A vote for Chaka Fattah helps cop killer Abu Mumia Jamal -Mayoral candidate tied to Islamist Arab backers and black nationalist movement
November 19, 2006
MIM:Mayor candidate Chaka Fattah has used his congressional position to help free cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. A vote for him as mayor means he will use his position to advocate for Mumia. At a September 6th 'Town Hall Meeting' in Philly to 'free Mumia' the French politicians and officials of the Paris suburb of St.Denis were honored by his supporters in the United States for naming a street after him. The representative of the 59th Ward Peter Wirs are suing the municipality of Paris-St.Denis which imposes a penalty on anyone who "publicly glorifies the perpetrator of a crime". The Islamist left alliance has come out in full force with the ironically named French communist newspaper L'Humanite calling the lawsuit "a provocation" and supporters are said to be planning to burn Wirs in effigy.
Chaka Fattah's support for Mumia is not surprising. His family runs a gang member 'halfway house' called The House of Umoja' whose rehabilitation techniques are based on the teachings of Maulana Karenga a convicted felon. Fattah's mother, Queen Mother Falaka Fattah was one of the founders of the Black Nationalist/Black Power movement and participated in a meeting in Philly together with jailed cop killer H Rap Brown aka Jamal Al Amin.
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Then at 6:30 join us for a work oriented town meeting to strengthen the international struggle for Mumia and all political prisoners.
TOWN HALL MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA
CHAKA FATAH, WHERE ARE YOU NOW? YOU SUPPORTED MUMIA BEFORE!!! WE NEED YOU TO SPEAK OUT NOW !!!!
View pictures from the naming of Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal
59th Republican Ward Sues The French For Honoring Mumia Abu-Jamal By: William Mulgrew, The Evening Bulletin 11/16/2006
The 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee of Philadelphia, representing the Germantown area, retained a French attorney and filed criminal charges against the French cities of Paris and Saint-Denis last Thursday in connection to the case of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Paris awarded Abu-Jamal honorary citizenship in 2001 and Saint-Denis, a suburb near Paris, named a street after him this year.
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS QUESTIONS DUE PROCESS FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
WASHINGTON, DC -- Justice can only be served through a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal, concluded Congressmen Chaka Fattah and John Conyers, speaking on behalf of the entire 38 Member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Congressman Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, has been closely monitoring the Abu-Jamal case for almost two decades and has concluded that a new trial is necessary in order to carry out Abu-Jamal's constitutional right to due process. Congressman Conyers, the leading Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, agrees.
Even as Governor Tom Ridge (R-PA) signs Mumia Abu-Jamal's death warrant, there are still many issues that have not been resolved. Abu-Jamal, an African-American journalist from Philadelphia known for his reporting of police brutality during the 1970's and 80's, was sentenced to death in 1982, for the murder of a white police officer. Testimony of eyewitnesses was suppressed, a witness was bribed to testify against Abu-Jamal, ballistics evidence did not match the circumstances of the case, there is no physical evidence linking Abu-Jamal to the crime, and tests which could have been done to prove his guilt or innocence were not ordered. At the trial, Abu-Jamal, a powerful orator, was denied the right to represent himself and even denied the right to confront his accuser. The judge used his insistence on his right to represent himself as an excuse to remove him from the trial. No audio transmission of the trial was provided, therefore, Abu-Jamal was unable to hear most of the prosecution's case.
There are many reasons for the CBC's reservations in the Abu-Jamal case. Even if he were guilty, there should be a more solid assurance of fact before he is put to death. If he is innocent, putting him to death on the basis of the current evidence makes the government guilty of the very thing for which it is accusing Abu-Jamal.
"The only thing we know for sure is that he has not been given due process and that alone is enough for a new trial," said Congressman Fattah.