Krasner, don’t stand in the way of justice for Mumia! Rally
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM at DA’s office, 3 S. Penn Sq. across from City Hall
URGENT! URGENT! URGENT!
Please read complete email. Action items are below:
On Dec. 27, Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker issued a ruling favorable to Mumia Abu-Jamal, granting him the right to have reheard appeals previously denied by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court from 1998-2012.
The only thing that can stand in the way of this is if Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner caves into pressure already being exerted by Maureen Faulkner and the Fraternal Order of Police to appeal Tucker’s ruling.
It is urgent that Krasner hear from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s supporters urging him to take a stand against the FOP and allow justice to proceed.
Mumia Abu-Jamal has always maintained his innocence in the 1981 fatal shooting of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. His prosecution was politically-motivated because of his Black Panther Party membership, his support of the MOVE organization and as a radical journalist.
His trial and subsequent PRCA appeals were racially biased: the prosecution excluded African Americans from the jury and trial Judge Albert Sabo declared, “I’m gonna help them fry the n----r.”
On Dec. 27, Mumia Abu-Jamal won a significant case before Judge Leon Tucker in a decision granting him new rights of appeal.
What you can do:
Sign the petition below TODAY and share it widely on Facebook, twitter and email. These need to get to Krasner ASAP so don’t delay.
2. Call, email or fax DA Larry Krasner to do the right thing. Do not stand in the way of justice. Do not appeal Judge Tucker’s decision
Remind Krasner: As a progressive attorney you ran for Philadelphia District Attorney on a platform that included standing “for justice, not just for convictions.” You promoted reviewing past convictions and freeing the wrongfully convicted. In Philadelphia, Abu-Jamal’s frame-up stands out as the city’s most notorious wrongful conviction.
We call on you to cease defending former Philadelphia DA and later PA Supreme Court Judge Ron Castille’s now-discredited claim of impartiality. It was a people’s movement that paved the way for your election – not the financial backing of the FOP or the establishment including judges like Castille.
Show your supporters that your campaign promises meant something. That your concern for justice extends to controversial cases your predecessors held untouchable. Allow Abu-Jamal to go forward with re-arguing his appeals, which Judge Tucker states “would best serve the appearance of justice.”
Keep writing and calling Krasner – contacts info:
Here is Krasner's public contact info:
email: DA_Central@phila.gov Phone: 215-686-8000 tweet @philaDAO
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
Three South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3499
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