Obama appoints lawyer for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to civil rights commission

Image result for Debo AdegbileIn a move sure to fray his relations with law enforcement, President Obama on Thursday appointed Debo Adegbile, former lawyer for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, to a six-year post on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Mr. Adegbile worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., when he represented Abu Jamal in the appeal of his conviction and death sentencing in the notorious 1981 shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal’s sentence was reduced to life in prison.

The case prompted the Senate to reject Mr. Adegbile’s nomination in 2014 when Mr. Obama appointed him to lead the Justice Department’s office on civil rights. Some Democrats joining Republicans in voting down the selection at that time.

Liberals praised the latest nomination. The progressive Center for American Progress cited Mr. Adegbile’s “work on employment, housing discrimination, criminal justice, and voting rights.”

Mr. Obama also appointed Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights at the Education Department, to a six-year seat on the Commission on Civil Rights. She drew the ire of GOP lawmakers in 2011 for issuing a “dear colleague” letter to colleges advising them to lower their standards for judging students accused of sexual harassment of bullying, touching off a dispute in Congress over the legal authority of the letter.

CAP praised both appointees as “individuals with a long and proven history of commitment to the advancement civil rights.”

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Obama's legacy; "The President of Division". From what I'm seeing, I somehow doubt Obama will give up his presidency. Time will tell.

If this POS tried to stay in office, someone will eliminate him, guaranteed!

it will be interesting to see what happens here...i do believe justice will prevail

Dueling must be legalized in the USA.

Memo to Trump: .......another piece of trash needs to be discarded on January 21st.  Debo 'Creepo' Adegbile. or ASAP.....Please make a note....thanx.

The punk has no civil rights, he killed a Cop and Obama is a law breaker and the worst President ever and is spending our tax money to defend a Cop killer, all of it needs to be thrown out of court.

Same ole Same ole. Obama&Co have been packing characters like Adegbile in every spot possible for 8 yrs.

It is a true sign, President Obama is a true divider and hater and has gotten away with murder, inciting riots, bringing more hatred and bitterness, making it worse for America and the American people. He should have been impeached a long time ago and charged with crimes to America and the American People. Never before has there been a horrible, horrible man for President. Now he has already let in more Terrorists just waiting to start a war. He is the Worst man, the Worst President ever before in history with no sense of heart for the American People. He is so destructive and there has been no good  that came from him since his 8 years in office. Nothing but destruction. He has committed the greatest crime against America.

All true, Deana Hill.

Don't get comfortable. You won't be around long.

First, one simple question ; Does this man is affiliated / associated with The Black Panthers ?

Yes?....or.... no?

Now, a short note.

Anyone out there should be able to remember this;...

Barack Obama said Thursday that he has “not contributed to” dividing the country. Blame for that, he said, lies at the feet of Republicans and Obama-critical media outlets.

During a White House press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday, Obama said, “I’ve said at the State of the Union that one of my regrets is the degree to which polarization and the nasty tone of our politics has accelerated rather than waned over the course of the last 7 1/2 years.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMDur9CDZ4

http://michellemalkin.com/2016/03/11/president-i-want-you-to-get-in...

A HISTORY OF OBAMA’S VIOLENT RHETORIC
http://www.therightperspective.org/2010/06/12/a-history-of-obamas-v...

Violent Trump Protesters Are Just Following Obama’s Orders: Here’s Proof!
http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/violent-trump-protesters-are-jus...

And if any of you out there wants to know the fundamental source - ( financially and ideologically ) - for all this misbehavior,...well let's take a rapid bird-eye-view;....

George Soros is virtually  into everything,....the man is a master-mind Mafioso, a really evil-connected type individual;....and his tentacles touch many things, and many people;.....let's take a quick look at a thing or two.

George Soros supports anarchy and disorder movements;....
George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-...

Exposed: Who’s REALLY Behind Black Lives Matter And What They Are Trying To Do Next
The Washington Times exposed last January that leftist billionaire George Soros gave more than $30 million in seed money to Black Lives Matter affiliated groups.
http://www.westernjournalism.com/exposed-whos-really-behind-black-l...

The Ferguson/Soros Connections
https://rednationrising.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/2563/

Add to that;...the Sharpton-Obama-Holder-Lynch-Van Jones-Farrakhan-Jeremiah Wright-Jessie Jackson - Otis Moss- Marilyn Mosby, and others weeds Racist Activist Black Supremacy , And Hate-To-White People Club....and that is what is really behind all this havoc.

