Congressman Donald M. Payne of the 10th District in and about
Essex County, New Jersey was among 31 members of Congress who voted
against the Resolution.
Congressman Donald M. Payne of the 10th District is the
honoree of this year’s Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
strongly condemn this choice by the parade organizers.
is not just some local councilperson that voted against a contract
proposal or made a flip remark.
Abu-Jamal shot a uniformed policeman five times. It could have been any
Officer Faulkner was down and mortally wounded, this piece of garbage
shot him again in the face.
racially mixed jury convicted him and the evidence is overwhelming.
Congressman Payne’s vote against this Resolution was a vote for Mumia
was also a vote against Officer Daniel Faulkner.
don’t see it any other way.
casting his vote, the congressman pleased a segment of his
constituency. However, a vote like this comes with consequences, and
the consequences here were losing us, the law enforcement community.
killing of a police officer leaves a raw and open wound no matter where
or when it occurred. This case is no different.
is an absolute abomination that of all the elected officials, brave
police officers and firefighters, returning war heroes, and citizens
that have gone above and beyond, Congressman Payne was chosen for such a
prestigious honor, especially when considering the close relationship
the parade has had with law enforcement over the years.
Whether officers will march behind Congressman Payne remains to be
seen. There are already rumblings about a formal protest being lodged.
on the day of the parade if I were one of the officers working the
intersections, Congressman Payne would only see my back as he walked
would only see my back as I turned it to him to take a moment to offer a
prayer or a moment of silence for a Irish, Catholic policeman who died
way too early back in 1981.
can think of no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Justice for Daniel Faulkner!
Monday, February 26, 2007 12:00 a.m.
I remember back in the day we had a similar problem with a Mayor in
Philadelphia. I was on a detail with other police officers when
the Mayor showed up and we all turned our backs on him. The newspapers
played it up and he knew at this time that he completely lost the
respect of the Police Department.
I think it is time to get these people out of office. As police officers
and putting our life on the line everyday so people are safe in their
homes. To have people like this, slap the face of us and a Hero like
As a Retired Philadelphia Police officer and remember this night well.
To Have Congressman Payne to do this I say it is about time for him to
leave office when the time come. Danny we will never forget you. Brother
I hope you Rest in peace. One of our hero's.
-Officer Carmen J. Balsama Sr. Retired
-Philadelphia Police Stakeout Unit
I see where someone (anonymous ,of course) wrote that Payne is a great
My question is .....Who is he a great congressman for? Criminals? Then
let them have him, and let the law abiding citizens elect his opponent.
Mumia is a piece of Hollywood crap, and should have been executed years
ago. As usual, Congressman Payne's friends and the Hollywood egotists
have it wrong . Why don't they all move to France? Afraid of the
lawlessness there? Cowards.
-Retired Corporal John Bielicki
-Philadelphia Police Department
Myself and most other retired cops I know (San Diego Police) love
looking back on wearing a badge, many have fought for America before
becoming cops, most of us have been taken to the hospital more than
once...we love our country, and hate our state and federal governments.
We have kept our honor, our governments have not. Sgt. Strong
I find it a total disgrace that anyone, politician or not would even
consider honoring Mumia. Instead their efforts should be directed to
honoring a true hero and icon such Officer Daniel Faulkner!
-Sgt. Vince Testa,
-Philadelphia Police Department
What a self-severing act. What were the reasons behind the
As yet another brother officer is laid to rest this week "for doing his/her's
job" the ultimate sacrifice.
They are the true hero's in today's world. Rest in peace my brothers and
sisters we will not forget you.
-In Brotherhood FC
Maybe the Blue Flu should hit the Officers assigned to this parade
detail. You may be able to turn down the overtime and maybe not, but no
one can tell you when you're sick. The weather has been very strange the
last couple weeks.
As far as you go Payne, I believe what goes around comes around. You not
supporting the police will definitely hurt you in the future either with
What a disgrace!
