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(NEW BOOK) Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice by Maureen Faulkner
barnes and noble ^ | 12-2007 | Faulkner

Posted on 12/06/2007 2:25:59 PM PST by doug from upland

Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice
by Maureen Faulkner, Michael A. Smerconish

Publisher: Lyons Press, The
Pub. Date: December 2007 ISBN-13: 9781599213767

Synopsis
Maureen Faulkner's husband, Philadelphia police office Danny Faulkner, was shot between the eyes on a cold December night in 1981. Mumia Abu-Jamal was unanimously convicted of the crime by a racially mixed jury based on: the testimony of several eyewitnesses, his ownership of the murder weapon, matching ballistics, and Abu-Jamal's own confession.

After his conviction, however, a national anti-death penalty movement was started to "Free Mumia;" Mike Farrell, Ed Asner, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jesse Jackson rallied on his behalf, and led the charge. For his part, while on death row, Abu-Jamal published several books, delivered radio commentaries, was a college commencement speaker, found himself named an Honorary Citizen of France, and had his defense coffers enhanced by ticket sales from a sold out (16,000-person) concert featuring Rage Against the Machine.

Here, from Maureen Faulkner and acclaimed talk show host / journalist Michael Smerconish, is the first book to carefully and definitively lay out the case against Abu-Jamal, and those who've elevated him to the status of political prisoner. Smerconish, a lawyer, has provided pro bono legal counsel to Faulkner for over a decade and knows both the legal intricacies and personal subtleties of the case like no other person. He's personally acquainted himself with the more than five thousand pages of trial transcript. "My reading starkly revealed that Abu-Jamal murdered Danny Faulkner in cold blood and that the case tried in Philadelphia in 1982 bore no resemblance to the one being home-cooked by the Abu-Jamal defense team."

As Abu-Jamal's lawyers contemplate their final appeal, Faulkner and Smerconish weave a compelling,never-before-told account of one fateful night and the 25-year-long rewriting of history.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: asner; bookreview; copkiller; faulkner; fryhim; mumia

1 posted on 12/06/2007 2:26:01 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
MUMIA QUOTED AT THE SCENE: I shot the M-F'er and hope the M-F'er dies

Not surprisingly, from prison, Mumia was a commencement speaker several years ago at Evergreen State College in Washington, the school that gave the Palestinians "Bulldozer Girl" and recently interfered with military shipments.

2 posted on 12/06/2007 2:28:19 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

3 posted on 12/06/2007 2:31:02 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

The Philadelphia Inquirer has been running excerpts from the book all week. Fascinating reading. In yesterday’s excerpt, Mrs. Faulkner goes after all the idiot celebrities who have supported Mumia. She even called the White House to complain that Bill Clinton was having Whoopi Goldberg at an event. She got a call from Leon Panetta telling her that the President did not endorse the Free Mumia stuff.


4 posted on 12/06/2007 2:31:40 PM PST by Dems_R_Losers (Remember the Pentagon - - www.pentagonmemorial.net)
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To: doug from upland

mumia, you know where you can rot!!!
5 posted on 12/06/2007 2:32:09 PM PST by robomatik
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To: robomatik

Scum bag being pushed by the left.


6 posted on 12/06/2007 2:34:27 PM PST by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: doug from upland

Fry Mumia!


7 posted on 12/06/2007 2:41:32 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: doug from upland
FRY MUMIA !
8 posted on 12/06/2007 2:41:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: mkmensinger

Drat, ya beat me by 14 seconds. :-P


9 posted on 12/06/2007 2:42:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: doug from upland

Faulkner & Smerconish just appeared on Hannity’s radio show...


10 posted on 12/06/2007 2:43:15 PM PST by pookie18 (Of course, I'm voting for the Republican nominee!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; mkmensinger

FROM 1999 - BEAT BOTH OF YOU BY 8 YEARS. :)

MIDI: Camp Grenada - http://evenmoresapphiredreams.bravepages.com/C/Midi_C.html

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


11 posted on 12/06/2007 2:50:34 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: pookie18

I heard it. That’s what inspired this post. :)


12 posted on 12/06/2007 2:51:10 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Please arrange a transfer to TDC, Texas Dept. of (Permanent) Corrections ASAP.

Then, we can all say,
“hope the M-Fer dies, s-l-o-w-l-y.”

Or as we say in Texas: NEXT!!!

13 posted on 12/06/2007 2:51:31 PM PST by Tahoe3002
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To: Temple Owl

ping


14 posted on 12/06/2007 2:51:57 PM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: doug from upland

Oh ;-) Hat tip: Hannity ;-)


15 posted on 12/06/2007 2:53:21 PM PST by pookie18 (Of course, I'm voting for the Republican nominee!!)
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To: doug from upland

From an older thread.Lovely pics of this scumbag’s supporters........

