[Pnews] Today is mass Twitter Day to support Mumia Abu Jamal
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Fri Jan 4 13:51:19 EST 2019
Subject: TODAY IS MASS TWITTER DAY TO KRASNER. PLEASE SEND TODAY IF YOU
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 13:44:10 -0500
From: Info Mumia <infomumia at gmail.com>
Today is a specially focused day on twitter.If you use twitter, please
send out TODAY, even if you have already send out an e-mail or
called.The collective impact of twitter is important/*
*INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL*
January 4, 2019
Dear Comrades and Friends Across the Globe:
On December 27, 2018, in a historic action, Court of Common Pleas Judge
Leon Tucker granted Mumia’s petition for new appeal rights, over the
opposition of “progressive DA” Larry Krasner.
This is the first Pennsylvania state court decision in Mumia’s favor
since he was arrested on December 9, 1981.The new appeals ordered by
Judge Tucker open the door to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom. The legal
claims and supporting evidence, previously denied in the PA Supreme
Court with Justice Ronald Castille’s participation, warrant a dismissal
of the frame-up charges that have kept Mumia imprisoned for 37 years,
or, at the very least warrant a new trial.
It is critical that Mumia can go forward immediately with these appeals.
However, DA Larry Krasner has the authority to appeal Judge Tucker’s
decision. Krasner’s position, to the surprise of many who had described
him as the “new kind” of district attorney, more bent toward justice
than mere conviction, with a history of defending dissident activists,
has been adamant in his opposition to Mumia’ petition.His legal filings,
court arguments, and his statements on public radio have all argued that
there is no evidence of Justice Castille’s bias or the appearance of
impropriety when he refused to recuse himself in Mumia’s PA Supreme
Court appeals from 1998-2012 (!).
If the prosecution appeals, there will follow years of legal proceedings
on the validity of Judge Tucker’s order before Mumia can begin the new
appeal process challenging his conviction. .Mumia is now 64 years old.
He has cirrhosis of the liver from the years of untreated hepatitis C.
He still suffers from continuing itching from the skin ailment which is
a secondary symptom of the hep-C. Mumia now has glaucoma and is
receiving treatment. He has been imprisoned for almost four decades.An
extended appeals process coming at the age of 64 to a person whose
health had already been seriously compromised is the equivalent of a
death sentence by continued incarceration.
We are asking you to join us in demanding that Larry Krasner stop acting
in league with the Fraternal Order of Police. Mumia should be freed from
prison, now!We are asking you to call or email DA Larry Krasner TODAY
and tell him: DO NOT Appeal Judge Tucker’s Decision Granting New Rights
of Appeal to Mumia Abu-Jamal. See below for information on Friday's
Twitter Storm, as well.
In his decision, Judge Tucker ruled that former PA Supreme Court Justice
Ronald Castille, who was the District Attorney during Mumia’s first
appeal of his frame-up conviction and death sentence, had “created the
appearance of bias and impropriety” in the appeal process when he didn’t
recuse himself from participating in Mumia’s appeals. Judge Tucker
relied heavily on Ronald Castille’s public statements bragging that he
would be a “law and order” judge, that he was responsible for putting 45
men on death row, that he had the political and financial support of the
Fraternal Order of Police, and in recently discovered new evidence that
Castille had particularly campaigned for immediate death warrants of
convicted “police killers”.Judge Tucker states unequivocally that the
appearance of bias and lack of “judicial neutrality” exhibited by
Castille warranted his recusal.
Judge Tucker’s order throws out the PA Supreme Court decisions from
1998-2012 that rubber-stamped Mumia’s racially-biased,
politically-motivated murder conviction on frame-up charges of the
shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner.
Judge Tucker’s decision means that Mumia Abu-Jamal’s post-conviction
appeals of his 1982 conviction must be reheard in the PA appeals court.
In those appeals Mumia’s lawyers proved that Mumia was framed by police
and prosecution who manufactured evidence of guilt and suppressed the
proof of his innocence. And, he was tried by a racist, pro-prosecution
trial judge, Albert Sabo, who declared to another judge, “I’m gonna help
them fry the n----r” and denied Mumia his due process trial rights.
We can win Mumia’s freedom! We have a legal opening. It is our
opportunity to push forward to see Mumia walk out of prison! The
international campaign for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom has launched a new
offensive. At the top of its actions is this call for letters and phone
calls to DA Larry Krasner demanding he not appeal Judge Tucker’s order
granting new appeal rights to Mumia Abu-Jamal.Please take this action
TODAY!Krasner can launch his appeal at any moment.Please send us back
your name so we can compile a list of international signers but, most
important, contact Krasner immediately.Also, no matter how many letters
for Mumia you have signed in the past year or two, please sign this one
as well.This moment is different, and the demand of Krasner is
different.We want all possible supporters included.
CONTACT:Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
Phone: (215) 686-8000; Email: DA_Central at phila.gov
<mailto:DA_Central at phila.gov>; Tweet: @philaDAO
Mail: Phila. DA Larry Krasner, Three South Penn Square, Phila, PA 19107
Tell DA Krasner:Do Not Appeal Judge Tucker’s Decision Reinstating Appeal
Rightsfor Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Twitter Storm Friday, January 4th:
Anyone with a twitter account just has to click on these links and it
will take them to their own Twitter account with the wording already
there, all they have to do is click Tweet. Both of these linked Tweets
have a picture linked to them as well. The first has a pic of Mumia, the
2nd has a pic of the Philly flyer for the rally on the 5th.
Please do this on Friday, January 4th. We need the numbers all on the
same day to create the Twitter storm. These links can also be posted on
your Facebook pages, web sites, etc. Just headline it "Twitter Storm for
Mumia on Friday, January 4 - Click To Tweet"
Click to Tweet link #1:
#KrasnerDoRightByMumia @philaDAO Don't stand in the way of justice.
Don't appeal Judge’s decision allowing ex Panther Abu-Jamal to
re-appeal! Judge says re-arguing Mumia’s appeals “would best serve the
appearance of justice”
Click to Tweet link #2:
#KrasnerDoRightByMumia @philaDAO Don't appeal Judge’s decision allowing
ex Panther Abu-Jamal to re-appeal. You campaigned on freeing the
wrongfully convicted. Mumia’s case Is Philly’s most notorious Wrongful
In solidarity and toward Mumia’s freedom,
(Initiated by all the US based Mumia support organizations)
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; The MOVE
Organization; Educators for Mumia; International Action Center;
Mobilization for Mumia; Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC); Campaign
to Bring Mumia Home; Committee to Save Mumia; Prison Radio, Labor Action
Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Oakland; Oakland Teachers for Mumia;
Workers World/Mundo Obrero, Project Solidarity (PS), Communist Workers
Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415
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