Race For Justice

Author: Leonard Weinglass
Publisher: Common Courage Pr
Size: 21.36 MB
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Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing a police officer who had arrested his brother, Abu-Jamal claims the officer was beating his brother.

Live From Death Row

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380727668
Size: 32.79 MB
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Once a prominent radio reporter, Mumia Abu-Jamal is now in a Pennsylvania prison awaiting his state-sactioned execution. In 1982 he was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner after a trial many have criticized as profoundly biased. Live From Death Row is a collection of his prison writings--an impassioned yet unflinching account of the brutalities and humiliations of prison life. It is also a scathing indictment of racism and political bias in the American judicial system that is certain to fuel the controversy surrounding the death penalty and freedom of speech.

Executing Justice

Author: Daniel R. Williams
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312283179
Size: 57.42 MB
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Mumia Abu-Jamal's defense attorney provides an account of his client's struggle for justice as he describes the 1982 conviction of the award-winning journalist for the killing of a police officer.

Veronica The Case Of Mumia Abu Jamal

Author: Valerie Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147715437X
Size: 29.93 MB
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Sometimes raw, always vivid and forthright, this is the life story of Veronica Jones, a witness in the murder trial of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. She saw two other men run from the scene of the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner—she was a witness for Mumia´s innocence. Unbeknownst to anyone but her younger sister, Veronica’s life was also entwined with Faulkner’s. Before she could testify, police detectives threatened her with 10-15 years in prison and separation from her young children if she did not falsely name Mumia as the shooter. At Mumia´s trial she recanted her original and true witness statement and denied that she saw anyone run from the scene. This gave the prosecution evidence for conviction. In 1996 when Veronica courageously came forward to redeem herself and correct a fourteen year old lie, notorious Judge Albert Sabo, “king of death row,” and the prosecution retaliated and had her handcuffed and arrested off the witness stand! With intimidation tactics like this in an open courtroom, one can only imagine what happens behind closed doors.... This story of a courageous women also contains a Forward and Commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal and a Legal Afterword by attorney Rachel Wolkenstein on the legal significance of Veronica’s testimony.

Death Blossoms

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896086999
Size: 76.37 MB
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The author, a prisoner on death-row for killing a police officer, presents a series of essays and reflections on his life and his spirituality.

The Case Of Mumia Abu Jamal

Author: Amnesty International
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583220818
Size: 43.46 MB
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Open Media Series - Special Edition. Produced under the auspices of Amnesty International, this is a compact analysis of the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal who has been incarcerated on Pennsylvania's death row for the past 17 years. His case has generated more controversy and attention, both national and international, than that of any other inmate currently under sentence of death in the USA and Amnesty's belief is that the interests of justice would be best served by the granting of a new trial. Mumia Abu-Jamal support groups exist in the UK and Europe.

Encyclopedia Of Race And Crime

Author: Helen Taylor Greene
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266093
Size: 30.45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The organization of the reader's guide—especially the groupings of landmark cases, race riots, and criminology theories—is impressive ... Other related titles lack the breadth, detail, and accessibility of this work ... Recommended for all libraries; essential for comprehensive social studies collections." —Library Journal As seen almost daily on local and national news, race historically and presently figures prominently in crime and justice reporting within the United States, in the areas of hate crimes, racial profiling, sentencing disparities, wrongful convictions, felon disenfranchisement, political prisoners, juveniles and the death penalty, and culturally specific delinquency prevention programs. The Encyclopedia of Race and Crime covers issues in both historical and contemporary context, with information on race and ethnicity and their impact on crime and the administration of justice. These two volumes offer a greater appreciation for the similar historical experiences of varied racial and ethnic groups and illustrate how race and ethnicity has mattered and continues to matter in the administration of American criminal justice. Key Features Covers a number of broad thematic areas: basic concepts and theories of criminal justice; the police, courts, and corrections; juvenile justice; public policy; the media; organizations; specific groups and populations; and specific cases and biographies Addresses such topics as gender, hate/bias crimes, immigrant experiences, international and cross-cultural issues, race and gangs, and race and law, Presents experiences of all major racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., including Asians, Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, and Ethnic Whites, as well as religious minorities, such as Muslims Includes coverage of recent incidents like the alleged rape of a black female North Carolina Central University student by white male members of the Duke University Lacrosse Team;, the Jena 6 incident; the Tulia, Texas drug arrests; the Rodney King beating; the O. J. Simpson trials in the 1990s; and more recent racial profiling incidents Two appendices provide information on locating and interpreting statistical data on race and crime, as well as detailed instructions on how to access statistical data on the web for such specific areas as arrests, drugs, gang membership, hate crimes, homicide trends, juvenile justice, prison populations, racial profiling, the death penalty, and victimization Because the topic of race and crime is of wide interest and relevance, entries in this Encyclopedia are written in an accessible style to appeal to a broad audience, making it a welcome addition to academic and public libraries alike.

Murdered By Mumia

Author: Maureen Faulkner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762799021
Size: 76.57 MB
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New and updated in paperback! Maureen Faulkner is the widow of police officer Danny Faulkner, infamously murdered in Philadelphia in 1981 by Wesley Cook, who goes by the name of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Although Abu-Jamal was convicted and sentenced to death in 1982, in May of 2007 his attorneys appealed his sentence once more (the federal appeals court has not yet ruled). The defendant has become an international cult figure, who has been supported by such Hollywood activists as Ed Asner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon. Faulkner and radio-host Smerconish tell the other side of the story: the widow's anguish and grief and her attempts to bring closure to her husband's murder more than 25 years later. Smerconish (who is also a lawyer) has studied the 5,000 pages of trial transcripts (transcripts Asner readily admits he has never looked at), and outlines and analyzes the issues and evidence. The case is compelling, and the reader comes away convinced – as is Smerconish – that Abu-Jamal is guilty as charged. It is a latter-day In Cold Blood.

Writing On The Wall

Author: Mumia Abu Jamal
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 0872866556
Size: 24.28 MB
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Mumia Abu Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society.

Killing Time

Author: Patricia Windsor
ISBN: 9780440944713
Size: 33.22 MB
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Growing up in New York City does not prepare fifteen-year-old Sam Tarver for the mysterious events and ancient forces of terror that seem to be at work in the small, upstate town he moves to.