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Prosecutor ends 30-year quest to execute ex-Black Panther
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Source: USA Today

The Philadelphia district attorney said today he is dropping pursuit of the death penalty against former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer 30 years ago, the Associated Press reports.

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A famous case, one that even made him a cause celebre here in Europe.
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  -Prosecutor ends 30-year quest to execute ex-Black Panther Berlin Expat  Dec-07-11 11:36 AM   #0 
  - Scum  rethymnon   Dec-07-11 11:42 AM   #1 
  - Why scum?  atreides1   Dec-07-11 11:57 AM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-07-11 10:19 PM   #36 
  - No cops or FBI ever planted evidence on Black Panther memebers of course... wait  Exultant Democracy   Dec-07-11 12:07 PM   #3 
  - Exactly, and in this case they went the extra mile  hughee99   Dec-07-11 12:27 PM   #4 
     - Archbishop Desmond Tutu Calls for Mumia Abu-Jamals Release  bananas   Dec-07-11 03:20 PM   #14 
  - And the other evidence produced ...was....???  HereSince1628   Dec-07-11 12:33 PM   #5 
  - 4 eyewitnesses, and he was still wearing the shoulder holster for the gun.  msanthrope   Dec-07-11 02:34 PM   #9 
     - Which still doesn't deal with ALL of the information considered  HereSince1628   Dec-07-11 02:53 PM   #11 
     - Witnesses recanted, said they were coerced by police to lie. nt  bananas   Dec-07-11 03:05 PM   #12 
        - Not a single witness recanted in a court of law.  msanthrope   Dec-07-11 03:19 PM   #13 
           - Yes they did testify in court.  bananas   Dec-07-11 03:31 PM   #15 
              - She wasn't a witness against Mumia. She said she saw nothing, because she was drunk.  msanthrope   Dec-07-11 04:01 PM   #16 
  - Nice but, did they not do powder tests on Abu-Jamal?  Myrina   Dec-07-11 02:15 PM   #6 
  - Powder tests would have been useless.  msanthrope   Dec-07-11 02:49 PM   #10 
  - Utter fucking scum. But I hope this gives the family some closure.  msanthrope   Dec-07-11 02:26 PM   #8 
  - you missed the evidence of gunpower on his hands matching  mulsh   Dec-08-11 07:02 AM   #42 
     - Because there was a struggle when he was arrested  tammywammy   Dec-10-11 10:36 PM   #48 
  - Good. He probably did it, but the DP never sits well with me.  Taverner   Dec-07-11 02:18 PM   #7 
  - DA dropping death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal  bananas   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #17 
  - Saw this on the news, this is really very excellent.  Puregonzo1188   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #18 
  - Archbishop Desmond Tutu Calls for Mumia Abu-Jamals Release  bananas   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #22 
  - Most of the news articles on this use biased and inflammatory language  bananas   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #19 
  - Not a single witness recanted in a court of law. nt  msanthrope   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #23 
  - Wrong.  bananas   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #26 
  - She wasn't a witness against Mumia. She was called by the defense in a Hail Mary atttempt.  msanthrope   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #28 
  - I don't believe in the death penalty. I also don't know who shot Daniel Faulkner.  Puregonzo1188   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #27 
     - No response, how odd.  U4ikLefty   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #29 
        - Can't say I am surprised.  Puregonzo1188   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #34 
  - True -- and again threats of drug charges can be used against almost anyone now .. !!  defendandprotect   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #33 
  - At least he's no longer the only U.S. political prisoner on Death Row.  KamaAina   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #20 
  - Good News! eom  KoKo   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #21 
  - Everyone should be taken off death row  lunatica   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #24 
  - What's your preferred punishment for homicide?  pettypace   Dec-07-11 10:20 PM   #37 
     - Life in prison without possibility of parole  lunatica   Dec-08-11 05:35 AM   #41 
     - I would rather meet Lucifer than spend my entire life in a cage  pettypace   Dec-08-11 11:24 PM   #47 
     - Mine is a hundred days in jail with community service after thirty days served  NoGOPZone   Dec-08-11 10:03 AM   #45 
  - This is great news. Now, let's get everyone else off death row.  EFerrari   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #25 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #32 
  - Shoulda done this years ago. He should stay in prison, unless there...  SteveM   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #30 
  - Good to overturn Deal Penalty after 30 years! Bad that he'll remain in jail -- !! Injustice-!!  defendandprotect   Dec-07-11 10:02 PM   #31 
  - Why punish him at all? After all, killing a cop should lead to a  24601   Dec-07-11 10:39 PM   #38 
     - I'd be interested in your view of Reply 27.  No Elephants   Dec-08-11 03:01 AM   #39 
        - Wasn't sure it conveyed what Pu*.*zo intended. Maybe a typo  24601   Dec-08-11 08:50 PM   #46 
  - That sound was...  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-07-11 10:03 PM   #35 
  - I did not know The Beastie Boys were activists. Cool.  No Elephants   Dec-08-11 03:04 AM   #40 
  - For one thing, end the death penalty, but the free mumia movement tarnishes the left  alp227   Dec-08-11 07:07 AM   #43 
     - Hopefully  RobinA   Dec-08-11 07:34 AM   #44 
 

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