Obama Nominated Lawyer Of Cop Killer To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division


President Obama’s pick for a top spot in the civil rights division of the Department of Justice is a lawyer who represented a Philadelphia cop killer. Now that the Democrats have changed the rules and can confirm nominations with a simple majority expect Debo Adegbile’s nomination to sail through the Senate.

Investor’s Business Daily provides the background of the cold blooded murder of Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner by Mumia Abu Jamal, and how Adegbile was one of the killer’s biggest cheerleaders.

Adegbile formerly held a leadership position at the Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

During Adegbile’s leadership at the NAACP, Judicial Watch reports, he volunteered its services to represent Abu-Jamal, interestingly also a member of the Black Panthers.

Adegbile is a staunch supporter of affirmative action who opposes criminal-background checks by employers and advocates extreme racial-hiring quotas.

He has said he wants U.S. judges to ensure that “customary international law” is “the law of the land.”

According to World Net Daily, he also was party to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, “progressive” U.S. Constitution.

Appearing Wednesday on Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” Maureen Faulkner said that Obama’s nomination of such a person to a top position at the Justice Department “is like spitting on all our officers and our federal agents throughout America.” Indeed it is. (Read More)

Adegbile wasn’t just a court-appointed lawyer for the cop killer, he wanted to defend him. Now Obama is going to put him into a top spot in the Department of Justice and the Senate’s going to let him do it.

Via Philly Magazine the Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to President Obama that has probably already found its way into his trash can.

As word of this nomination spreads through the law enforcement community, reactions range from anger to incredulity. Under this nominee’s leadership, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People volunteered their services to represent Wesley Cook, better known to the world as Mumia Abu-Jamal–our country’s most notorious cop-killer.

There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by this thug. His just sentence–death–was undone by your nominee and others like him who turned the justice system on its head with unfounded and unproven allegations of racism.

We are aware of the tried and true shield behind which activists of Adegbile’s ilk are wont to hide–that everyone is entitled to a defense; but surely you would agree that a defense should not be based on falsely disparaging and savaging the good name and reputation of a lifeless police officer.

Certainly any legal scholar can see the injustice and absence of ethics in this cynical race-baiting approach to our legal system.

There’s a blaring absence of ethics throughout the entire Obama administration.