No death sentence for Mumia Abu Jamal

Officer Daniel Faulkner

Officer Daniel Faulkner

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 receive the death penalty that he more than deserves.

Back in October the U.S. Supreme court refused to rule on whether Jamal’s death sentence was constitutional or not. That meant that the Philadelphia DA’s office could seek a new sentencing hearing for Jamal’s death sentence or if he should get life in prison.

Minutes ago Philadelphia DA Seth Williams announced that they will not seek the death penalty against Jamal. For those of you not familiar with the case Jamal was convicted of killing Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner 30 years ago this Friday. Jamal became a cause celebre over the last 3 decades with his supporters claiming his innocence even though the evidence shows otherwise.

The announcement was made with the blessing of Officer Faulkner’s widow Maureen Faulkner. She says that the fight has taken too much of an emotional and physical toll on her and her family. I can’t fault Mrs. Faulkner for supporting DA Williams’ decision.

The problem that I do have is that this won’t be enough for the Mumia supporters. Now that they have a victory with Jamal not facing the death penalty it’s my opinion that there will be a resurgence in the movement to see him freed.

In an age where prosecutors are too willing to make deals with murderers I would not be surprised if Mumia is eventually freed. If that does happen it will be one of the biggest miscarriages of justice our country has ever seen.

Supreme court refuses to rule on Abu-Jamal's death sentence

Officer Daniel Faulkner

Officer Daniel Faulkner

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 sentence is unconstitutional. That is incorrect and inflammatory. They simply, and I say cowardly, refused to rule on whether or not Abu-Jamal’s original death sentence should be reinstated. In 2001 a Pennsylvania judge had overturned his death sentence for killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. However his conviction has been repeatedly upheld.

What does this mean? In this day and age of Casey Anthony and the West Memphis 3 I think that Abu-Jamal will never be executed. If a re-sentencing trial were to be held today I don’t think the Philadelphia D.A.’s office could get the death penalty so I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t even try.

Meanwhile Daniel Faulkner is still dead and Maureen Faulkner is still a widow. They don’t have the luxury of appealing.

The real victims in the Mumia Abu Jamal situation

Officer Daniel Faulkner

Officer Daniel Faulkner

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 police officer Daniel Faulkner found out that he had been shot and killed by Abu Jamal (real name Wesley Cook).

I urge you to please read the entire article since being a hack blogger I could not do it the justice it deserves. However I will leave you with one quote by Mr. Smercornish which puts the whole deal in perspective to those with common sense…

Pennsylvania’s death penalty is a fraud and a fiction. More than 200 inmates sit on death row, but even they know that only three individuals have had such sentences carried out since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstituted capital punishment in the 1970s – and each of them asked for it. Heck, not only can you live a long life after murdering a cop, but you also can deliver radio commentaries, write books, and be a college commencement speaker.

The fact that more people know who Mumia Abu Jamal is and not Daniel Faulkner is a disgrace.

Convicted cop killer granted new sentencing, victim still dead

Officer Daniel Faulkner

Officer Daniel Faulkner

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 that he so richly deserves.

Now justice has been served another blow as the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing within six months on the grounds that the original jury received faulty instructions.

Like his predecessors since Abu-Jamal’s conviction Philadelphia’s current District Attorney believes that he should be put to death…

“Yes, the criminal justice system in Philadelphia, the criminal justice system in America, have had a history of problems and racism,” said Williams, the city’s first black district attorney. “(But) this is not a whodunit.” 

Abu-Jamal’s worldwide followers “don’t know the facts,” Williams said.

You don’t need a criminal justice degree to see that the facts are simple. The bullets from Abu-Jamal’s gun were found in Daniel Faulkner’s body yet the ‘Free Mumia’ crowd hold on to decades old conspiracy theories that have been disproved.

One of those groups clinging to disproven theories is the NAACP

“This decision marks an important step forward in the struggle to correct the mistakes of an unfortunate chapter in Pennsylvania history,” said John Payton, director of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

 The only mistake and unfortunate chapter is the fact that Abu-Jamal is still drawing breath. The fact that Abu-Jamal is black and Daniel Faulkner was white is immaterial. The fact remains is that there were eye witnesses and the aforementioned bullets from Abu-Jamal’s own handgun. The people who are claiming racism, including whites with liberal guilt issues, are disrespecting the memory of a good Philly cop and his widow. Both of whom have been denied justice for almost three decades.

Speaking of Officer Faulkner’s widow, Maureen Faulkner, she is in fact seeking the justice that has been denied for the past 30 years….

