This Is The End Of The "Mumia Wars"
Let me just put it out there in as plainly as possible. Mumia is not going to be freed from prison. He is not going to get a new trial. Conversly, he is not going to be executed. He will live out his days a guest of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and that is what he deserves.
I write this and believe it as I have looked into the court rulings, precedents, as well as the fact that the death penalty exists in Pennsylvania anymore on paper only.
Of course, I realize that this is going to be a bitter pill for many people on both sides of the Jamal debate to accept. Those who believe that Jamal's origional sentence of death be carried out for there to be justice are not going to be comforted by the idea of Jamal continuing to churn out essays and books and recieving visitors, while the man he murdered, Daniel Faulkner, remains un-avenged.
For their part, the people who still remain beholden to the myth of Mumia's innocence will still occasionally make their way to Philadelphia to yell profanity at empty buildings and show support for their jailed hero.
From time to time, the issue of Mumia will be raised, some articles will be written and some feelings will be hurt, but for the most part, it is over. And it is over regardless of how anyone feels about it.