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This Just In from The Campaign To Bring Mumia Home:
“A Special Report Back in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal”
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., there will be a community event featuring a special report on the momentous new developments in the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case. For the first time in 37 years #MumiaAbuJamal has won a favorable ruling in the City of Philadelphia that will allow him to present evidence of innocence, leading to his release from an all too common American nightmare; wrongful incarceration.
This event will be at the new, cutting-edge, progressive movement space in New York, The People’s Forum (located at 320 West 37th Street in Manhattan) and will bring together five powerful voices to discuss these developments, explore the history of the case, the present the reasons why Mumia’s freedom would signal a blow to White Supremacy in the United States, and will highlight the struggle that made possible this unforeseen victory. The panelists will also discuss what is necessary to secure Mumia’s freedom.
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
» Mumia’s attorney JUDITH RITTER
» PAM AFRICA, the longstanding leading voice in the movement to #FreeMumia
» JOHANNA FERNANDEZ, filmmaker, professor, and specialist in the case
» GLEN FORD, journalist + founder of Black Agenda Report
Philadelphia’s native son, imprisoned author, radio journalist, and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, has always been a free man. But after 37 years in prison (28.5 of which he spent in the haunting solitude of death row) an unprecedented opening in his legal case could set free the political prisoners known the world over as the Nelson Mandela of the US prison system.
On December 27, 2018, Judge Leon Tucker of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas rendered a decision that grants Abu-Jamal the right to resubmit requests for appeals hearings which he filed between 1996-2012. The ruling established that these hearings were either not heard or denied because one of the lead judges reviewing his appeals, Ron Castille, had a conflict of interest.
Judge Tucker argued that as judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Ron Castille made inappropriate statements and engaged in behavior that flagrantly violated the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Conduct, and the laws deriving from that, which state that if their is even the appearance that a judge might be biased in a case, it was the duty of that Judge to recuse himself from said case. The ruling sets precedent for the freedom of other imprisoned people in Pennsylvania and across the country, whose rights have been similarly violated.
Written in clear and dramatic language the opinion affirms that “Justice must be completely just without even a hint of partiality, lack of integrity or impropriety.”
Gwen Debrow (917) 678-5449
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