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Appeals Court to Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Case
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/05 | Michael Rubinkam - ap

Posted on 12/08/2005 10:20:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge

PHILADELPHIA - A federal appeals court has agreed to hear an appeal from death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther convicted in the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia police officer.

In the most significant ruling in the case in four years, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it would consider three of Abu-Jamal's claims.

Abu-Jamal, 51, a one-time radio reporter, was convicted in 1982 of shooting Daniel Faulkner, 25, after the officer pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother in 1981.

Abu-Jamal's attorney, Robert Bryan, did not immediately return a call for comment.

Prosecutor Hugh Burns called the decision a blow to Abu-Jamal's defense because the court dismissed dozens of other claims from the inmate as frivolous. "The case is moving after four years, which is good," he said Thursday.

Abu-Jamal's writings and taped speeches on the justice system have made him a cause celebre among Hollywood activists, foreign politicians and some death-penalty opponents, who believe he is the victim of a racist justice system.

In 2001, a federal judge overturned Abu-Jamal's death sentence but upheld his conviction. Both sides have appealed that ruling, and Abu-Jamal remains on death row.

The appeals court said Tuesday it will consider Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors illegally removed blacks from the jury pool, that a prosecutor gave an improper summation to the jury, and that the judge in a previous appeal was biased.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abujamal; appealscourt; case; frymumia; frytookie; hear; mumia

1 posted on 12/08/2005 10:20:17 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Justice

Delayed

Justice

Denied


2 posted on 12/08/2005 10:20:45 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another liberal hero.


3 posted on 12/08/2005 10:20:49 AM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Aw jeez, not this sh*t again.


4 posted on 12/08/2005 10:21:36 AM PST by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Free all these scumbags like Mumia and Tookie and let them live with Mike Farrel and Ed Asner.


5 posted on 12/08/2005 10:23:01 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Free Mumia?   Nope.

Fry Mumia?   Yep


6 posted on 12/08/2005 10:23:14 AM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: Ace of Spades

Mumia's bullets are in the cop. The cop's bullets are in Mumia. COINCIDENCE?


8 posted on 12/08/2005 10:24:04 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Prime Choice

One year at Rutgers, an entire run of one of our alternative weeklies was stolen for saying just that on the cover. It was illuminating to see liberal free speech in action.


9 posted on 12/08/2005 10:24:17 AM PST by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: massgopguy

Only if you're a Philly appeals judge, I guess.


10 posted on 12/08/2005 10:24:56 AM PST by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: NormsRevenge

FRY MUMIA


11 posted on 12/08/2005 10:25:00 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: NormsRevenge

Has Mumia even denied the charge?

I haven't ever seen a claim of innocence that was his own.


12 posted on 12/08/2005 10:25:06 AM PST by Sometimes A River (Your hands and feet are mangoes, but you're gonna be a genius anyway)
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To: massgopguy

You know, I was living in Trenton, just across the river, when his first execution date was coming up. There was quite a stir in the media. That was the winter of '99. He must have some mighty good lawyers.


13 posted on 12/08/2005 10:26:48 AM PST by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Ace of Spades
That's Liberal hypocrisy in action. Liberty for me, but none for thee! That's why they love the political correctness insanity. They get to call their hate speech "free speech" and label our criticism of them as "hate speech."

One day the Tree of Liberty is going to be amply fed.

14 posted on 12/08/2005 10:27:59 AM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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The US death penalty system needs an overhaul. Mumia shot and killed Mr. Faulker in 1981! It is almost 2006! There is no way it should take almost 25 years for a case to move its way through the system. Mumia should have been executed by now later than 1983!


15 posted on 12/08/2005 10:28:08 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: West Coast Conservative

The Left continues to be on the wrong side of everything; they ought to fly this scumbag out to San Quentin and make him and Tookie a doubleheader. I'd pay the airfare. Sheesh!


16 posted on 12/08/2005 10:28:32 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: NormsRevenge

Fry Mumia


17 posted on 12/08/2005 10:29:58 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Guilty as sin and a prime candidate for Old Sparky. Its been too long for this creep, living at taxpayer expense in some fancy prison.


18 posted on 12/08/2005 10:30:24 AM PST by laconic
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To: NormsRevenge
From 1999 ---

MIDI - CAMP GRENADA

Scumbag killer…yo, Mumia…in your pants you’re…gonna pee-a
You’ll meet Sparky…he’s electric…of your writing he cares not that it’s eclectic

In your cause your…fans are mired…but 5 bullets…you had fired
It’s the truth they…cannot handle…for the officer they never held a candle

By the liberals…you’re admired…they think every-…one conspired
By your tactics…they’re deluded…they should join you and should all be executed

You fooled Whoopi…you fooled Woody…each of them is…quite a goodie
They exhibit…fuzzy thinking…most positions that they take are really stinking

With the crime that you committed…your own life you have forfeited
It’s your choice…and it’s long overdue that they are silencing your voice
Tell Ed Asner he can stick …though he’ll demonstrate and picket
His best days… had left him long ago and this is how he plays

Wait a minute…an appeal…come on judges…let’s get real
For your exit…we are yearning…in the bargain we may get to see you burning

There’s one chance to…show compassion…there’s a plan that…we could fashion
We might spare your…worthless bottom…by arranging you trade places with Ms. Rodham


19 posted on 12/08/2005 10:31:37 AM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: NormsRevenge

FREEE MUMIA!!!!! /sarcasm


20 posted on 12/08/2005 10:35:31 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn't that the court Alito sits on?


