Mumia Abu-Jamal: A symbol of flawed justice
Fight for controversial death row inmate gains momentum
While American prisons overflow with prisoners, radical journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal has been on death row for almost three decades with no end to his legal process in sight as he continues his fight against the US criminal justice system.
Why is this case dragging on for so long while hundreds of thousands of supporters all over the world want Abu-Jamal released, why aren’t the flaws in the system being addressed?
The United States: a beacon of justice or a system flourishing with fraud and flaws?
“The United States essentially is an illegitimate government,” said political activist Naji Mujahid.
Seen as a political prisoner arounf the world, an honorary citizen in over twenty cities, with a street named after him in France, Abu-Jamal has been on death row for almost thirty years.
The event that changed his life took place in Philadelphia almost three decades ago, back in 1981, when a police officer was shot and killed. Abu-Jamal was wounded, and had to spend the night at a hospital. A prostitute and a cab driver testified against him. Hundreds of thousands of supporters, including himself, maintain his innocence to this day.