Philadelphia DA dropping death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal

Great news from across the pond, and hopefully a first step towards securing his release in the future.

‘Prosecutors on Wednesday abandoned their 30-year push to execute convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther whose claim that he was the victim of a racist legal system made him an international cause celebre. Abu-Jamal, 58, will instead spend the rest of his life in prison.’

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