Tag Archive | Criminal INjustice System

Mumia Closer Than Ever To Being Released

Sadly, many people confuse justice with revenge, and many people desire revenge so strongly that they will attempt to enact it against an innocent person. Apparently, the quenching of such a powerful emotion, despite being deeply hateful and when flying in the face of facts, can overpower a person’s sense of justice, decency and compassion. […]

Latest News On The Case Of Mumia Abu-Jamal

  http://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-da-office-appeal-mumia-abu-jamal-judge-leon-tucker-20190125.html Philly DA’s Office appeals judge’s ruling on Mumia Abu-Jamal by Chris Palmer, Updated: January 25, 2019 The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office on Friday appealed a judge’s ruling that convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal should be allowed to reargue his appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The decision is the latest development in the […]

It Feels Like Being on Death Row

This is an extremely disturbing issue that needs to be addressed forcefully and immediately. It gets plenty of media attention – though mostly as morbid fascination for some (those who are safely removed from the danger of police violence) and a reason to be outraged for others (those who indulge in taking the moral high […]

The Necessary (R)evolution Will Not Be Televised

  Capitalism is oppression. It’s oppression delivered through racism, patriarchy, intolerance of “others”, religious zealotry and other tools of dividing us – basically the spreading of hate, greed and fear. It’s neatly wrapped and sprinkled with the sugar (and spice and everything nice) of patriotism, socially acceptable responsibility (working “hard”) and more ignorance & greed, […]

And Justice For All (Who Can Afford It)

Connie Hawkins passed away yesterday. I considered writing a little something about him. I was a big fan of “The Hawk” growing up for two reasons. He was the most spectacular basketball player I’d ever seen up to that point in my young life and word on the street in New York was that he’d […]