DA Krasner: At long last, turn the page on Mumia Abu-Jamal case

SUCCESS: Krasner has dropped his challenge. Mumia can appeal for his freedom!

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is challenging a judge's ruling that Mumia Abu Jamal has the right to re-appeal his case. Learn more here.

Sign this petition to District Attorney Krasner:

Dear District Attorney Krasner:

s you know, respected human rights groups like Amnesty International have criticized the 1982 trial that convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal – as well as the corrupted appeals process that followed. Amnesty pointed to racial bias at the trial and “possible political influences that may have prevented him from receiving an impartial and fair hearing.” Since that tainted trial, Mr. Abu-Jamal has spent roughly 37 years in prison, much of it on death row in solitary confinement.

After Judge Leon Tucker recently granted Mr. Abu-Jamal the right of appeal based on the appearance of bias in the appeals process, we were dismayed to hear you have decided to challenge Judge Tucker’s decision, apparently over concern that it might open the way for appeals by other less prominent convicted prisoners.

We urge you to drop your appeal of Judge Tucker’s ruling – and we ask you: Given the racial, judicial and political biases that have tarnished Mr. Abu-Jamal’s case from day one, isn’t nearly four decades behind bars more than enough?

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6895 1 month ago Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL
6894 9 months ago Madeline Bogen Manhattan, KS
6893 1 year ago nancy cunha rumford, RI
6892 1 year ago Sarah Dorrance SF, CA Free Abu-Jamal.
6891 1 year ago ian lin Chino Hills, CA
6890 1 year ago Anonymous Falls Church, VA
6889 1 year ago Erica Ransford Dearborn Heights, MI
6888 1 year ago Rick Hart McKinney, TX
6887 1 year ago William Hartwell Port Richey, FL
6886 1 year ago Ibn-Umar Abbasparker Sayreville, NJ
6885 1 year ago Patricia Lewis Los Angeles, CA
6884 1 year ago Katelyn Tasto Becker, MN
6883 1 year ago Daniel Belachew Norwood, MA
6882 1 year ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI
6881 1 year ago Lori Alicie ROCHESTER, NY
6880 1 year ago David H. Finke Oberlin, OH
6879 1 year ago Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA FACTS MATTER!
6878 1 year ago Sherrie Tucker LAWRENCE, KS
6877 1 year ago joseph dorsey san pablo, CA Mumia's case has served as an example of a deep travesty of justice for so long that it cries out for a redress - the sooner the better. I consider Mumia's wisdom close to a national treasure.
6876 1 year ago Becky Sillasen Reynoldsburg, OH
6875 1 year ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6874 1 year ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6873 1 year ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6872 1 year ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL
6871 1 year ago Anonymous Port Hope, MI
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>> Amnesty International: “A Life in the Balance: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal” (Feb. 2000)
>> Essence: “Judge Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Reargue Appeal To The Pennsylvania Supreme Court” (Dec. 28, 2018)
>> Philly.com: “Philly DA Larry Krasner disinvited to speak at Yale Law conference” (Feb. 2, 2019)
>> The Intercept.com: “Larry Krasner Responds to Progressive Critics” (Feb. 9, 2019)