I am a huge fan of RATM and I will be amongst the throngs of Coachella fans going nuts when they walk on stage.
Despite being a huge fan, I feel it needs to be stated that some of RATM's political messages are completely inane and childish. Chief among those senseless political stances is the "Free Mumia" cause.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a convicted murderer who shot Philadelphia officer Daniel Faulkner in the back and then executed him Nazi style. However, because of race politics and and his leftist "revolutionary" ideas, Mumia is revered by leftists, liberal scholars, and cop-haters alike. In cold blood, Mumia left Faulkner's wife a widow.
I love RATM's music and I don't completely disagree with all of their political ideologies, but the "Free Mumia" cause is just classless. How would you feel if one of your family members was gunned down and the killer became a hero?
I'm just sayin...
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