Conversations with Trudy: Uncovering the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Does he belong in prison?
Host: Trudy Knockless
Panelists: Ted Kelly, Paul Nembhard (T.R.G.) and Sophia Williams (Campaign to Bring Mumia Home)
Time: 1 hr 14 min.
Since 2018, 14 Black Philadelphians wrongly convicted of murder have been exonerated—cleared of all charges based on new evidence of innocence (including DNA), uncovering serious prosecutorial and/or police misconduct and other gross failings.
In December 1981, independent journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was shot and then beaten into unconsciousness by Philadelphia police. He awoke to find himself shackled to a hospital bed, accused of killing a cop. Convicted and sentenced to death in a trial that Amnesty International denounced as failing to meet the lowest acceptable standards of judicial fairness, Mumia has spent decades in prison defending his innocence and speaking out against injustice, racism, and violence in America.