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7.1.19

ON JULY 3RD, TAKE ACTION FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

July 3rd has traditionally been a day of action calling for the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. On the anniversary of the day he was originally sentenced to death row, we have filled the streets of Philadelphia with rallies and marches.

This July 3rd, on the 37th anniversary of his incarceration we are asking your participation in a different type of mass action. In recent weeks the focus of Mobilization4Mumia.com has been to raise awareness of the medical crisis Mumia currently faces as the PA Department of Corrections (DOC) has delayed his access to cataract surgery. The petition below calls not only for this medically necessary procedure to be performed without delay, but also for the release of Mumia, a factually innocent man.

On July 3, 2019 please take time to make calls to the numbers below. Please sign the petition (on-line) if you haven’t and share it with your social media networks. Please download the petition and collect signatures that we will later deliver to Krasner and others. Take action in your community as part of a nationwide demonstration of support for Mumia.

· Sign the petition: https://actionnetwork.org/…/emergency-appeal-for-mumias-hea…

Call:

Dr Courtney P Rodgers - 570-773- 7851 and

SCI Mahanoy Superintendent Theresa A. Delbalso - (570) 773-2158

Tell them to approve Mumia’s cataract surgery immediately.

Call:

PA Gov. Tom Wolf - 717-787-2500

PA DOC Secretary John Wetzel - 717.728.2573

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner - 215-686-8000

Tell them to release NOW because he can receive better healthcare outside of prison and also because he is an innocent man!

And last, but not least, please consider making a donation today to further the work to free Mumia.

6.16.19

Petition:

ACT NOW TO SAVE MUMIA’S EYESIGHT AND TO DEMAND HIS RELEASE!

Sign petition on line, and share widely.

You can also copy and paste the jpg version of the petition on the right side of this page to gather signatures person to person from your family, your neighbors, co-workers, students and friends.

5.15.19

Film:

Manufacturing Guilt

This short film takes on the colossus of Abu-Jamal's contentious case, distilling a mountain of evidence and years of oft-repeated falsehoods to the most fundamental elements of police and prosecutorial misconduct that illustrate a clear and conscious effort to frame Mumia Abu-Jamal for the murder of patrol man Daniel Faulkner. Based on the actual record of investigations and court filings from 1995 to 2003 this film cuts through the years of absurdities and overt racism to produce a clear picture of how Abu-Jamal's guilt was manufactured and his innocence suppressed beginning only moments after he and Faulkner were found shot in the early morning hours of December 9th, 1981.  30 min,. 2013

4.24.19

New RELEASE MUMIA flier

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Two sides, half page flier for printing or use jpg images on right for online use.

For a PDF copy, contact mobilization4mumia@gmail.com.

2.13.19

Valentines for Mumia

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THURSDAY, FEB 14
As a Valentine for Mumia
use this graphic for your profile image on facebook, twitter and instagram >>>>>>>>

or make your own valentine for Mumia for your profile image.
(Remember to make it square or circular to fit the profile space)

Tag @Mobilization4Mumia so others can share it too.

2.10.19

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Tell Krasner - Drop the Appeal! Release Mumia Abu-Jamal Now!

Sign and share the petition:

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/drop-mumia-appeal/?fbclid=IwAR1RFOkFZsTlPSIcf4BuQRezJYnjbihDziAIXBz125Uj0-pnIFnHAD1V1y8

2.9.19

Follow Mobilization4Mumia on twitter

There is now a Mobilization4Mumia twitter page!
Please follow @Mobilize4Mumia

1.28.19

DO YOUR PART TO FREE MUMIA!

EVERY TUESDAY, CALL 215-686-8000 BETWEEN 12-2PM
AND TELL PHILLY DA KRASNER:
(Choose the one you prefer)

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"Many people who worked tirelessly for your election feel betrayed. We knocked on doors, held fundraisers and gave our own money to support a “Just DA” We disagree strongly with your decision to appeal the Mumia ruling, in fact we condemn it. Retract the appeal! Release Mumia now!"

Or

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“Your appeal of Black Judge Leon Tucker’s ruling in favor of Mumia defends racist Judge Albert Sabo, who said: ‘I’m going to help them fry the N-word’. He also put more Black and Brown men on death row than anyone else in the US. Retract the appeal! Release Mumia now!”

