Vote "No" to the Confirmation of Debo Adegbile to the Department of Justice
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Vote "No" to the Confirmation of Debo Adegbile to the Department of Justice

    1. Petition by

      Maureen Faulkner

      Los Angeles, CA

UPDATE:  THE VOTE HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5.  PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES!

As early as Tuesday, the Senate will vote to confirm Debo Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.  This confirmation must be stopped.

Thirty years ago, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was violently murdered by Mumia Abu-Jamal, a member of a racist group that advocated violence against police.  A jury convicted him and sentenced him to death for the brutal crime.

In the three decades that followed, Abu-Jamal filed appeal after appeal – each rooted in lies, distortions and allegations of civil rights violations.  Today, as Officer Faulkner lies in his grave, Abu-Jamal has become a wealthy celebrity and continues to spew his vitriol from prison.

Old wounds were ripped open again, and additional insult was brought upon our law enforcement community when President Obama nominated Mr. Adegbile for the Department of Justice post.   Mr. Adegbile previously led the Legal Defense Fund at the NAACP.  In that position, Mr. Adegbile chose to throw the weight and resources of his organization behind Abu-Jamal.  Attorneys working under Mr. Adegbile’s supervision have stood before rallies of Abu-Jamal supporters and openly professed that it was “an extreme honor” to represent the man who put a hollow based bullet into Officer Faulkner’s brain as he lay on the ground wounded, unarmed, and defenseless.

While Mr. Adegbile may be a well-qualified and competent litigator, through his words, his decisions, and his actions he has clearly and repeatedly demonstrated that he is not the best person to fill this position.  Clearly there are others with similar qualifications that would be better choices. 

The thought that Mr. Adegbile would be rewarded, in part, for the work he did for Officer Faulkner’s killer is revolting.  Please set aside any partisan feelings you have and do the right thing when you vote on Mr. Adegbile’s confirmation.  Please vote “no.”

 

 

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Vote "No" to the confirmation of Debo Adegbile to the Department of Justice

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    • John Elms BAY CITY, OR
      • 5 months ago

      Adegbile does not deserve to be in the DOJ. He has demonstrated his disrespect of justice and support for law enforcement by support this cop murderer. As a former police officer and Federal Agent I continue to be disappointed in President Obama's support of people that do not belong in high public office. As a law enforcement chaplain who has worked with surviving families and co-workers of line of duty deaths I have seen the pain caused by their loved one being murdered and the "justice" system that goes out of it way to protect the killers. It is time that the murdered officers, their families and co-workers get the justice they deserve.

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    • Pauline Nortcliff ORLANDO, FL
      • 6 months ago

      Officer Faulkner was a dear family friend of a good friend of mine. I remember her devastation when she learned that Officer Faulkner was murdered. Why do people forget who the REAL victims are??

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    • Linda Wright ELLWOOD, PA
      • 6 months ago

      Most of the men in our family are in law enforcement, and I want to know their lives are valued more than a thug murderer.

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    • Amy Dingler PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 6 months ago

      I have many friends who are police officers, and the senseless killing of any human being is despicable, but to murder a police officer takes a special kind of evil.

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    • bill welcher EVANSVILLE, IN
      • 6 months ago

      By rewarding Mr. Adegbile with this position after what he has done against the law enforcement community would be a slap in the face of all law enforcement in the country. It is unthinkable that this has even progressed this far.

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