When I first saw the headline I was angry. Convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu Jamal, birth name Wesley Cook, has been spared the death penalty again. Back in 2001, Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was overturned by U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. because Yohn felt that the 1982 jury that convicted Abu-Jamal…
…may have mistakenly believed it had to agree unanimously on any “mitigating” circumstances — factors that might have persuaded jurors to decide on a life sentence instead of death.
Because you know he was there at the time. Oh wait, no he wasn’t.
Anyway, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld Yohn’s decision. While I’m greatly disappointed that the Third Circuit didn’t reinstate Abu-Jamal’s death sentence I’m happy that the Free Mumia crowd is looking at this as a huge defeat since they think he’s innocent.
Not only that but like the headline says this isn’t over. Even though I think Abu-Jamal will be dead of natural causes before he actually sees the needle.
And if he gets commuted to a life sentence I actually don’t have much of a problem with that anymore. That is if they put him into the general population. How many two-bit thugs do you think would be gunning for one of the most infamous inmates in the country?
Hopefully, Tony Allen who is more knowledgeable about this particular scumbag will have more insight soon.
And remember kids, if you see anyone holding or displaying a Free Mumia sign don’t forget to ask them for your free Mumia.