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California Federation of Teachers Passes Resolution for Mumia: Growing Number Of Civil Liberties Groups Are Joining The Fight To Free Abu-Jamal

The list of supporters and followers of the infamous one time Black Panther Party Member, Broadcast Journalist, and now Death Row Inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal covers a broad spectrum of prominent World Leaders, Actors & Actress, Activist, Politicians, and other notable figures globally. Those who depose the call for his freedom can now add The California Federation of Teachers as a Combatant to the growing list of Labor Organizations now publicly joining the cause to fight for the life and freedom of Abu-Jamal. The CFT passed Resolution 19: “Reaffirm support for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal”. Many anti-Jamal factions cite numerous eyewitnesses saying Mumia did it. The Police version of ballistic evidence – saying Mumia’s gun at the scene was consistent with the bullet used to kill Faulkner. However, these people along wih Federal Judges ignore other pertinent facts, such as the bullet taken from Faulkner’s body has never been conclusively established as having been discharged from the .38 caliber that Abu-Jamal had on him that night and licensed to carry. They say Mumia admitted after the fact that he did it. The fact of the matter is that only Police and coerced witnesses testified to these allegations. More poignantly though, even the arresting Officer initially indicated in his Duty Report that, “the subject said nothing”. That Policeman changed his account 2 1/2 weeks after Abu-Jamal had been arrested, citing that he did not know it was relevant to the case until now, and sadly his pathetic blatant lie was allowed to be deemed credible as a vital element into the merits of Mumia’s Capitol Murder Trial. It has been thirty years since the State of Pennsylvania sentenced Abu-Jamal to death for this tragic event and the CFT like millions of others around the world are onto the injustices that has been done to an obviously innocent man. Abu-Jamal followers have known for years that the Federal Appellate Courts have for very obvious reasons chosen to violate that same Court’s own precedents to keep Mumia Abu-Jamal incarcerated while facing death for ever. The CFT’s resolution is a complete over view of what many have known for years about this highly Political case. Here is the California Federation of Teachers complete Resolution:

 Resolution 19
Reaffirm support for death row journalist
Mumia Abu-Jamal

Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial in Philadelphia was characterized by illegal suppression of evidence, police coercion, illegal exclusion of black jurors, and unfair and unconstitutional rulings by
the judge; and

Whereas, the trial judge, Albert Sabo, has been quoted in a sworn statement to have vowed at the time of the trial to help the prosecution ‘fry the n—–;’ and
Whereas, subsequent appellate rulings have bent the law out of shape to sustain the guilty verdict of that trial; and

Whereas, the appellate courts have also refused to consider strong evidence of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s innocence that has emerged continuously in the years subsequent to the trial; and

Whereas, the U.S. Supreme Court, in denying relief to Mumia Abu-Jamal, ignored key precedents such as its own ruling in Batson v Kentucky, which was supposed to prevent exclusion of jurors on the basis of race; and
Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal still is incarcerated on Death Row while awaiting a decision from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals that could remove a stay on his execution; and

Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal has for decades as a journalist fought courageously against racism and police brutality and for the human rights of all people and has taken strong stands in support of working people involved in labor struggles and in support of well-funded, quality, public education;
and

Whereas, the continued unjust incarceration of Mumia Abu-Jamal represents a threat to the civil rights of all people; and

Whereas, the CFT has at a previous Convention voiced its support for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal;
Therefore, be it resolved, that the California Federation of Teachers reaffirm its support and demand that the courts consider the evidence of innocence of Mumia Abu-Jamal; and

Be it further resolved, that the CFT introduce and advocate on behalf of a resolution at the 2012 AFT Convention reaffirming the AFT’s support for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal should he not have been cleared of charges and released by that time.

We are know why the federal Courts refuse to follow it’s own rules pertaining to the Abu-Jamal case. Their message is clear. Any man who dare manifest the writing talent, vision, and tenacity to fight an abusive and oppressive government like the United States for the benefit of the African American Community shall pay the ultimate price. We honor the support of the California Federation of Teachers and welcome them to this struggle. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal now!

