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Say No To Naming A Harlem Street After a Cop-Killer

Petition published by Anthony Allen on Jan 24, 2007
53883 Signatures 
Target: Anyone Concerned With Justice

Petition Background (Preamble):

Update April 6, 2009 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a city police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not take up the case.

Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and one-time radio reporter, had claimed prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering white Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. (end)


*There is currently a campaign underway to honor a convicted cop-killer from Philadelphia named Mumia Abu-Jamal.

*Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia Police Officer, Daniel Faulkner.

*It does a disservice to the citizens of New York City to name a street after an un-repentant murderer.

*The facts of the case are available at


We, the undersigned, call upon the New York City Council to not name any street within the city of New York after Mumia Abu-Jamal.

As the convicted murderer of a Philadelphia Police Officer, Daniel Faulkner, in 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal is not deserving of such an honor.

To name a street after an imprisoned killer of a civil servant is not only a slap in the face to the law enforcement community, but also the public at large.

Feb 13, 2007 Update-

The speaker of the NYC City Council has commented on the "Mumia Street" issue. To see her response go to

The Say No To Naming A Harlem Street After a Cop-Killer petition to Anyone Concerned With Justice was written by Anthony Allen and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ,

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