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To: Philadelphia Deputy District Attorney Ronald Eisenberg and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Release Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Records

Release Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Records

Petition Text

Release all the records and files regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal’s legal case!

Why is this important?

A petition filed on behalf of political prisoner and renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, seeking a new appeal in his decades-long case, was heard in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas on April 24, 2017. During the session, Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker ordered the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office to turn over all records pertaining to Mumia’s legal case.

If released, these records will reveal a grave conflict of interest in Mumia’s appeal case, identifying Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille as a biased contributor to the case. Justice Castille, who has in the past denied Mumia’s appeals, also played a significant role in Mumia’s conviction during his trial on charges of killing a police office. Castille was Assistant DA at the time of Abu-Jamal’s trial in 1982. In addition, he was appointed as the Philadelphia District Attorney during Mumia’s direct appeal in 1988.

A new nine-minute video gives background on new revelations of conflict of interest regarding Mumia’s appeal case:

What else can you do?
A ruling to implement Judge Leon Tucker's recent order to release Mumia’s court documents could be made as soon as May 30, 2017. Please call or e-mail the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office now to pressure them to follow the court’s order to release all the records and files regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal’s legal case.
Phone: 215-686-8000

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • Mumia is innocent! That's why!
  • If there is no wrongdoing, why do the records need to be kept confidential? Err on the side of more information--let the sun shine in!
  • I was a victim of a drunk driving hit & run case by Jay P McCarthy-I was crippled for life-the case was covered up because Jay p McCarthy-the criminal perp-was nephew of Greenfield,Ma, police chief David McCarthy-who pleaded guilty to public nepotism corruption for illegally hiring his own son-Sgt Danielle McCarthy-who was involved in a national hate crime last year of terorizing his two gay neighbors black Afro-American tenage son with a Ku Klux Klan Confederate flag-and was NOT dismissed


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