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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore At WAR!

So all Hell has broken loose in the embattled city of Baltimore, MA. And as usual, we have the police to thank for it all! How many more times does this shit have to happen, before people finally WAKE UP?!

As previously reported HERE on Targeting Cops, 25 year old Freddie Gray was chased down and beaten by Baltimore police thugs on Sunday April 12th 2015. Gray had allegedly made "eye contact" with a sergeant and ran (for his life, as we all now know). This has so far been the only explanation given for why Gray was arrested. Video of Gray being arrested by cop thugs and thrown into a police van can be viewed HERE. At some point during his illegal arrest, Gray had suffered a mortal injury to his spine. Gray died in a hospital on Sunday April 19th. An independent autopsy report later showed that Gray's spinal cord was severed at the neck. As of the publication of this blog entry, Baltimore police terrorists have not yet provided to the public, an adequate explanation as to how Gray's neck got broken.

genocide in process: The deceased Eddie Gray, seen here at his funeral in West Baltimore on Monday April 27th. 

UPDATE: Freddie Gray's funeral was held on Monday April 27th, in West Baltimore. The near-capacity service was attended by hundreds, including several politicians, civil rights leaders, and the family members of other victims of police murder... all in solidarity. The funeral followed two weeks of city-wide protests, since Gary's murder back on April 12th. By later that Monday evening - with another innocent man in the ground, no answers from the city's so-called "leaders" (much less the police regime), and the measly paid-suspensions of six bastard-ass cops, the situation turned ugly. And about damned time!

Pork roast: A police transit van was set ablaze during justified protests Monday evening in Baltimore. Unfortunately, no cops were inside vehicle at the time. 

Baltimore residents seen here during a less violent protest, demanding justice for Eddie Gray, as well as other victims of police murder.

Eddie Gray seen in this video still, being dragged away by terrorist cops. It remains unclear whether Gray had already been injured at this point, or whether he was injured while in a police van later on.

Following Gray's funeral this past Monday, what had been two weeks of non-violent actions turned more hostile. There were various reports of so-called "rioting", "looting", and property damage. There were also reports that more than 20 cops had been injured, and more than 200 arrests had been made. In the wake of suck reported arrests, Maryland's governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in he city. Governor Hogan also deployed the National Guard, and enforced a curfew in the city. Basically, all of Baltimore has been reduced to a Police Occupied Zone(POZ) since Monday April 27th.     

Typically, corporate-whoring mass Media 
intentionally distorts the narrative of what's truly going on. As this story continues to unfold, more information will be posted here... 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Man's Throat Crushed By Cop Beasts - Dies A Week Later

In Baltimore, Maryland, a young man was viciously attacked by a pack of wild animals on Sunday April 12th 2015. That man has been identified as Freddie Gray. Gray later died in an area hospital on Sunday April 19th, a week after his violent encounter with the animals: vicious gang members of the Baltimore Police Gestapo(BPG). According to reports, Gray's throat was crushed and his spinal cord at the neck was 80% severed. A preliminary autopsy report later concluded that Gray died from spinal injuries. 

News of Gray's death has been followed by days of major protests, demanding immediate action be taken against the monsters responsible for his murder. In the wake of all this, six Baltimore police thugs have been suspended with pay (paid vacation) as a result. These six animals, one female, five males, have also been identified. They are:

Lieutenant Brian Rice, 41.
Officer Caesar Goodson, 45.
Sergeant Alicia White, 30.
Officer Edward Nero, 29.
Officer William Porter, 25.
Officer Garrett Miller, 26.

The so-called Justice Department has also announced that it will be begin an investigation into the circumstances leading up to Gray's murder. We'll see how that turns out, but don't hold your breath for justice. Apparently there are serious, systemic problems in Baltimore, which make that city's police regime one of the worst in the country. 

Gray was 25 years old. He had committed no crime, nor was he accused of a crime. The very reason Gray was even arrested was because cops had made "eye contact" with him, and he ran away from them. That's it. That is literally the reason given for Gray's arrest, beating, and subsequent violent, horrific death. Gray was later charged - postmortem - with "carrying a knife". It's never been argued that Gray had used a knife, or any sort of weapon, against officers or anyone else. Nor was it ever claimed that cops knew that Gray had some pocket knife on his person, at the time they were profiling and harassing him. This is fucking unacceptable. The monsters responsible for Gray's murder should all be taken into custody, and charged with FIRST DEGREE MURDER! Since the state of Maryland has not enforced capitol punishment since 2013, these bastard-ass cops should all be sentenced to life in prison without parole, if convicted!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Deputy "Reservist" Murders OK Man - "Mistakes" Gun for Taser!

