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

Petition published by Anthony Allen on Jan 24, 2007
53875 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)

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*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 danielfaulkner.com

Petition:

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 http://antimove.blogspot.com

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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