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:

A
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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6893 1 month ago Nancy Cunha Rumford, RI
6892 4 months ago sarah dorrance SF, CA Free Abu-Jamal.
6891 9 months ago ian lin Chino Hills, CA
6890 9 months ago Anonymous Falls Church, VA
6889 9 months ago Erica Ransford Dearborn Hghts, MI
6888 9 months ago Rick Hart McKinney, TX
6887 10 months ago William Hartwell Port Richey, FL
6886 10 months ago Ibn-Umar Abbasparker Sayreville, NJ
6885 10 months ago Patricia Lewis Los Angeles, CA
6884 10 months ago Katelyn Tasto Becker, MN
6883 10 months ago Daniel Belachew Norwood, MA
6882 10 months ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI
6881 10 months ago Lori Alicie ROCHESTER, NY
6880 10 months ago D. Hadley Finke Oberlin, OH
6879 10 months ago Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA FACTS MATTER!
6878 10 months ago Sherrie Tucker LAWRENCE, KS
6877 10 months 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 10 months ago Becky Sillasen Reynoldsburg, OH
6875 10 months ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6874 10 months ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6873 10 months ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6872 10 months ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL
6871 11 months ago Anonymous Port Hope, MI
6870 11 months ago Erica Anthony-Benavides Austin, TX
6869 11 months ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
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Background:
>> 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)