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AFP Refers to Convicted Murderer Mumia as 'Human Rights Campaigner'
NewsBusters.org ^ | 3/27/2008 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 03/27/2008 11:36:08 AM PDT by Pyro7480

Agence France-Presse, in a report on Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been on Pennsylvania's death row for over twenty-five years for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981, referred to the cop killer as a "human rights campaigner." Abu-Jamal, whose birth name is Wesley Cook, had his murder conviction upheld by a panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, but the court also decided that either he must receive a life sentence, or receive a new sentencing hearing.

AFP’s headline for their report read, "US court overturns rights campaigner’s death penalty," and its opening sentence referred to "the death sentence passed against human rights campaigner Mumia Abu-Jamal." In its closing sentence, AFP referenced how Abu-Jamal "became a leading campaigner against the death penalty" while on death row.

This isn’t the first time a French organization has been sympathetic to Abu-Jamal. In 2006, the Parisian suburb of St. Denis honored the convicted murderer by naming a street in his honor....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: afp; msm; mumia

1 posted on 03/27/2008 11:36:10 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480
To the MSM, a cop killer is a saint.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 03/27/2008 11:37:02 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Pyro7480
Fry Mumia!
3 posted on 03/27/2008 11:38:22 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: Pyro7480

Why the Supprise? they are french...they are “UNABLE” to get it Right.


4 posted on 03/27/2008 11:39:27 AM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Pyro7480

This makes my blood boil - that creep should have been on the wrong side of the grass many years ago.


5 posted on 03/27/2008 11:40:15 AM PDT by dainbramaged (the Tree of Liberty needs watering)
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To: Pyro7480
This dirt bag is long over due to reach room temperature. He should be hooked up to some electricity, or have an injection, or take a bullet from anyone of five to six guns. The time has come to end the long drawn out process. There is no viable purpose for his life....
6 posted on 03/27/2008 11:40:37 AM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: Pyro7480

27 years and still no justice for the murdered and his family.


7 posted on 03/27/2008 11:40:55 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Pyro7480

This guy should have been shanked in prison years ago.


8 posted on 03/27/2008 11:42:51 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Pyro7480

Give him his gun back and turn him loose in France.


9 posted on 03/27/2008 11:44:22 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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Description (various sources):

Daniel Faulkner had stopped Abu-Jamal’s brother for a traffic violation. When Abu-Jamal saw his brother struggle with Faulkner, police said, he shot Faulkner several times, putting a final bullet in his head as he lie bleeding on the sidewalk.

A jury agreed with the police, finding Abu-Jamal guilty of first-degree murder in 1982 and sentencing him to death. Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther, taxi driver and radio journalist, maintained his innocence.

At least five witnesses said they saw Abu-Jamal kill the policeman. A gun registered to Abu-Jamal was found by the suspect’s side. Abu-Jamal was wearing a holster. The gun at his side contained five spent shells. Five bullets were extracted from the slain officer that matched the shells found in Abu-Jamal’s gun.


10 posted on 03/27/2008 11:44:51 AM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Pyro7480

Exit 51 is for you, Mumia!

11 posted on 03/27/2008 11:49:42 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Pyro7480

O_0 They liked Ira Einhorn too.


12 posted on 03/27/2008 11:51:35 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL! As a Delaware native now living in northern Virginia, I’m quite familiar with both the Mumia case and that stretch of highway. ;-) There’s a diner off that exit that I used to go to on occasion.


13 posted on 03/27/2008 11:52:31 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Pyro7480

Despite the grim name, it’s actually a pretty nice area.


14 posted on 03/27/2008 11:54:34 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Pyro7480

Do they also have a Rue Hitler? Or would it be more respectful to call it Hitlerstrasse?


15 posted on 03/27/2008 11:58:23 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: donna

Faulkner was able to shoot Mumia, as well—the slug they took out of him in the hospital matched Officer Faulkner’s weapon.

While they were bringing Mumia in the hospital right after the shooting-several witnesses said they heard Mumia admit that he shot Faulkner, and hoped he had killed him.

They can call Mumia whatever they want—if they put the hemp necktie on him and open the trapdoor like they ought to do, I’ll call it a chiropractic adjustment


16 posted on 03/27/2008 12:08:04 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Three rules for a happy life-Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch what itches.)
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To: purpleraine
Antioch college a few years ago had him gave their commencement speech via telephone to their little Trotsky's , but just this year had to close since the school wasn't economically viable.In this case there was some justice you should have heard the wailing from our local Pravda rag!
17 posted on 03/27/2008 4:34:50 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom (I haven't left the Republicans ,they have left me!)
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