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Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook April 24, 1954) a journalist and political activist, was convicted of the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner, which took place on December 9th, 1981. He received the death sentence from a jury. He is most famous for the subsequent mass campaigns for and against his conviction. Jamal had been awaiting execution in Pennsylvania from 1982 until December 2001 when Federal District Court judge William Yohn overturned his death sentence. However, Yohn reaffirmed Jamal’s conviction, ruling that he will remain in custody indefinitely.

Abu-Jamal’s case has become a popular cause on the political left, within the anti-globalization movement, and among anti-death penalty activists as well as the black nationalist movement. Saving Mumia Abu-Jamal from the death penalty is a popular cause among people and organizations who insist he is innocent. Others, without concern for whether he is factually innocent, still believe that he did not receive a fair trial. A third group of supporters simply oppose the death penalty in general. A fourth group object to harsher penalties for killing a police officer than for killing an ordinary citizen. Many supporters have called for a new trial, his release from prison, or the commutation of his sentence to life in prison.

The Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney, Daniel Faulkner’s family, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the jury that heard the case believe that Abu-Jamal killed Faulkner while Faulkner was engaged in a legal, justified arrest.

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  • MadThespian

    American Hero

    29 May 11:25pm Reply
  • SocialDarwinist

    He was part of the racial-nationalist group the Black Panthers. He killed a policeman. Radical leftists claims he is innocent and want to free him. If there was a guy who was from a white racial-nationalist group like the Ku Klux Klan who killed a black police officer I doubt radical leftists will be calling for his freedom. Radical leftists seem to be just as hateful as the radical right. I have encounred quite a few hateful leftists during my lifetime.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hutch83

    funny that the people who hate Mumia listen to utter shit.

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • iPimpedYourMom

    Scum

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • Candyscar

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/12/prosecutor-ends-30-year-quest-to-execute-ex-black-panther/1

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Ben3in

    fight.. for freedom.

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • BradleyPinn

    99.99% chance that he's innocent. Unforunately Falker's wife is on a crusade to lynch this man.

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • the_cap_man

    it's funny that ladykiller989 thinks democrats are actually left-wing

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • aria_macabre

    knows what's up.

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ladykiller989

    @Candyscar: I'm LMFAO at you Jaimie, you're beyond queer looking... I kick pale emo fucks like you into the school locker daily.. you're s0o0o0o0o0o0o homo! Nice rainbow colored hair fruitcake and pink text on your MySpace? gutter.glitter? Hahaha!! nice handle butt boy... Kill yourself before you spread your AIDS virus any further. Word ;-)

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Candyscar

    @Force_of_will word :)

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Force_of_Will

    You certainly are.

    7 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ladykiller989

    The biggest piece of shit known to mankind.

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • xekeiel

    Free Nelson Mandela!

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • RottenBerry

    You could change your stats and your screen name to something Coe related and you calling any other group of people 'pathetic' and/or 'lower than the shit paste on the bottom of the septic tank' would remain hilarious beyond any degree that I could reasonably articulate here.

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • RottenBerry

    A self-identified 'juggalo' calling any other group of people 'pathetic' is hilarious beyond any degree that I could reasonably articulate here.

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Ovton

    God Damnit!

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • NigelE8992

    Free mumia

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • WellDressedMan

    How life works: if a cop gets killed, someone will pay for it, and it usually means a completely innocent person.

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • tokeretiope

    FREE MUMIA!

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
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