HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett issued the following statement regarding plans by convicted killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to speak to his supporters tonight by telephone from prison.
"Convicted cop-killer and self-promoter Mumia Abu-Jamal is marking the 30th anniversary of his brutal crime by trying to victimize the widow, family, friends and colleagues of Officer Daniel Faulkner," Corbett said.
"This is a telephone call Abu-Jamal makes every year. Under prison rules, he has the right to make a phone call. Under the rules of decency, we have the right to ignore him. Having escaped the death penalty, let him now spend his remaining days in deserved obscurity."
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor