Saturday, May 3, 2008

True Crime in the New York Times: New Book Says Mumia Abu-Jamal is Innocent

A new book, The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal by J. Patrick O’Connor, garnered some ink in yesterday's New York Times with its assertion that Mumia Abu-Jamal did not murder police officer Daniel Faulkner back in 1982. O'Connor pins the murder on the hands of another dead man, Abu-Jamal's brother's business partner, Kenneth Freeman.

Abu-Jamal's alleged innocence has been a cause celebre for the entire twenty-five years he has been on Pennsylvania's death row. According to O'Connor, “Abu-Jamal’s trial was a monumental miscarriage of justice representing an extreme case of prosecutorial abuse and judicial bias.”

The Philly DA's office states that the allegations against Freeman are unfounded and that they prosecuted the correct man.

The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal was released on May 1.

Feel free to purchase O'Connor's book below:

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