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.
We’ll have to see what becomes of his death penalty conviction.
“Is Mumia still alive?”
Sadly and unfortunately, yes.
If I read this correctly (please tell me if I'm not), they haven't even decided on whether they plan to take it up or not.
The high court considered only the conviction. The state has separately asked the court to reinstate the death sentence, but the justices haven't acted on that request. Wall Street Journal (^)
At any rate, he's not going anywhere at this point.
There is only 1 reason why this has cost the government so much money - the perpetrator is a member of a victim class, has a middle-eastern-sounding name, and is supported by leftists, marxists, separatists, and angry racists.
By the way, how is he doing radio broadcasts? Since when do death row inmates get to do radio broadcasts?
It gets under their skin just like calling their party 'DemocRAT' without the '-ic'.
>>>Just to pi$$ off his leftist supporters more, call the cop killer by his ‘slave name’: Wesley Cook. <<<
Cook should fry!
Sadly cop killers are still being honored within their communities almost 3 decades later (witness 500 turnout for funeral of Oakland cop killers). Disgusting.
Mumia should have been executed long ago.
This is why presidential pardons typically involve people who are convicted of Federal charges such as tax evasion, drug trafficking, moonshining, etc.
...the Audacity of NOPE
I admit my bias. I’m biased against cop killers. They should all die.
With any luck he can get a gig giving a commencement address somewhere--Princeton, Brown, whatever.
OK. Fry Cook!
Hip Hip Hooray!!!
Mike Ferrell, Susan Sarandon and Harry Belefonte will give up one hot stone massage and a latte this week in protest.
Fry Mumia ping.
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