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6700-Name Petition Delivered to Philly DA Krasner Calling for Fair Appeal for Mumia

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A Roots Action petition containing over 6700 names was hand-delivered to Philadelphia's new progressive DA Larry Krasner calling on him to reverse his decision to try and block noted Philadelphia prison journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal from re-appealing his early state appeals of several Post-Conviction Relief Act hearings before the state's Supreme Court. A local judge earlier ruled that those appeals had been corrupted by the refusal of one of the high court justices, Ron Castille, to recuse himself from the decision. Castile had, prior to joining the court, been Philadelphia's DA, where he supervised the legal battle against Mumia's appeals.

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