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Subject: Anything but Ben and Jerry's! Date: 6/28/2003 2:27 AM
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Personally, I like Stroh's Ice Cream. Not only do they make my favorite flavor (Mackinac Island Fudge), but my first job was at a Stroh's Ice Cream Parlour. Ah, the memories...

However, Ben and Jerry's is evil. In 1981 a man named Wesley Clark shot and killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in the back, then several times in the face. He did this in front of several witnesses, including his own brother. He was arrested while still holding the murder weapon in his hand and taken to the hospital to have a bullet, fired from Officer Faulkner's weapon, removed from his body. Despite 20 years of appeals, Wesley Clark (a.k.a. Mumia Abu Jamal) still sits on death row in Pennsylvania because 16 different judges have come to the shocking conclusion that he was indeed guilty and received a fair trial.

Ben Cohen, the "Ben" of "Ben and Jerry's", thinks otherwise. He not only signed his name to a petition calling for the release of "Mumia", but he made sure the words, "Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream" were right next to his name. Hey, it's a free country, you can support cop killers if you want, but the rest of us are free to refuse to purchase products from someone who not only supports a convicted cop killer, but made sure his company was noted as supporting a convicted cop killer.

Since corporate ethics are the buzzword these days, and rightfully so, perhaps a company that supports cop killers shouldn't be held in high esteem. That is merely my humble opinion. Maybe Osama Bin Laden can make some tasty ice cream too, but I wouldn't buy his product either.

Mike
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