Legendary freedom-fighter, radical journalist, innocent political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reportedly been hospitalized for a "medical emergency".
As most of you reading this may know, Mumia, age 60, was falsely accused in the December 1981 killing of some wretched cop in Philadelphia, whose name is not worth mentioning at this time. Mumia was convicted and sentenced to Pennsylvania's Death Row in July 1982, and has been incarcerated ever since. Mumia has strongly maintained his innocence this entire time, and he has become the most famous and internationally recognized political prisoner in America. In December 2011, Mumia left Death Row for the first time, his sentence having been commuted to "life without parole". In addition to being a life-long political activist, Mumia was also a prominent member of the Black Panthers - Philly chapter. He was also closely associated with the M.O.V.E. organization, a radical Leftist group who believed in Pan-Africanism. Both groups have been heavily targeted by both the F.B.I. and local/state police terrorist agencies.
It was reported today on Monday March 30th 2015 that Mumia was rushed to the Schuylkill medical center in Pottsville, PA for a so-called "emergency". So far, no details regarding his medical condition have been released. No one has yet been allowed to see him - including his attorney Bret Grote, as well as family members. There WILL be updates on this story, as they are made available.
UPDATE: Mumia said to to be surrounded by guards, family and friends refused access to see him. For more info. on this, go this Democracy Now link HERE.
UPDATE: Mumia is being treated for complications related to diabetes. His wife Wadiya Cook and brother Kieth Cook have been permitted to see him. According to family as well as lawyer Grot, Mumia has been hospitalized in intensive care. Mumia had complained for the past several months about his health. However, inadequate medical care in prison eventually lead to Mumia falling into a severe medical emergency. More details on this can be read at Colorlines HERE. Additional reliable info. can be read at BlackAmerica Web HERE.