Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Officer Daniel Faulkner who was killed by convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu-Jamal, is returning to the Philadelphia area to speak to a South Jersey group that raises funds for the families of slain and injured police, fire, and emergency workers. She still speaks of the pain she has over her husband’s death…
Maureen Faulkner, who turns 50 this year, has lived half her life since her husband, Daniel, a Philadelphia police officer, was shot dead in December 1981.
Sometimes a song can do it, sometimes news about the appeal efforts of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former radio journalist convicted of the killing.
Others times, she breaks down crying for no reason at all.
“When someone you loved so dearly is murdered so brutally, it stays with you forever,” she said yesterday. “You can never get over it.”
Faulkner, a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, moved to California after Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death in 1982 for her husband’s killing. She had been married only a year.
She began lobbying for Abu-Jamal’s death warrant to be signed in the mid-1990s after his social commentaries were published in a book titled Live From Death Row.
Faulkner remains committed to seeing him put to death.
“I sat through the trial, and I was there for the testimony from the eyewitnesses who talked about Mumia bending down and shooting Danny in the head,” she said. “As much as his supporters try to twist the truth of what happened, the fact is that he murdered Danny.”
Faulkner has not been back to the Philadelphia area a little more than four years ago when she attended the unveiling of a memorial plaque at 13th and Locust Streets, the intersection where her 25-year-old husband was shot.
She has no plans to stop by the site but will visit his grave at Glenwood Memorial Cemetery in Broomall.
Yet the cop killing scumbag that is Mumia Abu-Jamal is still breathing and being treated like a damn hero. As long as he remains alive there is no justice.