A new trial for Mumia would be brilliant – especially as someone else confessed to murdering Officer Daniel Faulkner nearly 20 years ago: https://socialistaction.org/2001/10/03/confession-tape-establishes-mumias-innocence/
Following the Williams v. Pennsylvania case in 2016, it was ruled that all judges should remove themselves from any case in which they had been previously involved as prosecutors. The legal precedent says “it is a violation of the due process right to an impartial tribunal free of judicial bias if a judge participating in a criminal appeal had ´a significant personal involvement as a prosecutor in a critical decision´ in a defendant’s case.”
Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of the murder of police officer Daniel Faulker in Philadelphia. A former member of the Black Panthers party, Mumia was already a prominent journalist and activist at the time of the incident. He claims he’s innocent and people around the world have stood in solidarity with him since then, organizing events, spreading information and petitioning authorities.
Last year, Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon W. Tucker demanded the District…
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