Abu-Jamal has become a folk hero to the left who is against the death penalty. Here is a list of honors he has received since being convicted: From Wikipedia
Abu-Jamal has been made an honorary citizen of about 25 cities around the world, including Paris, Montreal, Palermo andCopenhagen. In 2001, he received the sixth biennial Erich Mühsam Prize, which recognizes outstanding activism on behalf of a liberatory vision of human society in keeping with that of its anarchist namesake; in particular, most of its awardees have been activists in the cause of social justice for persecuted minorities. In October 2002, he was awarded honorary membership of the Berlin-basedAssociation of Those Persecuted by the Nazi Regime – Federation of Antifascists and Antifascist Groups (VVN-BdA).On April 29, 2006, a newly-paved road in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis was named Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal in his honor. In protest of the street-naming, US Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) introduced resolutions in both Houses of Congress condemning the decision. The House of Representatives voted 368–31 in favor of the resolution. In December 2006, the 25th anniversary of the murder, the executive committee of the Republican Party for the 59th Ward of the City of Philadelphia—covering approximately Germantown, Philadelphia—filed two criminal complaints in the French legal system against the city of Paris and the city of Saint-Denis, accusing the municipalities of "glorifying" Abu-Jamal and alleging the offense "apology or denial of crime" in respect of their actions.Any fair reading of the transcripts of the trial of this man would leave one to conclude that he is indeed a murderer. He certainly never deserved all of these honors. But, at least now the family of officer Faulkner can put this behind them and no longer have to keep going through the torment of will he or won't he face execution. His widow was with the prosecutor as the announcement was made.
I hope this puts all this nonsense of the left turning this cop killer into some sort of folk hero and now he will just live out his days in obscurity.