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Maureen Faulkner, Widow of Officer Daniel Faulkner, Responds to Goddard College’s Choice of Commencement Speaker

Where Was Maureen Faulkner's Voice At Goddard College's Commencement (2014)? ______________________________________ In Goddard College’s great tradition of giving voice to victims and as a Goddard graduate (MFA, 1994), I republish Maureen Faulkner’s statement in full, although I do not agree 100% with what she says: Once again, my family and I find ourselves being assaulted by the obscenity that is Mumia Abu-Jamal. On Sunday October 5th, my husband’s killer will once again air his voice from what masquerades as a prison, and spew his thoughts and ideas at another college commencement. Mumia Abu-Jamal will be heard and honored as a victim and a hero by a pack of adolescent sycophants at Goddard College in Vermont. Despite the fact that 33 years ago, he loaded his gun with special high-velocity ammunition designed to kill in the most devastating fashion, then used that gun to rip my husband’s freedom from him – today, Mumia Abu-Jamal will be lauded as a freedom fight

A Goddard College Alumna Responds to the Mumia Abu-Jamal Commencement Address

Haybarn Theatre: Goddard Commencment 2014 ____________________ “I shot the motherfucker and I hope the motherfucker dies.” -- Mumia Abu-Jamal, shortly after his arrest for the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner and as heard by several witnesses ( ) As a Goddard Alum, I posted, on October 4, 2014, the following message on Goddard’s MFA Facebook page: I am a Goddard graduate, and I protest the commencement speaker who is cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. He killed a man in absolute cold blood (the killer was stopped for a traffic violation) and should not be extolled by a college that embraces peace and love. While I agree that no one should be executed and am glad that execution for Jamal was taken off the table, I believe this man should spend the rest of his life in prison. I am disappointed that the college I love would choose a cold-blooded killer to be a commencement speaker. Therefore, I will be withholding future donations until further notice. S

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