Cops vs. Teachers over support for cop-killer

**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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