After Change Links went to press, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that Mumia Abu-Jamal was improperly denied a new trial on appeal because the D.A. involved in fighting his appeals, supported by the Fraternal Order of Police, later unconstitutionally participated as a PA Supreme Court Justice in ruling against him, creating what the judge considered the appearance of bias and impropriety.
On Dec. 3, 2018, Judge Leon Tucker had heard final arguments in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s two-year-long appeal case on this issue and announced that he would issue a decision at a future time. The decision that came down was a partial ruling in Mumia’s favor which creates a path to freedom through a new appeal process.
In response, there was a rally at Philly DA Krasner’s office to say #FreeMumia! and to tell Krasner: DO NOT APPEAL! Krasner, a self-proclaimed progressive who had been a defense attorney, was elected on a pledge to help reduce mass incarceration, and has expunged some convictions, but took the former DA and Supreme Court justice in the case, Ron Castile, as an adviser, and has been dancing to the tune of the Fraternal Order of Police, which wants to kill Mumia, on this issue.
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