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said he kept a campaign promise Tuesday. He made a telephone call to Maureen Faulkner and asked her what to do about Mumia Abu-Jamal. 

Leave him to spend life in prison, he asked, or keep seeking the death penalty for the murder of her husband, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, in 1981? 

She chose the death penalty, Williams said. 

He said Faulkner was “devastated” by the appeals court decision and “was crying while I was speaking with her.”

“She believes that the court again is being intellectually dishonest. . . . If the courts don’t believe there should be a death penalty, they should just say that,” he said.

DA Williams said that he will appeal this latest ruling to the US Supreme Court.

Foreman of Mumia jury speaks out

Officer Daniel Faulkner

Officer Daniel Faulkner

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 that justice but I will leave you with one quote from the article that will stay with me forever.

He recalled reading a book that included the axiom, “The end of a society is when the evil cannot be punished, nor the good rewarded.”

If Jamal is allowed to live that will be another step towards the end of society.

Death comes closer to Mumia

US Supreme Court Sends Abu-Jamal Death Sentence Back to Appeals Court:

High court dismisses ruling on Abu-Jamal death sentence:

The US Supreme Court has tossed out a lower court ruling that overturned the death sentence of convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu Jamal. As I’m sure most of you know Jamal, whose real name is Wesley Cook, was convicted in 1982 for the 1981 shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

However Jamal’s death sentence hasn’t been reinstated yet. The decision goes back to the Third Circuit Court to determine whether the death sentence will be reinstated or if they’ll let the histrionics of the Mumia supporters to continue.

With any luck the death sentence will be reimposed and Jamal will get the sentence he earned and not just die of old age.

Abu-Jamal still a convicted cop killing scumbag

High court lets Abu-Jamal’s conviction stand:

Convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu Jamal is still a convicted cop killing scumbag so says the U.S. Supreme Court. Today the high court refused to hear the bid for a retrial for Abu-Jamal in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal’s attorney says that he’ll appeal of course.

I love how these scumbags get an infinite amount of appeals yet Daniel Faulkner is still dead.

In reality though the likelihood of the Supreme Court revisiting this case are slim to none and slim just left.

Now if the Supreme Court could just reinstate his death sentence then we’ll be in business.

Examine This! – The Examiner gets it wrong about Mumia

Why Obama should exonerate Mumia AbuJamal:

Something has always bugged me about the Examiner. Maybe it’s because I get the impression that they try to pose as a legitimate news site when they’re nothing more than a collective of bloggers. Granted this incarnation of my site has the word news in the title but I don’t think anyone wouldn’t recognize it for the two-bit blog it is.

Back to the matter at hand. One of the Examiner’s members has posted this article about why President Obama should exonerate convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu Jamal but then only mentions President Obama’s name once in the article. Instead the author goes on to list a bunch of propaganda from a pro Mumia website. Two can play that game.

The author states that Officer Daniel Faulkner, who the author refers only to as ‘the policeman’ was killed with a .44 bullet but Mumia’s gun was a .38. Bzzzzzzzzzzzt wrong, thanks for playing. According to the bullet removed from Officer Faulkner’s brain was a .38 caliber bullet. So basically Mumia’s bullet was found in Daniel Faulkner and Daniel’s bullet was the one found in Mumia.

I could go on with other myths that the Examiner author posted but why bother? It’s obvious that this alleged journalist has a built-in bias and personally doesn’t even look old enough to have been alive when Daniel Faulkner was shot and killed let alone to have ever been to Philadelphia.

If President Obama should do anything it should be to reinstate Mumia’s death sentence. But even I realize that’s not within the President’s power.

Penn. to appeal cop killer’s sentence

US Supreme Court asked to review Black Panther death sentence:

Pennsylvania has asked the US Supreme court to review the decision that overturned the death sentence of convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu Jamal.

Recently Jamal’s request for a new trial was rejected.

Since he was convicted back in the early 80’s if his death sentence is reinstated can they use the method of execution from the early 80’s? Lethal injection is way too humane for this scumbag.

No new trial for cop killer

US Supreme Court rejects new trial for former Black Panther:

Yesterday the US Supreme Court refused to hear arguments for a new trial for convicted cop killing scumbag Wesley Cook. Some of you may know him better by his made up name Mumia Abu Jamal.

Now if only they’d reinstate his death sentence like the death sentence he gave Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

Don’t believe all the crap about Jamal’s trial being racist. If you read what really happened you’ll realize that Jamal made a mockery out of his own trial.

Ed Asner and Mike Farrell must be crying in their lattes today.