- Anyone Concerned With Justice
- United States of America
Update April 6, 2009 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a city police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not take up the case.
Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and one-time radio reporter, had claimed prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering white Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. (end)
*There is currently a campaign underway to honor a convicted cop-killer from Philadelphia named Mumia Abu-Jamal.
*Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia Police Officer, Daniel Faulkner.
*It does a disservice to the citizens of New York City to name a street after an un-repentant murderer.
*The facts of the case are available at danielfaulkner.com
As the convicted murderer of a Philadelphia Police Officer, Daniel Faulkner, in 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal is not deserving of such an honor.
To name a street after an imprisoned killer of a civil servant is not only a slap in the face to the law enforcement community, but also the public at large.
Feb 13, 2007 Update-
The speaker of the NYC City Council has commented on the "Mumia Street" issue. To see her response go to http://antimove.blogspot.com