Friday, December 18, 2020

Ralph Cipriano: D.A. Seeks To Free Mumia, Even Though He Knows He's Guilty

 Ralph Cipriano offer a piece at on Philly DA Larry Krasner and the Mumia Abu Jamal case. 

The state Supreme Court has put District Attorney Larry Krasner on notice that if there are any further appeals in the case of celebrity cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, Krasner shouldn't stay on as prosecutor. 

That's because of the appearance of several conflicts of interest in the D.A.'s office, state Supreme Court justices say, as well as other "disturbing" and "outrageous" goings-on under Krasner. 

These critical statements from two state Supreme Court justices were released yesterday to accompany a one-page order where the state's highest court dismissed a King's Bench petition filed by Maureen Faulkner, widow of Police Officer Danny Faulkner. The widow was attempting to get the state Supreme Court to disbar Krasner as prosecutor in the endless, ongoing appeals of Mumia's 1982 conviction for her husband's murder. 

The one-page order from the state Supreme Court been portrayed in the media as a defeat for Faulkner. But both a concurring and a dissenting statement issued by two state Supreme Court justices not only criticized Krasner for having the appearance of several conflicts of interest in the Mumia case, as well as being ignorant of the law. But one of those state Supreme Court statements also contained a startling admission under oath by Krasner --- that although he's been working to aid Mumia's release, the D.A. knows Mumia is guilty. 

Yep, that's right. On April 22nd, at the direction of the state Supreme Court, Judge John Cleland, who was appointed special master to investigate alleged conflicts of interest by Krasner, deposed the D.A. And one of the questions Cleland asked Krasner was whether he thought Jamal was "guilty of this crime, that he committed a homicide." 

Krasner's answer, which is sure to upset his Progressive base: “I believe that this conviction should be maintained, not only because I think it reflects accurately that [Abu-Jamal] is guilty, but it should be maintained because I see nothing to date indicating a reversal is appropriate.” 

Krasner's declaration that he believes Mumia is guilty surprised George Bochetto, who as Faulkner's lawyer in the King's Bench appeal, sought to remove Krasner as prosecutor in the ongoing appeals over the Mumia conviction.  

Krasner's comments prove that he could "care less about the facts of the case, and about the impact on the victim," Bochetto said. "He just wants to aggrandize his own reputation as being George Soros’s gleaming light." 

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

 D.A. Seeks To Free Mumia, Even Though He Knows He's Guilty | Big Trial | Philadelphia Trial Blog

You can also read my Washington Times piece on convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Washington Times Piece On Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal: There Is No Question Of Guilt  

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