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  • It’s Politics Over Conscience For Most Democrats

    03/10/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-10-14 | Warren Beatty
    Why was the Senate vote to not confirm Debo Adegbile a surprise? Because it was about politics, not about Adegbile. To be specific, 46 of 54 Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted politics, to confirm Adegbile. That means that 46 Democrats (and one independent who caucuses with Democrats) demonstrated where there real priorities lie. And it means that seven Democrats voted their consciences. If ever proof that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are political hacks was needed, this is it. The Senate, by a 47-52 vote (8 Democrats joined 44 Republicans - Reid's...
  • Senate Dem to oppose Mumia Abu Jamal-defender Obama appointee to run the Civil Rights Division

    03/03/2014 11:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last year, Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate in order to get Barack Obama’s appointees confirmed over Republican opposition. His latest appointee might be doomed anyway. Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) announced on Friday that he will oppose the confirmation of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at Justice on account of Adegbile’s activism for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal: Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) said Friday he will vote against Senate confirmation of Debo Adegbile, an Obama administration nominee who has been criticized for his role in trying to overturn the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal,...
  • NAACP Lawyer: ‘Absolutely My Honor to Represent Mumia Abu Jamal’

    01/09/2014 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 9, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Katie Pavlich over at Town Hall scores this video find . It shows NAACP Legal Defense Fund lawyer Christina Swarms addressing a venomous rally for cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal in Philadelphia. In the video, she says how proud the NAACP is to represent Mumia Abu Jamal. Introducing Mumia's New Legal team.mov 13.47 minutes Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal killed police officer Danny Faulkner before becoming a celebrity among leftists. I appeared on The Kelly File last night along with Danny Faulker’s widow to talk about Debo Adegbile’s advocacy on behalf of the murderer. President Obama nominated Adegbile to head...
  • Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy

    01/09/2014 10:07:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    January 09, 2014, 12:45 pm Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy By Mario Trujillo Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Abegbile. Abedbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial. Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the...
  • Cop-Killer Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights

    01/08/2014 7:00:44 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 57 replies
    FREEDOM OUT POST ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Unrepentant Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights Posted By Pamela Geller on Jan 7, 2014 http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/former-black-panther-cop-killer-mumia-abu-jamals-attorney-head-obamas-justice-departments-civil-rights/ President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top civil rights enforcer is a race-obsessed lawyer who tried to permanently free unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Once again, Obama appoints the most vicious radical to a key leadership position. At Justice, no less. An anti-American, enemy of freedom demagogue. Obama’s hatred for this country sends shivers up my spine. Radical racist Debo Adegbile has worked hard to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal gunned down policeman Daniel Faulkner in Philly in...
  • The Left Thinks Chris Dorner is a Superhero

    02/16/2013 3:13:43 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    zo nation ^ | 2-13-16 | AlfonZo Rachel
    Liberals are such hypocrites about violence. When one of their own, Chris Dorner, recently went on a killing spree, many of the left thought he was a rock star. Professor Marc Lamont Hill even went so far as to say he was a kind of superhero.
  • Why Liberals Love Chris Dorner

    02/16/2013 3:21:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Feb 16 2013 | PJ Media
    Do liberals love accused assassin Chris Dorner? An analysis at the PJ Tatler estimates that comments on the Huffington Post are running nine-to-one in favor of the alleged cop killer
  • Christopher Dorner Lives On As a Folk Hero (proof positive that liberalism is a mental disorder)

    02/14/2013 9:52:43 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.nymag.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Margaret Hartmann
    While most were relieved to learn that the bloody manhunt for Christopher Dorner had come to an end, for some it was the final step in the the fugitive ex-LAPD officer's martyrdom. During the manhunt, thousands of people rallied around Dorner, declaring him a crusader against police corruption, though he's accused of killing four people. On Tuesday night, a post on one of his biggest Facebook fan sites declared, "The spirit of Chris #Dorner will live on forever in our hearts, as an eternal flame - symbolic of the will to stand up in an attempt to eradicate those who...
  • Owner Of Cabin At Center Of Dorner Standoff Watched It Burn On TV

    02/14/2013 9:00:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 13, 2013 11:59 PM
    PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — The owner of the Big Bear-area vacation rental cabin that went up in flames in the Christopher Dorner standoff watched it happen live on television Tuesday afternoon. Candy Martin of Palmdale didn’t want to speak on-camera, but her two children, Eric and Leah Funnel, told “Inside Edition” they couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw that their family’s cabin was the final act of the Dorner manhunt. “We turned the TV on and saw the news…the Dorner guy had been caught. I heard he was still in the Big Bear area, (but) I thought he was long...
  • Update from LAPD: No body has been found in cabin nor identified [Tactical alert continues]

    02/12/2013 6:54:53 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 207 replies
    KCAL
    <p>KCAL 9 Los Angeles has what they describe as a very credible source that the body beloved to be Christopher Dorner has been recovered from the cabin involved in the shootout earlier today.</p>
  • 2 Deputies Shot In Standoff, Search For Christopher Dorner (Shootout over, Rambro dead?)

