Philadelphia police held a silent vigil Sunday in protest of a Vermont college’s selection of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as its commencement speaker.
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5 and community members gathered Sunday at 13th and Locust streets in Center City in memory of officer Daniel Faulkner who was murdered at that exact intersection nearly 33 years ago.
Faulkner was murdered by Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther who is serving a life sentence for the murder, and giving a commencement address at the same time.
The officers held 30 minutes of silence in honor of Faulkner at the same time the infamous inmate’s prerecorded commencement speech was played to graduates at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.