Incarceration Nation

A New Development in the Case
of Mumia Abu-Jamal

In a ruling helpful to Mumia, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled against the case brought by The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Five and Maureen Faulkner, the widow of the police officer that Mumia was accused of killing. They sought to remove Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krassner from the case because of his record of correcting some of the past abuses by Philadelphia police against Black defendants. The effect of this frivolous lawsuit was to delay Mumia’s efforts to get his case back into court to examine and rule on copious amounts of evidence of Mumia’s innocence that was suppressed for years.