Racism Said to Rule in Court's Decision December 26, 2001

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Racism Said to Rule in Court's Decision December 26, 2001

What people hate most about the courts can again be seen in the case of a convicted Philadelphia cop-killer. A federal judge threw out the death sentence of a man who changed his name to Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal was convicted and sentenced to death for shooting a police officer in the back and then the face after the officer stopped his brother for a traffic violation 20 years ago.

Hollywood leftists and the academic elitists have taken up the case and complained of racism. Jamal is black and has written and spoken from prison. He even served as a college commencement speaker a couple of years ago.

The judge set aside the execution on a technicality, saying the jury has been improperly charged. Relatives of the dead officer called the ruling obscene, especially since it came during the Christmas season when the officer was killed.

The state will appeal the ruling and so it should. I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

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