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August 28, 1995
Black men and women who think Mumia Abu-Jamal is a "victim" because of race: Did Daniel Faulkner ask to be killed? Mumia Abu-Jamal is a cold-blooded killer who deserves to die. It's just a shame he can't be executed in the cruel manner that Officer Faulkner was. Lethal injection is too pleasant a death for someone like Mumia. The only way justice could possibly be served would be to take him to 13th and Locust and shoot him between the eyes. TRACY ROST Mullica Hill, N.J. To all inmates at Graterford: You guys want to lighten up on me a bit?
NEWS
September 1, 1995
The official media line coming out of the hearings - reflected in your Aug. 17 editorial - is that no new information has surfaced to indicate Mumia Abu- Jamal's innocence. To prove innocence, however, was not the goal of these proceedings; it was to demonstrate that key elements of the original trial were flawed. Nevertheless, some of the testimony was astounding. We learned that driver's identification papers found in fallen Police Officer Daniel Faulkner's hand belonged to neither Mumia nor his brother, but to a third man who said he had lent them to a fourth.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | By Marc Kaufman and Julia Cass, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The image of Philadelphia justice plays a central role in the belief of thousands of people across the United States and the world that death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is innocent and did not get a fair trial. The Philadelphia police who arrested him in 1981 had a reputation, acquired especially during the years in which Frank Rizzo was police commissioner and mayor, for toughness bordering on brutality. Even today, scores of drug convictions are being overturned because Philadelphia police officers planted evidence on innocent people, then lied about it in court.
NEWS
September 8, 1995 | BY GUY ANTHONY
Mayor Rendell and others have referred to support for Mumia Abu-Jamal as a phenomenon of "outsiders" with little support in the Philadelphia area. Most recent to join in this attempt to dismiss the growing call for justice is Daily News staff writer Jim Nolan, whose portrayal of anyone to the left of George Lincoln Rockwell as part of some sort of radical fringe went out with McCarthyism. Nolan's reference to New Yorkers as from "that other country" is reminiscent of the Southern bigots of three decades ago who complained bitterly of "Northern agitators comin' down here to stir things up. " For many Philadelphians, this is a city under siege from within.
NEWS
October 3, 1995
GERINGER OMITS COURT MISCONDUCT IN THE TRIAL OF ABU-JAMAL Dan Geringer's column (Sept. 18) represents a journalistic counterpart to a Mark Fuhrman (of O.J. Simpson trial fame) type detective, who boasted on tape that "you have to get out on the street, learn how to lie, cheat and set people up. " Geringer romanticized Danny and Maureen's blissful life together before Danny was slain by the "convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal," but fails to reveal the significant evidence of malfeasance by court and prosecution throughout Jamal's trial.
NEWS
July 28, 1995
Your misguided editorial on the convicted Marxist-Leninist, Mumia Abu- Jamal, says:"The orchestrated worldwide campaign has generated enough doubt to justify serious consideration of a retrial. " I do not recall reading in our Constitution that trial is now by worldwide approval. Perhaps you would like to amend the Constitution to read that trial shall be best out of five, that if you do not like the verdict, you get a few more passes. I prefer what those "insensitive" founding fathers decided - a trial by a jury of one's peers.
NEWS
August 20, 2010
ANY time the Daily News publishes a reasonably intelligent letter challenging the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, you can expect a small torrent of invective-laden replies that speak to none of the points in question. An example of this is in the "responses" to a July 29 letter from Nathaniel Miller criticizing the mob mentality of those clamoring to "fry Mumia. " Kevin McGrorty ( Aug. 3 ) implores the writer to "be sure you have your facts correct" before writing, but fails to point out any inaccuracies.
