Activists for the campaign to spring Mumia Abu-Jamal from Death Row for his murder of a Philadelphia police officer plan to protest outside Rockefeller Center Thursday morning. The widow of the victim has written a new book, Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice, and NBC will interview her on the Today show. The Free Mumia activists want “equal time” (via Michelle Malkin):
SUPPORTERS of cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal are threatening to storm the streets of Rockefeller Center Thursday morning to protest the “Today” show. The New York-based “Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition” is infuriated that Maureen Faulker [sic] – the widow of Philadelphia police office Daniel Faulker [sic], whom Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering 25 years ago – is scheduled to appear on the show Thursday to promote her new book, “Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Pain, Loss and Injustice.” The activists – who claim on their Web site to have demanded “equal time” but “as of yet have gotten no agreement to that” -will protest outside.
The notion of equal time does not apply to book authors outside of electoral campaigns. The FMC has no particular legal or ethical basis on which to demand that NBC give them time to make their case. They could write their own book and present their evidence rationally, as Maureen Faulkner has done with Michael Smerconish. Nonetheless, it makes a good excuse to get their name in the paper and to hold a noisy event on behalf of a politically-correct murderer.
The book will come out on December 6th, but I have an advance copy of it. I have not yet read it — it just arrived last night — but I’m looking forward to my interview with Maureen Faulkner on the December 12th edition of Heading Right Radio. If the FMC wants to protest that interview, they can show up in the webchat to do it. In the meantime, readers can pre-order the book from Amazon at the link above or below.
ABC’s John Stossel had the definitive take-down of the Free Mumia movement a few years back. If anyone can find a link to that 20/20 segment, let me know.