Book Asserts Black Reporter Didn’t Kill White Officer in ’81
A book published on Thursday asserts that a black radio journalist convicted of murdering a white Philadelphia police officer more than 26 years ago is not guilty of the crime and that it was actually committed by another man who is now deceased.
The book, “The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal,” by J. Patrick O’Connor, asserts that Officer Daniel Faulkner died on Dec. 9, 1981, from shots fired by Kenneth Freeman, a business partner of the brother of the convicted man, Mr. Abu-Jamal, who has been on death row for 25 years for a crime he says he did not commit.
The book, published by Chicago Review Press, is the latest to cast doubt on the conviction, which critics have said was tainted by racism, police corruption and judicial bias, turning Mr. Abu-Jamal into a cause célèbre for death penalty opponents....
Hugh Burns, chief of the appeals division in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, which prosecuted the case in 1982, dismissed the new accusations, saying, “There is zero credible evidence Freeman was involved.”
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Randll Reese Besch - 5/9/2008
Or so they say often. They after all are supposed to represent the 'people' against the other 'people' aren't they?
They bring the full power of the state against individuals who are not given the same state protections is not a balanced equation or system.
There are enough anomoulies in this whole case,plus president in many others that give a big doubt about the trial,police action concerning witnesses etc. That should be enough.