PHILADEPHIA, PA: Political Prisoners
TAKE ACTION! Big Media Must Not Ignore New Mumia Abu-Jamal Crime Scene Photos
14 Oct 2007 13:48 GMT
As the world waits on a decision from Mumia Abu-Jamal's May 17 hearing before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, new questions are being raised as to whether the original jurors had access to all available information. On October 6, Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal (EMAJ) issued a press-release stating that recently disclosed photos taken by press photographer Pedro Polakoff amount to "more evidence that basic investigative protocol was violated by police from the earliest moments of the killing."
Pictured: Rap artist Immortal Technique holds a poster depicting several of Polakoff's photos. From the SF BayView's report on the May 17 hearing.
Dr. Michael Schiffmann of the University of Heidelberg unveiled these 26 photos in May at a press conference in Philadelphia. (View four of the photos here). The story was picked up by independent media, but no mainstream media outlet has acknowledged it. Readers are encouraged to contact the media directly, and have prepared a list of media contacts and a sample letter.
In anticipation of the Third Circuit Court's ruling, supporters in Philadelphia, the SF Bay Area and around the world are preparing for emergency "day after" actions. They continue to highlight the connections between Mumia's struggle and other political prisoners -- such as Leonard Peltier, the Cuban Five, the SF 8, and the MOVE 9. Meanwhile, Mumia continues his prolific journalism production from death row, with two new stories on the housing crisis in the US, as well as stories on Jena, Blackwater, and many more (see below).
Related Coverage: Listen to May 17 courtroom audio ||| "In Prison My Whole Life" Premieres October 25 (view trailer) ||| Pacifica Radio's Margaret Prescod Interviews Mumia ||| Uprising Radio's Sonali Kolhatkar Interviews Mumia ||| Mumia Abu-Jamal: On the Road to Freedom? ||| The Trial of Billy Cook ||| Attention MOVE: This is America! ||| "Wettlauf gegen den Tod" Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal has also issued audio reports on the following topics: FISA, Ahmadinejad, Pakistan, War Resistance, Congress, 9-11,NYC Racism, Tennis, Los Cinco, MOVE, Troy Davis, Kenneth Foster, Haditha, Katrina, Michael Vick, Ward Churchill, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Elections, Think Tanks, War, Vietnam, Alberto Gonzales, and more.