After 30 Years, Death Penalty Dropped Against Annoying, Disgusting, Guilty-As-Sin Cop-Killer Mumia Abu Jamal
But it still makes me kind of sick, especially after reading comments like this:
"There is no question that justice is served when a death sentence from a misinformed jury is overturned," (Widener Law Prof. Judith) Ritter said. "Thirty years later, the district attorney's decision not to seek a new death sentence also furthers the interests of justice."UPDATE: At least Maureen Faulkner, the wife of Daniel Faulkner and Wesley Cook's victim, was allowed to put things in perspective:
"My family and I have endured a three-decade ordeal at the hands of Mumia Abu-Jamal, his attorneys and his supporters, who in many cases never even took the time to educate themselves about the case before lending their names, giving their support and advocating for his freedom," Maureen Faulkner said Wednesday. "All of this has taken an unimaginable physical, emotional and financial toll on each of us."Furthermore:
"The disgusting reality with the death penalty in Pennsylvania is that the fix is in before the hearing even begins," she said.As long as he dies in prison, some measure of justice will be served.
Faulkner also vowed to fight anyone who tries to extract special treatment for Abu-Jamal, advocating instead that he be moved to the general population after being taken off death row.
"I will not stand by and see him coddled, as he has been in the past," Faulkner said. "And I am heartened that he will be taken from the protective cloister he has been living in all these years and begin living among his own kind — the thugs and common criminals that infest our prisons."