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|San Jose Rally To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal|
|Date||Thursday May 17|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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|Federal Building at 2nd and San Carlos St, San Jose, CA|
Rally To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Thursday, May 17, 2007
San Jose Federal Building
2nd and San Carlos St
San Jose, CA
Death Row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is going to have essentially his last best shot at a new trial on May 17, 2007. Robert Bryan will be presenting one hour of oral arguments before the third circuit court of appeals. Mumia Abu-Jamal was wrongfully convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in an altercation that took place on Dec 9, 1981. Lots of evidence exists to suggest that Mumia is innocent, including the confession of a hit man, Arnold Beverly, who claims that he, not Mumia, shot and killed Officer Faulkner. Bryan will be focusing on a few main points as part of the appeal:
* The prosecutor's attempt to dilute the presumption of innocence by stating that if Mumia were convicted he would have appeal after appeal.
* The racist exclusion of a majority of the black jurors in the jury pool from serving on Mumia's jury.
* The racist bias of Judge Sabo during the appeals process.