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Victory! Mumia Abu-Jamal will not be executed ! (ex Black Panthers)

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by ungovernable, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Uploader Admin Team Experienced member


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    Execution Case Dropped Against Convicted Cop Killer
    Prosecutors in Philadelphia announced Wednesday that they had dropped their attempts to execute Mumia Abu-Jamal, the death row inmate convicted of killing a police officer 30 years ago and whose subsequent legal case based on claims of innocence had received international attention.

    Mr. Abu-Jamal will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, said Seth Williams, the district attorney for Philadelphia.

    “This has been a very, very difficult decision,” Mr. Williams said at a news conference, adding that he believed Mr. Abu-Jamal was guilty of the murder and should be executed. “The sentence was appropriate. That would have been the just sentence for this defendant.”

    In April, a federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing for Mr. Abu-Jamal because instructions given to jurors during his 1982 trial had been potentially misleading. In October, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

    Mr. Williams said the appeals court ruling — and others that have spared Mr. Abu-Jamal’s life over the years — had led him to think about dropping his pursuit of the death penalty. He said he made the decision after discussing it with Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Daniel Faulkner, the slain police officer.

    Ms. Faulkner, who appeared at the news conference with Mr. Williams and other city officials, said she had agreed to give up her advocacy of Mr. Abu-Jamal’s execution because the case had dragged on for so long. Ms. Faulkner said the case had taken a toll on the health of her family members.

    Mr. Abu-Jamal, who is black, was convicted of fatally shooting Mr. Faulkner, who was white, in December 1981, after the police officer pulled over Mr. Abu-Jamal’s brother for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Through the years, Mr. Abu-Jamal’s execution was scheduled at least twice — in August 1995 and December 1999.

    In a three-decade battle played out in court and the news media, the case was said to be either a miscarriage of justice based on racism, or a cut-and-dried murder of a law enforcement officer in which the issue of race prevented justice from being carried out.

    In his long stay on death row, Mr. Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and radio reporter, became a vocal and — to some — convincing advocate of the “Free Mumia” movement.

    He wrote a book, conducted interviews and raised money for his defense; several fund-raisers in which prominent musicians performed were held on his behalf. His case generated protests around the world as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/us/ex ... .html?_r=1
     

  2. Bakica

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    vicotry..eh ? :/

    Fuck prisons. Free the people.
     
  3. ungovernable

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    That's still a victory. If you know anything about Mumia Abu-Jamal, you'd understand that he just won the fight of his life. He's an icon of the fight for the abolition of the death penalty.
     
  4. Bentheanarchist

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    Im not satisfied! Mumia is innocent! Arnold Beverly confessed to the crime and the corrupt justice system discredited the claim on political and racial basis. It is the same story as the Haymarket Square Riot trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial, and the Ethel and Julius Rosenberg trial. The system locks up any individuals or groups that thinks and uses their brains or is against the system and is popular with the people. The prison industry is a million dollar industry making money off of the misery of others. FUCK PRISONS! FREE MUMIA!
     
  5. Bakica

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    I understand, but he'll still spend his whole life in jail, and I don't see that as a victory. He may won one battle, but he didn't win the whole war. That's the way I see it. And of course I'm glad to hear that he will not be executed.
     
  6. EvilEntity81

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    If only Troy Davis could have been As Lucky.... R.I.P.,,, But Yes I agree that it is A victory.
     
  7. Bentheanarchist

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    LIfe imprisonment is torture used by the system. FREE MUMIA! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! BREAK ALL CHAINS! He may have won one battle for his life but now he has to win another one for his freedom. I agree with Bakica, Fuck Prisons! Free the people!
     
  8. Carlos

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    Can you imagine living the rest of your life in prison? And they have denied him any chance of parole!
    That in itself isn't living a live.
     
  9. Sick Boy 77

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    I read about this. It's awesome he was released from the death penalty but it sucks it wasn't from jail. You just have to look at it as a small victory. Anti-Flag even has a song about freeing him. That is how I first came to know about him.
     
  10. ungovernable

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    You must start somewhere...

    How can you even CONSIDER the possibility of being freed from jail when you are sentenced to death... The first step is to cancel the death penalty before even considering to release him...

    And even if he's not released, he will still be able to continue his fight. If they killed him, he would be silenced forever.
     
  11. Derek Danger

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hhvrfdoDd4g[/video]

    The above only makes sense if you watch it from 2:45.
     
  12. punkmar77

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    From Commandante Ramona:

     
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