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Death penalty dropped against Mumia Abu-Jamal (Black Panther who killed a police officer)
google ^ | 12/7/2011 | KATHY MATHESON / ap

Posted on 12/07/2011 9:12:58 AM PST by tobyhill

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will no longer pursue the death penalty against former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down a white police officer nearly 30 years ago.

The decision by District Attorney Seth Williams, made with the support of the officer's widow and the city police commissioner, comes after nearly 30 years of legal battles over the racially charged case.

"There's never been any doubt in my mind that Mumia Abu-Jamal shot and killed Officer Faulkner. I believe that the appropriate sentence was handed down by a jury of his peers in 1982," said Williams, who is black. "While Abu-Jamal will no longer be facing the death penalty, he will remain behind bars for the rest of his life, and that is where he belongs."

Abu-Jamal was convicted of fatally shooting Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981. He was sentenced to death after his trial the following year.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; mumia
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1 posted on 12/07/2011 9:13:07 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Makes me sick. Guess the widow just decided that the fight was futile and agreed to the withdrawal. Who says public pressure doesn’t work? May he rot in hell. No forgiveness from this 30 year retired LEO.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 9:16:02 AM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: tobyhill
What no cabinet appointment?
3 posted on 12/07/2011 9:17:39 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: animal172

So what am I supposed to do with my “Fry Mumia” bumper sticker?


4 posted on 12/07/2011 9:18:23 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tobyhill

Scumbag, the idol of the left.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 9:18:36 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Leave it on whatever it is stuck on. He should still fry.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 9:21:01 AM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: animal172
Now he goes into the "general population' at the prison where he will be turned into someone's byoch.

The widow knows what happens ~ so do the cops and the prosecutor.

7 posted on 12/07/2011 9:21:22 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill
"meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down a white police officer nearly 30 years ago."

Why should anyone believe he will spend the rest of his life in prison? The sentence will continue to be reduced as long as the left keeps whining.

8 posted on 12/07/2011 9:21:58 AM PST by circlecity
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To: tobyhill

I cannot understand why Hollywood celebrates this evil, murdering thug. While we have a moral obligation to provide a safe facility for prisoners, I would not cry if we fell short in this case. Mumia Abu-Jamal deserves to die for his crimes.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 9:22:36 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tobyhill

THIS is a pure gut punch. I had to read the headline three times and STILL can’t believe it!


10 posted on 12/07/2011 9:24:57 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: animal172

...and he will fry, if not in this world then tin the next.

Disgusting.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 9:25:51 AM PST by Parity
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To: tobyhill
I hope Mumia will die soon. That's all we can hope for.
12 posted on 12/07/2011 9:26:26 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: muawiyah

Don’t count on him becoming Bubba’s boytoy. He killed a LEO and as such will be given a lot of respect. And don’t forget one other very important fact. He is black.


13 posted on 12/07/2011 9:26:26 AM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: tobyhill
So in a news report on criminality - with a criminal at large that the public should be on the lookout for - no racial description or even skin color description is given.

But in THIS article it is apparently essential to point out that Mumia is black, the Police Officer he was convicted of murdering is white, and the Prosecutor is black.

Can't tell the players without a program!!!!

WTH???

14 posted on 12/07/2011 9:26:33 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: tobyhill
I am not surpriesd at all. Next time he is heard from, he will have been released from prison, for whatever reason the Communists can think up, and will have killed another cop. But on the bright side, the voters are finally getting what they vote for. They vote to put shit in political offices and positions of power and this is what they get.

You can say what you want about Florida being wacky, but, we have never had a sob on death row having a radio show and broadcasting.

15 posted on 12/07/2011 9:27:40 AM PST by sport
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To: tobyhill

He’ll be freed within a year.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 9:30:21 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: tobyhill

The rest of his life in prison?
Sure. Right. I bet he’s out of prison before Obama is out of office.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 9:32:23 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Obama’s saving that appointment for Alvin Greene.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 9:35:36 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: admin

Suggest posting this story to Breaking News sidebar.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 9:39:40 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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