Updated: Dec 17, 2020
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WRITE TO MUMIA AT:
Mumia Abu-Jamal AM 8335
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733
Mumia Abu Jamal
Sentence Death +2 1/2 To 5 Years
2008 US Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction but ordered a new capital sentencing hearing because the jury was improperly instructed. New Sentence: Life without parole.
TIME SERVED 36 YEARS
ESTIMATED COST: 805, 500
301 MOREA RD.
FRACKVILLE, PA. 17932
WHO IS Mumia abu Jamal?
Mumia abu Jamal (born Wesley Cook on April 24, 1954) is an American political prisoner, currently residing at Mahanoy State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Pennsylvania. He is serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Born and raised in Philadelphia he became politicized at an early age and took part in the formation of the Philly Chapter of the Black Panther Party before his fifteenth birthday. He was a member of the Party from December 1968 until October 1970. While in the Party he also worked out of the New York and Oakland, Ca. offices. After leaving the Party he went back to Ben Franklin High School where he obtained his GED diploma. He Studied briefly at Goddard College in rural Vermont. By 1975 he was working at Temple University's WRTI in radio broadcasting. Later he went on to work as a broadcaster at radio stations WHAT, WCAU, FM, WPEN and National Public Radio-affiliate WUHY. During this time among his high profile interviews were Julius Erving, Bob Marley and Alex Haley. On December 9, 1981, in Philadelphia, close to the intersection at 13th and Locust Streets, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner stopped a vehicle belonging to William Cook, Mumia's younger brother. During the traffic stop, it was alleged that Mumia's taxi was parked across the street, and that Mumia ran across the street towards the traffic stop. At the traffic stop, there was an exchange of fire. Both Officer Faulkner and Mumia abu Jamal were wounded, and Faulkner died. Police arrived on the scene and arrested Mumia Abu Jamal, who was found supposedly wearing a shoulder holster. A revolver, which had five spent cartridges, was beside him. He was taken directly from the scene of the shooting to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he received treatment from his wound, the result of a shot from Faulkner. Mumia abu Jamal was charged with the first degree murder of Daniel Faulkner. The case went to trial in June 1982 in Philadelphia. Judge Albert F. Sabo initially agreed to Mumia's request to represent himself, with criminal defense attorney Anthony Jackson acting as his legal advisor. During the first day of the trial, Judge Sabo warned Abu Jamal that he would forfeit his legal right to self-representation if he kept being intentionally disruptive in a fashion that was unbecoming under the law. Due to Mumia's continued objections to the proceedings, Judge Sabo ruled that Mumia abu Jamal forfeited his right to self-representation. During the Trial, the prosecution brought forth four witnesses that testified against Mumia but only one identified him as the shooter and that witness was a prostitute, who some would later claim was coerced. Tests to confirm that Mumia abu Jamal had handled and fired the weapon were not performed, as contact by arresting officers on the weapon and other surfaces at the scene could have compromised the forensic value of such test. The defense maintained that Mumia was innocent of the charges and that the testimony of the prosecution's witness unreliable. The defense presented nine character witnesses, including poet Sonia Sanchez, who testified that Mumia abu Jamal was "viewed by the black community as the "voice of the voiceless'.
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Mumia abu Jamal #Am 8335
Frackville, PA 17932
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NAABPP OVER 800 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY
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Comrades, Friends, and Family
We’ve started a letter writing to Black Panther Party Political Prisoners, which you can be part of. Our intentions are to promote inspiration among the Progressive Population and give hope to the Black Panther Party Political Prisoners. We are asking you to obtain two postage stamps to communicate with your selected Political Prisoner and as proof to send a copy or top section of letter to the Campaign Committee with your return address. You may speak on any subject, but no photos or art of any kind (most incarceration rules).
When you complete your correspondence to your selected Black Panther Party Prisoner (list enclosed) put in envelope and make a copy for second envelope and mail to : Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee
PO Box 1999
Linden, NJ 07036
All communications will be confidential and once Pin is mailed off letters will be destroyed.
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