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Yesterday brought a major development in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Philadelphia Inquirer criminal courts reporter Joe Slobodzian discusses developments and Abu-Jamal's thirty-year imprisonment.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a humanitarian and a political prisoner. We'll never know who killed the police officer, but it certainly wasn't Mumia. He was tried in a kangaroo court and anyone who bothers to read the court transcript will see the truth. The best citizens of the world support Mumia. Predators call him a cop killer.
In my country this man would be tied naked to tree in forest and left for wolves to consume his mudaks.
I am disgusted beyond belief. Social justice? The plight of African American males in prison? Everything except the facts: Mumia is a cop killer who was found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and was duly sentenced to death. Period. Everyone involved with getting this animal off has just made our country a weaker place.
Just a few comments in response to the caller who called in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The prosecution proved absolutely beyond a reasonable doubt that Abu-Jamal was the perpetrator who murdered a young Police Officer thirty years ago tomorrow. As for the bullet not matching Abu-Jamal's gun; there were two bullets found in Officer Faulkner. One conclusively matched Abu-Jamal's gun. The other bullet which most likely killed him was too damaged from the impact to be conclusively identified. This is what the forensics expert testified to at trial, which the defense's own expert was unable to refute. I believe it was four eyewitnesses completely unconnected to each other testified to having seen Abu-Jamal fire the shots into Officer Faulkner. As for no forensic testing being done on Abu-Jamal's hands, Abu-Jamal was brought into the emergency room immediately, along with his victim, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal's medical treatment took precedence over the investigation at that point in the night. To do the forensic tests after his surgery could not have been conclusive after hours and hours of the shooting. As for whether or not he received a fair trial; the system did the best it could for a defendant who habitually did all he could to disrupt the process itself. And I could go on and on.
Lynn Stewart was a traitor and should be in jail
Why does the "community" and white liberals elevate these criminals and cop killers to such heights. It is amazing. Such "heros" are why african americans find themselves drowning in criminality. Look at the gun violence and arrest levels.I know I am a racist.
Oh and OJ did not do it.
Shame on you, Brian, for repeating the "Free Mumia" slogan. The question, for reasonable people, is about whether he should get the death penalty. His guilt was NEVER in question. He even reportedly admitted his guilt. People who wear "Free Mumia" buttons either don't understand the issue or are simply trying to subvert justice.
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