Ever since I’ve discovered Tony Allen’s Anti-MOVE/Mumia blog I’ve been kind of laying off of convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu Jamal. Tony is more close to the case and more eloquent and passionate about it than I am plus I’ve been extremely busy and have had to let some subject matter fall by the wayside.
However I just read this column by Michael Smerconish about how the name came up for the book he co-wrote with Maureen Faulkner, the widow of slain police Officer Danny Faulkner, and I thought that this quote was worth noting.
“I still have grave concerns about having to constantly refer to Jamal first, then talk about my struggle and Danny’s murder. Having his name in the title opens the door for Jamal’s supporters to tell everyone that we, in particular me, couldn’t make it without exploiting Jamal and using ‘his’ fame to sell our book.”
I responded that everyone would know that, in fact, she was not accepting a dime for this project, nor am I, despite our three years of labor. All proceeds benefit a not-for-profit she established for the education of Philadelphia children who’ve lost a parent to murder.
If you’re interested in knowing the true story behind the murder of Daniel Faulkner and why I think Mumia Abu Jamal should be executed please pick up Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice. (That’s a non-paying link by the way)