Abu-Jamal is alive precisely because liberal groups, like the California Teachers Union, keep funding his appeals!
Mumia Abu Jamal has supporters across the nation. He is popular with some students. He is a cause for the Black Panthers because he is one of the most famous. I predict he will be high on the Obama Holder list for a last minute pardon before Obama leaves the whitehouse. Holder has a history of freeing terrorists. The assasination of Officer Dan Faulkner by Jamal means nothing to the suppporters of the movement.