Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick joined Chris Stigall Thursday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss the Senate’s rejection of Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nomination to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.
President Obama’s decision to nominate a former NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney to the top civil rights job at the Department of Justice is sparking outrage among the police unions for his connection to Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been moved into the general prison population for the first time since his arrest 3 decades ago.
A representative of Pennsylvania’s department of corrections has told Philadelphia’s district attorney that Mumia Abu-Jamal is getting no special treatment.
Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal says he is surprised and somewhat disappointed that he will not get a new sentencing hearing.
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.
Philadelphia’s district attorney has decided not to continue to pursue the death penalty against Abu-Jamal.
KYW Newsradio has learned from multiple sources that the Philadelphia District Attorney will hold a news conference Wednesday morning to announce a decision on the future of the case.
Philadelphia prosecutors will have to pursue a second death-penalty sentence for convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal or accept a life sentence after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to review the racially charged case.
A federal appeals court is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on the death sentence imposed on Mumia Abu-Jamal in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.