rasi, in my opinion you are mis/underinformed about the case of Mumia abu-Jamal. You imply that you're 50-50 on whether Mumia "shot" officer Faulkner "in the back", as if there were equal amounts of evidence for and against this theory.
Your statement about not liking cops but not wanting to shoot them in the back is a classic "straw man" argument. It presents Mumia as [possibly] a rather unreasonable gentleman who goes beyond a pardonable mild dislike of State Gestapo, oh sorry did I say State Gestapo, I meant police... anyway, it paints him as someone who goes beyond a mild dislike of cops and instead is a violent individual prone to fits of blinding homicidal rage in which he will ambush innocent police officers and shoot them in the back unprovoked.
Anyone who knows anything about the case knows that this scenario is fantastical, the stuff of pulp fiction and not reality. But someone who didn't know anything about the case might take your anti-shooting-cops-in-the-back-in-cold-blood statement as an indication that there is compelling evidence that Mumia abu-Jamal did just that, which there absoutely is not.
J's dad (Rest in Uhuru) used to visit Mumia in prison, I am not sure if you know this but he actually fought against the Nazis, I am talking about the German Nazis in Germany, he witnessed their rise to power and organised clandestinely against them until he had to flee for his life. He saw very clear parallels between that time and this.
rasi when you get the chance do some more in depth research into the case of Mumia abu-Jamal, them come forward and tell me if your opinion remains the same.
Remember Bob Marley sing "don't you forget now youth, who you are and where you stand in the struggle"