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FILM: Justice On Trial
August 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Thursday, August 30, there will be a court hearing that could lead to the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the most recognized political prisoner in the world today. New evidence proves former DA Ronald Castile who prosecuted Mumia’s appeals, violated due process when, as PA Supreme Court justice, he took part in deciding against Mumia’s appeals.
While Mumia himself is relatively widely known few know the facts related to his case.
Join the Institute for Policy Studies for a free screening of the one hour documentary that deconstructs with precision all one might want to know about Mumia’s case. The screening will be followed by discussion led by Netfa Freeman of IPS and Host of the radio program Voices With Vision, on WPFW 89.3 FM.
Justice on Trial; The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal navigates the tempest of the Abu-Jamal trial by reviewing the known facts of the case. It demonstrates that the major violations in the Abu-Jamal case — judicial bias, prosecutorial misconduct, racial discrimination in jury selection, police corruption and tampering with evidence to obtain a conviction– are not special to this case. Instead, they are commonly practiced within the criminal justice system and account for the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans and Latinos in the United States. The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal is a microcosm of greater problems in the criminal justice system in the United States today. Its many violations make the Abu-Jamal case one of the most important civil and human rights cases of our time.