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(Mumia) Abu-Jamal loses latest appeal for new trial
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/23/2008 | Emilie Lounsberry

Posted on 07/23/2008 8:06:51 AM PDT by Pyro7480

A federal appeals court yesterday refused to reconsider the decision denying a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. In a two-page decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Abu-Jamal's request for a rehearing of his appeal in the controversial case, which has helped fuel an international debate about the death penalty.

Abu-Jamal's lawyer, Robert R. Bryan of San Francisco, said he planned to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.

In March, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit left intact Abu-Jamal's conviction but said a new jury should decide whether he deserved death or should be sentenced to life behind bars.

Deputy District Attorney Ronald E. Eisenberg said no decision had been made on whether his office would ask the high court to reinstate the death sentence....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abujamal; appeal; copkiller; danielfaulkner; judiciary; leo; mumia; ruling; tookietime; trial
The Left's cause celebre loses another one in court.
1 posted on 07/23/2008 8:06:52 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Fry this worthless bastard and be done with it.


2 posted on 07/23/2008 8:09:19 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Pyro7480

Why is this guy still breathing air that good people could be breathing instead?


3 posted on 07/23/2008 8:11:59 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: Pyro7480

We should probably give up on the chance that Pennsylvania will every kill this guy and just be satisfied with him rotting in prison for the rest of his life.


4 posted on 07/23/2008 8:13:27 AM PDT by gridlock (IT'S AN OIL ECONOMY, STUPID!.......................................................(FREE LAZAMATAZ!))
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5 posted on 07/23/2008 8:13:27 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Pyro7480

1981? Mumia has already lived 27 years too long.


6 posted on 07/23/2008 8:17:05 AM PDT by tvdog12345
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To: Pyro7480
Of all the people they could have picked they had to pick one so OBVIOUSLY guilty of cop murder with such a lousy alibi? I don't think it was an accident. I think they figured if they could get Mumia off, then they can get ANYBODY off death row.
7 posted on 07/23/2008 8:24:02 AM PDT by allmendream (If "the New Yorker" makes a joke, and liberals don't get it, is it still funny?)
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To: Pyro7480

Abu-Jamal’s brother open to testifying, lawyers say
After almost 14 years of silence, Mumia Abu-Jamal ‘s long-missing brother is ready to testify that his celebrity sibling did not kill Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, defense lawyers told a stunned courtroom yesterday.

But.........

Abu-Jamal’s brother fails to show up
He didn’t show. Long-lost star defense witness William Cook failed to appear at the appeals hearing of his brother Mumia Abu-Jamal yesterday, continuing his baffling silence about what he saw the night a Philadelphia police officer was killed 14 years ago.

(http://www.philly.com/inquirer/hot_topics/13796702.html about halfway down the long page)


8 posted on 07/23/2008 8:28:31 AM PDT by flowerplough (Senate Democrat Leader Hairy Reid: Coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick, it's ruining our country.)
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To: allmendream

Remember, Wesley Cook (his real name) was also a Black Panther and a fellow traveler of a left-wing cult called MOVE, and “the man” was keeping him and his brother down (Officer Daniel Faulkner was arresting Cook’s brother when he was shot in cold blood), so the murder of a white police officer was “justified” in their view.


9 posted on 07/23/2008 8:32:53 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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Wesley Cook the cop killer is not going to be executed any time soon. Even though he should have been... a long time ago.

"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

10 posted on 07/23/2008 8:38:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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11 posted on 07/23/2008 8:40:09 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Alaska has the oil. The Senate has the dipsticks.)
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That I believe is the essence of his alibi. "the man was hassling my brother. So I went over to that pig. Then someone without my knowledge or consent grabbed a gun/pulled out a gun (that was linked to me) and fired a fatal bullet at the cop arresting my brother, then with his last conscious act the cop shot ME (even though I was doing nothing!), leaving me bleeding at the crime scene with a dead cop shot by my gun, me shot by the cops gun, and nitrogen residue on my hand as if I had recently fired a gun." Ahhh. The much vaunted "It was like, other kids...or something." defense. Pitiful.
12 posted on 07/23/2008 8:41:01 AM PDT by allmendream (If "the New Yorker" makes a joke, and liberals don't get it, is it still funny?)
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13 posted on 07/23/2008 8:43:29 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Alaska has the oil. The Senate has the dipsticks.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Ah, Geno’s — it might not be the best Philly cheesesteak joint, but just for their support of Daniel Faulkner’s family and their stand against illegal immigration, any conservative who visits Philadelphia should patronize them (even though the sales tax from the purchase will fund a corrupt, anti-Christian, anti-Boy Scout city government).


14 posted on 07/23/2008 8:48:03 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Pyro7480

Pay in cash.


