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Death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal made honorary citizen of Paris [FRANCE ALERT]
Yahoo Singapore ^ | October 5, 2003 | nwrep

Posted on 10/04/2003 2:58:15 PM PDT by nwrep

US death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal honorary citizen of Paris by the Mayor of Paris, above

Death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal made honorary citizen of Paris

Sunday October 5, 1:49 AM

The city of Paris made an honorary citizen of celebrated US death row inmate and black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, sentenced to die for the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia policeman.

It is the first time Paris has bestowed the honor since Pablo Picasso was made honorary citizen in 1971, Socialist mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe told an audience of 200 people, taking the occasion to attack the "barbarity" of the death penalty.

Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther civil rights activist and journalist who has maintained his innocence, had his death sentence overturned in December of 2001 but that decision is currently on appeal.

In attacking the "barbarity called the death penalty," the mayor said "as long as there is a place on this planet where one can be killed in the name of the community, we haven't finished our work."

Raising his fist in a sign of solidarity, Delanoe then shouted "Mumia is a Parisian!" as the crowd of mostly-leftist activists cheered and applauded.

Black activist Angela Davis, a former member of the Black Panthers and the Communist Party, hailed the "profound sense of humanity" of Abu-Jamal, attacking American "unilateralism" and racist attacks against immigrants.

The movement to free Abu-Jamal "takes on a new sense in face of American unilateralism, the aggression against the Iraqi people and the racist attacks against immigrants which can only further gnaw away at the vestiges of democracy in the United States," Davis, a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz, said.

Abu-Jamal, sentenced to death 21 years ago for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, has always insisted he was innocent, and scores of movements and organizations have sprung up around the world in his defense.

His opponents view him as an unrepentant murderer.

His case has provoked particularly vivid debate in France, which abolished the death penalty in 1981. French school children are required to study the case as part of their education.



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1 posted on 10/04/2003 2:58:15 PM PDT by nwrep
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2 posted on 10/04/2003 2:59:56 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
stop the world, I want to get off
3 posted on 10/04/2003 3:00:14 PM PDT by breakem
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To: nwrep
Dry heaves.
4 posted on 10/04/2003 3:01:10 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: nwrep
FRY MUMIA.!
5 posted on 10/04/2003 3:01:26 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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6 posted on 10/04/2003 3:01:57 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: breakem
Can't we execute that Mumia vermin already? Angela Davis is still alive? What an idiot.
7 posted on 10/04/2003 3:02:35 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: nwrep; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; Poohbah
Raising his fist in a sign of solidarity, Delanoe then shouted "Mumia is a Parisian!"

Paris can have him, preferably dead.

Justice For Police Officer Daniel Faulkner

8 posted on 10/04/2003 3:03:10 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: Bon mots
Didn't this guy get a retrial or something a few months ago. Don't they have to have another hearing to execute him. Don't know the latest. He'll die of old age first and they'll name a HS in Philly after him.
9 posted on 10/04/2003 3:04:12 PM PDT by breakem
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To: nwrep

10 posted on 10/04/2003 3:05:05 PM PDT by glock rocks (Fair Funkle !! FUNKLE FUNKLE FUNKLE !!!)
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To: nwrep
Lets send them the bill for housing this b*stard.
11 posted on 10/04/2003 3:09:04 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird (constipated people don't give a crap.)
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To: nwrep
I thought this had been one a year ago.
12 posted on 10/04/2003 3:10:12 PM PDT by doug from upland (Why did DemocRATS allow a perjuring rapist to remain in the Oval Office?)
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To: nwrep
Is France on a quest to see just how many American's they can piss off??
13 posted on 10/04/2003 3:10:56 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: nwrep
Our civilization shall merit it's demise.
14 posted on 10/04/2003 3:11:52 PM PDT by wardaddy (The Lizard King it was.....)
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To: nwrep
Paris names Abu-Jamal an Honorary Citizen

From Times Wire Reports
December 6 2001

The Paris city council has named Mumia Abu-Jamal, as an honorary citizen of Paris. Abu-Jamal has been on a U.S. death row in Pennnslylvania for 20 year. The African Amercian journalist was convicted of killing a police officer in a trial that has caused international controversy

