Outrageous Convicted Cop Killer Compared to MLK in CA School Curriculum
Outrage is growing in Oakland, California, after school officials reinstated a controversial curriculum that includes convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who shot police officer Daniel Faulkner to death on a Philadelphia street in 1981.
As part of the curriculum, Abu-Jamal is compared to Martin Luther King, Jr. in an assignment about government oppression.
Maureen Faulkner, wife of the slain officer, explained to Steve Doocy on "Fox and Friends" that she had previously campaigned to keep Abu-Jamal out of the school curriculum, and the fact that he is now being reinstated is outrageous.
"My main complaint is that Mumia Abu-Jamal is a cold, convicted murderer who shot my husband in the back and then in between the eyes, and Martin Luther King, in my eyes, was a good man," Faulkner said. "He was far from this murderer. And I think people should be absolutely outraged they are comparing Martin Luther King to Mumia Abu-Jamal."
She added that the superintendent who decided to add Abu-Jamal to the curriculum has stated he does not believe that Abu-Jamal is guilty of the murder.
"Look at these young, impressionable adults. What are they teaching them in America today?" Faulkner asked.
Faulkner also reacted to the news that a St. Louis county grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
"I feel as though the grand jury made their decision and now our country is being destroyed ... there was not rioting when my husband was shot in the back and then shot in the head."
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