FILE - In this July 12, 1995 file photo, Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia's City Hall after a hearing. District Attorney Seth Williams announced Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 that prosecutors will no longer pursue the death penalty against the former Black Panther, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down a white police officer nearly 30 years ago. Abu-Jamal, who has been incarcerated in a western Pennsylvania prison, has garnered worldwide support from those who believe he was the victim of a biased justice system. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)