When professor and Civil Rights attorney Byran A. Stevenson released a study earlier this year, documenting in fine detail the history of lynching and racist terror in America, it probably came as a shock to many sheltered White liberals. To most Black people however, such a study - as extremely important as it is - was little to no news at all. Mostly everyone these days thinks of lynchings as a remnants of America's Jim Crow past, when the KKK confidently marched down this country's main streets without police protection. And many cops themselves openly declared their membership to the terrorist organization. 

Perhaps it is time we reconsidered this way of thinking. With the epidemic of police murders of Black people underway, perhaps we should consider that a new form of modern lynching is upon this country. 

Klan Kountry: Decrepit, peckerwood depute "reservist" Robert Bates, pictured left. Eric Harris, the unarmed Black man murdered by Bates, pictured right.

On Thursday April 2nd 2015, Eric Harris was executed by Robert Bates, a decrepit, 73 year old sheriff's "deputy reservist". This latest police murder/lynching took place in Tulsa, OK. Bates is a wealthy insurance executive, who donated/bribed great deals of money to the Tulsa Police Gestapo(TPG) over the years. Because of this, Bates was allowed to "volunteer" on occasion. Bates has since been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter. If convicted, he faces a maximum of four measly, pissant years in prison. And this isn't even the first time a cop (or wannabe cop) apparently "mistook" his .38-caliber Smith & Wessen handgun for his police-issued taser, and ended up murdering an innocent person in the process. Let us not ever forget that of Johannes Mehserle, the former BART pig who shot Oscar Grant in the back on a subway platform on New Years 2009. Mehserle would also claim to have gotten confused about which was his taser and which was his gun, while defending his murder of Grant. In America/klan country, not only do Black lives seem to not matter, but they are cheap.


Harris was alleged to have attempted a street sale of an allegedly stolen hand gun, when Tulsa pigs moved in to arrest him. When Harris attempted to flee, cops attacked him. Harris was already on the ground and subdued by no less than two other cops, when "deputy reservist" Bates came along to have his chance at "playing cop". After all, he paid for the opportunity. When Bates deployed what he apparently thought was his taser, he shot Harris in the back instead. Harris was eventually taken to a hospital where he died an hour later. Harris was 44 years old. He was unarmed and posed no threat to cops, at the time of his execution. He leaves behind a 16 year old son named Aiden Fraley. According to Fraley, the decrepit Bates should have been in a retirement home instead of out on the street. Hardly ever, were truer words spoken.
Another father stolen: murder victim Eric Harris pictured here, along with his son Aidan Fraley, 16.

"He should have been in a retirement home, not out there on the street killing my dad!" - Harris' son Aiden Fraley.

A brother mourns: Eric Harris, pictured along with his brother Andre(left).

Here we go again: On the left is a taser/stun gun. On the right is an actually gun. Even to a blind person, the difference ought to be obvious. However, "deputy reservist" and wealthy police donor Robert Bates can't seem to tell. Even after having his training and certification records illegally falsified, one struggles to understand how he could not have known better...

As is so often the case, as more details emerge this case becomes increasingly awful and infuriating. Video - shot on a police-mounted body camera, no less - depicts the final gruesome moments of Harris' life. TRIGGER WARNING: video of Harris' arrest and summary execution can be watched HERE. In the video, one can unmistakeably hear the single gunshot. When a distressed and mortally wounded Harris exclaims that he has just been shot and is losing his breath, one of the animals holding him down yells, "FUCK YOUR BREATH!". That can be clearly heard as well. Also, on April 16th a damning report came out claiming that Tulsa County reserve deputy's records declaring Bates to have been adequately trained were in fact falsified! Tulsa County sheriff Stanley Glanz claimed that Bates had completed the minimum 480 hours of field training required of all reservists, and was "certified" to use up to three handguns, including the .38-caliber used in Harris' murder. However, according to a report by The Tulsa World newspaper, supervisors were ordered to sign off on training sessions Bates never completed, and firearms certifications he never earned. When three supervisors initially refused to criminally falsify paperwork on Bates' behalf, they were "reassigned" to other departments. And even though sheriff Glanz insists that Bates was properly trained and certified, he was forced to admit that the paperwork to prove such claims "could not be found". Oh well HOW CONVENIENT!

Tulsa County sheriff pig Stanley Glanz pictured here giving a media conference in defense of Bates. It's worth noting that Bates, a wealthy insurance exec, donated heavily to Glanz's campaign for Tulsa sheriff. The two good ol' boys also have close personal ties.

