Friday, October 30, 2009

Letters to AG Holder for Mumia


REMINDER

YOU HAVE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT TO GET LETTERS SIGNED FOR MUMIA. PLEASE GET THEM SENT TO ARRIVE AT OUR PO BOX BY TUESDAY, NOV 10, OR DELIVER THEM AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH (DATES, TIMES, & ADDRESS LISTED BELOW)

FOR MAILING THEM TO US: FMAJC, PO BOX 16, COLLEGE STATION, NEW YORK, NY 10030

We will be delivering letters to Eric Holder at the Department of Justice on Thursday, November 12. In order for us to have them properly prepared for our early, early morning departure from NYC on that day, we must have them at our PO box by Tuesday, November the 10th. You can also deliver them to us either this coming Friday night, October 30th from 6 PM to 9 PM at St. Mary's Church, 521 West 126th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue (opposite a police station), or the following week, Friday night, November 6th, again from 6PM to 9PM, at St. Mary's.

SAMPLE LETTER

US Department of Justice
Washington, DC
April 2009

To Eric Holder, US Attorney General:

We write to you with a sense of grave concern and outrage about the US Supreme Court's denial of a hearing to Mumia Abu-Jamal on the issue of racial bias in jury selection, that is, the "Batson issue". Inasmuch as there is no other court to which Abu-Jamal can appeal for justice, we turn to you for remedy of a 27- year history of gross violations of US constitutional law and international standards of justice as documented by Amnesty International and many other legal groups around the world.

We call on you and the Justice Department to immediately commence a civil rights investigation to examine the many examples of egregious and racist prosecutorial and judicial misconduct dating back to the original trial in 1982 and continuing through to the current inaction of the US Supreme Court. The statute of limitations should not be a factor in this case as there is very strong evidence of an ongoing conspiracy to deny Abu-Jamal his constitutional rights.

We are aware of the many differences that exist between the case of former Senator Ted Stevens and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Still, we note with great interest the actions you have taken with regard to Senator Stevens' conviction to assure that he not be denied his constitutional rights. You were specifically outraged by the fact that the prosecution withheld information critical to the defense's argument for acquittal, a violation clearly committed by the prosecution in Abu-Jamal's case. Mumia Abu-Jamal, though not a US senator of great wealth and power, is a Black man revered around the world for his courage, clarity, and commitment and deserves no less than Senator Stevens.

Cordially,

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FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, PO BOX 16, COLLEGE STATION, NEW YORK, NY, 10030, (212) 330-8029, www.freemumia.com

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