Skip to comments.High court (Supreme Court) lets (Mumia) Abu-Jamal's conviction stand
Posted on 04/06/2009 7:43:12 AM PDT by Pyro7480
WASHINGTON (AP) Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction but held his death sentence invalid. The appeals court said it would not second-guess state court rulings rejecting Abu-Jamal's claims of bias in the composition of the jury.
The high court considered only the conviction. The state has separately asked the court to reinstate the death sentence, but the justices have not acted on that request.
A Philadelphia jury convicted Abu-Jamal, who is black, of killing Faulkner, who was white, in 1981 after the patrolman pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother during an overnight traffic stop.
Prosecutors say Faulkner, 25, managed to shoot Abu-Jamal during the confrontation. A wounded Abu-Jamal, his own gun lying nearby, was still at the scene when police arrived, and authorities considered the evidence against him overwhelming....
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One piece of cheerful news.
C’mon, Mumia, take your execution like a man.
The only good thing about the Mumia circus is that it has used up a good chunk of the energy of the lunatic left fringe for the past couple of decades, and they’ve gotten nowhere for all their effort.
I wonder if the Brother in Chief has any thoughts on Mumia?
This is right down a community organizers alley.
Playing that old worn out race card to the limit.
Boo ficking hoo for Mumia. RIP Officer Faulkner.
Now he can appeal to Obama to either commute his sentence or for a full pardon.
Actually, it’s Bruthah in Chief. But no matter.
Surely he’s at least getting whacked upside the head by purse-wielding Michelle for allowing this travesty of justice. I think we should send her a baseball bat.
I can’t find a reference to the decision... does anyone know how it went? 9/0, 6/3, 5/4, etc?
I wish the Supreme Court would reinstate the death penalty for this Abu creep...and order that he be fed a high protein diet consisting only of bacon, pork chops, and roast pork. It would likely result in this thug subsisting on a small amount of vegetables making it much easier to give him the “flu shot” he so richly deserves.
Is Mumia still alive?
The poor widow Maureen failkner!! has to endure this....
I Can hear Ed Asner Danny Glover Sean Penn Madonna will all be saying something real soon! Lindsay Lohan will be amused!
Thank you so much.
I was just thinking about him yesterday, wondering what became of this case.
Good to see he’ll stay in prison, where he belongs.
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