Stop the District Attorney’s Cover-Up!
Stop the Frame-Up of Mumia Abu-Jamal
On April 28, Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker issued an order to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office to release all records and memos regarding former Philly DA Ron Castille’s involvement in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case. On May 30, the DA’s office failed to follow the Judge’s order, only releasing documents already available in public records.
The order followed a recent landmark Supreme Court decision, Williams v. Pennsylvania, which ruled that judges must remove themselves from any case that they had a hand in prosecuting. Ronald Castille was Assistant Philadelphia DA at the time of Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial and Philadelphia District Attorney when his office opposed Mumia Abu-Jamal’s direct appeals in 1988. Castille twice refused to recuse himself when Abu-Jamal’s appeals reached the state’s highest court.
What You Can Do:
- Please call First Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Martin at the DA’s office at 215-686-8000 with this message:
Hi. My name is __________. I’m calling in regard to Judge Tucker’s ruling about discovery in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appellate cases. The DA’s office should release all his files, as well as those in the 13 other cases, immediately.
- Rally outside the DA’s office, across from the southeast corner of City Hall, on June 26, from 4 to 6 pm.
- Join a mass march on July 8—details coming soon.
If the people organize, the current legal struggle could win Mumia his freedom!