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Debo Adegbile Is No John Adams

January 11th, 2014 - 6:18 am

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A smiling and smarmy Hilary Shelton of the NAACP took to The Kelly File last night to compare Debo Adegbile to John Adams. Adegbile is President Obama’s radical nominee to head the Justice Department Civil Rights Division. While at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Adegbile oversaw the inexcusable defense of cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, among other radical policies.

Shelton and other NAACP officials are trying to repair the endangered nomination by comparing Debo Adegbile to John Adams. Adams, you see, represented British solider Hugh White who fired into the crowd in Boston, killing Americans. Adams took on the unpopular representation at White’s criminal trial.

Nice try, Hilary, but Debo Adegbile is no John Adams. While everyone has a constitutional right to a court appointed lawyer for trial, the NAACP’s representation of Mumia isn’t even close.

I was on Fox and Friends this morning to talk about the differences:

Mumia had been convicted and represented by counsel at his trial decades earlier. The NAACP was involved in a federal habeus corpus challenge to his conviction thirty years later.  This was a civil case, not a criminal one. At this stage of court proceedings, there is no constitutional right to counsel. This is particularly so when a murderer loses before the federal trial court, and appeals an adverse decision. Adams, in contrast, was representing White at the first stage of a criminal proceeding where we now believe the accused has a fundamental right to court appointed counsel.

But there are bigger and more toxic distinctions between John Adams and Debo Adegbile.

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Was the reference to John Q Adams and AMISTAD ...in the Spielberg movie where Anthony Hopkins symbolically tears up the Constitution?

The racial overtones and undertones would seem to strike a familiar chord in the defense of any murderer that is ginned up as a martyr ...instead of a cold blooded killer.

The use of racism as a shield...and a sword...is effective and the underlying facts, evidence and laws are really of little consequence. I missed the segment, sorry, so I don't know for sure if this theory about the reference holds any water, but it came immediately to mind.

The Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice is no longer civil, no longer about protection of rights, and no longer remotely related to justice.

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That liberals defend this lowlife should shock no person who follows what goes on in the world. At Monmouth College, lowest form of life Bill Ayers came to speak and freshman were required to attend his speech. At least one faculty member seriously thought Bill had lived an exemplary life. Hopefully, Mumia the copkiller will die on death row.
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What the HELL is a debo adegbile anyway?????????????
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Very astute commentary. Although to give these devils their due, they didn't advocate for killing cops. The ones in suits didn't, anyway.

Hopefully Wesley will soon join Leroi Jones in the place where you never have to worry about too little heating.
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The comparison to Adams (either one, really) is outrageous and unjustified.

There is no question among fair thinking people or the several courts which have reviewed the facts of the case and the prosecution. Wesley Cook shot the officer in cold blood, and his trial was fair and untainted by racism in any legal sense.

Only the most naive young people conned into this cause bother to assert Cook's innocence, and they become very angry when pressed on the facts.

Adegbile, the NAACP, and other advocates over the decades have not sought justice at all, but rather to justify Cook's cold-blooded murder of a white policeman because, well, racism exists in the world.

Adegbile may be especially disqualified but the problems in the Civil Rights Division can only be addressed by a full housecleaning: fire EVERYONE, down to the janitor who empties the trash can by the elevators, and start over.
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The NAACP took what's his names case because he's black and he killed a white cop and that's all right with the NAACP. They haven't figured out that being 11% of the population means you really need the protection of the law. Even if you think you are a really big deal.
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One more example of the rot of our government institutions at the hands of Obama, Holder, Rice, Van Jones, etc. Anyone who voted for this dreck I only wish the consequences could be yours alone to suffer, unfortunately you have mucked it up for all of us.
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This post shows this guy with a twitter account. My question is how does a prisoner have such an account or maybe better why does a prisoner have an twitter account? Do we as taxpayers pay for convict's twitter services?
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