[Pnews] Today is mass Twitter Day to support Mumia Abu Jamal

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Fri Jan 4 13:51:19 EST 2019

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/*


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 
League (CWL)

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