Mumia, the Fight for Freedom & Justice is Not Yet Won
Brother Mumia Abu-Jamal is no longer on death row. We can afford a few celebrations as the white power empire of North America has officially said that it will no longer attempt to lynch comrade Mumia Abu-Jamal through legal channels. However. we also have to recognize that threats to his life and liberty still exist.
He is still behind the bars of the imperialist iron house, and Maureen Faulkner, the widow of the pig Daniel Faulkner who Mumia was accused of killing thirty years ago, has made the most thinly veiled threats against Mumia. In a very threatening tone she has called for Mumia to be removed from isolation and placed in the general population, all the while speaking loudly dangerous nature of the prisoners who fill the cells. As they had attempted to do with Leonard Peltier, there is a very good chance that the colonial white power state will pay one or more prisoners to murder brother Mumia. He also faces the threat of the ever watchful, ever blood thirsty, ever racist guards who work the prisons.
Because of these thinnly threats against Mumia we can not allow this brief moment of victory to slow us in our work to have him and all other political prisoners and prisoners of war released.
The following is a statement from the International Family And Friends Of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the MOVE Organization are circulating the following statement:
On Wednesday December 7, 2011 District Attorney of Philadelphia, Seth Williams, accompanied by Maureen Faulkner, announced at a press conference that he was not pursuing another hearing to reinstate the death penalty for Mumia Abu Jamal.
This means that Mumia is now sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. There is already talk about him now being moved into general population.
Some people may celebrate this as a victory but MOVE is not under any illusions about these treacherous officials, we ain’t fooled one bit by their deviousness. We see this latest decision for exactly what it is — A devious tactic to kill Mumia in a so-called different way.
Officials killed George Jackson in prison, they tried to get several different people to kill Leonard Peltier in prison and MOVE sees the same plan being laid for Mumia.
This is personal for these cops and officials, they want Mumia dead just as much today as they have for the past thirty years, nothing has changed. They are furious with Mumia, with all the international support he has, with the strong consistent movement around Mumia. Cops see this as a contest, a contest they are determined to win, any way they can. That’s how sick and petty they are.
They can’t stand the fact that Mumia is Black and that he sides with TRUTH over the lies of this system and they wanna take him down, that’s how they determine winning. These cops and officials KNOW Mumia is innocent just like they know The MOVE 9 is innocent but they don’t care. They don’t give a damn about innocence or guilt, they don’t give a damn about Mumia’s life, they just want to win, which means killing Mumia.
These cops and officials are crazed and outta control about Mumia. They can’t tell you the name of those accused/convicted of killing cops six months ago, a year ago, five years ago, but they all know Mumia’s name and they hate him.
They’re not like this about other people; Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald (who was convicted of killing president JFK), Mark David Chapman (who killed John Lennon) or a host of other people accused of/convicted of murder, including baby killers.
Again, MOVE ain’t fooled by their trickery, we’re gonna remain vigilant over Mumia and we remain unrelenting in our fight for Mumia’s release, based on his innocence. We’re gonna expose this devious tactic worldwide for exactly what it is, so if these treacherous misfits try to do ANYTHING to Mumia, they will be exposed to the world for the spineless punk-ass cowards and weaklings that they are.
MOVE and Mumia supporters ain’t never gonna stop!
Posted on December 9, 2011, in African Struggles, Prisons & Prisoner Struggles and tagged International Family And Friends Of Mumia Abu-Jamal, MOVE, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Mumia, the Fight for Freedom & Justice is Not Yet Won.