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October 14, 2002 Reply to the Prosecution
[PDF 187 k][Word 97 k]

August 27, 2002 Appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Grossman, Kamish, etc.)
[PDF 398k][Word 207k]

Amicus brief filed by Attorney Mike Yamamoto in Pennsylvania Supreme Court on 27 August 2002 on behalf of the following trade unions: (Word 52k)

  1. International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 (San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.)
  2. National Association of Letter Carriers Golden Gate Branch #214 (San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.)
  3. National Union of Journalists (U.K.)
  4. Independent Local Unions “Zahyst” and “USPIH” (Ukraine)
  5. International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 (Charleston, South Carolina U.S.)




AFFIDAVIT FROM MUMIA AS TO WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AT 13th AND LOCUST STREETS IN PHILADELPHIA. AFFIDAVIT FROM MUMIA’S BROTHER BILLY COOK AS TO WHAT HAPPENED. AFFIDAVIT FROM ARNOLD BEVERLY DESCRIBING HOW HE SHOT OFFICER FAULKNER WHILE ACTING FOR CORRUPT PHILLY COPS AND THE MOB. [RTF 18.8k]

AFFIDAVIT FROM LINN WASHINGTON, PHILADELPHIA JOURNALIST, DESCRIBING HOW HE FOUND THE CRIME SCENE TOTALLY UNSECURED EARLY THAT MORNING. [RTF 13.0k]

AFFIDAVIT FROM DONALD HERSING WHO RAN A STING OPERATION FOR THE FBI ON CORRUPT PHILLY COPS LEADING TO INDICTMENT AND CONVICTION OF A LARGE NUMBER OF COPS INCLUDING GIORDANO, CHIEF COP IN CHARGE OF INVESTIGATING THE FAULKNER MURDER. [RTF 15.7k]
POST CONVICTION RELIEF APPEAL FILED IN PENNSYLVANIA STATE COURT July 16, 2001 (64 PAGE PDF FILE). [PDF 472k]

May 29, 2001 REQUEST TO FEDERAL JUDGE YOHN TO DEPOSE ARNOLD BEVERLY WHILE HE IS STILL ALIVE. [RTF 23.4k]

August 6, 2001 FILING OF AMENDED HABEAS CORPUS APPEAL IN FEDERAL COURT (579 PAGES) Part I pages 1-300 [RTF 783k] Part II pages 301-579 [RTF 859k]

May 29, 2001 RESPONSE TO PROSECUTION’S OBJECTIONS TO BEVERLY BEING DEPOSED [RTF 23.5k]

August 28, 2001 AFFIDAVIT BY TERRI MAURER-CARTER, COURT REPORTER, QUOTING JUDGE SABO IN 1982 – “Yeah, and I’m going to help them fry the nigger” [RTF 4.13k]

AFFIDAVIT OF RACHEL WOLKENSTEIN – ATTY WOLKENSTEIN WAS A MEMBER OF THE LEGAL TEAM HEADED BY LEONARD WEINGLASS FROM 1995 UNTIL JUNE 8, 1999. SHE REVEALS THE STRUGGLES INSIDE THE LEGAL TEAM OVER WEINGLASS AND WILLIAMS SUPPRESSING THE BEVERLY CONFESSION AND SABOTAGING MUMIA’S DEFENSE AT EVERY TURN. DETAILS THE EARLY DISCOVERY AND PURSUIT BY SHE AND ATTY PIPER OF BEVERLY LEADING FINALLY TO HIS SIGNED CONFESSION. FILED 28 JULY 2001 – 39 PAGES [PDF 79.3k]

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF PENNSYLVANIA COURT JURISDICTION TO HEAR MUMIA’S PCRA/HABEAS PETITION. FILED SEPT 7 2001- 21 PAGES [PDF 168k]

September 25, 2001 AFFIDAVIT OF GEORGE MICHAEL NEWMAN, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR FILED IN SUPPORT OF ABOVE MEMORANDUM OF LAW ON JURISDICTION FILED 25 SEPT 25 2001. INDEPENDENT SUPPORT OF MUMIA’S CLAIM THAT ATTY LEONARD WEINGLASS ACTED IN AID OF THE PROSECUTION RATHER THAN IN HIS DEFENSE. [RTF 11.1k].

