January 22, 2010

Burn Baby Burn

The wheels of justice turn slowly but they do turn.

From the Washington Post:

More Supreme Court actions

And down at the bottom of the page:

— Sent back a ruling that overturned the death sentence of black political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. Abu-Jamal has challenged what he calls a racist justice system for years; the Supreme Court has upheld his conviction. The justices ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in Philadelphia to review its decision overturning the death sentence in light of a case the Supreme Court decided last week about how juries should consider mitigating evidence in the penalty phase.

Mumia has reinvented himself as the darling of the left. Good to know that he will fry for his murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Interesting to see a news item like this be so buried in the media. The wording is strange as well - the opening sentence reads:

Sent back a ruling that overturned the death sentence of black political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

Sounds like he was under a death sentence and the Supreme Court overturned it. It did not. That is made clear in the third sentence:

The justices ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in Philadelphia to review its decision overturning the death sentence in light of a case…

Someone just scanning this would come away with a different picture.

Good to hear that Justice is being done. He was tried. He was convicted. This was 30 years ago and no new evidence has come up. Time to pay the piper…

Posted by DaveH at January 22, 2010 09:43 PM | TrackBack
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