Perfect: Van Jones also a Mumia supporter; Update: Michelle and Beck discuss Mumia connection
posted at 2:48 pm on September 4, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Via JWF and Gabe Malor, who have to be wondering whether Barack Obama appointed Van Jones as the Green Jobs Czar as some sort of blogger full-employment program. After being a Communist and a 9/11 Truther, will Jones’ support for cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal even register? Maybe it will at the White House:
More than 150 demonstrators marched from 14th Street and Broadway to the Oakland Federal Building to demand that the Justice Department re-open its corruption investigation of the Philadelphia Police Department.
Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a death row inmate convicted for the 1981 shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer, said the protest was called after the Supreme Court on Monday rejected claims that Abu-Jamal, a former radio journalist and Black Panther, did not receive a fair trial.
“We knew there was another event going on, but the timing of the court decision is what dictated when the protest was held,” said Van Jones, a San Francisco civil rights lawyer who helped coordinate the protest march.
Jones said about 15 protesters occupied the rotunda at the Federal Building on Clay Street in an act of civil disobedience with the hope they would be arrested.
What will be Jones’ excuse this time? He didn’t check out the fine print on the “Free Mumia” picket signs before he held one?
Major Garrett reported on Twitter that Rep. Mike Pence said: “Van Jones should resign and if he is unwilling to do so, the president should demand his resignation.” One would think that the Obama administration would hasten to distance itself from both Truthers and supporters of cop-killers. I imagine James Crowley may be having an ironic laugh at this today.
Update: Of course, Michelle was all over this last night:
I missed this last night at the State Fair.