Wednesday, May 16, 2007

RE: Faulkner was a good man? Mumia should die?

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From: thumbs
Date: May 15, 2007 2:05 PM


We're getting ignorant responses from people disgusted with our support of Mumia Abu Jamal. They contend that Faulkner was a good man, and that Mumia shot him in cold blood.

Who gives a crap right now whether Faulkner was a good man or not? It's not pertinent! What is pertinent is whether Mumia is guilty and the degree of guilt. Who cares if they knew Faulkner. Did they know Mumia? -NO. These people are acting on emotions and rallying up a lynch squad because of their prejudices and emotions.

So, we'll ignore whether Faulkner was a good man or not. It's impertinent. We're not going to cater to these people who want to play on our emotions and disregard the evidence.

From: freemumia.org/intro.html

"Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning Pennsylvania journalist who exposed police violence against minority communities. On death row since 1982, he was wrongfully sentenced for the shooting of a police officer. New evidence, including the recantation of a key eyewitness, new ballistic and forensic evidence and a confession from Arnold Beverly (one of the two killers of Officer Faulkner) points to his innocence! Mumia had no criminal record."


and

Facts about Mumia's 1982 trial:

* The policeman was killed with a 44 caliber gun. Abu-Jamal's gun which he was licensed to carry as a night-time taxi driver, was a 38 caliber.

* The police never tested Abu-Jamal's gun to see if it had been recently fired. They never tested his hands to see if he had fired a gun. They have never shown Abu-Jamal 's gun to be the fatal weapon.

* No police officers present at Abu-Jamal's arrest claimed to have heard Jamal's "confession" until two months after it allegedly occurred. This was right after Abu-Jamal had filed police brutality charges.

* Abu-Jamal's doctor said that Abu-Jamal, who was unconscious, said nothing. He reported that a nurse found police with loaded guns pointed at Mumia as he lay unconscious in his hospital bed.

* William Singletary, a Vietnam veteran and local businessman, saw the whole incident and has testified that Abu-Jamal was not the shooter. However, the police forced him to change his story and intimidated him into leaving Philadelphia.

* Other key witnesses, such as Veronica Jones -- who now testifies in support of Abu-Jamal, were harassed into giving false testimony. Two prosecution witnesses were given special favors, including exemption from criminal prosecution, for their testimony.

Elements in an unfair trial:

* The Judge, Albert Sabo, sentenced more people to death than any other sitting judge in the US.

* The public defender didn't interview a single witness in preparation for the trial, and didn't have funds for defending a capital case.

* The prosecutor removed 11 qualified African Americans from the jury. He also argued for the death penalty because of Mumia's membership in the Black Panther Party, a practice later condemned as unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.

* The racial bias of Philadelphia's courts has resulted in 120 people on death row, all but 13 non-white.


People told us to check Faulkner's webpage and check out the facts. Who are the ones not checking the facts?

Is Mumia a good man?

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Mumia needs our help. He's up against racist and ignorant people. Spread the word!

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