An article on the action of the City of Paris also appeared in Los Angeles Times on Dec.6, Home section page A23

Also see AP report below
December 5, 2001

15 posted on 10/04/2003 3:12:17 PM PDT by doug from upland (Why did DemocRATS allow a perjuring rapist to remain in the Oval Office?)
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To: dighton
Why I hate frogs!

self-righteous ,smelly, weasely cheese eating monkeys
16 posted on 10/04/2003 3:13:10 PM PDT by wiseone
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To: nwrep
So in addition to defending Saddam, harboring Einhorn and Polanski, they are glorifying a cop killer?
17 posted on 10/04/2003 3:13:56 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Hillary and Clark rhymes with Ft Marcy park...)
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To: breakem
His death penalty was overturned on appeal to a federal judge. There was some problem with the instructions to the jury. However, his conviction was upheld, and he's serving a life sentence. I guess the idiot mayor of Paris doesn't keep up with the news.
18 posted on 10/04/2003 3:14:46 PM PDT by jpthomas
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To: nwrep
What other French products can I quit buying. This is sick!
19 posted on 10/04/2003 3:16:34 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Mo1
Actually their making a fine living at it.
Quite profitable you know old chap.
20 posted on 10/04/2003 3:16:35 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: jpthomas
Is the state appealing or rehearing the sentencing phase. Or is it over?
21 posted on 10/04/2003 3:17:41 PM PDT by breakem
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To: jpthomas
I didn't know that. When did that happen? Damned shame that this POS won't be killed by the State of PA. Would have been a great occasion for a rub-their-noses-in-it party.
23 posted on 10/04/2003 3:19:30 PM PDT by dagnabbit (Open Borders = 9-11)
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To: nwrep
Just when you think it is not possible to despise Parisians more, they do something like this...
24 posted on 10/04/2003 3:19:49 PM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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To: glock rocks
Heartwarming.
25 posted on 10/04/2003 3:19:52 PM PDT by Redcoat LI ("If you're going to shoot,shoot,don't talk" Tuco BenedictoPacifico Juan Maria Ramirez)
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To: nwrep
How about making Gary Ridgway aka the Green River killer an honorary citizen of Paris? Or, how about a posthumous honrorary citizenship for Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy? They love killers so much they may as well have the best.
26 posted on 10/04/2003 3:20:32 PM PDT by dougherty (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: nwrep
Mumia is no longer on death row. That part of his sentence was overturned.
27 posted on 10/04/2003 3:20:38 PM PDT by Batrachian
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To: nwrep
Man, are they going over the edge.
28 posted on 10/04/2003 3:23:48 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: nwrep
Just a reminder that Motel 6 and Red Roof Inns are both part of the same FRENCH company. Keep that in mind next time you travel.
29 posted on 10/04/2003 3:25:12 PM PDT by Timesink (For a good time, visit clark2004.meetup.com. Ask for Mary!)
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To: nwrep
My boycott of France just went up 1000%...Now I`ll be looking for anything that has the slightest connection to that pusshole. There was some Senator from Florida a while back that was trying to get some resolution passed that would allow families of D-day vets buried in that toilet to returned them here. I don`t know what`s going on with that, but I`ll tell you one thing; My father fought in WW2. If he was buried there, everything in my power, every last cent I had would be spent to get him out of there. I don`t care what it took, because the way I see it, it`s like burying those vets in a latrine and God knows they deserve a hell of a lot better than that!
30 posted on 10/04/2003 3:35:03 PM PDT by metalboy (Liberals-Nuke `em from orbit. It`s the only way to be sure.)
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To: dagnabbit
U.S. District Judge William Yohn made his ruling on Mumia's death sentence in December 2001:

Judge throws out Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence

There's a lot of info on the Mumia case and this ruling on a website dedicated to the memory of police officer Daniel Faulkner, who was fatally shot by Mumia. Here's a link:

Justice for Police Officer Daniel Faulkner


31 posted on 10/04/2003 3:38:50 PM PDT by jpthomas
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To: metalboy
I don't get it. Why would France even care?

