Robert V. Eddis, president of Philadelphia Lodge of the Fraternal Order of the Police, says the FOP will actively oppose Fattah's candidacy for mayor.
"While we thank the congressman for his
vote Wednesday, the original discussion we had in my office was the exact opposite of how he
did not sign on in support of the bill when it was introduced last April, and he
was the only Pennsylvania congressman who did not. Eddis
sees Fattah making the controversy into a "death penalty issue," when he
regards it as a simple matter of honoring a convicted cop-killer.
"It would be the same thing if they named a street in San Francisco after Charles Manson," Eddis
said."Our organization was hoping for full support of the resolution in honor of law enforcement officers going out every day and risking their lives for the city."
Despite his vote for the resolution, Eddis
says the FOP does not feel Fattah supports the police.