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  • Judge: Mumia Abu-Jamal can reargue appeal in 1981 Philly police slaying

    12/28/2018 11:22:27 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 56 replies
    WHYY ^ | 12/27/2018 | ByBobby Allyn
    A Philadelphia judge has reinstated appeal rights to Mumia Abu-Jamal — convicted of killing a city police officer more than 30 years ago — who has long maintained his innocence as his case gained international attention. Lawyers for Abu-Jamal praised the decision by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker as a major step toward winning the former Black Panther’s freedom. “This is an unheard of legal victory,” said Rachel Wolkenstein, former lawyer and longtime activist for Abu-Jamal. “This is the best opportunity we have had for Mumia’s freedom in decades.”