Tuesday, November 9, 2010
'Debate' for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal spawns protests in Philadelphia - Yahoo! NewsIn 1981, Philadelphia's Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing a police officer and sentenced to die. Eyewitness reports from a cab driver, a prostitute and a motorist told how Abu-Jamal stood over the fallen cop and fired at him. As with many death penalty cases, the families of the victims are worried the killer could outlive them all. Certainly, 56-year-old Mumia Abu-Jamal outlived Judge Albert Sabol who presided over the original case. Sabol died in 2002 at the age of 81.