But don’t you dare complain. They’re playing at some crass political populism at the expense of justice.
A delegation from Philadelphia will go to Paris in a fortnight to complain formally to Paris’ City government over the honoring of cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal by making him an honorary citizen of the city. Said Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (Socialist Party) that the honor was only the second in the city. The only other honoree was the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in 1971. The city granted this distinction to denounce “the cruelty of the death penalty.”
“This act symbolized our rejection of capital punishment” on behalf of the Parisian municipality and meant “that the fight to free him will continue”, said Laurent Fary, the Mayor’s spokesman.
Last April, the municipality of Saint-Denis had also named a street after Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook) who his defenders regard as a political prisoner, and whose cause made him a symbol in the fight against the death penalty.
Adjutant Yves Contassot, (Green Party) added that “it is apart from the question of lowering our guard in the fight against the death penalty”. “It also has nothing to do with the City of Paris interfering in the internal problems in the City of Philadelphia.”
Except for the fact that they clearly are: “Legal petitions requesting a pardon were sent Thursday to the courts of Paris and Bobigny”, said the Marseilles lawyer, confirming a report in France-Soir.
Of course the dumbshit Marxists at L'Humanité have this thorough, complex, and gramatically sound analysis:
Mumia condamnéMumia has been sentenced to death because [he's a] subversive. Makes one scratch chin. [And] think [such] expansive, ancient, and non-linear-non-western-superior wisdom... No?The Fuse is Lit! (No Pasaran)
parce que subversif