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Mumia Abu Jamal Fair Trial
1,254 wordsOn December 9, 1981, Wesley Cook, a. k. a. Mumia Abu-Jamal, was driving his taxi in Philadelphia when he saw that police had pulled his brother over. Jamal stopped to see why his brother was being pulled over. An altercation followed leaving Officer Daniel Faulkner dead and Jamal critically wounded. Jamal is currently on Death Row awaiting execution. Jamal's trial was held in 1981 and since then there has been much controversy about whether the trial was fair or not. Much evidence has recently b...
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Crime Scene Fair Trial
1,225 words... scene that the man who shot the officer was a third black man who ran from the scene (ia center. org). Immediately after the shooting, police brought Singletary to the station for questioning. In his report, he specifically stated that Jamal was not the shooter. At the 1995 PCRA hearing Singletary testified that the officer ripped up his statement indicating that Jamal was not the shooter and that the shooter had fled. Police then coerced Singletary, after five hours of badgering, into signi...
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2 Live Crew Rage Against The Machine
1,466 wordsCensorship in music has been a major problem plaguing America since the early nineteen forties. It came to a head during the nineteen sixties with the Vietnam War and the hippie movement. During the nineteen seventies and eighties heavy metal and hard rock were getting the brunt of the censorship heat. Now in the nineteen nineties the major focus of censorship is rap; primarily gangster rap. Some of the main factors of music in general that cause legal ramifications are sexual content, suggestiv...
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Fourteenth Amendment Death Sentence
1,239 wordsIf you " re ever driving down I- 95 through Philadelphia, you will notice an exit for Allegheny Avenue. Allegheny Ave is one of the most dangerous parts of Philly you can drive through. Predominantly black with some Puerto Ricans and a handful of whites, Allegheny is situated between the Delaware River and abandoned industrial complexes. Windows are kept closed and doors are locked as you drive past bums, drug dealers, scorched abandoned cars, sleazy strip bars, cops and crack heads. You can buy...
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Death Row Inmates Racially Biased
703 wordsThe Death Row Death Row The death penalty is outmoded and should be eliminated from our justice system. The death penalty is extremely racially biased and is not assigned justly. While advocates claim it is cheaper to execute than to support a felon for life in prison, it is actually more expensive to sentence a man to death. Opponents to the death penalty say that death is actually revenge rather than justice. The number of prisoners on death row is increasing. The public favoring the death pen...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Police Brutality
1,178 wordsUnfortunately, nowadays the people who are supposed to protect us and help us when we are in need, cant be trusted. Police brutality has always been a problem, but theres been a dramatic rise in police murders and brutalization of citizens. Police Brutality is anything from harassment from a police officer to being murdered by one. And Martini; Live chat room, 10 / 27 / 99 web Of course, harassment is much more common than being murdered by a police officer. Here are some cases of police brutali...
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Mumia Abu Jamal American Heritage Dictionary
1,930 wordsThe following paper will discuss the topic of racial injustice in the United States Legal System. Since this topic is so broad, it will deal with the trial of Mumia Abu Jamal in 1982. This paper will show how the " system" will try anything to keep a minority down. The system consists of upper middle class to upper class whites that believe minorities are inferior to them. The system is used is a " political machine" used by whites to keep these minorities from becoming power...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Faulkner
5,121 wordsWesley Cook was born in 1954. While he was protesting at a George Wallace for president rally in 1968, several white men attacked him. He claims that two men grabbed him. One kicked his face and skull, while the other kicked him in the groin. As the beating progressed, ? he looked up and saw the two-toned gold-trimmed pant leg of a Philadelphia police officer. ? He yelled for the police, who saw him on the ground being beaten to a pulp. ? A police officer marched over briskly, and kicked him in ...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Write A Poem
1,693 wordsAll Things Censored: The Poem NPR Doesnt Want You to Hear by Mart? n Espana Source: web I was an NPR poet. In particular, I was an All Things Considered poet. All Things Considered would occasionally broadcast my poems in conjunction with news stories. One producer even commissioned a New Years poem from me. " Imagine the Angels of Bread" aired on January 2, 1994, in the same broadcast as the news of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas. But now Ive been censored by All Things Considered ...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Crime Scene
3,183 wordsAmerica, the land of the free, the land of the just. It is here, where people from all over the world can come for refuge from tyranny. Here, people are not judged by their color, but by who they are. Too bad it isnt true, for what you are about to read will contradict everything that America is supposed to be. Mumia Abu Jamal, a former Philadelphia journalist, was put through an unfair and biased trial, then convicted of murdering a Philadelphia cop in 1982, and has been on death row since. And...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Police Department
442 wordsMonologue 2 / 25 / 01 Mumia Abu-Jamal Edward Vassallo Monologue 2 / 25 / 01 I dont know if you heard but last week Ramona Africa spoke at Penn State University. She discussed the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a so-called political prisoner. If youre from Philadelphia youre probably familiar with these individuals. Africa was a member of the MOVE organization in Philadelphia, which is against all forms of government, and technology. Abu-Jamal was a radio journalist, a member of the Black Panther Pa...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Hip Hop
829 wordsFree Mumia Abu-Jamal A political prisoner is both a fellow citizen who received an unfair trial and a powerful symbol for those of us who are convinced this unfairness partly results from their political beliefs-beliefs that highlight the criminal justice system as a structure of unfairness. For example Nelson Mandela a South African political activist and lawyer Nelson was the organizational leader of the African national congress, Mandela was sentenced in 1964 to life in prison for sabotage, t...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Black Panther Party
2,004 wordsNear 4 AM on December 9, 1981 Mumia Abu-Jamal was working a second job as a nighttime cab driver in the hope of making additional money for the upcoming holiday season. He was driving west on Locust St. when he saw that his brothers Volkswagen had been pulled to the side of the road by a Philadelphia Police cruiser. Mumia pulled into a parking garage on the North side of Locust so he could question his brother to make sure he wasnt in any trouble. After emerging from the parking garage he saw Of...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Community Based Policing
2,535 wordsIt was Police Brutality Description: It was April 29, 1992 and it was my twelve birthday. My mom gave me a little chocolate cake with a plastic surfer riding a wave on top of it. We were watching television while I was getting ready to blow out my candles. There was a disturbance in South Central Los Angeles that the news helicopters were covering on every channel. There were crowds of people flooding the intersection of Florence and Normandy acting rowdy and getting aggressive toward passing ca...
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