And that, for short.,...and now you know......and everyone out there can do the math.
Surprised, or curious anyone out there?

Debo Patrick Adegbile (born December 1966) is an American lawyer in private practice who was nominated to serve as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The Senate rejected his nomination because he had filed a brief arguing that there was racial discrimination in jury selection for the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of the murderer of a law enforcement officer.[1]

Adegbile also worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and as a senior counsel on the staff of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Early life and education[edit]

Born Adebowale Patrick Akande Adegbile in New York City, Adegbile is the son of a Nigerian father and an Irish immigrant mother.[2] He was raised by his single mother. He also was a child actor on the children's TV show Sesame Street during the 1970s, playing the character Debo and performing in episodes for nine years.[2][3]

Adegbile studied at Lehman College in 1986 and 1987 and earned a bachelor's degree in 1991 from Connecticut College. He then earned a law degree from New York University School of Law in 1994.[4]

Professional career[edit]

During law school, Adegbile served as a legal assistant in the summer of 1991 for the New York law firm Solin & Breindel and then was a summer associate during the summer of 1992 for Morrison & Foerster. In the summer of 1993, Adegbile served as a summer associate for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He then joined the firm full-time as an associate in the firm's litigation department in 1994, holding that position until 2001.[4]

In 2001, Adegbile joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he served as assistant counsel from 2001 until 2004, associate director of litigation from 2004 until 2007, director of litigation from 2007 until 2010, associate director-counsel/director of litigation from 2010 until 2014, acting president and director counsel from 2012 until 2013, and special counsel in 2013. Adegbile argued his first case before the United States Supreme Court in 2008, making a defense of the Voting Rights Act.[3]

Consideration for the D.C. Circuit[edit]

In October 2011, blogger Ed Whelan reported that the White House was considering nominating Adegbile to one of three vacancies at the time on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[5] Shortly thereafter, The Washington Post reported that President Obama had asked the American Bar Association to evaluate Adegbile's credentials,[6] but the White House did not submit his name.[2]

Nomination to be Assistant Attorney General[edit]

In 2013,[when?] Adegbile joined the staff of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary as a senior counsel with a focus on legislative matters.

On November 18, 2013, President Obama nominated Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, to succeed Thomas Perez, who had left the position to serve as United States Secretary of Labor.[7]

U.S Senators from both parties objected to Adegbile's signing of an appeal for Black Panther member Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted in 1982 for the first-degree murder of Daniel Faulkner, a Philadelphia police officer, on December 9, 1981. Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death, although the death sentence later was vacated because of problems with jury instructions.[2] Adegbile and other lawyers filed an unsuccessful amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in 2009, arguing that the conviction was invalid because of racial discrimination in jury selection.[2]

In January 2014, Adegbile's nomination was returned to Obama, who renominated Adegbile within days.[8]

On February 6, 2014, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary reported Adegbile's nomination to the full Senate in a 10–8, party-line vote.[9] On February 27, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Adegbile's nomination, in an effort to cut off a filibuster by Republican senators.[10]

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Senate failed to advance Adegbile's nomination in a 47–52 vote blocking his confirmation.[11][12] Senate Republicans unanimously voted against him, particularly because of his appeal for Abu-Jamal, along with seven Democratic Senators.

On September 15, 2014, Adegbile announced his withdrawal as a nominee to be assistant attorney general, and that he would be going into private practice, joining the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Adegbile's first name "Adebowale" means "crown comes home" in Yoruba.[14] He is married to Susan Haskell-Adegbile, and they live in New York City with their two daughters.[3]

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Breaking — West Virginia Lawmakers Invite Persecuted Pro-Second Amendment Counties In Virginia To Join Their State

West Virginia lawmakers introduced legislation to invite persecuted pro Second Amendment Counties to join their state.

The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution to remind Virginia residents from Frederick County that they have a standing invite — from 1862 — to become part of West Virginia.

West Virginia freedom fighters broke away from Virginia Democrat slave owners during the Civil War.

This week West Virginia has once again invited persecuted Virginia pro 2-A counties to come join their state.

Sounds like a winning plan!

