Skip to comments.Still her husband's voice
Posted on 01/07/2008 10:10:10 AM PST by radar101
Maureen Faulkner, the wife of deceased Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner, who was murdered back in 1981,at the age of 25, is photographed at her home in Ventura County.
In the 26 years since former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gunned down her cop husband on a Philadelphia street, Maureen Faulkner has often felt like a reed in a tornado.
As death penalty opponents around the world rallied to win Abu-Jamal a new trial, contending that he had been framed by local police, Faulkner quietly fought back one hearing at a time.
She never missed a court hearing through the long appeals process, even after she moved from Philadelphia to suburban Ventura County. She's appeared at pro-Mumia events, handing out fliers to explain the evidence that led a jury to convict and sentence Abu-Jamal to death.
Now, with a new book that presents her view of what she believes is the misguided support that has made her husband's killer a global cause celebre, Faulkner, 51, says she is determined to remain the voice of her late husband, Danny.
"Here's a man who murdered another man with premeditation and malice. Why does he have a voice?" asked Faulkner, calm and articulate, from the sun-filled dining room of her hilltop home north of Los Angeles. "My husband has been silenced."
Jeff Mackler, a national coordinator of the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, said he hadn't yet read Faulkner's book but planned to do so. What happened to her husband is a "terrible tragedy," Mackler said.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
The PC celebrity ‘compassionate’ leftists who support this murderer should have to endure what Mrs. Faulkner has lived. Their compassion supports Abu-Jamal but doesn’t extend to the widow. They are those who call good, evil and evil, good. This murderer should have been put to death a long time ago.
when does mooomeau fry anyway? It’s about time we were rid of him.
I just wish one of his fellow prisoners would do the right thing and rid the planet of this cop-killing scourge.
In a day and age when we discard the unwanted unborn with hardly a thought, and terminate marriages at any time, for no reason at all, this lady is the type of person that every one of us could be proud to marry.
Keeping the faith, and the memory, of a deceased loved one for 25 years is extraordinary. - Sublime.
My respects to her.