    02/12/2013 2:10:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 157 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 2/12/13 | CBS LA
    Two San Bernardino County SheriffÂ’s deputies have been shot while pursuing a carjacking and home-invasion suspect in the Angelus Oaks area of Big Bear. A law enforcement source confirms to the Associated Press that the assailant is triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who is said to be heavily armed in engaging in gunfire with authorities. Repeated gunshots could be heard on Glass Road west of 7 Oaks just after 1:30 p.m. and officials requested an armored vehicle to help remove several injured deputies from the scene. A SWAT team was also called in to set up a perimeter of the area....
  • Left-Wing Teachers Plan to ‘Occupy’ Justice Department to Defend Cop-Killer

    04/21/2012 11:23:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 4/21/12 | Education Action Group
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The memo has gone out, the date has been saved. This coming Tuesday, radicals of all stripes will descend upon the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. to rally in support of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Organizers are hoping to speak with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about why Mumia should be set free. They’re also planning acts of civil disobedience to draw media attention to their cause. Officially known as "Occupy the Justice Department," the event is endorsed by the usual group of malcontents, including "Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal" – a collection of left-wing...
  • Celebrities to attend party for Mumia Abu-Jamal's birthday

    04/11/2012 2:22:39 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 6 replies
    PoliceOne.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | PoliceOne Staff
    Celebrities plan to attend a party to celebrate convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 58th birthday. A "Save the Date" card is circulating with details about the April 24th event. Actor Danny Glover and Rapper M-1 of Dead Prez have confirmed they are attending, according to The Blaze.
  • National Constitution Center to Host Communist Front Group & Convicted Cop Killer Jamal

    12/07/2011 6:37:29 PM PST · by grace522 · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center ^ | 6 Dec 2011 | Kevin Kelly
    http://www.freemumia.com/?p=627 OUR National Constitution Center has rented a room this Friday in Philadelphia, to a group that advocates for the VIOLENT overthrow of the U.S. Constitution for the purposes of giving a convicted cop killer, Mumia Abu Jamal a forum to call in from his prison cell. Not only is this yet another insult to widow Maureen Faulkner, but the fact that the staff at the NCC doesn't realize that it is not obligated to rent space to an organization that actively advocates for the overthrow of our society, shows you just how far we have fallen. The National Lawyers...
  • Death penalty dropped against Mumia Abu-Jamal (Black Panther who killed a police officer)

    12/07/2011 9:12:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 39 replies · 1+ views
    google ^ | 12/7/2011 | KATHY MATHESON / ap
    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...
  • 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 Abu-Jamal can get new sentencing, Supreme Court decides

    10/11/2011 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Shadow44 · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2011 | David Savage
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for convicted Philadelphia cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to have a new jury decide whether he should be resentenced to death or to life in prison.
  • Why Michelle Obama's White House invite to controversial rapper "Common" matters

    05/12/2011 12:08:14 AM PDT · by rob88888 · 25 replies
    Orlando Examiner ^ | May 12, 2011 | Robert Elliott
    As you may have heard, First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday welcomed a "gathering of poets, musicians and artists" to the White House to "celebrate American poetry and prose." This has become a mini-scandal for the Obama administration due to the fact that one of invitees was the controversial rapper/poet "Common," whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. What is so controversial about Common? Well, for starters, he has offered words of support for two cop killers, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur. Both Mumia and Assata were at one time members of the radical black nationalist Black Panther Party....
  • Calif. Teachers Federation Endorses Convicted ‘Cop Killer’