I mean, this guy is a Philly nothing. And, where was this award presented?

32 posted on 10/04/2003 3:41:46 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Current odds on Hillary running in 04.........10-1.)
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To: nwrep
We should take the mayor at his world and assume that he is metaphorically commenting on the ultimate meaning of secular humanism and its epicenter, Paris. What he means is that without God, Paris = death row (only with more lights (assuming the utility workers aren't striking)) /sarcasm.
33 posted on 10/04/2003 3:42:25 PM PDT by Huber
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother; sauropod; Doctor Raoul; L_Von_Mises
FRY MUMIA!
34 posted on 10/04/2003 3:49:03 PM PDT by BillF
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To: nwrep
"His opponents view him as an unrepentant murderer. "

No, a jury of his peers viewed him as a murderer. That he is unrepentant is obvious to any human with a brain.

35 posted on 10/04/2003 4:00:59 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: breakem
I think it's over, but I'm not absolutely certain. The judge ordered the state of Pennsylvania to either conduct a new sentencing hearing within 180 days or sentence Abu-Jamal to life imprisonment. The state appealed this federal judge's ruling to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals back in December of 2001. I haven't heard what the result of that appeal was.
36 posted on 10/04/2003 4:02:49 PM PDT by jpthomas
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To: jpthomas
thanx
37 posted on 10/04/2003 4:10:18 PM PDT by breakem
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To: nwrep
This scum pig mumia gives commencement speeches around the country at various leftist colleges. He makes his speech via video from his prison cell.

Can anyone tell me why Pennsylvania allows such a travesty. And why colleges in the United States would choose him for a commencement speaker.

THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

38 posted on 10/04/2003 4:10:18 PM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: nwrep
L'Islam pour Paris

39 posted on 10/04/2003 4:10:38 PM PDT by wolficatZ (___\0/____/|___"media shark feeding frenzy!!")
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To: nwrep
Uh...perhaps they would do us the favor of guillotining the S.O.B.
That would work.
40 posted on 10/04/2003 4:13:00 PM PDT by genefromjersey (So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
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To: jpthomas
mumia.org if you can stand it
41 posted on 10/04/2003 4:14:58 PM PDT by breakem
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To: metalboy
no less than five witnesses

FRY MUMIA BTTT

42 posted on 10/04/2003 4:20:13 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const tag& constTagPassedByReference)
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To: nwrep
Good, sez I! Now let's send him there on the implicit condition that he spend the rest of his life in that city. let the French Police - hehehehehe - take a few hits from the bustard.

prisoner6

43 posted on 10/04/2003 4:25:21 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: nwrep
"Mumia is a Parisian!"

That's supposed to be an honor?

44 posted on 10/04/2003 4:31:00 PM PDT by etcetera
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To: metalboy
Jeez-what do people want? Jamal was found about 10 feet from Faulkner with a bullet from Faulkner's pistol in his chest. The scumbag stood over Faulkner and blew his brains out, but none of the idiot lefties care. To them Faulkner was a "pig" who got what he deserved.
45 posted on 10/04/2003 4:35:35 PM PDT by 91B (Golly it's hot.)
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To: OldFriend
The state of Pennsylvania has pursued the death penalty in this case from the get-go. The death penalty was upheld all the way to the state supreme court. It was a federal judge who overturned his death sentence. See my post #31.
46 posted on 10/04/2003 4:48:59 PM PDT by jpthomas
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To: nwrep
"Mumia is a Parisian!"

How nice. We will ship them the body COD.

47 posted on 10/04/2003 4:53:14 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (The universe runs through the complex interweaving of energy, matter, and enlightened self interest.)
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To: nwrep
Socialists should be lined up aganist a wall and shot.

They are a clear and present danger to the civilized world.

48 posted on 10/04/2003 4:55:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (McCarthy was right!)
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To: 91B
The america hating leftists consider moo-mia a political prisoner.
49 posted on 10/04/2003 4:57:27 PM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: jpthomas
The question is why the state of pennsylvania allows this murderer to make video commencement speeches at colleges around the country.
50 posted on 10/04/2003 4:58:37 PM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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