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An article that was released by Democracy Now titled “Did Mumia Abu-Jamal Really Confess” clarified that Mumia Abu Jamal has always defended “that the police fabricated a confession he allegedly made to a police officer while he was in the hospital receiving treatment for the bullet wound, and which the officer did not come forward with until two months afterward. The officer,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], who was Faulkner’s partner, said he had forgotten hearing Abu Jamal’s confession due to psychological trauma from losing his partner.”
An internationally acknowledged intellectual writer, journalist and Black Panther Party activist,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], Mumia Abu Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia policeman David Faulkner. Since then he has spent his life imprisoned,Cool Greys Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, the majority of that time on death row. Mumia’s case has become that of immense controversy, since his conviction,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], dividing those who believe he was behind the murder against those who claim that his trial was not a fair one.
The people behind the link further argue that ”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.” ”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.”
The election of a Black president definitely marks a hallmark in American history, but it does not exonerate the jails of the country holding thousands of prisoners for decades awaiting trial or even death. There is a long way to go before those detained in jails can claim freedom. Mumia Abu Jamal is one such prisoner locked up on death row since 1982 and yet continuing to fight for his justice and those suffering from imprisonment.
Before Mumia’s name was involved with the murder of a white Philadelphia policeman, Abu Jamal was well known as an activist with the Black Panther Party and for his investigative community journalism that came down hard on the perpetrators. The Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was an African-American organization established during the era of Civil Rights Movement to defend the rights of Blacks. Inspired more by Malcolm X’s views rather than Martin Luther King’s, the Party was known more for its social agitation.
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His defenders believe that Mumia’s case is that of pure racism and the reason why he has not been released for over two decades is because it will bring to light the racism that still exists at the hands of individuals on various levels in society.
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According to freemumia.org, a website made to commemorate the cause of Mumia, David Faulkner was killed with a 44 caliber gun whereas Mumia Abu-Jamal's gun was a 38 caliber. Mumia, who also drove a cab during the night, was licensed to carry the gun. The same site further goes on to share the fact in Mumia’s defense that”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.”
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