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    Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Prosecutors on Wednesday abandoned their 30-year pursuit of the execution of convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther whose claim that he was the victim of a racist legal system made him an international cause celebre.
    Abu-Jamal, 58, will instead spend the rest of his life in prison. His writings and radio broadcasts from death row had put him at the center of an international debate over capital punishment.
    Flanked by Officer Daniel Faulkner's widow, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced his decision two days short of the 30th anniversary of the white policeman's killing.
    He said continuing to seek the death penalty could lead to "an unknowable number of years" of appeals, and that some witnesses have died or are unavailable after nearly three decades



    Source at: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal : NPR I believe this man is innocent. I believe that this man needs to be out of jail. He deserves another trial. This is great strides in the case.

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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    He was found guilty. Improper Jury instructions on the penality phase seems to be the reason for dropping the death penalty.
    Nothing in the article provided any evidence that he is innocent.
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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    he admitted guilt.

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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    he admitted guilt.
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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    My question is this..... What the HELL has the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections been doing for the last 30 years; waiting for an engraved invitation to off this guy? Executions should be carried out within weeks, if not days of the sentence being handed down. These people shouldn't have time to get comfy with the mattresses in their cells, nevermind wait 30 years.

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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
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    The prosecution also presented two witnesses who were at the hospital after the altercation. Hospital security guard Priscilla Durham and Police Officer Garry Bell testified that Abu-Jamal confessed in the hospital by saying, "I shot the mother****er, and I hope the mother****er dies."[37]

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    sounds like a confession to me....

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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I believe this man is innocent. I believe that this man needs to be out of jail. He deserves another trial. This is great strides in the case.

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    Why do you think he's innocent?

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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    sounds like a confession to me....

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    A confession is when the accused admits to the court. This is called hearsay, genius.
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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    I am opposed to the death penalty and I abide by the decision of the jury that found Jamal guilty. I think this is a good decision, and it should have been done years ago. As a Catholic I believe that arbitrary ending of a humans life when that person is no longer a danger to others is wrong. However, Jamal has become an international celebrity because of his death sentence and received undeserved accolades as a result. A bad man has become a martyr.
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    Re: Death Penalty Dropped Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    A confession is when the accused admits to the court. This is called hearsay, genius.

    Sorry dude, but you are just plain wrong. A police officer heard the confession, and testified to it in court.

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