A member of the US House of Representatives supporting a "CONVICTED COP
Really sends a message that the voters should research an individual
before electing him/her to the US House. Says a lot on what Congressman
Payne thinks about guns!
I'm appalled! I'm a retired Corrections Officer and I wouldn't march
with Mr. Payne. All Law Enforcement and Firefighters should protest this
"slap in the face" and refuse to march. I had the great displeasure of
guarding the inmate who killed a Newark policemen in the Essex county
court house. I can't remember the inmates name and no one should
remember this one's name either.
You people have no clue of what a great congressman Donald Payne has
I went to Payne's Site the last paragraph he states that he voted
against censure on St. Denis France naming a street for Abu Jamal ! !
I went to Abu Jamal site and Congressman Payne is listed as a Major
supporter ! !
How can this be a one time thing? How can he say he supports Police when
he is listed as a Major Supporter of this piece of &#!% cop killer?
Payne you will walk with your political cronies in silence Not a single
respectful Officer, Firefighter or Piper will be there. The Thin Blue
Line Stands Strong! ! !
All of the Police & Fire services are boycotting the parade. It will be
the fastest Newark Parade ever! The Police & Fire services have kept
this parade going all these years! The parade committee is an
Let's hope that Congressman Payne can blow a bagpipe. Because otherwise
it will be an awful quiet parade!
The link to congressman payne (lower case for the congressman on
purpose) only gives the option of being from New Jersey when filling out
the email form. I'm a disabled-retired officer from Illinois who was
injured on the job. Be sure and pass along my comments to your don payne.
And who in their right mind would WANT to suck up to the French?
Congressman Donald M. Payne of the 10th District, you and the rest of
your low life colleagues in congress who voted against “Condemning the
decision of St. Denis, France, to name a street in honor of Mumia
Abu-Jamal, the convicted murder of Philadelphia Police Office Danny
Faulkner,” should not be allowed to work in public service, let alone
walk with men and women of honor and dignity.
Goes to show how political officials, both elected and appointed, are
self-severing and worthless.
I was born and raised in your district, and I have been a police officer
for sixteen years. I will use every contact I have, and ask favors from
everyone I know, to spread the word that your opponent should be their
choice in the next Congressional election, because you obviously support
flagrant assassinations of police officers and public servants. I
suppose you supported the terrorist's freedom of speech when they
murdered thousands of people on 9-11-2001, didn't you?
You are a disgrace to public service, and a detriment to our nation.
I believe what Andy Black from Chesapeake, Va. Has said it all,
Brothers if forced to work TURN YOUR BACK on him
-Tidewater police Emerald Society
I Don't know what Congressman Payne is thinking, or why he made this
decision, but obviously it is not the right thing to do. And does not
set a good example for the community or the reputation of the State as a
The Streets should not be named after anyone who committed a felony or
worse. I think a law should be brought to the floor to stop this
from happening. Newark is trying to move forward, and glamorizing
thugs, is stupid and is back sliding. Even though a parade is only
one day, a street sign, is a thing we all look at everyday. As a child,
I thought the people who had streets, named after them were someone
special to look up to. An icon not a -------- .you fill in the blank.
Shame on the Organizers of the Newark Saint Patrick's Day March!
Didn't someone there realize that the honoree of the parade was one of
the people that voted against a resolution condemning the naming of a
street after a "Cop Killer?"
Mr. Donald M. Payne is not the first choice of any red blooded police
officer, who has any feelings for a brother officer killed in the line
Mr. Payne (and I use that term loosely) actually spit in and slapped the
face of every decent Police Officer out there serving the public. Mr.
Payne appears to have sanctioned the death, execution style of Officer
Daniel Faulkner, whether he has come out with it publicly or whether he
has approved an honorarium for Mumia Abu-Jamal's by naming a street
Saint Patrick's Day is a holy day to all of us. For Irish American
Police Officers it is a day to celebrate and a day for all other police
officers of different ethnic backgrounds to respect. How is "God's 'name
can we respect a parade that headlines and highlights the likes of Mr.
