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What They Are Saying: Organization Representing Over 50,000 Police Officers Joins in Opposition to Third Circuit Nominee Adeel Mangi

WASHINGTON – The largest police organization in New York – the Police Conference of New York – is opposed to Adeel Abdullah Mangi’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Police Conference of New York represents more than 50,000 professional police officers from more than 200 member units. They join ten other law enforcement organizations urging the U.S. Senate to oppose Mangi’s nomination.

Police Conference of New York:

The fact that the Alliance [of Families for Justice], with Mr. Mangi’s support, praises these cop-killers as leaders to follow and is calling for their release is an affront to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our communities. Above all, it is an insult to the survivors of their heinous crimes and similar crimes against law enforcement: the family and friends of officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice…

“While it is one thing to stand up for the rights of those shunned or mistreated by society; it is a far different thing to exalt unrepentant killers, indeed terrorists, who were convicted following legal trials in courts of law. As a member of the bar, Mr. Mangi clearly is smart enough to know the difference, and has made his choice.”

Letter on March 7, 2024

Background on organizations Mangi is tied to:

Mangi currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of Alliance of Families for Justice (AFJ). Kathy Boudin, one of AFJ’s founding board members, pleaded guilty to felony murder for her role in a Brinks armored truck robbery that resulted in the death of two police officers in 1981. She served 23 years in prison. Boudin served as a decoy in the crime, luring two police officers to lower their weapons before they were ambushed, shot, and killed by co-conspirators. The heinous crime was politically motivated—Boudin and her Weather Underground Organization committed the robbery to secure funds for their militant-marxist political activities. To honor her legacy, AFJ sponsors a paid year-long “Kathy Boudin fellowship.”

Additionally, Mangi served on the Rutgers Center for Security, Race and Rights Advisory Board and donated and facilitated nearly $20,000 in funding toward the Center. This organization sponsored an event on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, featuring speakers who are tied to terrorism. One speaker at this event was convicted for providing support to a terrorist organization, another called for Intifada in the U.S., and a third speaker organized events with a terrorist who hijacked planes.

The Rutgers Center regularly platforms those who whitewash terrorism and promote vile anti-Semitic material. The Center’s radical activities prompted an investigation by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which remains ongoing. In addition to the eleven police organizations that have publicly opposed Mangi’s nomination, every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, ten Republican Members of Congress representing constituents in the Third Circuit, and several Jewish organizations have also opposed his nomination.