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1857170/posts


16 posted on 12/06/2007 2:54:35 PM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: doug from upland

What a shame our tax dollars are keeping this worthless piece of sh*t alive.


17 posted on 12/06/2007 2:54:42 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: doug from upland
Doug,

I have always loved your song parodies, but this line, and THIS LINE ALONE, managed a belly laugh from me that was so loud it scared my dog:

"You’ll meet Sparky…he’s electric…of your writing he cares not that it’s eclectic"

On the behalf of Alan Sherman fans everywhere, I thank you and bow down to your greatness.

18 posted on 12/06/2007 3:00:45 PM PST by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Undead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Tahoe3002

‘or as we say in Texas: NEXT!!!’ Sadly, in PA we say lets keep this on appeal for evah!!!


19 posted on 12/06/2007 3:10:45 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Jane Austen.)
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To: RepoGirl

Thanks for the kind words. I have a personal favorite from a Camp Grenada song and will try to find it.


20 posted on 12/06/2007 3:16:04 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
That wasn't actually at the scene. It was while paramedics were wheeling him into the emergency room to remove the bullet Faulkner had managed to put into him. When the arresting officers arrived on the scene, the found Wesley Cook (Mumia's real name) sitting on a curb gasping for air because of a collapsed lung, the result of the wound inflicted by Faulkner. They found Faulkner's cooling body laying a few feet away, half his head blown off from a point-blank shot to the forehead. The wound was found to have come from the gun lying at Cook's feet. Another wound in Faulkner came from the same gun.

But Mumia was framed.

21 posted on 12/06/2007 3:28:42 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Not only that he has been on NPR and Pacifica radio...


22 posted on 12/06/2007 3:51:47 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: RepoGirl

This may be my favorite line:

We know there was…trouble plenty…she learned what he did with his Arturo Fuente

MIDI - CAMP GRENADA http://evenmoresapphiredreams.bravepages.com/C/Midi_C.html

Hey black pant suit…are you dusty…worn by Rodham…are you crusty?
For two decades…you have lasted…you’d not squeeze her big butt if sometime she fasted

You had touched the…evil lady…when the softballs…came from Katy
Once you thought you’d…really lost ‘er…when she took you off to dump her boyfriend Foster

You were there for…depositions…she proclaimed them…inquisitions
There was comfort…you’re providing…on the day the billing records she was hiding

Are you wool or…polyester…Carville may know…go ask Chester
You can’t fit a-…round her belly…you need washing…Pakistanis say you’re smelly

Please be honest…was she plastered…when she screamed “You F.J. Bastard”
Did she hurl…when she read “Leaves of Grass” was given to that porky girl
Would you welcome the excitement…if you’re worn to her indictment
And by chance…do you think you’d survive if she should wet her pants

Wait a minute…is “exquisite”…what you hear when…lezbos visit
Have you had a…corsage clipped on…like a blue dress please tell us, have you been dripped on

Were you out in the Rose Garden…Bill was late and...begged her pardon
We know there was…trouble plenty…she learned what he did with his Arturo Fuente


23 posted on 12/06/2007 4:23:26 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
LOLOL!

I had to wiki an Arturo Fuente!! Ouch, that was a really clever line!

24 posted on 12/06/2007 4:45:36 PM PST by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Undead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: RepoGirl

While Middle East leaders were kept waiting to discuss the preace process out in the Rose Garden, Bill was inside with Monica playing cigar games.


25 posted on 12/06/2007 4:57:36 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

I am listening to Maureen Faulkner being interviewed by Larry Elder right now.

Such a horrible crime and such a farce that is being perpetrated on a worldwide scale by the empty headed tools who are supporting this POS.


26 posted on 12/06/2007 5:46:44 PM PST by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: All

Another case in which Asner and his pals were involved. Gary Graham - http://www.prodeathpenalty.com/graham.htm


27 posted on 12/06/2007 7:25:31 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

bump


28 posted on 01/11/2008 11:31:50 AM PST by Doctor Don
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To: doug from upland

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29 posted on 01/11/2008 9:03:32 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: doug from upland

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30 posted on 01/12/2008 2:06:43 PM PST by Doctor Don
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31 posted on 01/13/2008 9:42:10 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: Tahoe3002

God bless Texas!


32 posted on 01/13/2008 9:46:07 PM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha (Smoke clears and Fred Thompson is President))
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To: doug from upland

bump


33 posted on 01/14/2008 5:54:10 PM PST by Doctor Don
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