Free Mumia Events: 30 years in prison: free him now!

WE THE PEOPLE PART II
DECEMBER 10: Germantown Event Center

5245 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Tickets are $8.00/ $5.00 w/ school ID

12:00pm-3:30pm- Youth Activities
3:30-4:30pm- (Film) Justice On Trial: The Case Of Mumia Abu-Jamal
4:30-6:00pm- Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Panel Discussion
6:00-6:30pm- Intermission
6:30-8:00pm- Abuse Of Women & Peace Org. Jobs Forum
8:00-10:00pm- Hip Hop Poetry, Spoken Word, Open Mic
10:00pm-1:00am- Showcase Performances

FEATURING: Pam Africa, C-Rayz Walz, Rebel Diaz, Maria Africa, Sandra Jones, Dr. Muhammad Ahmad aka Maxwell Stanford, Dr. Monteiro, Professor Griff, Mujahid The Real, ASAP, Jasiri X, Paradise (X-Clan), Shalowe Bey and many more.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/12/09/supporters-of-mumia-abu-jamal-mark-30th-anniversary-of-his-conviction-with-rally-at-ncc/
By Dan Wing and Natasha Brown

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Nearly 1,000 people gathered at the National Constitution Center on Friday night to mark the 30th anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s incarceration, and to continue to fight for his release from Pennsylvania’s death row.

Supporters came together to call for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and to discuss basic human equality issues. In addition to a number of speakers such as Professor Cornell West and Poet Laureate Amiri Baraka, the crowd also listened in to a live phone conference with Mumia Abu-Jamal himself, who offered advice for youth trying to fight for equality and justice.

“I would say follow your heart, and do the right thing. Because 9 times out of 10, you’re doing the right thing.”

The event also took time to discuss the next steps in fighting for Mumia’s release from prison altogether.

Earlier in the day, a memorial service was held to honor the memory of slain officer Daniel Faulkner.

Outside the constitution center a small number of police and bikers gathered to show their support for the family of Officer Faulkner, the man that Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing.

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From: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8462130 + Video

PHILADELPHIA – December 9, 2011 (WPVI) — The controversial case of Mumia Abu Jamal has caused some demonstrations and some tense moments Friday evening, on this, the 30th anniversary of the fatal shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Two opposing protests converged in Center City Friday night. It is one case that has divided and angered so many.

Friday night, the National Constitution Center was standing room only as hundreds marked the 30th anniversary of Mumia Abu Jamal’s arrest for the killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

“The fact that he’s behind bars for so long without the proper conviction process being held,” said Candice Benford.

“I believe in the cause, and I believe in fighting injustices,” said Tarisse Iriarte.

Inside the room, Abu Jamal’s supporters who have called his incarceration racial injustice reinvigorated their movement by listening to speakers.

Motorcyclists from different biker groups roared and revved their engines outside as they rallied for the slain officer and against the man they believe should die for killing him.

A federal appeals court found Abu Jamal’s death sentence unconstitutional and District Attorney Seth Williams decided not to pursue a new death penalty phase trial.

“We’re just showing our support to an officer that was killed in cold blood by a murderer, who is still alive today, who shouldn’t be on this earth anymore,” said Brian Thomas.

More than 100 bikers could be seen from Chopper 6 circling the block; outraged that they event was held at the Constitution Center.

“These people are anarchist. They don’t believe in the rule of law,” said Bill Walls.

Those inside turned their backs to the protest.

“Those people out there kind of made me laugh,” said Sue Kelly. “I think they thought that they were making so much noise, they would disrupt our program. But they didn’t realize that this place is pretty sound proof.”

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