    04/12/2011 9:17:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/12/2011 | Jonathan M. Seidl
    The California Federation of Teachers — a branch of the AFL-CIO — has adopted a resolution at its annual conference supporting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Daily Caller reports. From TheDC, which notes that Abu-Jamal is now being called a “journalist:” Among the resolutions largely pertaining to education and collective bargaining rights was Resolution 19 – to “Reaffirm support for death row journalist.” “Therefore, be it resolved, that the California Federation of Teachers reaffirm its support and demand that the courts consider the evidence of innocence of Mumia Abu-Jamal,” the Committee Report reads. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former member of the...
  • California Teachers "Reaffirm" Support for Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/09/2011 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2011 | Kyle Olsen
    I believe there is a difference between rank-and-file teachers and the leadership of radical teachers’ unions. The trouble is, the rank-and-file sits idly by as the radicals embarrass them, time and time again. Perhaps we’ve reached the point where the rank-and-file can rightfully be accused of being complicit of such behavior. Why aren’t teachers angrily denouncing a recent resolution passed by the California Federation of Teachers in which the union "reaffirms support for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal"? The American Federation of Teachers, led by Randi Weingarten, has to date issued no statement in opposition to this offensive resolution....
  • Attorney in notable radical cases dies in NY at 77

    03/24/2011 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2011 | FRANK ELTMAN
    Leonard Weinglass, an attorney who represented clients in high-profile political cases ranging from the Chicago Seven in the 1960s to the so-called Cuban Five in recent years, has died in New York City. He was 77. Colleague Michael Krinsky says Weinglass died Wednesday night of pancreatic cancer.
  • The Peace Movement’s Mumia Connection

    01/28/2003 6:45:31 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 30 replies · 4,560+ views
    National Review ^ | January 28, 2003 | Byron York
    Why do antiwar contributions go to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s defenders? two-page advertisement against war in Iraq that appeared in Monday's New York Times directed donors to send money to a foundation that for years has been devoted to the defense of convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The ad, which features an antiwar statement signed by more than 100 well-known Americans, including the actors Ed Asner, Martin Sheen, and Susan Sarandon, writers Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, and Barbara Kingsolver, and musicians Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and Pete Seeger, was created by the group Not In Our Name, which has purchased similar ads in...
  • [Mumia] Abu-Jamal case back before Philadelphia court (nearly 30 years after he killed a cop)

    11/09/2010 5:19:23 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 11/09/2010 | Maryclaire Dale
    Police widows and supporters of death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal listened Tuesday as federal appeals judges debated whether the former Black Panther deserves a new sentencing hearing in a police officer's death. The appeals court had granted the new sentencing hearing on the grounds that the jury at Abu-Jamal's 1982 trial was not given proper death-penalty instructions. But the U.S. Supreme Court this year, in rejecting a similar Ohio case, ordered the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges to rethink its decision. Under Pennsylvania law, Abu-Jamal should have received a life sentence if a single juror found the mitigating circumstances...
  • The case against Mumia (Who's STILL alive)

    09/22/2010 4:34:17 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 21, 2010 | Amy S. Rosenberg
    "After four years of work, personal attacks, and hours of interviews that stretched from Center City to Hollywood to St. Denis, France, filmmaker Tigre Hill is ready to unveil The Barrel of a Gun, his documentary about the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. And, not surprisingly, supporters of convicted killer and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal - who has become a worldwide cause celebre for anti-death row activists - are right on Hill's tail."
  • A surprising tune on Philadelphia officer Danny Faulkner's murder

    07/22/2010 6:17:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/22/2010 | Michael Smerconish
    MAUREEN Faulkner isn't used to having the cult of celebrity on her side. If actors, singers or intellectuals get involved in the case that's dominated her life for three decades, it's usually on the side of the man who murdered her husband, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. That list is extensive, to say the least. It includes Maya Angelou, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Campbell, Noam Chomsky, Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's, Roger Ebert, Mike Farrell, Henry Louis Gates, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Casey Kasem, Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Paul Newman, Peter Norton, Sister Helen Prejean, Rage Against the Machine, Rep. Charles...
  • Know-nothing O'Reilly asserts to Beck his show has better research material than Beck's

    05/27/2010 6:02:50 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies · 1,038+ views
    May 27, 2010
    Then why does he (O'Reilly) describe his pal and frequent guest, Marc Lamont Hill, as a "Liberal" when he is a Black Liberation revolutionary communist?? The information on Hill's radical ideology is easily accessible. O'Reilly is a complete buffoon! He has Beck on on an almost nightly basis apparently just to mock his efforts and belittle him.The Extreme Makeover of Fox News: Analyst Marc Lamont Hill ["Black Liberation" revolutionary communist] Accuracy In Media - AIM Column ^ | October 2, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid Who would plaster his Twitter page with police mug shot photos of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur?...
  • "Black Liberation" revolutionary communist Marc Lamont Hill on O'Reilly again alert

    02/23/2010 5:36:33 PM PST · by ETL · 14 replies · 594+ views
    Hill was on very early in the program, first few minutes or so. Don't ask me what he said. I turned the sound off.
  • Communist Marc Lamont Hill on O'Reilly again! (calls Bill Bennett "extreme radical")

    02/18/2010 5:36:26 PM PST · by ETL · 32 replies · 953+ views
    various sources | Feb 18, 2010
    <p>I thought this revolutionary communist bum had been fired by Fox?? M.L. Hill actually had the friggin nerve to call Bob Bennett an "extreme radical"! O'Reilly of course sat there quietly again and didn't confront him on any of the stuff that's recently come out on Hill regarding HIS radicalism. The show will probably be repeated in your area in case you missed it.</p>
  • How Come Marc Lamont Hill can call John Mayer a “White boy” and Not Be Called a Racist for It?

