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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2008

    We're ignorant?

    The only thing more ignorant than continuing the false premise that Mumia is innocent is recommending his book following the announcement. You're in college, right? Would it kill you to read up on your case facts? Not to mention this supposed .45 caliber bullet found in Faulkner's head was actually a .38 caliber bullet. The mere reference to the .45 was a SCRIBBLE ON A POST-IT NOTE BY THE CORONER. If this was legit, wouldn't you think the coroner would have put it in the official report? Of course not, because this a "giant cover up", right??? Like JFK and Area 51, right??? The next time you see Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk in outer space, let me know. Tell them both I said hi.<BR/>Truth is a hard pill to swallow. He's never getting out. Give it up. The man's a liar, and the proof is in the pudding.<BR/>The book is fantastic, especially for anyone from Philadelphia who grew up listening to this story. A must read.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2008

    Down the Middle

    I would have given this book 5 stars had it not been filled with the invectives of the right wing. In the case of Ms. Faulkner, I can forgive the hostility, but with Mr. Smerconish, I can see nothing redeeming in his contribution to this saga. He and Mumia appear to be two sides of the same coin. To ignore that the police in Philadelphia in the late 70s and early 80s were less than protectors of the Constitution, than they were, let us generiously state, an organization bent on protecting their own, is to be guilty of the same subterfuge that the Mumia crowd engages in. I don't like the constant attacks on the 'left' throughout the book. If I personally had to choose whether I was left or right, on its face, a false dichotomy, I would choose left. In regards to the 'left', I think the book does an outstanding job of demonstrating how closed minded most folks are when presented with any information that is in opposition with their own reality. Under the circumstances one can forgive Maureen this transgression, but not her co-author and certainly not the pro mumia crowd. As to the facts of the case, do I believe Mumia may or may not have been victimized by a Police force who has a long history of abusing their position, of course I believe it may have happened. Was he beaten, you bet....not a wholly unreasonable response when you consider what he did. What is absolutely unescapable no matter what you think of the police, the trial, the judge, the state of race relations, or any other of the various and sundry issues constantly raised by the mumia crowd is the forensic evidence. Even if I allow, the cops, the court, the witnesses, etc...all conspired to deprive this Young promising orator of his rights...the fact remains...his gun, his bullets, killed Danny Faulkner. Danny Faulkner fired one shot from his weapon that stuck mumia, (here one can reasonably assume that the police officer wasn't firing at an innocent bystander), mumia was found shot at the crime scene with his empty weapon lying next to him and the spent bullets from his weapon in Danny. The 'system' did not purchase that gun, Mumia did. The system didn't load that gun Mumia did. Mumia and his gun both were at the scene of the crime, at the time of the crime. Maybe someone took his gun, shot Danny, and that inspired Danny to shoot Mumia, but I doubt it. And here is what is at the crux of this decades long dispute, Does the evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, lead one to conclude that Mumia is responsible for Danny's death? The answer to that question is inescapable, you bet the ranch it does, even if all the other rantings by the mumia crowd are true, it still doesn't change the facts that he is guilty. I am not a fan of the death penality, however, in this case, this dispicable, waste of DNA, executed another human being and it is high time that the State of PA returned the favor.... Maureen is a truely remarkable human being, and I am so sorry for the pounding the system has inflicted upon her. I am also inspired by her conduct since that fateful night....

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    Well Done

    With all of the hype spewed by Hollywood, anarchist leftists and UNinformed college groups, finally there is a book to put this story together coherently, filled with facts supported by court documents. This is NOT a book of 'opinions' nor is it a book of 'anti Mumia' hate speech. It is an intelligent fact filled account that will make you question the sanity of American culture! What have we become when a man who is convicted of executing a police officer is held in esteem as a hero? What have we become when we accept TV personalities and musicians as experts without questioning their validity? This is a must read for anyone needing the FULL story on Mumia Abu Jamal. Beware, you will find it exposes hypocrisy and shines a spotlight on people/companies that you may have respected and forces you to examine your conscience to form your own opinion about this convicted felon.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is a homerun of a book... A must read

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Pretty good

    I thought that the book was good. I appreciated learning about this woman's plight, particularly with those who took up for the other side, but without the facts. On the downside, i thought the book got a bit repetitive with the just when I thought i saw it all approach. That said, i guess there is no other way to tell the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2008

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    You people are so ignorant

    It's unbelievable that people continue to ignore the evidence that Mumia is innocent. Mumia had a .38 caliber gun, while the bullet found inside of Faulkner was a .44 caliber. FIVE witnesses reported someone fleeing the scene, yet Mumia was still found guilty. Apart from the overwhelming evidence that he was innocent, his trial was done incorrectly and broke the constitution. I do not feel he is inoocent because I am an "anarchist, college kid, easily persuaded by the media, etc.", i feel this way because when you take an honest, unbiased look at the case, it is immpossible to feel differently.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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