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  • Officials: Mumia Abu-Jamal to receive hepatitis C drug

    03/31/2017 6:47:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2017 6:11 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania prison officials say they will soon begin giving expensive new medication to former death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal to treat his hepatitis C infection. The Department of Corrections told a federal judge Friday that Abu-Jamal will be treated with an antiviral medication that can cost $50,000 to $60,000 per patient. Treatment will start next week. …
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized In “Diabetic Shock”

    03/31/2015 10:12:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 87 replies
    News One ^ | 3/31/15
    Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Abu-Jamal, 60, was taken from the Pennsylvania state Correctional Institution in Mahanoy to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville Monday after passing out, his wife Wadiya Jamal said outside the hospital. She says prison officials told her he is in diabetic shock. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: His blood sugar level was very high – 779 – when he arrived at the hospital and remains at more than 300, she said....
  • Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications

    03/31/2015 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2015 5:21 PM EDT | Michael Rubinkam
    Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing him with substandard medical care. […] Abu-Jamal, 60, is a former Black Panther serving life in prison for the 1981 murder of white Philadelphia Officer Daniel Faulkner. His conviction was upheld through years of appeals, but he has gained international support for his claim that he’s the victim of a racist justice system. A federal appeals court threw out his death sentence in 2008, citing...
  • History Professor: Mumia Should Be Celebrated Like Martin Luther King Jr. in Schools

    07/30/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night on the Kelly File Baruch College History Professor Joanna Fernandez argued that unrepentant convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 by shooting him five times in the face, should be celebrated in schools just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also argued using words like "militant" and "convicted cop killer" to describe Mumia, is racist. Another nice nugget? A California teacher's union feels the same way. If you don't want to listen to Fernandez yell through her re-litigation of the case (as she always does when given the opportunity), you'll...
  • Obama: Senate's failure to confirm DOJ nominee is a 'travesty'

    03/05/2014 11:11:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/5/14 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Wednesday called it a “travesty” that the Senate had failed to confirm Debo Adegbile, his nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. “The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant,” said Obama in a written statement. “Mr. Adegbile’s qualifications are impeccable,” he continued. “He represents the best of the legal profession, with wide-ranging experience,
  • Senate rejects Obama nominee who defended convicted cop killer

    03/05/2014 9:45:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate voted 47-52 Wednesday to reject controversial nominee Debo Adegbile as an assistant attorney general. Seven Democrats voted against moving forward with President Obama’s nomination of Adegbile, which the Fraternal Order of Police and other groups opposed because of his involvement in the defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) then switched his vote from yes to no in a move that allows him to bring the nomination up again for a future vote. Every Republican also voted against the nomination, sending it to defeat....
  • Widow of Murdered Cop Wants to Testify at Confirmation Hearing for Controversial Obama Nominee

    01/31/2014 11:45:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014
    The widow of a Philadelphia police officer gunned down by a man whose lawyer has been picked by President Obama for a top civil rights post says she wants to testify at his confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that he backed Maureen Faulkner’s request to speak at Debo Adegbile’s nomination hearing. “She has requested that she be given the opportunity to be heard before the committee,” Grassley said. “I think it’s a reasonable request and I support it.” Adegbile has been described by critics as “radical,” “dangerous” and “outside the mainstream.” Obama nominated...
  • Prosecutors No Longer Seek Death Penalty for Former Black Panther (Mumia)

    12/07/2011 4:16:20 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 12/7/11 | AP wire
    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.
  • Mumia 'debate' more like a jeer summit(Intolerant Leftists)

    11/09/2010 8:06:11 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 11/09/10 | JAN RANSOM
    A raucous, overflow audience jeered both District Attorney Seth Williams and filmmaker Tigre Hill last night as they and two other participants conducted a firestorm debate over the Mumia Abu-Jamal case at the National Constitution Center. After it was over, lawyer and activist Michael Coard handed Hill a letter from Philadelphia lawyer David J. Wolfsohn demanding that he "immediately cease all screenings" of his new documentary about Mumia, "The Barrel of a Gun."
  • Death sentence to be reconsidered for ex-Black Panther

    01/19/2010 12:40:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies · 899+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | 1/19/2010 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court ordered Tuesday a lower court to reconsider its decision not to execute ex-Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1981."The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals," the highest court in the United States said in its ruling.The death penalty sentence of Black Panther-turned human rights campaigner Abu-Jamal, 55, was overturned in March 2008, after his conviction for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner.
  • High court tosses ruling setting aside Abu-Jamal's death penalty in 1981 murder of Philly cop

    01/19/2010 9:47:38 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 60 replies · 1,907+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/19/2010 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in the 1980s in a racially tinged case that has made the former Black Panther an international cause celebre. The justices ordered the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to revisit its 2008 ruling that Abu-Jamal deserved a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions. The Supreme Court pointed to its ruling in an Ohio case last week, when it said a neo-Nazi killer did not deserve a...
  • Supreme Court to rule on famed death penalty case (Fry Mumia!)

