[Marxism] Fwd: Judge Orders DA to Turn Over Files on Mumia's Case

Ron Jacobs ronj1955 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 16 07:10:34 MDT 2017

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From: "Noelle Hanrahan" <prisonradio at gmail.com>
Date: Sep 15, 2017 8:46 PM
Subject: Judge Orders DA to Turn Over Files on Mumia's Case
To: <ronj1955 at gmail.com>

This is a big deal.
*Judge Orders DA to Produce Complete File for Mumia's Case*
Dear Ron,

*This just in! Judge Leon Tucker of the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia
has ordered the District Attorney of Philadelphia to produce the entire
case file for Cook v. the Commonwealth- the case file in Mumia Abu-Jamal's
criminal conviction, by September 21st.*

The DA's office has to produce the entire file for "in camera" review in
Judge Tucker's chambers. This mean Judge Tucker thinks that a thorough
review of all the relevant files is in order! Or in other words, what has
been produced under court order from the DA'a office has been woefully

Judge Tucker worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the late 90's,
so he knows what is in -and not in- files. Cook v. the
Commonwealth comprises at least 31 boxes of material held by the DA. Will
they turn over "all information and the complete file" for Mumia's case, as
Judge Tucker has ordered?

This *in camera* review by Judge Tucker himself means that an independent
jurist will personally inspect the documents the DA produces. *See the
order here.*
Stay tuned for more information following September 21. This is just one
step in a long walk to freedom. It is a step that has never been taken

*OPEN the files. Justice Now!*
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Help us work with renowned artist Martin Travers to design a mural of
Mumia! If you have unique, evocative pictures about or of Mumia, send them
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*Herman Bell Assaulted- Please Take Action!*
Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously assaulted
by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility (Comstock) on September 5,
2017.  While being “escorted” by a guard back to his housing unit, a guard
struck Herman, age 69, in the face causing his glasses to drop to the
floor. Responding to a commotion, 5-6 other guards arrived and joined in
the assault.  One of them was able to knee Herman in the chest causing two
cracked ribs. Another guard took out a bottle of mace and sprayed it all
over Herman’s face, eyes and mouth.

Herman was then taken to the prison infirmary. X-rays have confirmed
fractured ribs.  Herman’s left eye is damaged from the mace and blows. He
has bruises to his body and is suffering headaches, a sign of a possible

Herman Bell has now been charged with “assault on staff”.  He is now in the
Special Housing Unit (box) at Five Points Correctional Facility where he
was transferred after the incident. Herman Bell has not had a disciplinary
violation in *over 20 years*.  He was scheduled to begin a three day family
visit with his wife a few days after the incident, their first such visit
in over 2 1/2 years.  In addition he is to appear before the parole board,
for the 8th time, in February 2018.

*  Take Action: *Write to Herman or send him a get-well card, so that the
authorities know we are paying attention and are concerned for Herman.

*Herman Bell #79C0262 Five Points Cor. Fac. P.O. Box 119 Romulus, N.Y.
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