Skip to comments.Death sentence to be reconsidered for ex-Black Panther
Posted on 01/19/2010 12:40:23 PM PST by mdittmar
WASHINGTON The US Supreme Court ordered Tuesday a lower court to reconsider its decision not to execute ex-Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.
"The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals," the highest court in the United States said in its ruling.
The death penalty sentence of Black Panther-turned human rights campaigner Abu-Jamal, 55, was overturned in March 2008, after his conviction for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner.
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If they need someone to pull the lever....
Officer Faulkner is still dead, and this piece of excrement is still alive. That is what our court system has wrought.
The “human rights campaigner” didn’t care much about the human rights of the cop that he killed.
If I was in Philly, I’d say it’s time to celebrate with a cheesesteak from Geno’s.
“But the US Supreme Court order a new court review of the case following an appeal by prosecutors...”
...I’m so glad the prosecutors kept fighting...so often they seem to roll over and let it go...especially on an old case.
Has he? If somebody knows anything different, please correct me.
Its like turkeys advocating changing the tradition to Thanksgiving hams.
Is there any information on how the individual justices voted?
Badge # 4699 - NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.
No, he’s been very careful not to say that. Maybe he doesn’t want perjury added to murder in his charges...
Here we go again. Sentencing, Appeals, and more lawyers defending the murderer.
And the folks who support Mumia: strange as well. For instance, the Bruderhof people. If they just wanted to say, "As Anabaptist pacifists, we do not believe in the Dealth Penalty and we think Mumia, a convicted murderer, should get life imprisonment" -- I'm OK with that. I undersatand and respect religious pacifists.
But the Bruderhof people are --- as far as I can tell --- in absolute solidarity with him, including his underlying insistence that a black man cannot get a fair trial in AmeriKKKa.
It's just crazy.
I was thinking of the cows on the Chick-fil-A commercials.
I wish we would bring back Old Sparky and require first time offenders to watch the videotaped executions. Might be a deterrent.
I’m right there with you. I would gladly pull the lever or what ever it takes to execute this cop killer.
The g-ddamned sh!tbag CONFESSED after being rushed to the hospital right after killing the officer (the cop was able to wound Jamal before being killed).
Jamal launched a profanity-laced tirade stating he shot the cop and hoped he was dead—it was heard by witnesses, including hospital workers—this in addition to the other evidence of his guilt.
The Bruderhof are nuts. In the early 1970s, I lived with a Catholic Worker community (also pacifist in theory, although not everbody in the group was a pacifist and one didn’t have to be a pacifist to live there) that was not too far from the upstate NY (or maybe NJ) Bruderhof community. We visited them one time, and their politics were so extreme it made my group look slightly to the right of Atilla the Hun.
They were also very creepy, because when you ate you had to listen to the readings of the founder (whose name I have forgotten) and the founder or his wife and heirs had absolute control over everybody in the group. So it doesn’t surprise me that they’re over the edge on “Mumia.”
I met some Bruderhofers in Rochester, NY --- they were running a lit table at a talk I was giving on prolife. They were highly supportive of sexual purity (against homosexuality, contraception, fornication and divorce) and very friendly toward Catholic thought in general, although theologically strongly Anabaptist.
They had some young foster children with them who had multiple handicaps, including mental handicaps: these they treated with angeliic kindness. That always makes a deep impression on me.
Sweet loving people, as far as I could tell. And yet they blew me away with their political support --- not evangelical outreach or compassionate ministry specifically, but shoulder-to-shoulder political support --- for the most appalling killers and tyrants.
Such strange politics from people whose immediate forebears were radical anti-Nazis.
I think that’s always a problem with Protestantism in general. They don’t have anybody to tell them what is necessary for the faith and what, on the other hand, is just the peculiar belief of an individual, who may be very good in some areas and completely off the wall in others.
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