Donald M. Payne a supporter of a Degenerate Cop Killer?
How do you sleep at night Mr. Payne? Doesn't it bother you that you and
the Hollywood Liberal leftists support and openly praise this Cop Killer
Mumia Abu-Jamal? Your cohorts have even gone out and secured money for
his defense fund. What as shame.
As sick as it sounds it is the truth, and as sick as it sounds to all
police officers, retired or still working, you and Jamal should spend
some time together in a cell just to see what kind of individual you are
backing and hoping to either build a monument to or name a street after
or even name a kid after (some hero).
Shame on you Saint Patrick's Parade committee and shame on you again Mr.
Donald M. Payne.
Long live the memory of Officer Daniel Faulkner may he rest in peace.
May Mumia Abu-Jamal spend the rest of his rotten life behind bars,
because that is where an animal like he belongs.
I could just see the citizens of Lodi New Jersey renaming a street after
Thomas Trantino or using him as the Grand Marshall in an Italian
American Parade. That would be joke a bad one at that.
Dominick A. D'Onofrio
Retired Chief Lodi PD
There should be a total and complete boycott of the parade by all law
enforcement offices and firemen as well. If I were a cop in Essex
County, I'd rather take a suspension than walk with Congressman Payne.
Goes to show how political officials, both elected and appointed, are
self-severing and worthless.
As the son of a retired NJ Police Officer, I can't believe what a slap
in the face this is to all NJ cops, if not all cops in the USA! I don't
care what you're political beliefs are but come on!! This is NUTS!! I
hope all Newark Police Officers and the Emerald Society come together
and boycott his parade and their city council for allowing this to
Norfolk Police Department (Norfolk, VA)
Tidewater police Emerald Society
What a piece of trash. Maybe Representative Payne needs to have some
e-mails sent his way to let him know exactly how many LEO's are NOT
backing him or his decision. Here's his e-mail address:
Ditto, ditto, ditto. God Bless Danny Faulkner
Disgrace....maybe someday Congressmen Payne will have a loved one or
someone he cares about attacked by some street animal....I'm sure he'd
think differently then instead of worrying about getting re-elected by
the ignorant vote...Don't turn your back on him...spit in his
To my 10th Congressional District Brothers & Sisters in Uniform. It is
an outright disgrace and embarrassment that the parade committee decided
to give this distinguished honor to an elected official who actually
endorses the killing of Police Officers and the honoring of their
Do yourself a favor come election time and send him back under whatever
rock he crawled out from.
Sgt. Richard G. Desmond
President/Camden Cnty Emerald Society
Past National President
National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies
As a member of the Police Emerald Society of Tidewater, VA, I am
appalled at the choice of Congressman Donald M. Payne of the 10th
District as the honoree of this year’s Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
How can anyone who considers him/herself Irish bestow such an honor on a
man who voted against a House Resolution “Condemning the decision of St.
Denis, France, to name a street in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the
convicted murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner.”
It is my hope that, if this decision isn't rescinded, that all Police
and Fire Emerald Societies boycott the parade, and that every other
Irishman in Newark turn their back on this politician as he passes (if
you show-up at the parade at all!).
-Police Emerald Society of Tidewater
If there is a formal protest by police officers please post something
about it. I'll be there in full uniform to boo that piece of garbage.
An injustice against one of us is an injustice against all of us. Never
forget Daniel Faulkner.
Congressmen??? How about a bunch of stinking liberal scumbags that will
never have my vote.
People only like us when they need us! This is the same BS! Do think the
everyday person cares if we get killed and never see our family again?
The answer is NO!
NPD should open all the streets and deep 6 the parade route!
To all Newark PD officers, boycott the overtime for this parade.
What is the problem with voting against the naming of a street after a
man who murdered a police officer? How there could be 31 votes in
a United States Congress is a very pathetic testimonial to the state of
That is not right.
I really hope the powers that be reconsider.
-A Concerned Cop