Tuesday, April 12, 2005


...makes it easy for me to give up my love of ben & jerry's icecream. i thought i would share this wealth of information to the ones out there that are interested in my daily musings. this is really heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen police officer's family! i can't even imagine what they are going through.

note: i received this information from one my fellow employee's who's a policeman and received this information from the f.o.p.

Greetings All,

At the recent National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) conference, the
delegation in attendance voted unanimously to begin a boycott of
persons, products and companies associated with the supporting of
convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

In case you don't know, he was convicted in the 1981 killing of
Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner under overwhelming evidence.
The act was an especially brutal and sadistic murder that still haunts
the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Faulkner. The New York
Shields presented Officer Faulkner's family with a Medal of Valor at
their 1999 Police Memorial Breakfast.

Convict Abu-Jamal has written a book, "Live from Death Row," and
attempted to place himself in a celebrity status as a result of his
criminal behavior. Others have supported his pathetic attempt to gain
stardom and freedom, all the while spitting in the face of Officer
Faulkner, his family and every single law enforcement officer in the
United States.

The F. O. P. has announced the formal boycotting of the following:

1. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Products (donators to a defense fund for the

2. Actor Paul Newman and his products (an outspoken supporter of the

3. Actress Susan Sarandon (supporter of this convicted killer).

4. Filmmakers Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and John Landis (supporters of the

5. Writers Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates (supporters of the

6. Super-model Naomi Campbell (supporter of the killer).

7. Musicians: Sting, David Byrne and Michael Stipe of REM, (supporters
of the killer).

8. The Backstreet Boys who are performing "free" benefit concerts for
the killer's defense fund. One of their "benefit concerts" scheduled for
Baltimore, Md. had to be canceled when Baltimore police officers
refused to work the overtime shifts for security at the concert.

As you may not know, a tape recorded statement made by this heinous
convicted killer, was played at the graduation commencement ceremony of
in over 800 graduates walking out and another two dozen turning their
backs during the killer's three minute diatribe of hate.

The F.O.P.'s position is getting widespread coverage in the media, as
well it should. The members of the New York Shields stand with our
fellow brothers across this country in strongly supporting this boycott
and honoring the memory of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

We urge you to participate in this boycott and request that you pass
this e-mail on to your coworkers, partners, family and friends. We must
stand together against this brutal murderer.

Please do your part and pass this important message along to your
friends. Take care and STAY SAFE.


Jenn said...

I had not heard anything about this. how awful. some of my fav celebs are on there as well. it is a shocking thing, sometimes. I have a friend who is a policeman and his father was killed in a routine traffic stop by teenagers who had drugs in their car and a gun. here, in NH they have a program to help young kids like the police (I live in the biggest city in nh so we have a lot of kids out of hand around here). it is a great program. it always breaks my heart to hear younger kids and teenagers talk about hating cops, etc. I am a firm believer that they are under-thanked for risking their lives to protect people.
sorry, rambling on. thanks for putting this on your blog. no more ben and jerrys in this house either.

V said...

Wow, I didn't know. I love Paul Newman and Ben and Jerry's.

Why are they supporting the murderer? I understand supporting someone they believe is innocent or someone who had an unfair trial, but from what I have read / heard, this is not the case in this situation.