It’s not just One Civil Rights Nominee Squashed
It shocked civil rights supporters and progressives in general when Debo Adegbile was rejected by the Senate after wild stories about him supposedly having been at Mumia supporting events, such as the naming of a street for Mumia in Paris flooded the internet. For progressive sites the disaster supposedly ended with Debo Adegibile being rejected by the Senate. However right-wing millionaires and the FOP have their political guns pointed at the Democratic senators who voted for him. Only Cory Booker of NJ is considered too entrenched to try to defeat. In dire danger of being successfully smeared as a supporter of cop killers are Mark Begich (AK), Jeanne Sheehan (NH), Mary Landrieu (LA) and Key Hagan (NC.),
There is something about Mumia abu-Jamal that is more upsetting to his opponents then racism. The fact that unlike other prisoners he doesn’t have any public complaints about prison conditions and sometimes brutal guards and policies such as being put in the hole. He had however according to his lawyers been at times in the hole. Mumia haters not only claim but totally believe that Mumia doesn’t complain because all his strong outside support makes the guards act cautiously toward him. Somehow no one in the past pointed out that (AIM) American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier has as much outside support and even a billionaire very determined in supporting Peltier. David Geffen stopped his heavy funding of Hilary after Bill Clinton didn’t pardon Leonard Peltier in Clinton’s last days in office. Peltier has lots of complaints even the first part of his book on how much he hates prison. Blaming inmates for trying to curry favor from the guards for beating him up, and complains when his life-requiring medicine, including stress pill, are not delivered to him.
It is possible that Mumia is correct as in his 2001 affidavit (declaration),
that he knew nothing beside that he saw his brother in trouble and running toward his brother saw an officer look back and aim a gun, felt a shot, learning everything else later. Not reported since before December 1981 that his mother was being pressured to stop her son from reporting on the police.
It is also possible that no one involved is interested in the whole truth. But advocates on either side will never come to such a conclusion. Non-directly interested parties staying out of the matter makes the exact details hard to find if one side doesn’t have them all. This, as the anger at Mumia grows as years go by.
History books almost always (with the passing of enough time) decide that the accused didn’t do it in any high profile, hotly debated cases such as the supposed kidnapping and killing of CharleLindbergh’s baby. History and his other son now believe that since Charles Lindbergh’s was a Nazi (and didn’t like having what he considered an inferior child) he smashed his handicapped baby in the head and reported a kidnapping to cover his tracks. A rare exception to the dissenters always being on to something is the Single Bullet Theory of the Kennedy Assassination which with modern more sophisticated retests, makes more and more sense, though information on other leads in the direction of conspiracy have increased. Perhaps Mumia’s arrest will turn out to be a rare exception where the dissenters will end up to be totally wrong. But such a wide held conclusion would not excite, but cool a little, the desire for revenge against Mumia supporters.
Arnold Beverly claimed to have been responsible for the second up-close shot to the face of Officer Daniel Faulkner, assassinating a cop, who was a whistle-blower to the Feds, hired by the mob. This excited Mumia immensely who fired his attorneys and shopped around for one to submit Beverly’s testimony to the court which refused to hear it. At the time international support for Mumia from the USSR and Cuba was so heavy that international tension was rising. If Beverly was sent by the government to disenchant and discourage Soviet support, by referring to Mumia’s memories it
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