I have also met Ramona Africa and I have also done voluntary work inside a prison. What's that got to do with it?
1. I don't volunteer in a prison. I work with inmates in prison. "Helping" inmates with legal matters and other issues, makes me aware of "sentencing guidelines". Being aware of sentencing guidelines is 'helpful' when 'researching' the Mumia case - because as I have said several times previously, even a person charged with First Degree Murder can be RELEASED after serving 25 years in Prison - that is my point.
How does helping a prisoner in Ohio (or wherever you may have moved to) with a legal brief constitute doing research into the specifics of the abu-Jamal case?
Because anyone who is somewhat aware of the 'justice' system recognizes that there are hundreds of people who have the SAME sentence as Mumia Abu Jamal! When you 'research' the law - you attempt to Apply the law to applicable case where a defendant is charged with Murder. Mumia was not the first, and wont be the last person charged w/ murder.
Understanding legal precedent is critical:
"Abu-Jamal is entitled to a new sentencing hearing because the jury that sentenced him to die in 1982 for killing Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner received faulty jury instructions on the issue of how to deliberate during the penalty phase"
This was based off of a ruling that was delberated in 1988..."Mills v. Maryland"
This same ruling applies to other prisoners/defendants who were sentenced based on faulty jury instructions - this ruling is what contributed to some degree on Mumia being removed from death row. Understanding the connectedness of many prisoners plights/situations is crucial as well as being aware of the 'law' and legal precedents that can be utilized to achieve teh outcome desired for Mumia an many othrs
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