#1
To anyone who followed/follows this guys case, can I please ask you to enlighten me, what exactly was his defence? As far as I can see he's guilty, and I can't actually find out what his defence was.

Thanks a lot.

EDIT: Just found some information. Sorry if I've wasted any of your time.
Last edited by funky.monk at Mar 11, 2007,
#3
Mumia is so ****in guilty i swear to god im sick of people supporting him. theres way to much evidence just fry him already hes already gotten 27 years he doesnt deserve (im from philly)
#4
Quote by Godsmack311
Mumia is so ****in guilty i swear to god im sick of people supporting him. theres way to much evidence just fry him already hes already gotten 27 years he doesnt deserve (im from philly)


There's more evidence that he didn't.

edit:
Facts about Mumia's 1982 trial:

* The policeman was killed with a 44 caliber gun. Abu-Jamal's gun which he was licensed to carry as a night-time taxi driver, was a 38 caliber.

* The police never tested Abu-Jamal's gun to see if it had been recently fired. They never tested his hands to see if he had fired a gun. They have never shown Abu-Jamal 's gun to be the fatal weapon.

* No police officers present at Abu-Jamal's arrest claimed to have heard Jamal's "confession" until two months after it allegedly occurred. This was right after Abu-Jamal had filed police brutality charges.

* Abu-Jamal's doctor said that Abu-Jamal, who was unconscious, said nothing. He reported that a nurse found police with loaded guns pointed at Mumia as he lay unconscious in his hospital bed.

* William Singletary, a Vietnam veteran and local businessman, saw the whole incident and has testified that Abu-Jamal was not the shooter. However, the police forced him to change his story and intimidated him into leaving Philadelphia.

* Other key witnesses, such as Veronica Jones -- who now testifies in support of Abu-Jamal, were harassed into giving false testimony. Two prosecution witnesses were given special favors, including exemption from criminal prosecution, for their testimony.

Elements in an unfair trial:

* The Judge, Albert Sabo, sentenced more people to death than any other sitting judge in the US.

* The public defender didn't interview a single witness in preparation for the trial, and didn't have funds for defending a capital case.

* The prosecutor removed 11 qualified African Americans from the jury. He also argued for the death penalty because of Mumia's membership in the Black Panther Party, a practice later condemned as unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.

* The racial bias of Philadelphia's courts has resulted in 120 people on death row, all but 13 non-white.
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Last edited by Bubban at Sep 28, 2007,
#5
I clicked Bubban's link ages ago.

Wrote my name on the petition thing.
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