Or

“Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted because the police tampered with and ‘lost’ key pieces of evidence; the prosecution manufactured evidence of guilt, suppressed proof of innocence and selected a Jim Crow jury, among other due-process violations. Krasner, your appeal of Judge Tucker’s ruling defends those unjust practices. That’s not what you were elected to do. Retract the appeal! Release Mumia now!”

Or

“Krasner, Black Lives Matter! Stop siding with the FOP and racist corrupt judges like Sabo & Castille and against a Black Judge, Leon Tucker. When you appealed Tucker’s decision, you betrayed us and your own rhetoric about ending mass incarceration and wrongful incarceration. Retract the appeal! Release Mumia now!”

You can also flood the DAs office with these messages by Email: justice@phila.gov 
and Tweets: @philaDAO

1.1.19

TWITTER STORM FRIDAY, JAN 4

Here are sharable links which you can copy and paste into emails you are sending to your lists. 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 when you send the email to your list, ask them to 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:

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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.

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.”  

Dec 28 rally outside DAs office

Dec 28 rally outside DAs office

12.28.18

PRESS ALERT - Dec. 28, 2018

 Contact: Pam Africa 267-760-7344 ; Joe Piette 610-931-2615

 Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal rights restored. Emergency Rally Friday to demand DA Krasner Not CHALLENGE Judge’s Ruling

 Mumia Abu-Jamal won a significant case before Judge Leon Tucker in a decision announced on Dec. 27.

 Current DA Larry Krasner should cease defending former Philadelphia DA and later PA Supreme Court Judge Ron Castille’s now-discredited claim of impartiality.  Krasner should not challenge Judge Tucker’s decision and allow Abu-Jamal to go forward with re-arguing his appeals, which Judge Tucker argues “would best serve the appearance of justice.”  

 In front of the DA’s office, 3 S. Penn Sq. across from City Hall, on Friday, Dec 28, 4:00 - 6:00pm, Abu-Jamal’s supporters will rally to demand Krasner not challenge this decision.

 A larger protest will take place next Saturday, Jan 5 at noon, same location.

 Pam Africa of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal announced, “The people’s movement is responsible for this victory.”

 A new appeal opens the door to Mumia’s freedom – a new trial or dismissal of the charges.

 The decision by Court of Common PleasJudge Leon Tucker grants Mumia Abu-Jamal new rights of appeal. Tucker ruled former Pa Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille denied Abu-Jamal fair and impartial appeals by not recusing himself from the defendant’s appeals from 1998-2012.  The ruling referenced Castille’s public statements of being a “law and order” prosecutor, responsible for 45 men on death row, the support of the Fraternal Order of Police and the new evidence of Castille’s having singled out men convicted as “police killers”. It all created the appearance of bias and impropriety in the appeal process.

 Judge Tucker’s ruling means that Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeals of his 1982 conviction, that he was framed by police and prosecution manufacturing evidence of guilt and suppressing the proof of his innocence as well as other due process trial rights, are re-stored and must be re-heard in the PA appeals court.

 Abu-Jamal has always maintained his innocence in the fatal shooting of 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 trial was racially biased: trial judge Albert Sabo declared, “I’m gonna help them fry the n----r.” and the prosecution excluded African Americans from the jury.

 After 37 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the charges should be dismissed and he should be freed.

12.19.18

Sign the pledge today for Emergency Response to Free Mumia

On December 3, Judge Leon Tucker heard final arguments in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s two-year-long appeal case and announced that he would issue a decision at a future date.  

The decision could come down at any time so we are asking everyone to be prepared to respond.  

Pledge to take action as soon as a decision is announced!
Day After A Decision Action:

If Tucker rules in Mumia’s favor, we will rally at DA Krasner’s office to say #FreeMumia!  and to tell Krasner:  DO NOT APPEAL!  If Tucker rules against Mumia, rally at the DA’s office to let them know we will continue the fight in the courts and on the streets.

Either way the initial protest will take place the day after Tucker’s ruling from 4-6pm at the Philly DA’s office, 3 S. Penn Sq. across from City Hall

Following Saturday Action:

A larger protest will take place on the next Saturday at noon same location.

Sign the pledge today to receive urgent action alerts as soon as a decision is announced! You will receive notification by email as soon as any new information becomes available.

