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Abu-Jamal seeks new trial in Phila. officer's slaying
Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 07/08/2008 | Emilie Lounsberry

Posted on 07/08/2008 10:57:28 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen

Pennsylvania death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider the decision that denied him a new trial in the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. ***snip***

Abu-Jamal, 54, has been on death row since his 1982 conviction in the killing of Faulkner, who was shot to death near 13th and Locust Streets early in the morning of Dec. 9, 1981

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: copkiller; danielfaulkner; deathrow; fakebutaccurate; freakymumia; judiciary; leo; mediabias; mumia

1 posted on 07/08/2008 10:57:28 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

“has been on death row since his 1982 conviction”

26 years is way too long a time for him to be permitted to draw breath.


2 posted on 07/08/2008 11:01:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Kid Shelleen
Why not.

It seem these days that Black males have a 'right'(Obligation) to destroy civilization.

3 posted on 07/08/2008 11:01:25 AM PDT by blam
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To: Kid Shelleen

Allow me to be the first to say it: FRY MUMIA


4 posted on 07/08/2008 11:02:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Kid Shelleen

He is NOT on death row. His sentence was commuted in 2001.


5 posted on 07/08/2008 11:04:23 AM PDT by weegee (Maybe 143 days wasn’t enough experience.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

This guy is the poster child for why the death penalty is a joke in this country. If we’re not going to do it right, we shouldn’t even have it. Looks to me like only Texas does it correctly. This scumbag shot and wounded an officer, then while the officer was on the ground he walked up to him and killed him execution style. That was 27 years ago and he’s still on this earth. It’s a joke, a sad one...


6 posted on 07/08/2008 11:05:25 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: BenLurkin
Continually appeal until all the witnesses are dead of old age, then challenge the court to prove your guilt. A foolproof strategy.

I don't think its out of line to suggest that the process is broken.

7 posted on 07/08/2008 11:08:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Constitution Day
His real name is Wesley Cook. Mumia is his "political" name.

Of course, "FRY COOK" isn't nearly as dramatic.

8 posted on 07/08/2008 11:10:17 AM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: weegee
Apparently he still is, according to this and numerous other sources.
9 posted on 07/08/2008 11:12:07 AM PDT by dighton
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To: weegee
"His sentence was commuted in 2001."

I thought it was overturned on some technicality, but that they could re-present and get it put back on. In any case, it doesn't matter. Whether he's on death row or not he's not going to get charbroiled, gassed, hung, shot or anything else. I doubt he'd even be shanked since the other prisoners probably bow down to him on a regular basis and worship the ground he walks on.
10 posted on 07/08/2008 11:13:28 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Kid Shelleen

I thought his death sentence was overturned? he hasn’t been on death row for a while?


11 posted on 07/08/2008 11:15:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Kid Shelleen

Fry that MF NOW!


12 posted on 07/08/2008 11:17:51 AM PDT by Redbob ("WWJBD" ="What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Kid Shelleen

FRY FRY MUMIA!!!!!!

26 years on death row and counting....


13 posted on 07/08/2008 11:20:23 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: BenLurkin
26 years is way too long a time for him to be permitted to draw breath.

Odds are, if he were never caught he would be dead by now from drugs or a bullet from another street punk.

14 posted on 07/08/2008 11:21:49 AM PDT by OCC
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To: Kid Shelleen

This scumbags upkeep has been paid for by taxpayers for over 26 years since being sentenced to death for his crime. How many different levels of appeals has he already had?
I agree with the libs who say the death penalty does not work. This is a prime example.
No one sentenced to death should be taking up space more then3 years after the original conviction. make all the appeals mandatory and required to be filed and heard in that time period. Get it done and get it over with......


15 posted on 07/08/2008 11:22:04 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Got Freedom ? Thank a Veteran...... Want to keep Freedom? Don't vote Obama)
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To: Malacoda; dighton; aculeus; martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim
His real name is Wesley Cook. Mumia is his "political" name.
Of course, "FRY COOK" isn't nearly as dramatic.

That is, unless McDonald's starts doing off-Broadway productions.

16 posted on 07/08/2008 11:22:11 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

Mumia Abu-Jamal, his supporters, and lawyers are making a mockery of the US justice system via endless frivolous appeals, IMHO.

Justice delayed is justice denied.


17 posted on 07/08/2008 11:23:59 AM PDT by ktime
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To: dighton
Salon: Making sense of the Mumia Abu-Jamal decision(Dec. 19, 2001)
PHILADELPHIA -- Mumia Abu-Jamal, arguably the world's best-known death-row inmate, has been saved from the gallows, but not from a life in prison.

After mulling the habeas corpus appeal of the incarcerated journalist and former Black Panther for over two years, U.S. District Judge William Yohn on Monday issued a carefully worded decision overturning the penalty-phase verdict of the jury that sentenced Abu-Jamal to death in July 1982 for the slaying of Daniel Faulkner, a white, 25-year-old Philadelphia police officer.

Yohn overturned the death verdict on the narrow grounds that the jury had been wrongly instructed about the rules of mitigating circumstances that might apply to Abu-Jamal.

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The one remaining avenue left for Abu-Jamal to pursue his claim of innocence would be if a judge in any new penalty-phase hearing permitted him to introduce new witnesses or evidence aimed at mitigating the charge, or raising doubts in the minds of jurors about his guilt -- what is known legally as "residual doubt."