15 posted on 07/23/2008 8:54:14 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Alaska has the oil. The Senate has the dipsticks.)
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To: mgc1122

Took the words right from my fingertips.


16 posted on 07/23/2008 8:54:56 AM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: Pyro7480
Abu-Jamal's lawyer, Robert R. Bryan of San Francisco, said he planned to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.

Justice Kennedy will look around the world and see that Abu-Jamal's innocence is proclaimed by leftists everywhere, there fore the eighth amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment prevents another trial or even continuing to keep Abu-Jamal in jail. Bryer, Stevens, Ginsburg and Souter will agree but would also support trying the prosecutors and Philadelphia police for crimes against humanity for ever pressing charges against Abu-Jamal.

17 posted on 07/23/2008 8:56:56 AM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: Albion Wilde

That wouldn’t make a difference. They still have to add the sales tax.


18 posted on 07/23/2008 9:02:13 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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I know this is going to make a huge difference (sarc), but I won’t set foot in France so long as they have that Parisian street named after the murderer Mumia. I guess they’ll change the Champs Elysee to the Champs d’Obama. IMHO, the only substantive difference between the two is that the big O hasn’t killed a cop (that we know about). I’ll bet anyone my vintage Reagan button that Michelle feels she has much more in common with Mumia than Justice Thomas or Condeleeza.


19 posted on 07/23/2008 9:05:40 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: flowerplough
Long-lost star defense witness William Cook failed to appear at the appeals hearing of his brother Mumia Abu-Jamal yesterday, continuing his baffling silence about what he saw the night a Philadelphia police officer was killed 14 years ago.

What's so baffling? He was an accessory to murder and lucky not to have his ass fried, too. He would be nuts to put his head in the noose to try and save his brother's sorry ass. He could wind up on death row for the rest of his sorry life. Like his lowlife brother, he's only concerned about his own sorry butt.

20 posted on 07/23/2008 9:05:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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To: Pyro7480
Fry him during the Democrat Convention so that "burn, baby, burn" across the country can start and finish at one time.

Leni

21 posted on 07/23/2008 9:06:12 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home or vote Barr for Obamination, more Taxation, Regulation, Litigation and Ginzburgization)
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If he hangs in there long enough President Obama will pardon him.


22 posted on 07/23/2008 9:08:40 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: MinuteGal

You can’t kill Obamas future Attorney General!


23 posted on 07/23/2008 9:11:51 AM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid people need stupid laws)
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To: Russ

How old is this scumbag now? To paraphrase another hate filled lefty, Julianne Malveaux, we should encourage prison officials to feed mumia a lot of eggs, butter, and high fat foods. Then maybe nature will take its course.


24 posted on 07/23/2008 9:13:10 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Dionysius

It’s not all of France. Just Paris. Go to Normany and Brittany instead. They like Americans there.


25 posted on 07/23/2008 9:14:58 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Pyro7480

Time for this murderer to be dispatched. I’ve often wondered why the cops never arranged for him to be dealt with behind bars... as he so richly deserves.


26 posted on 07/23/2008 9:14:59 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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To: Pyro7480

Hollywood weeps.


27 posted on 07/23/2008 9:15:34 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Russ
If he hangs in there long enough President Obama will pardon him.

Second on the agenda right after the executive order opening the treasury in a reparations payments free-for-all.

28 posted on 07/23/2008 9:19:18 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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To: Pyro7480

Will the Messiah pardon him?


29 posted on 07/23/2008 9:20:35 AM PDT by wardaddy (Myself and my ancestors take full responsibility for all racial discrimination here since 1607)
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To: Pyro7480

Will the Messiah pardon him?


30 posted on 07/23/2008 9:20:43 AM PDT by wardaddy (Myself and my ancestors take full responsibility for all racial discrimination here since 1607)
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To: Pyro7480

Okay, just Paris! My father was mugged and seriously injured by Muzzies in Paris which is reason enough to hate the “City of Lights”.


31 posted on 07/23/2008 9:21:54 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: mgc1122

Just trading him in for carbon credits!


32 posted on 07/23/2008 9:44:30 AM PDT by mathurine
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To: Pyro7480

There’s nothing controversial about this guys case, he’s a cop killer, the only thing controversial is that this POS is still breathing... disgusting. I for one will make it a point to piss on his grave after he’s buried.


33 posted on 07/23/2008 9:45:10 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Pyro7480

They were giving away mumia last week in Oakland. I saw a sign that said Free Mumia.


34 posted on 07/23/2008 10:04:37 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Pyro7480

Tookie Time for Mumia!


35 posted on 07/23/2008 10:32:31 AM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: Pyro7480

Would someone please just flush this turd already?


36 posted on 10/13/2008 5:20:05 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (My Freedom of speech trumps your feelings!)
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