Friday, February 18, 2005

Give Props to Mayor Street!

Finally a black politician in Philadelphia has grown the balls to stand up to Pam Africa and her band of ragged disciples! This week, Philadelphia Mayor John Street, much to Pam's dismay admitted what everyone in Philadelphia already knows, that Mumia murdered Daniel Faulkner.

This is actually a great moment because for years Pam and her minions have been guilt tripping, intimidating, and basically "shaking down" black leaders in Philadelphia. Let's hope that Street's courage is infectious and that other African American's will realize that Pam and her cause is one not worthy of their time.

The following is from the "Philadelphia Inquirer" about the incident

"What started as a private meeting in City Hall for a delegation of French politicians is evolving into a political mess for Mayor Street.
The mayor called the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Office Daniel Faulkner Monday to apologize for any pain caused by a meeting city officials held with two French politicians last Friday. That meeting ended with an impromptu rally inside City Hall by a group of demonstrators protesting on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man convicted of killing Faulkner.
During the private phone conversation Monday, Street told Maureen Faulkner that he believed Abu-Jamal murdered her husband, and that Abu-Jamal is in prison "and that is where he belongs," Faulkner said in an interview yesterday.
But that brought a swift - and angry - reaction yesterday from the woman leading the movement to free Abu-Jamal.
Pam Africa, who heads the International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal, said that Street "better be prepared to back up that statement," and that it contradicts comments he had made to her in the past about Abu-Jamal.
Africa said that when Street was president of City Council, he met with her and told her that he believed Abu-Jamal had not received a fair trial. Also present at that meeting, Africa said, were A. Bruce Crawley, then a close confidante of Street's, and Minister Rodney Muhammad of the Nation of Islam.
"Stand up and be a man," Africa said angrily of Street, whom she said she would hound about the matter.
Contacted yesterday, Crawley said of the meeting in question: "I think the gist of the conversation was that he [Street] would be in favor of ensuring that Mumia got a fair trial, that he believed that Mumia was entitled to a fair trial.
"He said he thought that if there was any question that he did not get a fair trial, there should be efforts to ensure that it happens."


-From this Weeks Philadelphia Inquirer

7 Comments:

At 5:31 PM , Blogger Charles Rector said...

First of all, I'd like to congratulate you on your decision to come out from the cold and lay out what you know about MOVE and the Mumia movement. That takes a lot of courage esp. given the fact that by doing so, you fan the flames of the MOVE hotheads.

Hopefully, you can both avoid the MOVE thugs and succeed in removing the blinders that progressives have had for far too long regarding both MOVE & Mumia.

In any event, are you open to exchanging links with other blogs?

 
At 6:43 PM , Blogger Tony Allen said...

Thanks for your comments. Regarding the link. Please email me at sept27th2002@yahoo.com so that we can discuss it further

 
At 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at the comments on this site one cannot come away with more than a sneaky-suspician that each commentator is not only a member of the FOP, but the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Republicratic party, and the Manifest Destiny club. Daniel Faulkner's death is a mystery, he got his ass shot-off in the line of committing a crime, and it was not Mumia who did it, but innocence is never important to racist lynchers.

Mumia was not "convicted" if the trial was not fair, and it was not. The trial could not be fair because of criminal conduct on the part of trash like you all who only desire to lynch. Nevermind the fact that far more innocent people are killed every year by racist thug cops like Faulkner, than are themselves killed.

Keep it up, there will be a 767 flying through a wall near you cowboy.

an indian

 
At 11:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the anonymous post above and I cannot stop laughing. Typical MOVE/Mumia groupie reply..no substance, no facts, no dialogue

 
At 11:36 AM , Anonymous Jon Pisano said...

Add to the above...at least on this board your posts will not be deleted as on the MOVE/Mumia sites. As John Africa stated "the power of truth is final"...give it a try with logic and facts

 
At 2:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comments by the Indian really show how unsettled the MOVE supporters are. The comments did not make sense.
Also, making any kind of threat on the internet is not very smart. I can see why you do not want MOVE to know where you are.

I hope that some of the MOVE supporters will read your page and ask themselves why would a person that was on the inside and actually lived in a MOVE home be saying these things if there was not some truth to it.

People leave groups that they have helped all the time. They do not have to fear for their lives and the lives of their families when they do. Everyone just acsepts that it is time to move on.
Why is MOVE so afraid of their members leaving or thinking their own thoughts?

 
At 10:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Street? The corrupt fool?

Like I really take you seriously dude.

FREE MUMIA NOW!

 

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