HomeNewsEditorial: Die, Mumia, die

Editorial: Die, Mumia, die

Wesley Cook, better known as Mumia Abu-Jamal, did the dirtiest deed of all. He killed a Philly cop in cold blood. Now, 30 insane years after he shot Officer Daniel Faulkner in the face, Abu-Jamal is, quite literally, getting away with murder.

After three decades of court battles and lovefests for Abu-Jamal by bleeding-heart, liberal cowards from Hollywood and other know-nothing big mouths who despise the death penalty — including Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall, who finds racism in every fiber of life — Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams last week caved in to criminal injustice by announcing he would abandon efforts to put Abu-Jamal to death for his deadly sins.

- Advertisement -

All this because a few judges on federal appeals courts — who seem to have a personal bias against capital punishment — cited a legal loophole in striking down Abu-Jamal’s death sentence, and Mr. Williams refuses to seek a new sentencing hearing. Instead, he says Abu-Jamal, 57, should spend the rest of his life in prison.

The city’s chief prosecutor is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He supports the death penalty and knows Abu-Jamal is guilty of first-degree murder — there’s no question that Abu-Jamal did it — yet Mr. Williams is not fulfilling his duty to pursue justice. He should continue the quest to impose the ultimate penalty for the ultimate crime. Cold-blooded murderers take the lives of innocent people and deserve a dose of their own medicine.

Life in prison, as horrible as that may be, is just too good for pathetic, sub-human filth like Mumia Abu-Jamal. ••

Send letters to the editor to: pronews@bsmphilly.com

scattered clouds
17.2 ° C
19.4 °
15.2 °
58 %
40 %
24 °
24 °
25 °
25 °
24 °
- Advertisment -



Recent Articles

Apply for Comcast business grant package

City Councilman Mike Driscoll, Mayfair Business Improvement District executive director Donny Smith and others gathered last week outside Driscoll's office to discuss Comcast RISE. Comcast...