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Resource ID: #12286
Subject: Death Penalty
Source: Emerge Magazine
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Date: November

Description

Emerge Magazine reports that "Controversy rages as grass-roots support and the spotlight from celebrities focuses on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal (a 41-year-old journalist), who has been sentenced to death for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer..... Abu-Jamal is a former Black Panther who came under FBI surveillance before he was old enough to drive. His lawyers credit the international political pressure with a major role in winning a stay of the original execution date, Aug. 17, 1995, as they seek a new trial.... (But) those who believe Abu-Jamal was fairly tried, convicted and should be executed have not been silent during the incredible public debate about his case...."

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