[Pnews] Sign the petition! Support Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal!

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Mon Dec 31 11:07:17 EST 2018


I signed a petition on Action Network telling Philadelphia District 
Attorney Larry Krasner to "Don't Stand in the Way of Justice for Mumia 
Abu-Jamal! Don't Appeal Judge Tucker's Decision!"

Mumia Abu-Jamal has always maintained his innocence in the 1981 fatal 
shooting of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. His prosecution 
was politically-motivated because of his Black Panther Party membership, 
his support of the MOVE organization and as a radical journalist. His 
1982 trial and subsequent 1995 PCRA appeals were racially biased: the 
prosecution excluded African Americans from the jury; and PCRA trial 
Judge Albert Sabo, the same judge in Abu-Jamal's initial trial, 
declared, “I’m gonna help them fry the n----r.” On Dec. 27, Mumia 
Abu-Jamal won a significant case before Judge Leon Tucker in a decision 
granting him new rights of appeal. Tell Philadelphia District Attorney 
Larry Krasner:  We call on you to do the right thing.  Do not stand in 
the way of justice.  Do not appeal Judge Tucker’s decision. As a 
progressive attorney you ran for Philadelphia District Attorney on a 
platform that included standing “for justice, not just for convictions.” 
  You promoted reviewing past convictions and freeing the wrongfully 
convicted. In Philadelphia, Abu-Jamal’s frame-up stands out as the 
city’s most notorious wrongful conviction. We call on you to cease 
defending former Philadelphia DA and later PA Supreme Court Judge Ron 
Castille’s now-discredited claim of impartiality. It was a people’s 
movement that paved the way for your election – not the financial 
backing of the FOP or the establishment including judges like Castille. 
Show your supporters that your campaign promises meant something.  That 
your concern for justice extends to controversial cases your 
predecessors held untouchable.  Allow Abu-Jamal to go forward with 
re-arguing his appeals, which Judge Tucker states “would best serve the 
appearance of justice.”

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