Dem Claims Senate Discriminated Against Cop-Killer’s Lawyer Because He Was Black

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The race card never wears out. According to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin, the problem with Obama DOJ nominee  Debo Adegbile was not that he was a cop killer’s lawyer, but that so many senators were huge racists.

Harkin said the vote against Debo Adegbile shows the Senate measures nominees according to race, and suggested the lawyer would have been confirmed as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division if he was white instead of biracial.

Also if he wasn’t a cop-killer’s lawyer.

“We sent a message: We have a double standard. A terrible double standard,” Harkin said.

Yes we do. Dems constantly cry racism, but are never held accountable for racism.

“However, if you are a young black person and you go to work for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund … and you’re asked to sign an appeal for someone convicted of murder, what the message said today is, ‘Don’t do it! Don’t do it.”‘

The message should be, “Don’t do” in general. Here’s what the incredibly racist National Association of Police Organizations, Inc. had to say about Debo Adegbile.

NAPO is deeply concerned that under Mr. Adegbile’s leadership, the Legal Defense Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People volunteered their services to defend Mumia Abu-Jamal, a convicted cop- killer. Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982. Mr. Adegbile worked tirelessly to free this unrepentant cop-killer. The nominee’s efforts led to the overturning of the just sentence Abu-Jamal received for murdering a valuable member of the law enforcement community.

And here’s what the National Fraternal Order of Police had to say.

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. 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.

Unproven allegations of racism? Sounds right up Tom Harkin’s alley.

  • JVictor

    “Racism.” The left’s accusation against anyone who disagrees with their policies or picks. Forget substance or past performance. “Racism.”
    Pathetic.

  • Inane Rambler

    I’m proud to say that both of my Senators voted against him. One of them was a Democrat, at that.

    • DB1954

      Never be proud of a Democrat, just be thankful yours wised up on this issue.

  • Anonymous

    “Harkin said the vote against Debo Adegbile shows the Senate measures nominees according to race, and suggested the lawyer would have been confirmed as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division if he was white instead of biracial.”
    There is a campaign ad to defeat Harkin when he next comes up for re-election.

    • DB1954

      Harkin is retiring is he not?

  • cxt

    I say let them keep making their baseless, foundationless, asinine claims of “racism”….the more they accuse the less power it has.
    But the double standard while painful is instructive—for example, what do you think the charge would be if the IRS investigated and held up mainly black, female, hispanic, gay etc. groups?
    Also lets not forget the “lynching”–his quote, that Clarence Thomas endured on his nomination.
    Once again the standards……and I hate to to use the term as there seemingly are no longer any real “standards” at all. Just whatever the Left says at any given time on any given day.

    • DB1954

      Democrats who use the race-baiting smear are CREATING racism.

  • truebearing

    Abu-Jamal is a racist. Adegbile is a racist. These are indisputable facts. Harkin, who supposedly opposes racism, calls his fellow senators racists for opposing a racist. Clearly, Harkin doesn’t oppose racism if it is black racism against whites. Someone should remind the fool that he is white… and incoherent.

    • Jim Sweet

      Heck. Harkin just called his own Majority Leader a racist….

  • NHConstitutionalist

    Race Card is the only game the Liberal plantation owners know how to play. When you have a losing hand stamp your feet, kick in a door, howl like a banshee, make baseless accusations, and call names. Too bad liberals, that playground is closed. Game Over!

  • herb benty

    Harkin is a Prog- Marxist, who hates America- look at his voting record. These evil people have got to GO.

  • ClamCop369

    Thanks for the National FOP leadership for spearheading this effort.

    • DB1954

      And Shannon Faulkner, the Mumia Mob’s perpetual victim.

  • funkrules

    Unfortunately, African Americans have proven to be true every negative stereotype. Whining is one of the most offensive traits of their culture. They are masters of the art of whining. Once one of theirs held the reins of power, oh boy, did the whining start. It won’t stop until someone intelligent explains to them that they are only 13% of the population. Some studies have shown they believe they are over 50%. 87%ers are very tired of their constant and extremely loud whining.

  • Enough is Enough

    If you want to know what a progressive is up to just look at what they are accusing the other of…..

  • Itsy_bitsy

    We are VERY close to the teflon criminal! All you have to be is “BLACK” and no matter the crime, no matter the law – you can’t be tried unless by a black judge, a black jury, and all black lawyers! Sounds nuts, right? But then a lot that’s happening today sounds nuts!

    • DB1954

      0bama started or re-started the race-baiting game. Democrats have divided Americans like no other political regime in history. They’re all desperate to be reelected in 2014, so they pull out the ugliest card of all–the false racism lie-smear.

      • Itsy_bitsy

        You got that right!

  • DB1954

    The charge of racism has become the last refuge of the race-baiter.

  • DB1954

    Harkin is one of the most despicable slugs on planet earth. He richly deserves to be beaten to a bloody pulp.

  • Worried about America

    Has common sense left the room, has fair play and the rule of law died in AMERICA? If Justice Roberts can defend a man who murdered 8 people and John Adams defended the British redcoats at the end of 1770 who participated in the Boston Massacre. And be American Icons. How is this black man, who did nothing but work on and sign an appeal for a man cop killer that he is, assigned to him, not defend or asked to be assigned to. But did the job he was asked to do my his employer. What makes him any different, except for the color of his skin. One of the founding principles of our judicial system, that everyone is entitled to a zealous defense. And to put you all to shame, 5 Republican Judges agreed with the appeal. Where are you guys dragging those Judges through the mudd. Cause I will show up to watch. You are against the same basic principles the country was based on. Your being un-American and you don’;t even know it, olr care. Thats why its racist

  • Worry About America

    Has common sense left the room, has fair play and the rule of law died in AMERICA? If Justice Roberts can defend a man who murdered 8 people and John Adams defended the British redcoats at the end of 1770 who participated in the Boston Massacre. And be American Icons. How is this black man, who did nothing but work on and sign an appeal for a man cop killer that he is, assigned to him, not defend or asked to be assigned to. But did the job he was asked to do my his employer. What makes him any different, except for the color of his skin. One of the founding principles of our judicial system, that everyone is entitled to a zealous defense. And to put you all to shame, 5 Republican Judges agreed with the appeal. Where are you guys dragging those Judges through the mudd. Cause I will show up to watch. You are against the same basic principles the country was based on. Your being un-American and you don’;t even know it, olr care. Thats why its racist