Cop Killer gives commencement address at NE college

A convicted cop killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal was selected to deliver Goddard College’s commencement speech.

The Leftist undergraduate students at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont selected Abu-Jamal.


Abu-Jamal was convicted in the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner. He was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was reduced on appeal to life imprisonment.

The inmate’s notoriety helped to sink the nomination earlier this month of Debo Adegbile, who was Mr. Obama’s choice to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. Adegbile helped represent Abu Jamal’s case on appeal while working at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Senators opposed to Mr. Adegbile’s nomination said he went beyond legal representation into political advocacy in the case. Adegbile withdrew from consideration earlier this month, allowing Obama to find another Black Nationalist racist to potentially fill the spot.

The college said Abu-Jamal’s speech has been prerecorded by Prison Radio.

Goddard College Interim President Bob Kenny said in a statement,

“Choosing Mumia as their commencement speaker, to me, shows how this newest group of Goddard graduates expresses their freedom to engage and think radically and critically in a world that often sets up barriers to do just that.”

This is Abu-Jamal’s third commencement address!

Abu-Jamal received a bachelor of arts degree from the school in 1996, completing his coursework by mail, so at least he is an alumnus of this institution of “higher” learning.

Pamela Gellar has this to say:

The most vile of creatures are exalted on the academic landscape. Today a vicious jihad imam spoke at Yale. No leftists or Muslim students protested against the extremist hate imam at Yale today, as they did Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s address. And thus far no one is protesting this savage. This shows how much universities have become centers of Leftist indoctrination and propaganda — any anti-American speaker, jihad inciter, or cop-killer is OK, but pro-freedom patriots are almost never invited and face hostile audiences when they are. – See more at:

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