    02/12/2010 6:25:10 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies · 1,262+ views
    Joe Klein had a great post today calling out Marc Lamont Hill on last night’s O’Reilly Factor. Those new to NewsReal Blog might be unfamiliar with our history of confronting Hill for his extreme views and for Fox and O’Reilly for putting him on as a foreign policy expert when he specializes in hip-hop culture. NewsReal Blog and Accuracy in Media were successful in getting Hill fired as a paid contributor at Fox. Never the less, he’s still featured occasionally as an unpaid commentator. One of NRB’s primary gripes with Hill is that he’s dishonest. When on Fox News he...
  • 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.
  • New Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal Makes A Case That He Set Out To Deliberately Kill a Cop

    11/02/2009 11:43:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 687+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-09 | Curt
    Tigre Hill is a one man machine who has something to say about the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. He is currently editing a documentary that will be released soon that many should see. Here is the trailer: [VIDEO AT SITE] And a good article by Amy S. Rosenberg from Philly.com about Hill and his movie: Tigre Hill has only released the trailer to his film, The Barrel of a Gun, but already Mumia Inc. has begun mobilizing against him. At 57th and Christian Streets, over an offering of rice and beans and salad prepared by her grandchildren, Pam Africa labels...
  • Glenn Beck Plays More Audio Of Van Jones With Communist Mumia Abu Jamal

    09/08/2009 4:24:58 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 388+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 07, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    Glenn Beck's first day back on Foxnews on taking Obama at his word Van Jones: "We want to see the rights of the Palestinian people respected, at this point and end to the occupation, the right of return for Palestinian people, these are the critical dividing lines, the global dividing line question for human rights we have to be here." Mumia Abu Jamal's is on the phone from prison, for the execution style murder of a police officer, Van Jones associated himself with the effort to free a communist cop killer.
  • Timing Of Protest Is Suspect Mumia supporters (Van Jones) disrupt youth event

    09/04/2009 11:30:10 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 380+ views
    SFGate ^ | Saturday, October 9, 1999 | Chip Johnson
    A supporter of a Pennsylvania death row inmate denied that demonstrators were trying to upstage a long-planned dialogue between Oakland police and local youth Thursday night. If you believe that, perhaps I could interest you in purchasing a bridge located on the edge of West Oakland. More than 150 demonstrators marched from 14th Street and Broadway to the Oakland Federal Building to demand that the Justice Department... (read more...)
  • Stunner! Obama Hack Van Jones Also a Mumia Supporter

    09/04/2009 11:39:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 703+ views
    jammiewearingfool ^ | Sept. 4, 2009 | Jammiewearingfool
    I haven't mentioned this guy the past couple of days as others have been all over it, led by Jim Hoft. It says volumes about Barack Obama that he'd appoint an avowed Communist with apparent links to 9/11 Truther movements, even though the White House is treading extremely thin ice inexplicably sticking by this guy. The White House would not say whether the White House's green-jobs czar, who has been linked to Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists, continues to enjoy the confidence of the president, but an official said he is still a part of the administration. Van Jones, the president's...
  • Perfect: Van Jones also a Mumia supporter

    09/04/2009 12:24:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies · 599+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Via JWF and Gabe Malor, who have to be wondering whether Barack Obama appointed Van Jones as the Green Jobs Czar as some sort of blogger full-employment program. After being a Communist and a 9/11 Truther, will Jones’ support for cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal even register? Maybe it will at the White House: More than 150 demonstrators marched from 14th Street and Broadway to the Oakland Federal Building to demand that the Justice Department re-open its corruption investigation of the Philadelphia Police Department. Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a death row inmate convicted for the 1981 shooting death of a Philadelphia...
  • 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....
  • Abu-Jamal supporters meet, to seek White House help