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NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Writing that Pennsylvania's General Assembly "fell woefully short of the mark," a federal judge on Tuesday struck down a state law that allowed violent-crime victims to sue offenders over speech that causes "mental anguish. " The six-month-old "Revictimization Relief Act" was aimed at quieting the celebrity of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. But the law violated offenders' First Amendment rights and was so broadly worded that it could limit the speech of people professing their innocence, wrote Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of Pennsylvania's Middle District.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TO HEAR his advocates tell it, Mumia Abu-Jamal is still in danger, even after being discharged from a small-town hospital in the Coal Region. "When we saw the state he was in, it's very clear what's happening here," Pam Africa, a member of MOVE and longtime Abu-Jamal supporter, told the Daily News yesterday. "They're trying to kill Mumia," she said of the staff at the state correctional institution at Mahanoy. Africa said Abu-Jamal, 60, was taken back to the prison early yesterday from Schuylkill Medical Center, located about 10 miles away in Pottsville.
NEWS
April 5, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mumia Abu-Jamal is back in prison after being hospitalized this week for treatment of diabetes. Abu-Jamal, 60, who is serving a life sentence for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, returned to State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy on Wednesday night after two days in intensive care, said Johanna Fernandez, one of his supporters. His blood-sugar level remains high; Fernandez said it was 336 on Friday afternoon when he was last tested at the prison's infirmary. Any reading above 186 is considered dangerous.
NEWS
April 2, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
POTTSVILLE, Pa. - Convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is "not doing well," his family said Tuesday. Abu-Jamal, 60, was taken from the state Correctional Institution-Mahanoy to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville on Monday after passing out, his wife, Wadiya Jamal, said outside the hospital. His blood sugar level was very high, 779, when he arrived at the hospital and remains above 300, she said. Anything above 186 is considered dangerously high.
NEWS
April 1, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MAN who was on death row for years may now be at death's door. Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted killer of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, was taken to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville early yesterday, according to Noelle Hanrahan, a spokeswoman for Prison Radio, an online media outlet that works with Abu-Jamal. Hanrahan told the Daily News from the hospital - not far from the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy, where Abu-Jamal was incarcerated - that none of Abu-Jamal's family, including his brother, Keith Cook, were allowed into the intensive-care unit to see him. The hospital's staff also refused to disclose any information about his condition, citing a mandate from the state Department of Corrections, according to Hanrahan.
NEWS
April 1, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lawyer representing Mumia Abu-Jamal said the former death-row inmate was hospitalized Monday for an undisclosed reason. Bret Grote, legal director for the Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Law Center, said he and a small group of supporters were told by staff at Schuylkill Medical Center that Abu-Jamal was a patient there. Grote said he saw three prison correctional officers, including a supervisor, guarding the door to a critical-care room where Abu-Jamal was being treated. "We're concerned, about as concerned as it gets, about Mumia's health," Grote said.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
IF YOU THINK you're having a bad day today, imagine what it must be like to be a tween girl. Zayn Malik said yesterday that he is leaving One Direction . Has algebra ever seemed so pointless? Zayn, who recently left the quintet's world tour to return home, was told by his boy-band mates that they "totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. " Zayn said in a statement that his time with One Direction "has been more than I could ever have imagined.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S BEEN nearly 33 years since Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering police officer Daniel Faulkner , and although the case has been a hot-button issue because of the trial's fairness and death-penalty sentence, it has come to the fore again in one of the most unlikely places: "The Voice. " As Nick Vadala reported on Philly.com, Philadelphia street performer Anthony Riley has left the show, despite an amazing chair-turning audition that landed him Pharrell Williams as coach.
NEWS
January 30, 2015
A Jan. 18 column mischaracterized the relationship between NPR and Mumia Abu-Jamal. NPR commissioned audio commentaries from Abu-Jamal in 1994 but did not air them.
NEWS
December 28, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Douglas Culbreth, 73, of Upper Roxborough, a retired Philadelphia police detective who investigated the 1981 fatal shooting of Officer Daniel Faulkner by Mumia Abu-Jamal and remained a firm believer in Abu-Jamal's guilt, died Friday, Dec. 26. He suffered an apparent heart attack, said Aisha Perry, a family friend. He had fallen ill at home and was taken to Roxborough Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Culbreth, a Vietnam War veteran, also served as an investigator for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he worked for 18 years until his death.
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