upreme Court reverse for Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal

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  1. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8468657.stm

    Court reverse for Black Panther

    The US Supreme Court has overturned a decision by a lower court in Philadelphia to block the execution of a former "black power" militant.

    The lower court reversed the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal in March 2008 after finding that the jury had been given flawed instructions.

    The ex-Black Panther's conviction for murdering a policeman still stood.

    The Supreme Court made its ruling after a case in Ohio last week which turned on a similar legal issue.

    Under the law, jurors do not have to agree unanimously on a mitigating circumstance in a case.

    The Philadelphia 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that the jurors in the Abu-Jamal case had received misleading instructions "as to whether unanimity was required in consideration of mitigating circumstances".

    Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a similar ruling by a Ohio appeals court in the case of Frank Spisak, a neo-Nazi who killed three people in 1982.

    The Black Panthers were a revolutionary "black power" group active in the US in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Prison writings

    Abu-Jamal, a former radio journalist, was sentenced to death for murder in 1982.

    He appealed against his sentence on the grounds that racism on the part of the judge and the prosecutors had corrupted his conviction, which was by a jury of 10 white and two black people.

    The police officer killed, Daniel Faulkner, had pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother one night in December 1981 for driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

    Abu-Jamal denied killing the officer.

    Abu-Jamal's prison writings about the justice system have drawn the attention of many people around the world.

    His case has attracted the support of many death penalty opponents.
    Story from BBC NEWS:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/8468657.stm
     
  2. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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    This is from the BBC..............it seems I can get the news about this from England much faster than the local Philly news stations.
     

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    i remember his death like it was yesterday...december 9 1981. its been close to 30 years since this scumm bag has killed..close to 30 years he has been able to lie lie and lie some more..time to see your devil!!
     
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    Fry Wesley Cooke, aka Mumia Abu Jamal. It's long overdue.
     
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    Board policy prevents me from saying what I really think about a "person" who would kill a cop over a traffic stop.

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    Oops, I meant FRY Mumia.:whistling:
     
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    The Libs will be crying about the "Unfair White Justice System" killing the POS Jamal for months. I'm surprised The Obamanation doesn't get involved with this. He and the Attorney General Holder are big Black Panther fans. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out...:steamed:
     
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    I ran into a protest on the West side of LA about two years ago outside the federal building calling for him to be released. Oh how I prayed for something full auto and several full mags. :whistling:
     
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    It is well past time for Wesley Cooke to pay for his crimes.
     
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