Original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick is demanding that Pennsylvania authorities release Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence at State Correctional Institution Mahanoy, in Frackville, Pennsylvania, has been a cause célèbre for leftists for decades. Now it appears that the convict has added the former San Francisco 49ers, second-string quarterback, to his list of supporters.
Kaepernick discussed Abu-Jamal during a video conference on Monday, according to NewsBusters.
“Mumia has been in prison longer than I’ve been alive,” Kaepernick said. “Since 1981, Mumia has maintained his innocence. His story has not changed.
“Mumia was shot, brutalized, arrested, and chained to a hospital bed,” Kaepernick added.
Kaepernick then used the Black Lives Matter movement as a blanket to comfort the convicted cop-killer.
“We’re in the midst of a movement that says Black Lives Matter, and if that’s truly