Mumia Abu Jamal Escapes Death Penalty

Prosecutors have abandoned their 30-year push to execute convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther whose claim that he was the victim of a racist legal system made him an international cause celebrity.

The Huffington Post reports that he 58-year-old will instead spend the rest of his life in prison.

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced his decision two days short of the 30th anniversary of the white patrolman’s killing. Read more at The Huffington Post.