    01/17/2010 9:32:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies · 1,037+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/10 | Jon Hurdle
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected on Tuesday to issue its latest decision on the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, arguably America's most famous death-row inmate, convicted of slaying a Philadelphia policeman, a crime he denies committing. The court is due to rule on an appeal by the Philadelphia district attorney who is seeking to have Abu-Jamal executed and bring an end to a decades-long legal saga the inmate, a former journalist, wrote about while in prison. Abu-Jamal, now 55, was convicted in 1982 of killing officer Daniel Faulkner on December 9, 1981. He has become an international cause celebre for...
  • Mumia's Time May Be Drawing Near

    11/11/2009 4:18:09 AM PST · by blackandgoldfan · 52 replies · 1,782+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | November 11, 2009 | Denise Clark
    Recent Supreme Court activity could pave the way for the death sentence given to Mumia Abu-Jamal to be carried out after 28 years.
  • Who wants to free Mumia now?

    04/13/2009 7:40:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,504+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/12/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal seeking a new trial for death-row inmate and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in the 1981 shooting of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Earlier, a lower court rescinded Abu-Jamal's death penalty, which prosecutors have asked to be reinstated. Meanwhile, as the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, last week's ruling "virtually guarantees that the internationally known death-row inmate will never be freed." Perhaps there were tears shed in Paris, where he is an honorary citizen and where the suburb of St. Denis named a one-way street "Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal" in 2006....
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Verdict Stands

    04/06/2009 8:29:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 793+ views
    U.S. Supreme Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Verdict Stands Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction but held his death sentence invalid. The appeals court said it would not second-guess state court rulings rejecting Abu-Jamal's claims of bias in the composition of the jury. The high court...
  • High court (Supreme Court) lets (Mumia) Abu-Jamal's conviction stand

    04/06/2009 7:43:12 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 38 replies · 1,187+ views
    Google News (AP) ^ | 4/6/2009 | n/a
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction but held his death sentence invalid. The appeals court said it would not second-guess state court rulings rejecting Abu-Jamal's claims of bias in the composition of the jury. The high court considered only the conviction....
  • Court: Mumia Deserves New Hearing

    03/27/2008 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 836+ views
    Court: Mumia Deserves New Hearing Mar 27 10:02 AM US/Eastern PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered a new penalty hearing for celebrity death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah- MAHL'). The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Abu-Jamal's conviction for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer should stand. But it says he should get a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions. If prosecutors don't want to give him a new death penalty hearing, Abu-Jamal would be sentenced automatically to life in prison. A Philadelphia jury convicted Abu-Jamal of killing Officer Daniel...
  • Still her husband's voice

    01/07/2008 10:10:10 AM PST · by radar101 · 5 replies · 114+ views
    L A Times ^ | January 7, 2008 | Catherine Saillant,
    Maureen Faulkner, the wife of deceased Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner, who was murdered back in 1981,at the age of 25, is photographed at her home in Ventura County. In the 26 years since former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gunned down her cop husband on a Philadelphia street, Maureen Faulkner has often felt like a reed in a tornado. As death penalty opponents around the world rallied to win Abu-Jamal a new trial, contending that he had been framed by local police, Faulkner quietly fought back one hearing at a time. She never missed a court hearing through the...
  • Officer's Widow Counters Mumia Campaign

    12/04/2007 8:56:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 85+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/4/7 | KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press Writer
    PHILADELPHIA, (AP) -- It's a case that has been examined and re-examined for more than two decades: the murder of a white police officer by a former Black Panther. Mumia Abu-Jamal's fatal shooting of Daniel Faulkner has become one of the most prominent death row cases in the world. But throughout 26 years of litigation, one part of the story has been largely overshadowed. The officer's widow, Maureen Faulkner, talks about her side of the case in "Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain and Injustice," a book written with political pundit and conservative radio talk-show host Michael...
  • Abu-Jamal Lawyers Claim '82 Trial Bias

    05/17/2007 10:28:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 733+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/17/7 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal protested outside a federal appeals court Thursday as lawyers challenged his 1982 conviction for the killing of a police officer. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing three issues in the case: whether the trial judge was racially biased, whether the judge erred in instructing jurors on the death penalty, and whether the prosecution preferred white jurors to black jurors. Abu-Jamal, 53, wants his conviction overturned. Prosecutors want his death penalty, thrown out in 2001, reinstated. In court, the appellate judges pressed attorneys on both sides...