Skip to comments.(Mumia) Abu-Jamal loses latest appeal for new trial
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 ...
Fry this worthless bastard and be done with it.
Why is this guy still breathing air that good people could be breathing instead?
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.
1981? Mumia has already lived 27 years too long.
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.
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)
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.
"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
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).
Pay in cash.
Took the words right from my fingertips.
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.
That wouldn’t make a difference. They still have to add the sales tax.
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.
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.
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