Resolution 8 reads as follows:

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 8

(By Delegates Howell, Summers, Shott, Householder, C. Martin, Hott, Graves, Cadle, Barnhart, J. Jeffries, Maynard, Phillips, Foster, Hamrick, Steele, D. Jeffries, Wilson, Waxman, Bartlett, Paynter, Linville, Sypolt, Bibby, Hill, Ellington, Higginbotham, J. Kelly, Mandt, Pack, Dean and P. Martin)

[Introduced January 14, 2020]

Providing for an election to be had, pending approval of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a majority of qualified citizens voting upon the proposition prior to August 1, 2020, for the admission of certain counties and independent cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the State of West Virginia as constituent counties, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 11 of the Constitution of West Virginia

Whereas, The Legislature of West Virginia finds that in 1863, due to longstanding perceived attitudes of neglect for the interests of the citizens of Western Virginia, and a studied failure to address the differences which had grown between the counties of Western Virginia and the government at Richmond, the Commonwealth of Virginia was irretrievably divided, and the new State of West Virginia was formed; and

Whereas, Such division occurred as the Trans-Allegheny portions of Virginia perceived that they suffered under an inequitable measure of taxation by which they bore a disproportionate share of the tax burden; and

Whereas, That this perception was further compounded by the effects of a scheme of representation by which Trans-Allegheny Virginia was not allowed to have its proper and equitable share of representation in the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, That this arrangement arguably resulted in the tax dollars of Trans-Allegheny Virginia being used to enrich the Tidewater through internal improvements which did not benefit the people of Western Virginia, while the people of the Trans-Allegheny had little to no say in how their tax dollars were allocated; and

Whereas, Though this course led to an irreconcilable division, and the subsequent formation of West Virginia, yet, the longstanding peaceful cooperation between this State and the Commonwealth of Virginia is a sign that such separation, undertaken even under the most challenging and onerous of circumstances, can, with the passage of time, yield lasting results which are beneficial to both sides; and

Whereas, In the intervening years, the same neglect for the interests of many of the remaining counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia has allegedly been evidenced by the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, Particularly, many citizens of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont contend that an inequitable measure of taxation exists by which they bear a disproportionate share of the present tax burden of the Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont also believe that, currently, a scheme of representation exists by which the citizens of Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont do not have a proper share of representation in the government at Richmond; and, consequently

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont believe that their tax dollars are used to enrich the Tidewater and Northern Virginia through internal improvements which do not benefit the people of these other parts of Virginia, while the people of these other parts of Virginia have little to no say in how their tax dollars are allocated; and

Whereas, In recent days, these tensions have been compounded by a perception of contempt on the part of the government at Richmond for the differences in certain fundamental political and societal principles which prevail between the varied counties and cities of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, In the latest, and most evident, in this string of grievances, the government at Richmond now seeks to place intolerable restraints upon the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to the citizens of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The Legislative body of West Virginia believes that this latest action defies the wise counsel which has come down to us in the august words of our common Virginia Founders: as the government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that tribune of liberty, Patrick Henry-who stated to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788 that “The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of a Signer of the Declaration and premier advocate of American independence, Richard Henry Lee-who stated in The Federal Farmer that “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that zealous guardian of our inherent rights, George Mason-who stated that “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of the declaimer of our independence and theoretician of our freedoms, Thomas Jefferson-who stated in his first draft of the Virginia Constitution, that “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms”; and

Whereas, The Boards of Supervisors of many Virginia counties and the Councils of many Virginia cities have recognized this dangerous departure from the doctrine of the Founders on the part of the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, These Boards of Supervisors and Councils have passed resolutions refusing to countenance what they affirm are unwarranted and unconstitutional measures by that government to infringe the firearm rights of Virginians; and

Whereas, The actions of the government at Richmond undertaken since the recent general election have, regrettably, resulted in unproductive contention and escalating a lamentable state of civic tension; and

Whereas, That, as has been proven in numerous instances, such as have been observed internationally in more recent times with the peaceful dissolutions of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, and the creation of South Sudan, or, earlier in Virginia’s own history, with the formation of Kentucky, the peaceful partition of neighboring peoples can occur, and, is often very beneficial to both sides in reducing tensions and improving the tenor of discourse over ongoing political and societal differences; and

Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions; and

Whereas, Providing that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall give its assent to any county or independent city presently part of the Commonwealth of Virginia having the opportunity and ability to do so, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia.

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