Sickening: Celebrity Cop Killer Escapes Death Penalty

Posted by on Dec 07, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Maybe his buddy Ed Asner will keel over from the excitement of it all. That would be some karma. Otherwise, this is a complete travesty.

Saying he wanted to avoid another three decades of appeals – and a new public forum for Mumia Abu-Jamal – Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said today he will not seek a new death penalty hearing for the convicted killer of Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Flanked by Faulkner’s widow, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, officials of the Fraternal Order of Police and a cadre of prosecutors past and present who were involved with the case, Williams said he believed his office could successfully impanel a new jury and get a new death sentence against Abu-Jamal.

But the tortuous legal process ahead for a newly-imposed death sentence – and the likelihood that Abu-Jamal, 57, will die in prison before it could be carried out – made that route seem futile.

“Every reviewing court has found the trial fair and the guilty verdict sound,” Williams said at a press conference. “. . . Our best remaining option is to let Mr. Abu-Jamal to die in prison.”

That day can’t come soon enough.

Faulkner’s widow was justifiably outraged.

She denounced the former Black Panther and radio reporter for “operating a cottage industry in prison. The money has poured into his defense fund and it’s a disgrace.”

This savage killer most recently voice his support for Occupy Wall Street, of course.

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