Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced this morning he will not seek the death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal. Williams said that he saw no point in triggering another two or three decades of appeals. “Every reviewing court has found the trial fair and the guilty verdict sound,” he said. “. . . Our best remaining option is to let Mr. Abu-Jamal to die in prison.”Friday marks 30 years since Abu-Jamal’s arrest for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was on patrol Dec. 9, 1981 when he was gunned down. A jury unanimously handed down a guilty verdict the following year, and Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death. LINK
After thirty years, the wheels of our criminal justice system have finally ground to a halt. Convicted Cop killer Mumia-Abu Jamal will not get the death penalty he so richly deserves. Years of frivolous and baseless legal appeals have made it impossible to re-sentence this scumbag. So today Phila. District Attorney Seth Williams has announced that Philadelphia will no longer pursue the death penalty for Jamal.
That means Jamal will now most likely be taken off death row and moved back into the general population where he will do interviews with left-wing media sycophants and generally be hailed as a hero by his fellow murderers. As for the family of murdered police officer Daniel Faulkner who did their part every step of the way throughout this disgraceful process?
They will just have to get over it.