse’

These glowing reviews of Abu-Jamal do not impress Richard Costello, political director for the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, which was Officer Faulkner’s union. “They were written by hard core racists,” Costello told EAGnews. “They’re preaching racial division and violence. And if that’s the message we’re sending to our children then this county is heading for trouble.

As leftists prepare to celebrate the 60th birthday of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal in April, there appears to be a renewed push by radical educators to treat him as a martyr.

Free Mumia signThat means some of our nation’s impressionable youngsters are going to be taught that this murderer is really a good guy.

Abu-Jamal, a member of the Black Panther Party and a renowned local radio journalist, was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981.

He was working as a cab driver for extra money that evening, and was apparently parked along a city street when he witnessed his brother, William Cook, being pulled over by Faulkner in a traffic stop. Abu-Jamal left his vehicle and intervened, a struggle ensued, and both he and Faulkner were shot.

Abu-Jamal claimed an unidentified person arrived on the scene, shot Faulkner and fled. Three witnesses testified that they saw Abu-Jamal shoot the officer.

Abu-Jamal was convicted of murder in 1982 and sentenced to death. He spent 30 years in Death Row before an appeals court lowered the sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole in 2012.

Meanwhile, he’s become a cult hero to thousands on the extreme political left.


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