21 posted on 12/08/2005 10:37:55 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: N. Theknow
Free all these scumbags like Mumia and Tookie and let them live with Mike Farrel and Ed Asner.

No, because Farrell and Asner are FREE. As much as we disagree, they are allowed to make @sses out of themselves in public. Mumia and "Tookie", these two filthy subhumans, are murderers and should be dispatched to hell as soon as our legal system gets its head out of its rump and enforces their sentence. Never free.

22 posted on 12/08/2005 10:43:33 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: AbeKrieger
Hopefully not when this case comes up.

(meaning he will be on SCOTUS)

23 posted on 12/08/2005 10:44:38 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Paris Hilton - Living proof that one need not be poor to be White Trash)
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To: NormsRevenge; Physicist
Not this clown again.

Ping to Physicist.

24 posted on 12/08/2005 10:46:19 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: Michael.SF.
Hopefully not when this case comes up.

Hmmm. So torn on this. I guess I will trust the justices to get it right without Alito's wisdom. Unlikely he would have been assigned anyway.

25 posted on 12/08/2005 10:47:42 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: NormsRevenge
See also www.danielfaulkner.com
26 posted on 12/08/2005 10:50:09 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sheesh, another appeal. Didn't we take up a collection to pay PA's electric bill on FR? Sometime in the fall of '99 if I recall.

If mumia doesn't fry, I want my money back.

5.56mm

27 posted on 12/08/2005 10:53:58 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: NormsRevenge

28 posted on 12/08/2005 10:54:14 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: AbeKrieger; Mo1

Isn't that the court Alito sits on?


Yes it is.


29 posted on 12/08/2005 11:07:32 AM PST by hipaatwo (Denny Crane!)
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To: SmoothTalker
The US death penalty system needs an overhaul. Mumia shot and killed Mr. Faulker in 1981! It is almost 2006!

No kidding! If the evidence is clear there is no need for 25 years of appeals. If any real question of guilt exist (they don't for Mumia or Tookie) then death shouldn't be the sentence in the first place.

We need a fast track death penalty: Perp walk to dirty nap in 12-24 months. That is more than enough time to review the case.

30 posted on 12/08/2005 11:07:35 AM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: NormsRevenge

FREE MUSIC!!! Oh, thought this was a RIAA thread...


31 posted on 12/08/2005 11:08:03 AM PST by steel_resolve
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To: steel_resolve

I thought we torched that guy already???


32 posted on 12/08/2005 11:16:47 AM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: NormsRevenge
Image hosted by Photobucket.com his mummy blew jamal???
33 posted on 12/08/2005 11:56:59 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: All

"Abu-Jamal, 51, a one-time radio reporter, was convicted in 1982 of shooting Daniel Faulkner, 25, after the officer pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother in 1981."

At the risk of being unpopular, I think that the officer was actually beating his brother at the time. Now I am not defending Jamal , i am just pointing out the fact.


34 posted on 12/08/2005 12:04:15 PM PST by RambozoDClown
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To: NormsRevenge

Free Mumia! Mumia is innocent!

Mumia didn't kill the cop; it was that "Allah" character, posing as Saint Malcolm, utilizing evil and insidious mind control techniques.


35 posted on 12/08/2005 12:19:12 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: RambozoDClown
I think that the officer was actually beating his brother at the time.

I was aware that Officer Faulkner had pulled Mambolia's brother over, but this is the first I have ever heard of any beating, and I have read numerous articles about this case. I have always been struck by the fact (as I remember it) that Mambolia's brother was at the scene of the shootings and yet did not testify in his brother's defense. Do you know why that was?

36 posted on 12/09/2005 2:46:26 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: NormsRevenge
Yep. They will find some way to get the scumbag off the hook. Besides, Wesley Cook offed a white honky trash cop who deserved it. Isn't that why the Left really backs him? He's the symbol of everything they loathe about society, from the laws, to the cops and to its bourgeois moral values.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

37 posted on 12/09/2005 2:51:39 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: rogue yam

He gave an account to the police at the scene, and later to Mumia's defense team, but never testified. I had always heard/read that it was because he was afraid he would be charged in connection, although he was tried for assault against Faulkner. The whole case has alot of strange circumstance and was a mess from the beginning, IMO.


38 posted on 12/09/2005 6:10:22 AM PST by RambozoDClown
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To: NormsRevenge

Mumia murdered Daniel Faulkner 24 years ago today.

Prayers for Maureen Faulkner, and Danny's brothers as they observe this sad anniversary.


39 posted on 12/09/2005 6:30:30 AM PST by baseballmom
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