    04/12/2009 10:43:22 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 706+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Sue Snyder
    Stung by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week denying a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal, supporters of the internationally known death-row inmate met yesterday at a church in West Philadelphia and said they planned to seek some type of presidential intervention on his behalf. The gathering of about 50 people, led by MOVE member Pam Africa, began signing a petition to present to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., asking for action in the 28-year-old case, in which Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. They also said they would ask Rep. Chaka Fattah to take...
  • 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....
  • My Commentary on Smerconish Endorsement of Obama -Vanity

    10/21/2008 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Nichevo · 8 replies · 476+ views
    So talk radio personality and well known Philadelphian Michael Smerconish has endorsed Barack Obama. While this is completely within his right to do so, Smerconish has lost all credibility and has proven himself to be a man without integrity. One of the greatest causes he has championed has concerned the continued incarceration of convicted murderer and death row inmate Wesley Cook, AKA mumia abu-jamal. Smerconish has been a crusader in reminding people of the vicious murder commited by Clark when he murdered in cold blood Philadelphia police officer David Faulkner. Clark has been embraced by the left and other organizations...
  • Smerconish Interviews Obama ( Once again, Obama mentions economy, has no solutions)

    Podcast of this AM's interview.
  • (Mumia) Abu-Jamal loses latest appeal for new trial

    07/23/2008 8:06:51 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 129+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/23/2008 | Emilie Lounsberry
    A federal appeals court yesterday refused to reconsider the decision denying a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. In a two-page decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Abu-Jamal's request for a rehearing of his appeal in the controversial case, which has helped fuel an international debate about the death penalty. Abu-Jamal's lawyer, Robert R. Bryan of San Francisco, said he planned to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case. In March, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit left intact Abu-Jamal's conviction but said...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Abu-Jamal seeks new trial in Phila. officer's slaying

    07/08/2008 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies · 186+ views
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 07/08/2008 | Emilie Lounsberry
    Pennsylvania death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider the decision that denied him a new trial in the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. ***snip*** Abu-Jamal, 54, has been on death row since his 1982 conviction in the killing of Faulkner, who was shot to death near 13th and Locust Streets early in the morning of Dec. 9, 1981
  • At the Official Obama Site: Support for Cop Killers

    06/09/2008 2:27:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 299+ views
    At the official Barack Obama campaign web site: a blog supporting convicted murderers Mumia Abu Jamal and Leonard Peltier: Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Christopher Groden’s Blog
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • US court overturns death sentence

    03/27/2008 1:43:36 PM PDT · by Braak · 15 replies · 721+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/27/08 | BBC
    US court overturns death sentence Abu-Jamal has been on death row for 25 years A US federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence imposed on former Black Panthers member Mumia Abu-Jamal. The court said Abu-Jamal's conviction for murdering a Philadelphia police officer should stand, but that he should have a new sentencing hearing. The former radio journalist and activist was sentenced to death for the murder in 1982. While in jail he became a leading campaigner against the death penalty. He appealed against the sentence, on the grounds that racism on the part of the judge and the prosecutors...
  • AFP Refers to Convicted Murderer Mumia as 'Human Rights Campaigner'

    03/27/2008 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 451+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 3/27/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Agence France-Presse, in a report on Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been on Pennsylvania's death row for over twenty-five years for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981, referred to the cop killer as a "human rights campaigner." Abu-Jamal, whose birth name is Wesley Cook, had his murder conviction upheld by a panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, but the court also decided that either he must receive a life sentence, or receive a new sentencing hearing. AFP’s headline for their report read, "US court overturns rights campaigner’s death penalty," and its opening sentence...
  • 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...
  • Courage in Trying Times

    12/14/2007 4:42:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 213+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2007 | Mike Gallagher
    Today on my radio show I interviewed one of the most courageous women I’ve ever met. Maureen Faulkner is, quite simply, a remarkable lady, a symbol of everything that is great about America: strength, goodness, decency and tenacity. Tragically, she will forever be linked to a monster named Mumia, a cold-blooded cop killer who has inexplicably become popular, even beloved, after he brutally executed a brave young police officer in Philadelphia on a bitterly cold morning in Philadelphia in December of 1981. The connection between Mumia Abu-Jamal and Maureen Faulkner? Abu-Jamal was the one who killed Maureen’s husband, a popular...
  • Lauer Presses Widow of Slain Officer About Mumia Abu-Jamal's Guilt

    12/07/2007 11:47:31 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies · 80+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/06/07 | Geoffrey Dickens
    When the widow of the slain police officer killed by Mumia Abu-Jamal appeared on the Thursday "Today" show to promote her new book, NBC's Matt Lauer seemed to take up the cause of the convicted cop killer as he asked Maureen Faulkner mostly skeptical questions like: "Do you ever allow yourself to consider the fact that perhaps he didn't do this?"