Extra! Update February 1999

    Sam Donaldson: Hanging Judge

    In a statement published the day that ABC's 20/20 aired his report on the case, Sam Donaldson called for the death of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. "Everything that we looked at compellingly points to the fact that Mumia shot [Philadelphia police officer Daniel] Faulkner in cold blood . . . and was convicted properly, and was sentenced according to the laws of the state of Pennsylvania," Donaldson told the Philadelphia Inquirer (12/9/98). "And as far as I'm concerned, as long as it's on the books, the death sentence has to be carried out." FAIR supporters and other activists had ...