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

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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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
6472 24 minutes ago Anonymous Holt, MI
6471 1 hour ago Evalyn Sokol Bellport, NL
6470 1 hour ago Anonymous Highland Park, CA
6469 1 hour ago James Hesson Encinitas, CA
6468 1 hour ago Dana Barela Golden, CO
6467 1 hour ago Anonymous Silver Spring , MD
6466 1 hour ago Miriam Elliott Gainesville, FL
6465 2 hours ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA Mumia has proven himself to be an asset to the world, not a dangerous criminal , his time to be free is long, long overdue. Because of his humanity, he can serve as a role model for other marginali...
6464 2 hours ago Anonymous Wheaton, IL
6463 2 hours ago Betsey Piette Upper Darby, PA
6462 2 hours ago Paul Esau Menominee, MI
6461 2 hours ago Matthew Williams Chicago, IL
6460 3 hours ago Paul Cheney Watsonville, CA, CA
6459 3 hours ago Carolyn Longacre Westport, CT
6458 3 hours ago Brent Kramer Brooklyn, NY
6457 4 hours ago victor odlivak EUGENE, OR He has been 38 years in prison for a crime he never committed.Set the captive free!
6456 4 hours ago YVETTE GOULD cashmere, WA
6455 4 hours ago Michelle Bienick Grants Pass, OR Please release Mumia
6454 5 hours ago Sequoia Kristal-cohen High Falls, NY
6453 6 hours ago Haley Grant Merced, CA
6452 6 hours ago Linn Canning Redway, CA
6451 8 hours ago Nathaniel Shead East Prairie, MO Time to change the hypocrisy of history and the actions of corrupt, individuals who subverted justice because they were cowards, plain and simple who pissed on their oath of impartiality and the pre...
6450 8 hours ago Kantara Souffrant Oberlin, OH
6449 9 hours ago Gail Caswell San Francisco, CA
6448 9 hours ago Rick Harlan SEATTLE, WA It's been a long, long time, hasn't it? Not right.
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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)