Monthly Archives: May 2013

Shaq : Stop Censoring Mumia!

May 12, 2013

A documentary movie about Mumia Abu-Jamal (Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary) had been scheduled to open at the Cineplex-12 Theater in Newark, N.J., this spring. The documentary has been playing to full houses on extended runs in more than 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Oakland, New York, Philly, New Orleans, Seattle, D.C, and Calgary, and the Newark theater had planned a gala opening–until Shaquille O’Neal, co-owner of the theater, stepped in and cancelled it at the last minute.

Shaquille O’Neal has long been a wannabe cop. He says he was “raised” by the Newark Police; he’s a big supporter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and a “reserve police officer” in a number of cities; on a “ride along” in Baton Rouge police internal affairs accused him (then cleared him) of flushing a suspect’s head in a toilet. His canceling of the movie furthers a 30-year campaign by the FOP to see that Mumia dies in prison.

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Solidarity Statement with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Please sign our solidarity statement for Mumia using the form at the bottom of the page.

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an innocent man. For almost three decades he was held in solitary confinement under the threat of execution, until the courts finally ruled his death sentence was illegal. In December 2011, the Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, backed by the Fraternal Order of Police, and Edward Rendell, former Pennsylvania Governor, Philadelphia Mayor and the DA who prosecuted Mumia, conceded defeat in trying to legally lynch him for the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner. Now, after a secret proceeding with no notice to Mumia, Mumia is sentenced to “slow death row,” life imprisonment without parole.

Life Imprisonment is an Outrage! Free Mumia Now!

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