Cops vs. Teachers over support for cop-killer

Posted by: Phineas on April 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Last week I wrote about the nauseating resolution passed by the California Federation of Teachers in support of convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Not surprisingly, the Fraternal Order of Police took exception to this. So much so, in fact, that the head of the organization sent the national leader of the American Federation of Teachers a nasty-gram:

I cannot understand why the CFT, which like us represents rank-and-file employees, would support a murderer. In fact, Abu-Jamal’s victim was a rank-and-file law enforcement officer and a member of F.O.P. Local Lodge #5 in Philadelphia. I can only assume that the membership did so out of ignorance of the facts or that they were misled by this killer’s propaganda machine. I want to set the record straight and would respectively, yet urgently, request that you and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) publicly reject this repugnant resolution.

Big Government has the full letter.

AFT has neither responded to the FOP letter, nor have they given any indication they will repudiate the CFT’s resolution.

A question for the leadership and the rank-and-file of the Fraternal Order of Police: Are these really the kind of people you want to be associated with?

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Cops vs. Teachers over support for cop-killer”


  1. Objectivist says:

    I’m in an optimistic mood, so the message I took out of this is that there still are some in society that we can be proud of!

  2. NC COp says:

    As a member of the FOP, I am reconsidering my membership. However, understand that just because FOP is a police union does not mean it’s like all the other unions.

    I mainly am a member because I like their representation in Washington, as well as the fact that they cover the costs of an attorney if, God forbid, I ever need one.

    The AFT should be absolutley ashamed of themselves. I’d be willing to bet that none of their leadership could give you the details of the incident. They just do it for the same reason that Hollywood supports that scumbag: it looks politically correct.

  3. Foxmuldar says:

    Better question, are these the kind of people parents want teaching their children? But then in California, half or more of the students in Public schools are Illegals. I would bet they would support the teachers over the cops. This is what we get when we let those law braking bastards into our country and then give them handouts that we taxpayers are paying for. It really sucks. Im from Pa, so I know about Cop killer Mumia. Blacks have made him a legend of sorts. The bastard should have been fried years ago. JMOP

  4. Carlos says:

    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for CFT to change their stance. After all, in their minds it was just a racist pig who Mumia murdered, and it’s just a racist pig organization requesting the reconsideration.

    The teachers are educated, you know, as opposed to the cops who, if educated, certainly didn’t retain any of the elitist attitude required of truly educated people.

  5. captaingrumpy says:

    Stuff the cops and the teachers.They are both UNION TRASH