Mumia & Death Row

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Earlier this morning a federal court ruled that Mumia Abu-Jamal cannot be executed for the alleged murder of a white police officer in the early 1980’s. This charge stems from the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 in Philadelphia. The facts of the case have been heavily disputed over the years and many believe that Mumia is a political prisoner imprisoned by the United States Government because of his outspoken views against the United States and their terroristic activities and his involvement with The Black Panther Party.

Today marks a milestone in this case where the federal government admits that there were errors in the instructions given to the jury during this case. They therefore held that an execution would be improper without a proper penalty hearing. I totally disagree with the death penalty and feel that it perpetuates a savage, uncivilized, cruel and unusual type of punishment that our Constitution seeks to protect us against. However this is not the first time that there has been hypocrisy within our governmental structure. Stay tuned for more information!

For more information on Mumia, feel free to look at the following link, http://www.freemumia.com

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