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?

1-25 of 6896 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
6896 1 year ago Laura Chinofsky Southampton, PA
6895 2 years ago Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL
6894 2.6 years ago Madeline Bogen Manhattan, KS
6893 3.1 years ago nancy cunha rumford, RI
6892 3.4 years ago sarah dorrance SF, CA Free Abu-Jamal.
6891 3.8 years ago ian lin Chino Hills, CA
6890 3.8 years ago Anonymous Falls Church, VA
6889 3.8 years ago Erica Ransford Dearborn Heights, MI
6888 3.8 years ago Rick Hart McKinney, TX
6887 3.8 years ago William Hartwell Port Richey, FL
6886 3.8 years ago Ibn-Umar Abbasparker Sayreville, NJ
6885 3.8 years ago Patricia Hammons-Lewis Los Angeles, CA
6884 3.8 years ago Katelyn Tasto Becker, MN
6883 3.8 years ago Daniel Belachew Norwood, MA
6882 3.8 years ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI
6881 3.8 years ago Lori Alicie Spencerport, NY
6880 3.8 years ago David H. Finke Oberlin, OH
6879 3.8 years ago Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA FACTS MATTER!
6878 3.8 years ago Sherrie Tucker LAWRENCE, KS
6877 3.9 years 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 3.9 years ago Becky Sillasen Columbus, OH
6875 3.9 years ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6874 3.9 years ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6873 3.9 years ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6872 3.9 years ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL
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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)