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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

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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To: animal172
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.

I wish they would have fried him. Absent that, I hope he rots in prison throughout his old age, before he gets to rot in hell. I hope he suffers tremendously. Maybe someday, the folks against the death penalty because it is cruel and unusual punishment, are forced to see these criminals rot away until their last breath.

21 posted on 12/07/2011 9:46:59 AM PST by Go Gordon (President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - B. H. Obama)
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To: All
In his next 20+ years of life he will get to remain a “celebrity” of the left, do his radio show, write his columns, get 3 squares a day, watch tv, listen to the radio, workout, etc.

The victim gets to remain silent and deceased.

22 posted on 12/07/2011 9:54:30 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

They should have fried him 29 years ago.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 9:58:42 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

Zero will pardon him.. just wait..


24 posted on 12/07/2011 10:02:46 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: circlecity
“The sentence will continue to be reduced as long as the left keeps whining.”

However, most of the left will stop whining, now that Mumia won't be executed. I've always argued that the death penalty is is positive for defendants who are truly innocent because their cases get much greater scrutiny, and they get more defense lawyers, when the death penalty is on the table. When a defendant is only at risk of getting life without parole, few people are interested.

In any case, Mumia is guilty and should fry, but I take some comfort in knowing that his status as celebrity defendant will diminish dramatically now. (I guess Susan Sarandon now can spend even more time chasing after guys half her age.)

25 posted on 12/07/2011 10:04:59 AM PST by utahagen
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To: tobyhill
Remember Van Jones (Obama's ex Green Czar) was a friend of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Van Jones & Mumia Abu-Jamal

26 posted on 12/07/2011 10:05:28 AM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: tobyhill

Why the left made a hero of the murdering creep in beyond me. I remember reading particulars of the case some time ago, and it leaves little doubt that this idiot killed the police officer. I guess all you have to do to become an idol of leftist ignorati is to kill a cop and then denounce America.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 10:06:34 AM PST by driftless2
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To: tobyhill
What a waste of tax dollars for 30 years.

This slug has lived off taxpayers, awaiting "Appeals", and deserves a Hoffa Burial now.

28 posted on 12/07/2011 10:08:15 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: tobyhill

This piece of craps real sentence comes later...............


29 posted on 12/07/2011 10:12:57 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Vigilanteman

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

A little arrow between Fry / Mumia pointing up to the words IN HELL


30 posted on 12/07/2011 10:15:05 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: utahagen
"However, most of the left will stop whining, now that Mumia won't be executed."

I'm not as confident of this as you are.

31 posted on 12/07/2011 10:15:22 AM PST by circlecity
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To: animal172

I don’t think it was “Public Pressure”. I think it came from the same source that pulled the already won case against the NBP Brothers, and round filed it.

2012 has to be a winner for the American people. A time to correct One BIG Ass Mistake America.


32 posted on 12/07/2011 10:19:20 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
ping
33 posted on 12/07/2011 10:29:32 AM PST by Tribune7 (Perry or Santorum)
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To: tobyhill

Symptomatic of the inability of our society to excrete its waste.


34 posted on 12/07/2011 10:32:11 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: muawiyah

“Now he goes into the “general population’ at the prison where he will be turned into someone’s byoch.”

Maybe this will be a “blessing in disguise.” I just wonder what the a$$holes who have been printing “free Mumia” tee shirts are going to do with their overstock. Here’s hoping he has a long and miserable rest of his life.


35 posted on 12/07/2011 10:51:11 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: animal172
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.

I was just this morning speaking with a friend who worked as a prison guard (here in PA) for 15 years.

You are entirely correct, he will be a well respected member of the prison "community".

36 posted on 12/07/2011 10:55:51 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: tobyhill

Let him out!

We can then start a pool on how long he’d last.


37 posted on 12/07/2011 12:56:12 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: animal172

PA has only executed 3 murderers since the death penalty was reinstated only because they gave up their appeals. The PA courts allow virtually endless appeals basically denying justice. This was probably a significant factor.


38 posted on 12/07/2011 4:08:20 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: Eagles6

“The PA courts allow virtually endless appeals basically denying justice. This was probably a significant factor.’

You may be right, but politics and race are much more important factors. Do you really think this would have gone on all these years had he been white and the officer black? We are a race based society. Certainly not the one I was raised in.


39 posted on 12/07/2011 4:24:41 PM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: hosepipe
Zero will pardon him.. just wait..

I think the Presidential Pardon only works on Federal prisoners. The PA Governor would have to free Abu-Jamal. I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. That said, this guy's likely to be around for a good long time, and who knows what the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania might elect in the future.

40 posted on 12/07/2011 6:04:32 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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