[Trigger warning for violence.]

After 30 years, prosecutors in Philadelphia have begrudgingly dropped their campaign to execute Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther who was convicted of killing white police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982. Abu-Jamal, who is now 58, and continues to maintain his innocence, will instead spend the rest of his life in prison.

Jorge Rivas has more here.

For those who are familiar with this case, which spawned the "Free Mumia" movement, the fervor with which the execution of Abu-Jamal has been pursued over the years makes this decision really rather extraordinary.

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