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The list of supporters and followers of the infamous one time Black Panther Party Member, Broadcast Journalist, and now Death Row Inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal covers a broad spectrum of prominent World Leaders, Actors & Actress, Activist, Politicians, and other notable figures globally. Those who depose the call for his freedom can now add The California Federation of Teachers as a Combatant to the growing list of Labor Organizations now publicly joining the cause to fight for the life and freedom of Abu-Jamal. The CFT passed Resolution 19: “Reaffirm support for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal”. Many anti-Jamal factions cite numerous eyewitnesses saying Mumia did it. The Police version of ballistic evidence – saying Mumia’s gun at the scene was consistent with the bullet used to kill Faulkner. However, these people along wih Federal Judges ignore other pertinent facts, such as the bullet taken from Faulkner’s body has never been conclusively established as having been discharged from the .38 caliber that Abu-Jamal had on him that night and licensed to carry. They say Mumia admitted after the fact that he did it. The fact of the matter is that only Police and coerced witnesses testified to these allegations. More poignantly though, even the arresting Officer initially indicated in his Duty Report that, “the subject said nothing”. That Policeman changed his account 2 1/2 weeks after Abu-Jamal had been arrested, citing that he did not know it was relevant to the case until now, and sadly his pathetic blatant lie was allowed to be deemed credible as a vital element into the merits of Mumia’s Capitol Murder Trial. It has been thirty years since the State of Pennsylvania sentenced Abu-Jamal to death for this tragic event and the CFT like millions of others around the world are onto the injustices that has been done to an obviously innocent man. Abu-Jamal followers have known for years that the Federal Appellate Courts have for very obvious reasons chosen to violate that same Court’s own precedents to keep Mumia Abu-Jamal incarcerated while facing death for ever. The CFT’s resolution is a complete over view of what many have known for years about this highly Political case. Here is the California Federation of Teachers complete Resolution:

 Resolution 19
Reaffirm support for death row journalist
Mumia Abu-Jamal

Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial in Philadelphia was characterized by illegal suppression of evidence, police coercion, illegal exclusion of black jurors, and unfair and unconstitutional rulings by
the judge; and

Whereas, the trial judge, Albert Sabo, has been quoted in a sworn statement to have vowed at the time of the trial to help the prosecution ‘fry the n—–;’ and
Whereas, subsequent appellate rulings have bent the law out of shape to sustain the guilty verdict of that trial; and

Whereas, the appellate courts have also refused to consider strong evidence of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s innocence that has emerged continuously in the years subsequent to the trial; and

Whereas, the U.S. Supreme Court, in denying relief to Mumia Abu-Jamal, ignored key precedents such as its own ruling in Batson v Kentucky, which was supposed to prevent exclusion of jurors on the basis of race; and
Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal still is incarcerated on Death Row while awaiting a decision from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals that could remove a stay on his execution; and

Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal has for decades as a journalist fought courageously against racism and police brutality and for the human rights of all people and has taken strong stands in support of working people involved in labor struggles and in support of well-funded, quality, public education;
and

Whereas, the continued unjust incarceration of Mumia Abu-Jamal represents a threat to the civil rights of all people; and

Whereas, the CFT has at a previous Convention voiced its support for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal;
Therefore, be it resolved, that the California Federation of Teachers reaffirm its support and demand that the courts consider the evidence of innocence of Mumia Abu-Jamal; and

Be it further resolved, that the CFT introduce and advocate on behalf of a resolution at the 2012 AFT Convention reaffirming the AFT’s support for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal should he not have been cleared of charges and released by that time.

We are know why the federal Courts refuse to follow it’s own rules pertaining to the Abu-Jamal case. Their message is clear. Any man who dare manifest the writing talent, vision, and tenacity to fight an abusive and oppressive government like the United States for the benefit of the African American Community shall pay the ultimate price. We honor the support of the California Federation of Teachers and welcome them to this struggle. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal now!

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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