Background, George Michael Newman [RTF 89.3k]

News Release – Nov 5, 2001
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s attorneys on Nov 2,2001, filed with U.S. District Judge Yohn in Philadelphia an Atlantic Monthly article by one of America’s greatest and most respected jurists, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, which exposed the “grave miscarriage of justice” in the Sacco-Vanzetti case of the 1920’s when two innocent Italian immigrants were executed in an atmosphere of anti-immigrant prejudice, after a state court judge refused to grant a new trial despite the fact that the real murderer confessed and exonerated the two men of any involvement in the crime. Pointing to the “direct and chilling historical parallel” between the Sacco-Vanzetti case and the Jamal case, Mumia’s attorneys urge Judge Yohn to “ensure that history does not repeat itself in this case with an innocent man being executed while the confession of the real murderer is ignored”. [RTF 14.6k]

PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE DEMBE’S DISMISSAL OF THE PCRA ISSUE 21 NOVEMBER 2001. [PDF 108k]

MUMIA’S ATTORNEYS RESPONSE TO JUDGE DEMBE’S DISMISSAL 7 DEC 2001. [PDF 219k]

Judge Yohn’s decision 18 Dec 2001 [RTF 412k]

January 28, 2002 Declaration of Yvette Williams [RTF 14.4k]

March 11, 2002 Response to Commonwealth Opposition to Motion to Certify Additional Issues [RTF 70.7k]

March 11, 2002 News Release – Mumia’s Attorneys Accuse District Attorney of Faking Death of Key Witness [RTF 6.24k]

Amicus Brief Filed March 11, 2002 in Support of Motion for Certification of Additional Issues for Appeal by Attorney Michael F. Yamamoto [RTF 22.3k]

May 17, 2002 Motion to depose Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Castile [RTF 23k]

REMARKS BY MARLENE KAMISH, MUMIA’S ATTORNEY, TO
MUMIA RALLY 11 MAY, 2002 IN SAN FRANCISCO [RTF 19.7k]
I recommend reading this transcript of remarks made by Mumia’s attorney Marlene Kamish to the Mumia rally on May 11, 2002 in San Francisco.  I was not present and did not meet her but I am very impressed by the clarity and thrust of her remarks.  In very simple language she manages to cut through the massive obfuscation and confusion sowed by Mumia’s former attorneys Weinglass and Williams and their supporters and answer questions that have lurked in the back of people’s minds who nevertheless support Mumia.  — Howard Keylor

Reply to prosecutions’ objections to deposing Penn State Supreme Court Justice Ron Castille. [RTF 26.7k]

News Release – Mumia’s attorneys demand that State Supreme Court remove former D.A. Ron Castille from hearing Mumia’s appeal – 3 July, 2002 [RTF 22.6k]

Appeal to Pennsylvania Supreme Court for oral arguments – filed 27 August, 2002. Part I [RTF 61k] Part II [RTF 222k]

Amicus brief filed by Atty Mike Yamamoto in Penn. Supreme Court August 27, 2002 for unions showing innocence and demanding release of Mumia. [RTF 51.9k]

Reply brief by Mumia to prosecution’s reply to 27 August 2002 Appeal to Pennsylvania Supreme Court for oral arguments – Note that the Commonwealth never filed a counter affidavit from Judge Sabo denying he had made the racist remark attributed to him although they had over eight months before his death. Judge Dembe summarily dismissed the claim of extra-judicial racial bias prevented Mumia from having a fair trial on purported grounds of “lack of jurisdiction”. “Further discussion is unnecessary” (Judge Dembe). Part I [RTF 68.9k] PartII [RTF 16.6k]

Rocky Mountain Human Right Law Group reply to Comwealth’s objections to the filing of an amicus brief for Mumia by that group. Table of Contents [RTF 7.25k] Brief [RTF 30.4k]

The Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal is a group of union activists dedicated to educating workers about Jamal’s case and promoting labor action in solidarity with his struggle. Our founding statement dated January 10, 1999, is posted in the “Who We Are” page.

Mumia’s commentaries are available as email forwards from the LAC as soon as transcripts become available. If you would like to receive them, please send your request to howardkeylor@comcast.net

To contact us, write to:

Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (LAC)

PO Box 16222, Oakland, CA 94610

Phone: (510) 763-2347