Wednesday, February 14, 2007

NYC City Council Speaker Says No To "Mumia Street"

Good news from Anti-MOVE/Mumia, but not exactly for the reasons you'd think.
He reports:
After a couple of weeks of silence I finally have word from the NYC City Council with regards to the naming of a street after Jamal. I think this statement pretty much makes it clear that there will be no "Mumia Street" in Harlem.
Thanks to everyone who signed the PETITION and worked so hard to get the word out. As of today, there are over 29,000 signatures.
The letter from the speaker of the NYC City Council follows:
"Thank you for your e-mail concerning your opposition to an alleged proposal to rename a street in Harlem after Mumia Abu Jamal. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on an issue that is so important to you personally.
As you may know, requests for commemorative street renamings such as the one you described must be formally submitted to the Council by the Council Member in whose district the street is located.
I had members of my staff look into the matter, and was informed that the Council has not received any such request for Mumia Abu Jamal.
Furthermore, commemorative street renamings are generally awarded only posthumously. To the best of my knowledge, Mumia Abu Jamal is still alive, and is therefore not eligible to have a street renamed after him.
Thank you again for taking the time to write to me with your concerns.
If I can assist you further in any way, please do not hesitate to e-mail me directly by visiting the Council’s website at http://www.nyccouncil.info/ and following the link to contact the Speaker at the bottom of the page."
Sincerely, Christine C. Quinn
Speaker, New York City Council
Speaker Quinn says 'no' but it isn't because Mumia is a twice-convicted unrepentant cop-killer, its because he's not dead yet.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think this statement pretty much makes it clear that there will be no "Mumia Street" in Harlem."

The problem with Quinn's response is that she takes no moral stand on the MERITS of renaming a street for Mumia. Her answer is carefully parsed and restricted to the bureaucratic minutia involved in getting a street renamed. Clearly she has not taken a stand on the issue.

February 14, 2007 11:46 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

All I can say is... EAT THAT! HAHAHAHAHAAAA!

It feels good for those morons to eat their shorts for once.

February 14, 2007 1:56 PM  
Anonymous USpace said...

Cool, good news, for now anyway. Speaker Quinn seems to imply that he still might get a street once he is dead. Let's hope not.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe
can not read a map
.

February 14, 2007 5:03 PM  
Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

Says a lot about politicians in New York.

Tell you what though, that POS will never have a street named after him in this country, dead or alive.

February 14, 2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Excellent news!

Gotta love it when realistic voices make an impact!

February 14, 2007 6:54 PM  
Blogger Yankee Doodle said...

"Quinn says 'no' but it isn't because Mumia is a twice-convicted unrepentant cop-killer, its because he's not dead yet."

Just another reason for him to want to become a homicide-martyr-suicide-bomber and get to his 72 virgins.

February 14, 2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Great...gonna have to get that petition drive cranked up again as soon as Mumia assumes room temperature, by which time he'll have attained some sort of sainthood.

February 15, 2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

Eric,
Maybe that's why those pinheads started so early.. it took them 6 months to get 300 signatures. Figure he'll be sitting on death row for the next 30 years at this rate.

February 15, 2007 4:24 PM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

Glad it worked out but will they try it again?
They should have worded it definitively so not to leave any misconceptions.

February 15, 2007 5:06 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Well at least they got that one right. I am trying to remember if they ever named a street after Yankel Rosenbaum. I do know there is the Ari Halbertam overpass.

Most of the names are are forgotten in time. How many remember officer Steven McDonald?
Does anyone remember Officer Byrne?

February 15, 2007 6:07 PM  
Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

beak,

I remember both Steven McDonald and Edward Byrne very well.

There is a park named after Officer Byrne in Queens.

http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=8098

February 16, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

UI

I am glad someone remembers Officer Byrne and that something was named after him.

February 16, 2007 3:45 PM  
Blogger Watcher said...

Who on earth would even come up with the idea to name a street after him?

February 22, 2007 12:15 AM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

Don't forget to keep me informed of any upcoming events. Now that spring is SLOWLY approaching, I would be very interested in attending. A disabled veteran should help legitimize any counter cut and run anti-military protest.

February 23, 2007 4:48 PM  
Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

AC,
Can you please email me about this?
There is something coming up in March and I think you, and others will want to be part of it.

UI

February 23, 2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger Freedomnow said...

AC for Prez!!!!!!!!!!

Give 'em hell

March 01, 2007 9:05 PM  

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