Cop Killer Receives Get Well Cards From 3rd Graders
Cop Killer Receives Get Well Cards From 3rd Graders
Yes, you read the headline correctly. The 3rd Graders weren’t writing letters to someone like Bon Jovi, or Governor Christie. Nope. Instead, the “Get Well Soon!” letters were written to a person in prison who was convicted for brutally murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
What could possibly be wrong with this scenario? Well let’s see, how about the fact that the teacher even THOUGHT that having students write letters to a dangerous criminal would be some type of learning experience? I truly wonder how the teacher explained about the assignment? Did the teacher inform the class about this guy’s background and what he was actually in prison FOR? Chris Martin at IJReview reports that this guy in prison is you know, so nice:
In 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal shot and killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner at point-blank range. The former Black Panther was convicted and sentenced to death, but later was moved off death row and now remains imprisoned for life in Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution.
Oh yeah, he’s top notch isn’t he? He’s also a guy who has never shown remorse for his actions, has somehow managed to develop a cult-like following among idiotic celebrities such as Whoopie Goldberg, had a street in France named after him, and even ran a radio broadcast for a while …FROM prison! A killer is celebrated and a good police officer, Daniel Faulkner is not. There is something so wrong about that scenario.
But now it seems that Jamal’s not feeling so good and had to go to Schuylkill Medical Center for some undisclosed reason. And the sob fest for him began. It would’ve been all fine and dandy except for a few of his sycophants who took their sadness about 30 miles too far down the road. Marilyn Zuniga, the 3rd grade teacher at Forest Grove School in Orange, NJ had this to say:
First, I can’t even fathom the fact that she believes that letters to a cop killer are something 3rd graders should be doing. Second, there’s an interesting word she uses in that cute little tweet from her now deleted account. Yeah, its that “comrade” word. I”m not the only one who picked up on that and the fact that her actions are so incredibly cringe-worthy. John Featherman at Philly.com pointedly asks:
What exactly is on Ms. Zuniga’s syllabus everyday? Communism? Hatred of law enforcement? What exactly is she indoctrinating our kids with? And since it’s done at a public school, how much of it is being done at taxpayer expense?
Damn good questions! Evidently she’s done something like this before. Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reports that Marilyn is quite the activist teacher:
In November, she had students engage in a “community research project” about the Michael Brown shooting. She posted a picture of one student’s creation — a poster referencing the “Hands up, don’t shoot” chant made popular following Brown’s death. The phrase was based on some witnesses’ claims that Brown was holding his hands up in surrender when he was shot last August by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Mo. police officer. However, the Justice Department determined that Brown was not holding his hands up in that manner.
It seems pesky details like the discredited “Hands up, don’t shoot” theme and the fact that Jamal brutally murdered a man in cold blood don’t matter. You see, she likes putting her kids first! Or something. Well guess what, there are an awful lot of people who think that Marilyn and her “comrade” Johanna Fernandez need to go pound sand. And I can’t help but agree with them.
I believe that when a person is found guilty of a heinous crime, that person should never ever be celebrated. Nor should that person ever be considered as someone to look up to. This kind of criminal celebrity is so wrong on so many fronts. Rightfully so, those in law enforcement are beyond angry about this letter writing debacle:
Richard Costello, the former president of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, told Kilmeade that he is outraged that the teachers encouraged students to write letters to Abu-Jamal.
“I think it’s both alarming and outrageous that any teacher would use a group of innocent 7 year olds to promote a twisted agenda, glorifying murder, glorifying hatred and glorifying violence,” Costello said.
Costello said that he shot Faulkner in the back first and then shot him again in between the eyes.
“I think the the school system needs to immediately fire any teacher involved in this,” Costello said. “And failing that, all the parents who have children in that school system need to reevaluate their further involvement, because these children are now placed in danger by the very people charged with their education.”
I have to wonder if ANY of those 3rd graders have a parent who is a police officer. Can you imagine THEIR reaction and the reaction of other parents when they found out what their children’s assignment was for the day? If it was me, I’d be demanding that she be removed from that classroom and the school ASAP. I’d want her fired and gone from the entire district. Ms Zuniga and “comrade” Johanna Fernandez are extending their sympathies to the wrong person. Their sympathies and support should be given to Officer Daniel Faulkner’s family, not to a cold-blooded killer.