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/freemumia/

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Nov 4, 2018

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Key points regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal’s current legal appeal

Philadelphia journalist and former Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal was unjustly convicted and sentenced to death row for the death of a cop in 1982. Through the powerful work of the people’s movement his sentence was changed to life in prison without parole.  Current litigation on winning his freedom is explained below:

* Based on a US Supreme Court decision in Williams v. Pennsylvania,  Mumia’s initial petition was filed with PA Common Pleas Court in 2016.  As Philly DA, Ron Castille sought the death penalty for Williams. As PA Supreme Court Judge Castille refused to recuse himself from hearing William’s appeal, violating his right to due process.

 * Mumia’s appeal petition was first heard by Judge Leon Tucker on April 24, 2017.  In September 2017 Tucker ordered the Philly DA’s office to turn over all the files from Mumia’s case.

 * An initial search of 32 boxes of files uncovered evidence of the existence of a letter from DA Castille to then-Gov. Robert P. Casey requesting he speed-up signing death warrants to “send a message to all police killers.”  

 * Since January 2018 six additional hearings were held under current DA Larry Krasner, who angered many by appointing Castille to his transition team.   Krasner’s office has repeatedly asked for more time to search for Castille’s signed letter, missing from files.  Krasner’s office hired a paralegal to search hundreds of additional boxes and acknowledged more files may be missing.

* In late August 2018, Krasner’s office reported evidence of communication between Castille’s office and former PA Senator Michael Fisher regarding promoting legislation to further restrict appeals of capital convictions.  The evidence was a letter by a Castille ADA responding to Fisher’s request about the status of death row cases, including Mumia’s.  Missing was documentation of whom in Castille’s office Fisher made his request to.

* Yet it was known that on Sept. 23, 1988, DA Castille wrote directly to Fisher urging passage of an amendment to the death penalty law and conveying his fears about the impact of Mills v. Maryland, a U.S. Supreme Court case at that time.  Castille raised concern that “Mills may lead to the vacating of scores of death penalties.”  Abu-Jamal’s appeals not only contained a Mills claim – it became the basis for his eventual sentencing relief.

* Despite Krasner’s office’s failure to find the missing records, there is ample evidence establishing that a reasonable observer could conclude PA Justice Castille harbored disqualifying bias against Abu-Jamal as a person convicted of killing a police officer.

* Having been involved in Abu-Jamal’s post conviction litigation for over 30 years the DA’s office had a duty to preserve all evidence, including that favorable to the defendant. That they failed to do so is grounds for a positive ruling on Abu-Jamal’s appeal based on “adverse inference.”

 * Mumia’s was the most important capital case in Philadelphia history. It lacks credibility for the Krasner’s office to argue that as DA Castille, whose office aggressively fought Mumia’s appeals, was wholly uninvolved.  In 1988, DA Castille received a “Man of the Year” award from the Fraternal Order of Police who has arduously sought Mumia’s death. Mumia’s case also has international following.

 * Castille’s focus on sending a message to “police killers” is clearly both bias against a particular defendant and a class of cases.  It calls into question his ability to impartially hear their appeals.  The PA Supreme Court has held that recusal is required wherever there is substantial doubt as to the jurist’s ability to preside impartially.

The Fraternal Order of Police continue their efforts to intimidate the court to rule against Mumia by packing recent courtroom hearings.   Evicted from court on October 29 after throwing a tantrum, Maureen Faulkner used that incident to gain more press coverage.  The next hearing is scheduled for December 3, 2018 at Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St, Philadelphia.

Mumia needs everyone to stay vigilant and show up for him as this case continues.  For more information and to get involved contact: Mobilization4Mumia@gmail.com or visit & donate at  www.Mobilization4Mumia.com .

March 08, 2018

SIGN THE PETITION TO FREE MUMIA NOW

at https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/freemumia/

We, the undersigned individual and organizational members of the international community concerned with issues of human rights, call your attention to an egregious example of human rights violations in your respective jurisdictions: the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Specifically, we call on you both, key officials with the power to determine Abu-Jamal’s fate, to:

1. Assure that all the District Attorney and police files relevant to Abu-Jamal’s case, be released publicly as the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is reviewing the involvement of retired Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille in a conflict of interest when he reviewed Abu- Jamal’s case as a PA Supreme Court Justice.

2. Release Abu-Jamal now from his incarceration. That given the mounds of evidence of Abu- Jamal’s innocence and even more evidence of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct, his unjust incarceration, including almost 30 years on death row, his twice near-executions, his prison-induced illness which brought him to the brink of death, and the lack of timely treatment for his hepatitis-C which has left him with a condition, cirrhosis of the liver, which poses a potential threat to his life … we call for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal now.