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There's not a whole lot I can say about this story, so I'll just let it speak for itself:

A California teachers union is under fire after passing a new resolution supporting a convicted cop killer.

The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) last month passed a resolution reaffirming their support for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in the 1982 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop.

In the resolution, the CFT alleges Abu-Jamal's trial was unfair and calls the former radio journalist a civil rights hero.

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The resolution also describes the former Black Panther as a civil rights hero saying, "Mumia Abu-Jamal has for decades as a journalist fought courageously against racism and police brutality and for the human rights of all people...the continued unjust incarceration of Mumia Abu-Jamal represents a threat to the civil rights of all people."

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The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is now reconsidering a 2008 decision to award Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing due to flawed jury instructions after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the decision and ruled that a neo-Nazi did not deserve a new sentencing hearing on those grounds.

The Abu-Jamal case is a scandal, alright, but not for the reasons the CFT thinks.  It's a scandal because an unrepentant cop killer has played a willing audience of liberal airheads for close to 30 years to avoid the justice he has earned.

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A "hero" is that it? There used to be a time when it took courageous acts and virtue to become a hero.

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