Tag Archive | Judicial Brutality

Mumia Abu-Jamal Granted New Appeal Rights!

Long time political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, just might be one step closer to finally winning his freedom after decades of imprisonment due to being wrongfully convicted for murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. With the moral backing of millions of supporters around the world, he has been battling the powerful prison industry deceptively disguised […]

Doesn’t It Affect Us All?

  In June of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, in the case Williams v. Pennsylvania, that an appellate judge can’t decide an appeal in a case in which he or she had a significant role during prosecution, specifically a case involving the death penalty. It was decided by a 5-3 ruling that Terence Williams’ […]

Message from Jalil Muntaqim to Friends & Supporters

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
December 18, 2018 Dear Friends & Supporters: As many of you have heard, I was once again denied parole for the tenth time. I was given a 15-month denial, essentially because I did not answer a specific question to the satisfaction of the parole commissioners, despite the fact that my…

‘Intoxicating Freedom, Gripping Fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal On Life As a Black Panther

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently…

Robert Seth Hayes Receives Parole

Robert Seth Hayes was born in Harlem, New York in October 1947. His father, John Franklin Hayes, was the child of sharecroppers and came to New York City from South Carolina. His mother, Francine Washington Hayes, moved to New York from Pittsburgh. Both of Mr. Hayes’ parents were employed by the U.S. Postal Service, working […]

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is Back at Red Onion — and In Solitary

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
Kevin “Rashid” Johnson has been moved to Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. His lawyer’s office received a letter from him sent from Red Onion on Saturday. All Rashid’s property was transferred with him, but the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) confiscated it and won’t give it to him.…

Prisoners Endure A Nightmare ‘Gulag’ In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain Sight

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
BY AVIVA STAHL   JUN 19, 2018  (Madeleine Crenshaw / Gothamist) Half a block behind Manhattan’s federal courthouse, two blocks from City Hall, three blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, and less than a mile from the hustle-and-bustle of Wall Street, sits a detention center that has been condemned by a United…