Despicable: Convicted cop killer to give college commencement speech


by Allen West

I sometimes wonder, is there no low to which progressive socialists will stoop? Furthermore, when you hear the remarks of President Obama and Attorney General Holder relating to our local law enforcement officers you have to wonder if they hold any respect for those who walk the “thin blue line?” But this latest episode at a Vermont college hits a new low.

A Vermont college has selected convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as commencement speaker.

It’s a “despicable” decision that should be reversed, his victim’s widow told Fox News. “Maureen Faulkner, whose husband Daniel was gunned down by Abu-Jamal in 1981, was shocked to learn of the selection by undergraduate students at tiny Goddard College in Plainfield. Abu-Jamal, who will not attend the event and whose speech will be pre-recorded, received a bachelor of arts degree from the 245-student liberal arts college in 1996 through a correspondence program. “It’s not appropriate,” Faulkner said. “His freedom was taken away when he murdered a police officer in the line of duty. It seems like our justice system allows murderers to continue to have a voice over the public airwaves and at college commencement. It’s despicable.”

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