The Mumia Circus Continues
But it's what his lawyer said that jumps out at me:
"I've never seen a case as permeated and riddled with racism as this one," Robert R. Bryan said. "I want a new trial, and I want him free. His conviction was a travesty of justice."
The travesty here is that murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner has become such a cause celebre for so many left-wing conspiracy kooks, fruitcakes and lawyers.
There are examples of real judicial travesties in American history. The Mumia case is NOT one of them. And yet it is clung to by anti-American and anti-Death penalty zealots around the world.
Nothing in the judges' ruling, however, suggests the court believes that an innocent man was convicted of a crime he didn't commit.
There is a reason for this: No reasonably sane person can believe, based on the evidence, that Mumia didn't murder Daniel Faulkner. The travesty here is a court system that permits its own abuse.