Skip to comments.Judge: Mumia Abu-Jamal can reargue appeal in 1981 Philly police slaying
Posted on 12/28/2018 11:22:27 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
A Philadelphia judge has reinstated appeal rights to Mumia Abu-Jamal convicted of killing a city police officer more than 30 years ago who has long maintained his innocence as his case gained international attention.
Lawyers for Abu-Jamal praised the decision by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker as a major step toward winning the former Black Panthers freedom.
This is an unheard of legal victory, said Rachel Wolkenstein, former lawyer and longtime activist for Abu-Jamal. This is the best opportunity we have had for Mumias freedom in decades.
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Does anyone seriously think this thug is innocent?
Mumia is a POS. There is no question of his guilt.
Doesn’t this officer have any sons who would be willing to off Mumia in a courtroom? A cup of acid would be satisfying enough.
Sure, give him his freedom- when Danny Faulkner gets his.
If he was in a NY State prison, Cuomo would have already been pardoned him.
It appears that Mumia will never be executed.
Of course they will let him out. Pfft!
“Free Mumia” is about two or three College Hipster SJW causes-célèbre in the now-forgotten past. He was superseded by “Free Tibet”, which ultimately went the same place Richard Gere’s gerbil did, and was replaced by “Free Occupied Palestine”. :P
Mumia is guilty as sin. IIRC, a bullet from Officer Faulkner’s gun ended up in his body, he made a series of damning admissions to hospital personnel after the shooting, and his own brother won’t stand up for him (the brother was at the crime scene, but would not talk at all). That said, I think ex prosecutor Justice Castille should have recused himself, if for no other reason than to prevent what just happened.
He was taken off Death Row in 2013 and moved into general population.
He's in poor health with diabetes and hepatitis C.
Disgusting. That waste of carbon is guilty, guilty, and three times guilty.
I remember seeing FREE MUMIA spray painted all over the hood years ago. The hood rats of today dont know who he is.
He was taken off death row awhile ago
I dont believe that he is innocent, however, the prosecutor should NEVER sit as a judge on a case that they prosecuted. The judge should have recused.
If a judge served as prosecutor and then the judge, wrote Tucker, summarizing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Williams case there is a finding of automatic bias and a due process violation.
Heard the actual trial testimony. Eyewitnesses watched him commit the murder from beginning to end including his capture at the scene.
A White man in his shoes would be dead now.
In 1990, this murderous animal gave the commencement address to the graduates of Evergreen State College via telephone from his death row cell. What kind of school......
Not poor enough health.