Abu-Jamal: I’m Off Death Row; Surprised By DA Move

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal says he is surprised and somewhat disappointed that he will not get a new sentencing hearing.

The convicted cop-killer also says he has a new cell off death row in the western Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated.

Abu-Jamal made the remarks Friday in a call to supporters gathered at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Excerpts were posted Monday on prisonradio.org.

The former Black Panther had been on death row for nearly 30 years for the murder of white Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner. He has earned worldwide support for his claims that he is the victim of a racist justice system.

A court threw out Abu-Jamal’s death sentence because of flawed jury instructions. Philadelphia prosecutors agreed last week to a life term.

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  1. How black do you need to be to be a panther? says:

    Black panther = black kkk

    What is a black Panther? Can anyone join?

  2. Tyred says:

    Ok, now this piece of feces is off death row. So, let’s stop talking about the emmeffer and giving him publicity. Let him let rot slowly in prison or be killed there in a few weeks. Whatever works……the death penalty certainly didn’t.

  3. Nelson says:

    Ha Haaaaaaaaa, now he’s gonna get shanked!

  4. Mother Nature says:

    I’m disappointed that he is still alive. Kill this copkiller!!!!!

  5. DEAR Jon Says HH says:

    YOUR COMMENTS SMACK OF RAY CISM SIR. WELCOME TO THE DEPT OF
    SPECIAL TREATMENT. ITS GOOD FOR DEM FOLK WHO BE DEMS

    ITS A REMINDER THAT YOU NEED TO REVIEW THE WORD EQUALITY. BOTH SIDES
    CLAIM THEY HAVE THE ANSWER AS TO WHAT SHOULD BE “EQUALITY”
    ITS DAT HOLMES I WOULDNT WANT TO BE 1 OF DEM NAME SANE ?

  6. FREE MY BABY FREE MY BABY says:

    HE DONT DO NOTHING , SAYS MAMA MUMUIA. WHY , SHE SAYS ON RADIO
    HE DONT EVEN HAVE THE STRENGTH TO PULL THE TRIGGER AGAIN ON ANY COP.

    ILL GLADLY SUPPORT HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON, BUT FIRST WE MUST RUN IT THROUGH THE COURTS. THAT SHOULD TAKE ANOTHER 30 YEARS
    FOR THAT ILL SUPPORT .

    SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE. ITS TIME TO LEAVE HIM IN CELL , IN WESTERN PA , UNTIL HE TURNS TO DUST. I LOVE YA MAN, JUST HANG IN THERE FOR ANOTHER 30 YEARS. TIME GOES QUICKLY NAME SANE /

    1. Eric says:

      That’s his new home for the rest of his life

  7. Jon says:

    If Mumia were white, he would have been executed 20 years ago

    1. Awaiting Mo der ation Too!! says:

      And he wouldn’t have a bunch of libt ards holding candles for him, either.

    2. TT says:

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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