Has he been RE-SENTENCED to death?

18 posted on 07/08/2008 11:24:02 AM PDT by weegee (Maybe 143 days wasn’t enough experience.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

If he had been sentenced to life in prison instead of death he’d still be filing all of the same appeals. His defenders claim innocence.

It would still be costing us in court costs and imprisonment.


19 posted on 07/08/2008 11:25:52 AM PDT by weegee (Maybe 143 days wasn’t enough experience.)
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To: Constitution Day
Afternoon, my friend.

Perhaps you remember a rally in Washington where the loopy left had its own demonstration with signs that said, "Free Mumia." We countered with T-shirts made by a Freeper, which said, "Fry Mumia."

The tremendous waste of taxpayer resources on this piece of human slime is absolutely frightening. A good part of that, in this and other cases, is the Death Penalty Project of the ACLU.

The purpose of that Project is to throw sand in the gears of every death penalty case in the nation, regardless of how obviously guilty the defendant is, or how thoroughly his particular crimes warrant the death penalty under the duly-passed laws of the jurisdiction in which he raped, tortured, burned to death or otherwise murdered, one or more law-abiding citizens.

Congressman Billybob

First in the series, "American Government: The Owner's Manual"

20 posted on 07/08/2008 11:28:13 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob ( www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Why is this piece of garbage still breathing our air.


21 posted on 07/08/2008 11:32:02 AM PDT by Carley
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To: weegee
His defenders claim innocence.

So did Tookie's... Wonder how that's working out? ;)

22 posted on 07/08/2008 11:32:15 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Congressman Billybob; abner
Perhaps you remember a rally in Washington where the loopy left had its own demonstration with signs that said, "Free Mumia." We countered with T-shirts made by a Freeper, which said, "Fry Mumia."

I actually have one of those t-shirts. Made by abner, as I recall?

The tremendous waste of taxpayer resources on this piece of human slime is absolutely frightening. A good part of that, in this and other cases, is the Death Penalty Project of the ACLU.

This is just another instance where the ACLU proves itself to be the enemy of most things good and decent in this country.

23 posted on 07/08/2008 11:34:57 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Kid Shelleen

Someone needs to ask Obami his position on this thug. Watch him squirm


24 posted on 07/08/2008 11:36:48 AM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Fry Mumia!


25 posted on 07/08/2008 11:36:48 AM PDT by Old Mountain man (Official FR PITA)
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To: Kid Shelleen

What is he worried about? The odds are he will die of old age long before the state executes him. PA has had ONE execution (1995) since the previous one in 1962.


26 posted on 07/08/2008 12:05:51 PM PDT by penowa
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To: weegee; AnAmericanMother
Having looked over a webpage or two, I can state with firm conviction . . . dunno. It’s rather bewildering.

Ping to one familiar with the legal ropes and possibly this case.

27 posted on 07/08/2008 12:14:47 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Kid Shelleen

How to kill someone and get away with it - claim you’re an angry black radical.


28 posted on 07/08/2008 12:18:19 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: wilco200

I can see it now. President Obama will commute all death sentence, including Mumia’s. Maybe Obama will even give him a pardon.


29 posted on 07/08/2008 12:23:46 PM PDT by ILiveInLiberalHell
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To: dighton
Wesley Cook's aka Mumia Abu-Jamal's conviction was not overturned. He is still convicted of first-degree murder.

The penalty hearing in his case was overturned.

This means that at some point a jury could be re-empanelled to decide if he should get life in prison or whether his capital punishment should be reinstated.

30 posted on 07/08/2008 12:24:47 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: dighton; Congressman Billybob
Thank heavens I never handled a murder case.

Congressman Billybob might be more familiar with this one.

31 posted on 07/08/2008 12:37:15 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: blam
Change you can believe in.
32 posted on 07/08/2008 12:40:01 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Constitution Day
Put him in the skin head area so he can be properly shanked and be done with it.
33 posted on 07/08/2008 12:41:16 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Congressman Billybob
The tremendous waste of taxpayer resources on this piece of human slime is absolutely frightening. A good part of that, in this and other cases, is the Death Penalty Project of the ACLU. The purpose of that Project is to throw sand in the gears of every death penalty case in the nation, regardless of how obviously guilty the defendant is, or how thoroughly his particular crimes warrant the death penalty under the duly-passed laws of the jurisdiction in which he raped, tortured, burned to death or otherwise murdered, one or more law-abiding citizens.

Terrific post. Everyone with a genuine interest in justice - real justice - needs to know about this. As it happens, there is a murder case about to get under way here in Manchester, NH (after two years of delays by... guess who?) involving the murder of a fine young police officer by a career criminal. Guess which side has the bottomless-resource Legal Team and which is scrapping for donations?

34 posted on 07/08/2008 12:47:49 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m currently reading “Murdered by Mumia” by Mauren Faulkner, the policeman’s widow and Michael Smerconish. This woman has worked hard to keep Mumia in prison. After all these years she is at every hearing battling the left’s attempt to get him out. So far she has stopped them but you never know when some sympathetic judge will bend.

He’s always facing courts in Philadelphia and his support is from outside Philadelphia, even across the Atlantic. It just frosts me that without the tenacity of his widow, NPR would still be giving this animal a voice.


35 posted on 07/08/2008 6:42:12 PM PDT by youturn (I'm learning to draw a fish. I suggest you do too.)
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