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Shooters identified in slaying of Metro Police officers, bystander: Much like the Isla Vista shootings I hadn’t planned on blogging about the recent shootings in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, and innocent bystander Joseph Robert Wilcox. I figured that better bloggers than me would do a …

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Appeals denied for man who shot, killed two Charlotte police officers: In 2007 Demeatrius Montgomery shot and killed Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark in Charlotte, North Carolina. Montgomery was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He previously tried appealing his sentence stating that he received ineffective counsel and that he should …

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Virginia Tech: Ross Truett Ashley named as gunman: I’m sure by now that most of you heard about the murder of a Virginia Tech police officer yesterday. For those of you who may not have heard Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse was shot and killed in his police cruiser during a traffic stop. The …

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D.A. won’t seek death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal: Let 2011 be forever known as the year that murderers got their way. First Casey Anthony literally gets away with murder, in my opinion, then the convicted child killers known as the West Memphis 3 are released now convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu Jamal will not …

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Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Abu-Jamal death sentence: Make sure you read that headline well because it speaks the truth. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to rule on the sentencing of convicted cop killing scumbag Wesley Cook aka Mumia Abu-Jamal. I have seen many media outlets report it as the court ruled that Abu-Jamal’s death …

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Appeal possible in cop slayings: Reports are saying that an appeal may be filed soon for convicted Charlotte cop killer Demeatrius Montgomery. In 2007 Montgomery shot and killed Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark. Officers Clark and Shelton were responding to a domestic call and Montgomery was not involved with that call when …

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Michael Smerconish is one of my favorite journalists of all time. He’s been following the Mumia Abu Jamal debacle as long as I can remember. He’s a journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and has long been an opponent of the ‘Free Mumia’ movement. In this column Mr. Smerconish recounts the moments that the family of slain Philadelphia …

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Wesley Cook is better known by his criminal name Mumia Abu-Jamal. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1982 for the shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He’s become the focal point for the anti-death penalty crown and some celebrities. For almost the past 30 years he has escaped the death penalty …

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Once again Michael Smerconish of the Philadelphia Daily News has another great article on why the convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal’s cause celebre is such a travesty. In his most recent article Mr. Smerconish talks to the foreman of the jury that convicted Jamal back in 1980. I can never do an article like …

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Emotional courtroom as Montgomery found guilty: Lat last week here in Charlotte Demeatrius Montgomery was found guilty in the shooting deaths of CMPD officers Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark. He was sentenced to two consecutive life terms. He was ruled ineligible for the death penalty after an improper handling of evidence by another CMPD officer. …

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