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Prosecutors No Longer Seek Death Penalty for Former Black Panther (Mumia)
AP ^ | 12/7/11 | AP wire

Posted on 12/07/2011 4:16:20 PM PST by Baynative

PHILADELPHIA – 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.

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KEYWORDS: frymumia; mumia
"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.

1 posted on 12/07/2011 4:16:21 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

This smells of Holder.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 4:18:04 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Baynative

Abu Jamal belongs in a shallow grave.

That was his sentence and that is what he should have gotten.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 4:18:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Baynative
When it's a black perp, it's always claimed to be "racially-charged" when convicted.

Likewise, if he were white, he would not have had 30 years of playing the "Race Card".

This is what political correctness has done to our society.

4 posted on 12/07/2011 4:20:34 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Rufus Seth Williams is a “black power” believer in his own right. He was playing the race card when he was in college.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 4:23:46 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Baynative

This sickens me.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 4:24:08 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: treetopsandroofs
Applying the same standards in the same proportion as this decision, everyone in the country who has had a guilty murder conviction and a death sentence, needs to be amended to a life term. Which is odd, since they are still guilty and were judged by the laws as written. We either change the laws or apply them as written.............

Oh, never mind! I forgot the new terms which have no legal basis whatsoever, but seem to be popular with our AS DOJ and all it's cancerous tentacles...."Social Justice and Environmental Justice".

7 posted on 12/07/2011 4:25:15 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
People do forget however, that the real weakness in the case was the level of corruption in the Philly police department in general. It's that lack of confidence in the police and courts that poison the system.

There is no protection under the law, because the application of the law is motivated by social engineers and profiteers. The law itself as written is beautiful and pure. When you start using only certain parts for certain reasons, you end up with Frankenstein Law.

8 posted on 12/07/2011 4:33:45 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: treetopsandroofs

And it smells like a sewer.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 4:39:05 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Venturer

I agree totally that Mumia Abu Jamal should have been turned into rotting offal decades ago.

Just hope this doesn’t mean that his Hollywood enablers switch from keeping him away from the gas chamber to getting him sprung for a career in “community service”.

Red Ed Asner and Daffy Danny Glover were among the most hateful in this effort.

OTOH, dying of old age in stir is no picnic knowing that your worthless remains will wind up in a muddy hole in potters’ field.

Mumia will know someday what it’s like to be immortal and damned!


10 posted on 12/07/2011 5:02:14 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Baynative

Taking bets that Obama will pardon the cop-killer on his way out the White House back door.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 5:02:30 PM PST by Argus
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To: treetopsandroofs
"This smells of Holder."

Black Panther BINGO!

12 posted on 12/07/2011 5:14:51 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative

Dec 9th 2011 Abu Jamal is Holding a TV News Conference at the Constitution Center in Philly from His Prison Cell. This is why Maureen Faulkner wil be Call Gov Corbett to transfer him to state Isolated Prison an No t celebrity Death Row Prison!


13 posted on 12/07/2011 5:51:49 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: vladimir998

Seth Williams is Pro Maureen faulkner the widow of Officer Faulkner she didn’t want 30 More Years of Ed asner and Bishop Tutu ignoring the Facts of the case and Calling him Innocent. NOBODY ever disputed his Innocence On;y the Death Sentence except for Hollywood aholes and a Racist Bishop


14 posted on 12/07/2011 5:54:55 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: Baynative

Fry Mumia


15 posted on 12/07/2011 7:23:02 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: Baynative

How long before he becomes a professor at his favorite liberal university?


16 posted on 12/08/2011 5:33:46 AM PST by grb
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