Race for justice

Author: Leonard Weinglass
Publisher: Common Courage Pr
Format: PDF, ePub
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Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing a police officer who had arrested his brother, Abu-Jamal claims the officer was beating his brother.

Veronica The Case of Mumia Abu Jamal

Author: Valerie Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147715437X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sometimes raw, always vivid and forthright, this is the life story of Veronica Jones, a witness in the murder trial of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. She saw two other men run from the scene of the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner—she was a witness for Mumia´s innocence. Unbeknownst to anyone but her younger sister, Veronica’s life was also entwined with Faulkner’s. Before she could testify, police detectives threatened her with 10-15 years in prison and separation from her young children if she did not falsely name Mumia as the shooter. At Mumia´s trial she recanted her original and true witness statement and denied that she saw anyone run from the scene. This gave the prosecution evidence for conviction. In 1996 when Veronica courageously came forward to redeem herself and correct a fourteen year old lie, notorious Judge Albert Sabo, “king of death row,” and the prosecution retaliated and had her handcuffed and arrested off the witness stand! With intimidation tactics like this in an open courtroom, one can only imagine what happens behind closed doors.... This story of a courageous women also contains a Forward and Commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal and a Legal Afterword by attorney Rachel Wolkenstein on the legal significance of Veronica’s testimony.

Imprisoned Intellectuals

Author: Joy James
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585455082
Format: PDF, Docs
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These essays, by writer-activists incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts, offer some controversial and thought-provoking theories of contemporary social change and liberation movements.

Death Blossoms

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896086999
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author, a prisoner on death-row for killing a police officer, presents a series of essays and reflections on his life and his spirituality.

The Case of Mumia Abu Jamal

Author: Amnesty International
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801822
Format: PDF
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Mumia Abu-Jamal has been incarcerated on Pennsylvania's death row for over two decades. His case has generated more controversy and received more attention, both national and international, than that of any other inmate currently under sentence of death in the United States of America. Mumia Abu Jamal, black, was convicted and sentenced to death in July 1982 for the murder of white police officer Daniel Faulkner on December 9, 1981. He has steadfastly maintained his innocence. Since the trial, those advocating his release or retrial have contested the validity of much of the evidence used to obtain his conviction. These accusations have been countered by members of the law enforcement community and their supporters, who have agitated for Abu-Jamal's execution while maintaining that the trial was unbiased. Based on its review of the trial transcript and other original documents, human rights organization Amnesty International believes that the interests of justice would best be served by the granting of a new trial to Mumia Abu-Jamal. This pamplet explains why.