National Police Officers Call
For Boycott Over Cop-Killer
News Release
Fraternal Order Of Police Officers
Memorial Lodge 100
At the recent National Fraternal Order Of Police (FOP) Conference in Mobile, Alabama, the delegation in attendance voted unanimously to begin a boycott of persons, products and companies associated with supporting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Abu-Jamal was convicted in the 1981 killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. The act was an especially brutal and sadistic murder that still haunts the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Faulkner.
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 FOP has announced the formal boycott of the following: 1. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream products, donators to a defense fund for the killer. 2. Actor Paul Newman, an outspoken supporter of the killer. 3. Actress Susan Sarandon, another supporter of the killer. 4. Filmmakers Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and John Landis, supporters of the killer. 5. Writers Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates, supporters of the killer. 6. Model Naomi Campbell, supporter of the killer. 7. Musicians Sting, David Byrne and Michael Stipe of REM, all of whom have openly supported the killer.
As you may also recall, a tape-recorded statement by the killer to graduates at the commencement ceremony of Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, in June of 1999, resulted in 800 graduates walking out and two dozen others turning their backs during the killer's 13 minute diatribe of hate.
The FOP's position is getting widespread coverage in the media. One example is the APB Police Newswire. Take a look at their site at
Support your FOP. Boycott all of the above and send a clear and firm message that we will not tolerate the murder of police officers.
From Jesse J. Skinner
< 9-3-99
At your website,, you recently reported on a story regarding a prisoner named Mumia Abu-Jamal ("National Police Officers Call for Boycott Over Cop-Killer," 09/02/1999). Just for the record, I know you were just reprinting previously released information from the National Fraternal Order of Police, but I hate to see disinformation repeated, especially when it calls for action on the part of your readers.
I investigated the claim made by the organization that Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream donates/donated to the Mumia Abu-Jamal defense fund. This claim simply is not true. A quick visit to the Ben & Jerry's website and a search of their FAQ area quickly establishes that this company does not currently and has not in the past supported any defense fund on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
I'm not a Ben & Jerry's employee, but I do enjoy their products and I was happy to find that they don't support Mumia Abu-Jamal, as reported in the story you reported.
Thanks for the work you do. I enjoy the stories you bring to light.
Jesse Skinner