Saturday, December 09, 2006

Remembering Daniel Faulkner

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25-years ago today, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered in cold blood by Mumia Abu Jamal. Jamal was tried and convicted, has had numerous appeals and was given the death sentence. He still sits on death row.

Jamal's case has been a cause celebre for the left-wing of this country and in France. The facts must be made clear so that Officer Faulkner's widow Maureen can get some closure.

I urge you, on this day especially, to go to the Daniel Faulkner website and read the details of this case. Some of the best legal minds in the nation have looked at the evidence and reviewed court documents and no one with a iota of grey matter can believe that Abu Jamal was innocent. Unfortunately, the sick minds of Danny Glover and Ed Asner, as well as the morally bankrupt French will not learn the facts and continue to praise Jamal as a political prisoner.

Please take a few minutes to learn the truth.

Start here with the case facts and move to the map of the scene and the myths surrounding the case. Here is the myth that needs to be busted; that Jamal is a political prisoner:

Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death by a jury that heard the monumental amount of evidence pointing to his guilt as a remorseless murderer. It was Mumia Abu-Jamal, not the judge or the prosecutor, who openly and frequently chose to proclaim his political ideology before the jury. The record verifies that there
was not a single occasion during the trial in which any reference to Jamal's political ideology was made by the prosecutor or the judge. It was not until the sentencing phase of the trial, after Jamal had already been convicted, that prosecutor Joe McGill addressed, for the first and only time, what Jamal chooses to describe as statements of his "political ideology." In response to character witnesses who said that Jamal was a "peaceful man" and that violence was alien to his nature, the prosecutor asked Jamal if he had written that "All political power grows from the barrel of a gun." The prosecutor's questions went to Jamal's violent nature, not his political ideology.

It is clear to anyone who reads the trial record that the basis for Jamal's sentence was not his politics. Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for a violent, cowardly and premeditated act of murder.

Kateys Kafe has an excellent post and she is an adamant supporter of justice for Danny I also shamelessly borrowed the picture below from her site.

The looneys are all joining together today to commemorate the date that their hero murdered a Philly cop. The guest of honor is Ward Churchill and they are also rallying for terrorist abettor Lynne Stewart.

And finally, to this a-hole from Canada, I have two words: fuck you. Stay out of our business.

Update: I neglected to link this video by Michelle Malkin talking about Jamal and Justice for Danny Faulkner.

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