Obama quietly gives cop-killer’s radical attorney a 6-year seat on U.S. Civil Rights Commission

Obama quietly gives cop-killer’s radical attorney a 6-year seat on U.S. Civil Rights Commission
Man with pen and phone.

[Ed. – Abolish the commission.  It’s been a travesty for years.  If we really need such a thing, it’s time to rethink it from the very beginning anyway.]

While Debo Adegbile’s nomination to become Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division failed in 2014, President Obama decided to put him on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which has infuriated the country’s largest police union. Adegbile was a lawyer with the NAACP that worked to appeal the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The Abu-Jamal appeal is what sunk his assistant attorney general nomination. Even with Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) nuking the filibuster rules for presidential appointments, except for those relating to the Supreme Court, every Republican and seven Democrats voted against his nomination 52-47.

Now, The Fraternal Order of Police and The International Union of Police Associations have condemned his latest appointment, which carries a six-year term and does not require Senate confirmation…

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John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police’s chapter in Philadelphia, lashed out at the Obama administration over the appointment, calling it “Obama’s goodbye present to police across the nation.” …

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