Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims, reports the Associated Press.

The law allows prosecutors or crime victims to seek an injunction when an offender's conduct "perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime," including causing a temporary or permanent state of "mental anguish."

The measure won unanimous approval in the state legislature last week after Abu-Jamal, serving a life sentence for the 1981 shooting death of Officer Daniel Faulkner, delivered a pre-recorded commencement address earlier this month to 21 graduates of tiny Goddard College in Vermont.

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