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Free Mumia!

A panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Mumia Abu-Jamal’s death sentence this morning. Abu-Jamal was sentenced to die for murdering a Philadelphia policeman in 1982. The court ordered that Mumia receive a new sentencing hearing, or else be sentenced to life in prison.
I haven’t yet read the court’s opinion, and the linked AFP article doesn’t say what the grounds were. What I really want to point out is how AFP describes Mumia:

A US federal appeals court on Thursday overturned the death sentence passed against human rights campaigner Mumia Abu-Jamal, while upholding his conviction for the murder of a police officer.

There you have it: not “murderer” Abu-Jamal, but “human rights campaigner” Abu-Jamal. This is ludicrous, especially so since the only “human right” Mumia has campaigned for is his own “right” not to be executed as punishment for the crime he committed.

Recommend this Power Line article to your Facebook friends.

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