Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Flashpoint
May 11, 2020 - 7:13 pm
As the 35th anniversary of the MOVE tragedy approaches, there are growing calls for a citywide apology, and part of the effort is led by the city’s first black mayor. Read more here.
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Kristen Johanson
March 03, 2020 - 5:33 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has named the "special master to investigate" how the Mumia Abu-Jamal case is being handled by the Philadelphia District Attorney, and how the investigation will play out. The judge is no stranger to high profile cases. Read more here.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
February 24, 2020 - 4:16 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will appoint a special investigator to look into how the Mumia Abu-Jamal case is being handled by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
January 29, 2020 - 1:43 pm
Philadelphia prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Terrance Williams, a man whose 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case opened the door to thousands of appeals. Read more here.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
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Kristen Johanson
December 03, 2019 - 3:36 pm
Weeks after the widow of slain Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner pleaded to the state’s highest court to have the district attorney removed from her husband’s case, the DA responds, and so has the state’s attorney general. Read more here.
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Maureen Faulkner
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Kristen Johanson
November 12, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Maureen Faulkner, the widow of murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner, is going to the state’s highest court in the hopes that the case will be handed off to the Pennsylvania attorney general. Read more here.
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
October 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
The head of the Philadelphia police union has formally confronted the district attorney over his spokeswoman's since-deleted tweet, which some argue is racially charged. Read more here.
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Maureen Faulkner
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Kristen Johanson
October 04, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Maureen Faulkner, widow of slain Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner, is calling for District Attorney Larry Krasner to recuse himself from ongoing appeal efforts made by the man convicted of killing Faulkner, Mumia Abu Jamal. She says Krasner has lied to her over and over, and he has major...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
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Kristen Johanson
September 20, 2019 - 2:56 pm
The widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner wants the Philadelphia district attorney to recuse himself from his convicted murderer's appeal.
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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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Kristen Johanson
September 06, 2019 - 7:35 am
Defense attorneys for Mumia Abu-Jamal have filed their latest appeal attempt in Pennsylvania Superior Court, and have accused the original Philadelphia prosecutor of misconduct during his 1982 murder trial. Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing police officer Danny Faulkner. This latest court filing...
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