President Obama has nominated Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. Adegbile is best known for heading up the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s race-based assault on the integrity of a dead Philadelphia police office in a quest to get his murderer, Mumia Abu-Jamal, off of death row. Adegbile is thus the perfect nominee to serve in the position held during most of the Obama administration by radical race-monger Tom Perez, now Obama’s Secretary of Labor.
Abu-Jamal, who shortly after shooting officer Daniel Faulkner proclaimed “I shot the mutha fuckah and I hope the mutha fuckah dies,” holds cult status among some leftists. This probably meant that, if anything, Adegbile’s efforts on Abu-Jamal’s behalf were considered a plus by Obama and Eric Holder. You can learn more about this case from the book written by Faulkner’s widow and Michael Smerconish.
The Fraternal Order of Police has written President Obama to express its “extreme disappointment, displeasure, and vehement opposition to the nomination of Adegbile.” The letter states in key part:
As word of his nomination spreads through the law enforcement community, reactions range from anger to incredulity. Under this nominee’s leadership, the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP volunteered [its] services to represent Wesley Cook, better known to the world as Mumia Abu-Jamal — our country’s most notorious cop-killer.
There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by this thug. His just sentence — death — was undone by your nominee and others like him who turned the justice system on its head with unfounded and unproven allegations of racism.
Anticipating Obama’s reply, in the extremely unlikely event that he offers a substantive one, the Fraternal Order of Police adds:
We are aware of the tried and true shield behind which activists of Adegbile’s ilk are wont to hide — that everyone is entitled to a defense; but surely you would agree that a defense should not be based on falsely disparaging and savaging the good name and reputation of a lifeless police officer. Certainly any legal scholar can see the injustice and absence of ethics in this cynical race-baiting approach to our legal system.
Unfortunately, it’s doubtful that Obama agrees with the Fraternal Order’s premise; nor is he a legal scholar.
The letter goes on to state:
This nomination can be interpreted in only one way: it is a thumb in the eye of our nation’s law enforcement officers. It demonstrates a total lack of regard or empathy for those who strive to keep you and everyone else in our nation safe in your homes and neighborhoods — sometimes giving their lives in the effort.
The Fraternal Order of Police shouldn’t take things so personally. Obama may have a shred of empathy for slain law enforcement officers; it’s just that he has more for radical thugs and terrorism-enablers.
The Fraternal Order of the Police correctly sees the pattern in Obama’s selection of Adegbile:
We believe that law enforcement and minority communities need to build even greater bonds of trust and mutual respect. Yet, your Civil Rights Division, under the direction of Thomas E. Perez and Roy L. Austin, Jr. has increasingly built obstacles to this goal with its aggressive and punitive approach towards local enforcement agencies. Your nominee will certainly exacerbate that growing division and distrust.
The letter concludes by offering a piece of wisdom:
Standing up and fighting against racism wherever and whenever you find it is a brave and admirable endeavor; sometimes standing up against racism entails opposing and exposing cynical opportunism disguised in the name of justice.
But President Obama’s interests lie precisely in cynical opportunism in the name of justice. It’s who he is and what he does.