As Twitchy has reported, students of Goddard College in Vermont selected convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to deliver the school’s commencement address. The video will be recorded in prison and played at the school’s commencement ceremony.

The school’s invitation to Abu-Jamal has been criticized widely, but a hashtag was started in support of a commencement address from Mumia:

Since they’re on the topic of “free speech”:

Because many Goddard students claim to support free speech so much, how about sending a speaking invitation to the widow of Daniel Faulkner, the officer Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering? We’re sure she’d have something to say to them.

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