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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Cherri Gregg
April 18, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal are applauding Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's decision not to appeal a ruling opens the door for Abu-Jamal to get his case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. At a rally Thursday outside City Hall, Pam Africa, chair of...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Steve Tawa
April 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office will not pursue an appeal in the long-running Mumia Abu-Jamal legal saga, which means Abu-Jamal's appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will move forward. For months, the DA's office thought about appealing a judge's...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
Kristen Johanson
January 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an unusual move, Philadelphia prosecutors and defense lawyers for Mumia Abu-Jamal have asked a city judge to rescind his recent order reinstating Abu-Jamal's appellate rights. The now 64-year-old was convicted more than three decades ago of shooting and killing...
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Michael African and Rachel Wolkenstein.
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Cherri Gregg
January 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Common Pleas judge that opened the door for a partial appeal in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case is retaining jurisdiction. Earlier this month, the District Attorney's Office alerted the court of newly discovered case files. Jamal supporters met in West...
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Kenyatta Johnson led the effort to stop keeping 30 percent of the bail that defendants post.
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Pat Loeb
October 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's criminal court system changed two of its rules on Wednesday. One was a victory for criminal justice reform advocates. One was an unexpected setback. The advocates, including city councilmen Kenyatta Johnson, Curtis Jones, Derek Green, Council President...
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Meek Mill leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on May 30, 2018.
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Kristen Johanson
May 30, 2018 - 11:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the latest chapter of Meek Mill's legal saga, the Philadelphia native was back in a city courtroom this Wednesday morning to ask a Philadelphia judge to have his case moved. The rap artist is appealing his 2008 conviction, claiming the officer who arrested him...
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