Skip to comments.(NEW BOOK) Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice by Maureen 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
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.
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.
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.
Scum bag being pushed by the left.
Drat, ya beat me by 14 seconds. :-P
Faulkner & Smerconish just appeared on Hannity’s radio show...
FROM 1999 - BEAT BOTH OF YOU BY 8 YEARS. :)
MIDI: Camp Grenada - http://evenmoresapphiredreams.bravepages.com/C/Midi_C.html
in your pants youre
Youll meet Sparky hes electric of your writing he cares not that its eclectic
In your cause your
fans are mired
but 5 bullets
you had fired
Its the truth they cannot handle for the officer they never held a candle
By the liberals
they think every-
By your tactics theyre 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
Its your choice and its long overdue that they are silencing your voice
Tell Ed Asner he can stick though hell demonstrate and picket
His best days had left him long ago and this is how he plays
Wait a minute
come on judges
lets get real
For your exit we are yearning in the bargain we may get to see you burning
Theres one chance to
theres a plan that
we could fashion
We might spare your worthless bottom by arranging you trade places with Ms. Rodham
I heard it. That’s what inspired this post. :)
Then, we can all say,
“hope the M-Fer dies, s-l-o-w-l-y.”
Or as we say in Texas: NEXT!!!
Oh ;-) Hat tip: Hannity ;-)
From an older thread.Lovely pics of this scumbag’s supporters........
What a shame our tax dollars are keeping this worthless piece of sh*t alive.
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:
"Youll meet Sparky hes electric of your writing he cares not that its eclectic"
On the behalf of Alan Sherman fans everywhere, I thank you and bow down to your greatness.
‘or as we say in Texas: NEXT!!!’ Sadly, in PA we say lets keep this on appeal for evah!!!
Thanks for the kind words. I have a personal favorite from a Camp Grenada song and will try to find it.