Cop-killer gets new hearing
December 9 will be the 30-year anniversary of the day that Mumia Abu-Jamal murdered Philadephia cop Daniel Faulkner. The Supreme Court rejected the Philadephia District Attorney's appeal to reinstate the death penalty for Abu-Jamal after a lower court vacated the death sentence because of flawed jury instructions. The D.A. now will convene another jury to reinstate the death penalty.
Recall that back in 2005 Supervisors Mirkarimi, Dufty, and Alioto-Pier---now candidates for higher office---all voted for a Board of Supervisors' resolution in favor of giving the cop-killer a new trial, though there's never been any evidence that his conviction was anything but just. All three of those candidates should be rejected for that reason alone.
The left adopted Abu-Jamal's cause because he's black and he killed a white cop, so he must be innocent, right?
From the L.A. Times:
Abu-Jamal, a former radio reporter, was convicted of first-degree murder for the shooting and his conviction still stands. After Faulkner stopped a car driven by Abu-Jamal’s younger brother, Abu-Jamal pulled a gun, shot the officer and sat on the curb until he was arrested by other police arriving on the scene. A year later he was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to die.