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?



1-25 of 6877 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
6877 3 days ago joe 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 4 days ago Becky Sillasen Reynoldsburg, OH
6875 4 days ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6874 5 days ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6873 6 days ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
6872 7 days ago Leuise Crumble Chicago , IL
6871 1 week ago Anonymous Port Hope, MI
6870 1 week ago Erica Anthony-Benavides Austin, TX
6869 1 week ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
6868 1 week ago KATHLEEN LILLIS STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
6867 1 week ago Michael Castellano North Bellmore, NY Your appeal suggests to me that they -- and you know exactly who "they" are -- have either blackmailed you or threated your life. That or you made a deal with the devil to get elected.
6866 1 week ago Laurence Romsted Highland Park, NJ
6865 1 week ago Sam Robnett Reno, NV
6864 1 week ago Sam Robnett Reno, NV
6863 1 week ago Evan Hartman Philadelphia, PA
6862 1 week ago L. Diaz San Francisco, CA
6861 1 week ago Morgan Koch Santa Cruz, CA When will our justice system work equally well for everyone?
6860 1 week ago Brittany Chinigo Norwich, CT
6859 1 week ago Erin Frey Lakeland, FL
6858 1 week ago Alex Howe Williston, VT
6857 1 week ago Judith Emerson Houston , TX Abu-Jamal is innocent and deserves to have all the evidence presented before the court.
6856 1 week ago Mary Bissell Rio Rancho, NM
6855 1 week ago Anonymous S h, FL
6854 1 week ago Mark Novotny Countryside, IL
6853 2 weeks ago Ellen Jamieson Leonia , NJ
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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)