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Wrongs in Civil Rights Underlying Mumia Abu-Jamal's Conviction

By Linn Washington Jr.  Posted by Hans Bennett (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 9 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

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(PHOTO: Congressman John Conyers holds a poster of Mumia Abu-Jamal, part of the Campaign for a Civil Rights Investigation into the Case of Mumia Abu- Jamal, at the NAACP Convention, July 13, 2009)


By Linn Washington Jr.

During 1981, Philadelphia, Pa police proudly announced making arrests in four separate hi-profile homicides including the murders of two policemen.

However, investigations later revealed that police and prosecutors engaged in serious misconduct in each of those murder cases.

Two of those arrested in 1981 spent twenty-years in prison before newly discovered evidence exposed flawed confessions obtained by police. Another man spent 1,375-days on death row before his release, an ordeal that one judge described as a "Kafkaesque nightmare" due to illegal conduct mainly by police. A jury acquitted the teen arrested for one of the 1981 police killings citing lack of evidence.

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