Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal Will Not Face Death Penalty

The prosecutors in the case against convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal announced that they will no longer be seeking the death penalty for the for 1981 death of police officer Daniel Faulkner.

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, MontrealPalermo andCopenhagen.[104][105] 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;[106] in particular, most of its awardees have been activists in the cause of social justice for persecuted minorities.[107] 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).[108]On April 29, 2006, a newly-paved road in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis was named Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal in his honor.[109] 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.[110][111] The House of Representatives voted 368–31 in favor of the resolution.[112] 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.[104][113]
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.


Quite Rightly said...

It pays to have friends on the Left, doesn't it?

The Conservative Lady said...

I am originally from Philadelphia and this news is disappointing.

The Conservative Lady said...

After I read your post, I went to a local Philadelphia news report to see what they had to say. Here's a video from the Channel 10 News in Philadelphia.!/news/local/Death-Penalty-Nixed-for-Mumbia-Abu-Jamal/135206438

(Maybe AG Eric Holder will step in and demand Jamal be released from prison.)

Just a conservative girl said...

Thanks for the video. Personally I am against the death penalty in all circumstances. Unusual for the right, but I have done research on the topic and there is no way I can support it. That said, I don't this man or any other murderer should be turned into a cause celebre either. Especially when the evidence of guilt is as strong as it is in this case. I read something from a guy who is a civil rights attorney who is very much into social justice and racial issues are very important to him. He is against the death penalty as well, and even he admits that after reading the transcripts of the trial there is no other conclusion other than guilt in this case.

Anonymous said...

Simply reading the transcripts isn't enough in this case. You have to look at what the jury didn't hear--like the fact that there was another person in the car with Abu-Jamal's brother who was picked out of a police line-up twice by prosecution's star witness. She later changed her story and testified to the police version. What about the fact that police never linked his gun to the shooting? They "forgot" to do routine tests of the gun and his hands. The Philly police are such paragons of virtue that we believe their version of events? Please....! They are the subjects of an FBI investigation every few years.

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