Hans Brick has a great post about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal.
If your not familiar with this piece of scumsucking anus then here is a little bit about him:
At 3:55 AM on December 9, 1981 Daniel Faulkner, a twenty five year old police Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner observed a light blue Volkswagen driving down 13th Street (a one way street) the wrong way and then turning east onto Locust Street. Officer Faulkner then pulled the Volkswagen over in view of several eyewitnesses.
Prior to leaving his car, Faulkner radioed for a police wagon to back him up. Unknown to him, this would later help preserve the scene of his own murder. Officer Faulkner exited his vehicle and approached the driver’s side of the Volkswagen, which was being driven by Mr. William Cook. Officer Faulkner asked Mr. Cook to exit his car. As the officer was looking away, several witnesses stated that they saw Mr. Cook punch Officer Faulkner in the face, violently attacking him. The officer responded by striking Cook, apparently with his flashlight, and then turned Cook towards the car attempting to subdue him.
For reasons that remain unknown today, sitting in a taxicab across the narrow street and watching the events as they unfolded, was William Cook’s older brother, Wesley Cook (AKA Mumia Abu Jamal). According to witnesses, Mr. Jamal exited his taxi and ran across the street toward the Officer and his brother, William Cook. While Officer Faulkner was distracted by Mr. Cook, with his back turned to Mr. Jamal, Mr. Jamal was seen raising his arm and then firing one shot that found it’s mark in Officer Faulkner’s back. A tract Metal Test for Primer Lead done before the trial positively showed that the shot was fired from approximately 10- 12 inches.
Officer Faulkner was able to draw his gun and fire one return shot at his assailant, Mumia Abu-Jamal. This bullet was later extracted from Mr. Jamal’s upper abdomen. Having fired this shot, Officer Faulkner fell to the sidewalk. While the wounded officer lay helpless and unarmed on his back, Mr. Jamal was seen by four individuals standing over the Officer with his five shot, .38 caliber Charter Arms revolver in his hand. From approximately 3 feet, Jamal began to fire at the officer’s upper body.
Officer Faulkner is believed to have been conscious at this point and to be looking up at his assailant, who was later identified by several people at the crime scene as Mumia Abu Jamal. It’s believed that in an attempt to save his life, Faulkner began to roll from side to side as Jamal fired at him. Jamal missed his first several shots. He then moved closer to Faulkner and bent down over him. Mr. Jamal put the muzzle of his gun within inches of Officer Faulkner’s face, and squeezed off the final, and fatal, shot. The bullet entered the officer’s face slightly above the eye and came to rest in his brain, killing him instantly.
The above events were testified to in the initial court case in 1982 and have withstood appeal after appeal.
A little about Jamal:
On December 9, 1981 a Philadelphia Police Officer was shot and killed. That officer, twenty five-year-old Daniel Faulkner, was a decorated five-year veteran of the police force. He was recently married, a law student and a U.S. military veteran. He was also a son and a brother.
When police arrived, the shooter was still at the scene. His name was Wesley Cook, AKA Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal had grown up in Philadelphia, where he spent his youth as an “apprentice of Revolutionary Journalism”. Jamal claims to have been harassed by Philadelphia police at a young age. He joined the Black Panther Party as a teenager and, upon completion of his “training,” he eventually rose to the level of Lieutenant Minister of Information for the Panther’s Philadelphia chapter. According to Jamal, he used this position to call for a violent race-based revolution. He wrote such things as, “I for one feel like putting down my pen. Let’s write epitaphs for pigs” — “pigs” meaning “police.” Referring to alleged police shootings of blacks, Jamal wrote, “the pigs must suffer the same relentless rebuttal from us.”
Prior to his murder of Officer Faulkner, Mumia Abu-Jamal had bounced from radio station to radio station as a part-time news reader. He gained a certain amount of notoriety in Philadelphia’s inner-city African American community as a result of his perspective on social issues. He often left such radio jobs because of his inability to comply with the program manager’s wishes, and for making no attempt at objectivity in his reporting. Jamal eventually found work as a part-time reporter at WUHY-FM, Philadelphia’s National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate. In addition to becoming the President of the Black Journalists Association, during the 1970s Jamal also supported a militant urban radical group known as MOVE. He naturally gravitated to MOVE’s anti-government, anti-police manifesto. In 1978, three years prior to the Faulkner murder, several members of MOVE murdered another Philadelphia policeman, Officer James Ramp, during a lengthy gun battle with police.
The MOVE members who killed Officer Ramp were tried, convicted and sentenced to long prison terms. Jamal attended the MOVE trial as an allegedly objective WUHY reporter. But according to several sources, as each day’s testimony was completed, Jamal would dash outside the courtroom to hand out pro-MOVE propaganda to his colleges from other stations. According to several of Jamal’s friends and associates, after the trial, he began to publicly rail against the conviction of the MOVE members and to openly support MOVE and its founder, a man who called himself John Africa. (All MOVE members, it seems, adopt the surname “Africa”). Nearly a year before he murdered Officer Faulkner, Jamal had been fired from his part-time position at WHUY-FM. According to statements made by his manager, Jamal’s termination was prompted by his extremist rhetoric, his inability to remain objective, and for several work related violations.
On the morning he murdered Officer Daniel Faulkner, Mumia Abu-Jamal had not worked as a reporter for nearly a year. By all accounts, he had become a media pariah in Philadelphia, and was working as a cab driver.
There is a whole lot more at Justice For Daniel Faulkner website.
Anyhoo, Hans Brick blogged about this scumsucker’s latest radio monologue from prison:
Convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal had this to say about Ward Churchill in his most recent radio address:
?It is not enough for us to merely dumbly intone that Churchill has a right to write what he does. No. We must do more. We must insist that Churchill is right, and no one, not some rabid talk show parrot, nor a political whore like Governor Bill Owens, has a right to demand what is wrong. Churchill is right. From Death Row, this is Mumia Abu Jamal.?
Hmm, Jamal supports Churchill, go figure. But doesn’t hollywood say this guy is just the greatest?
Oh yeah, about Mumia and Ward.. Well it turns out, Ward was going to be Mumia?s star witness at his trial back in 1981:
Defense attorneys for Mumia Abu-Jamal had hoped to call author and researcher Ward Churchill to the stand to testify about the COINTELPRO program that targeted government opponents, particularly the Black Panther Party. Over 700 pages of FBI files with specific references to Wesley Cook (aka Mumia Abu-Jamal) have been uncovered. As he did with many of the other witnesses that Mumia?s attorneys wanted to bring to the stand, Judge Albert Sabo quashed an appearance by Ward Churchill.
It’s been 23 years and he still hasn’t fried yet. Now that is injustice.
To Daniel I toast your sacrifice, may you rest in peace. Mumia will be in hell someday my brother.