"The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a court ruling that invalidated former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.
Since Abu-Jamal's 1982 conviction, activists in the United States and Europe have rallied in support of his claims that he was the victim of a racist justice system. Abu-Jamal has kept his case in the spotlight through books and radio broadcasts.
The appeals court upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction but held his death sentence invalid. The Supreme Court earlier rejected Abu-Jamal's appeal of his conviction...
The case is Beard v. Abu-Jamal, 08-652." (source)
Anyone left out there that may still harbor some hesitation as to whether it was Mumia that killed Officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood...only need read the transcripts. They even made a convert of one of my liberal brothers whose friends were all on the 'Free Mumia bandwagon'...thankfully he did the reading.
Is it sad or amusing that the LA Times is calling a decision by the Supreme Court to keep the death penalty a setback for Mumia. Setback?
"This assassination has been made a circus by those people in the world and this city who believe falsely that Mumia Abu-Jamal is some kind of a folk hero," then-Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham said when the federal appeals court upheld the conviction. "He is nothing short of an assassin." (source)
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