WASHINGTON — Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
Minor quibble - since the conviction was upheld, I'd amend "killing" to "murder" in the opening sentence. Other than that, it's cheesesteaks all around. (Mr. B and I had already planned a run in May, but this makes it a command appearance. Anyone in the area who wants in is welcome.)
(h/t to the Ace of Spades headline sidebar - or is that sideline bar, or...?)