Monday, October 20, 2003

Throughout this Iraq business I have supported France's opposition, but this is just terrible:

Convicted murderer Mumia abu-Jamal made honorary citizen of Paris
Once again, my take on the abu-Jamal case. Maybe, just maybe, this black militant was provoked - perhaps Officer Dan Faulkner was less than perfect and was pushing Mr abu-Jamal's brother around needlessly, or Mr abu-Jamal misunderstood what was going on. (Did the man resist arrest or provoke Officer Faulkner?) Because there is room for doubt, I think it's fair that Mr abu-Jamal not be executed. But he deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison - 'Free Mumia!' is just stupid - and most certainly does not deserve to be celebrated by the French or the radical chic.

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