Conspiracy/cover-up: Dylan Goforth and Ziva Branstetter seen here in media interview on April 16th. They are the reporters who first broke the story of Robert Bates' falsified records at The Tulsa World newspaper. The two have since "resigned" from the paper.

UPDATE: On Monday April 20th, it was reported that the two journalists who first broke the story on Bates' falsified records have since mysteriously resigned from the paper they worked for. Reporters Dylan Goforth and Ziva Branstetter first broke that story on The Tulsa World paper. They cited anonymous sources which said that Bates never completed state-required field training, nor weapons certifications in order to be a deputy reservist. The two also reported that when three supervisors refused to break the law and falsify papers for Bates, they were sacked. Paperwork proving Bates training were never produced by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. Now Goforth and Branstatter are no-longer at TTW. The paper's executive editor, Susan Ellerbach, claimed that the two reporters had "taken job opportunities elsewhere". Riiight!     

UPDATE: On Wednesday April 15th, at least two other animals involved in Harris' heinous death have been identified. Their names are deputies Joseph Byars and Michael Huckeby. Byars has been identified as the one who yelled at Harris, "FUCK YOUR BREATH", as as a shot Harris was bleeding to death. Huckeby has been identified as the one kneeling into the back of Harris' neck. Byars would later make the outrageous claim that he did not know that Harris was shot when he mocked the victim who said that he could not breath. Both of these pigs would also claim that Harris would "struggling" and "resisting". However, it is nearly impossible to tell from the video whether Harris was indeed struggling... or whether he was being tortured by sadistic, racist cop thugs.

Black Genocide: This video image still depicts Eric Harris face-down on pavement, with wild rabid animals on top of him. At this moment Harris has just been shot by Bates, notice the blood running down his right arm.

Roid rage: This dork with the stock "tribal" tattoo on his left arm is deputy Michael Huckeby. He is the one with his knee on Harris' head.

UPDATE: On Tuesday April 21st, a judge granted Bates permission to attend a planned vacation to the Bahamas while he remains out on bail. That insane decision was made during a court hearing in which Bates formally pleaded "not-guilty" in Harris' murder. White privilege has rarely been soo brazen.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ramsey Orta Faces Continual Retribution from Vile Cops

The heinous crimes of police terrorists all over this country and world are not always limited to their immediate victims. Indeed, police terrorism often extends beyond the immediate shooting, beating, and choking victims we always heard about up front. For those brave citizens who dare attempt to keep these monsters in check and expose their crimes, they too are often subjected to the utter wrath of vengeful "law" enforcement as well. For his courageous act, Feidin Santana - the man who filmed Walter Scott's murder in Charleston, S.C. earlier this month - he currently fears for his life and safety. Another man who already knows Santana's situation all too well, is Ramsey Orta

Ever since he filmed the police choke hold murder of Eric Garner in July 2014, Ramsey Orta and his family have been facing retaliation and nonstop harassment by sadistic criminal gang members of the New York Police Gestapo(NYPG). After another stint at NY's Riker's Island for yet another bogus false charge, Orta was released on Friday April 10th 2015. A month after Garner was killed (and a day after a local coroner declared Garner's death a homicide), Orta was falsely arrested on a phoney "gun" charge. New York district attorney Dan Daonovan would later seek an indictment against Orta, even though a grand jury assembled by Donovan refused to seek any criminal indictments against the thugs responsible for Garner's murder - including scumbag officer Daniel Pantaleo. To this day, the only person involved in the saga that is the Eric Garner murder case that has been arrested and prosecuted - is the person who filmed it! Shortly after Orta's first arrest in August 2014, Orta's wife Chrissie Ortiz was falsely arrested on phony "assault" charges. Not only that, but Orta's brother and mother have all been arrested over the last few months! Orta insists (and all evidence suggests as such) that ever since he filmed Garner's murder last July, cops have made it a point to retaliate against not only him, but his entire family.
This is what happens when you film the cops: Chrissie Ortiz, wife of Ramsey Orta, gives a T.V. interview last year. Ortiz speaks of the false arrests of her husband and herself, as well as non-stop harassment of her family by NYC cops.

In February 2015, Orta was arrested again. This time, it was a phony, trumped up "drug" charge. Since then, supporters have set up a 'Go Fund Me' account in order to raise bail for the embattled cop-watcher's release. However, scumbag D.A. Donovan had initially refused to respond to the effort, and ordered a so-called "bail source hearing" to determine  whether funds raised on Orta's behalf were of a "legal" manner. This is particularly outrageous since money raised via crowd-sourcing is considered to be completely legitimate. Thankfully, after a critical mass of public blowback, dirtbag Donovan caved and rescinded his order. On April 10th Orta was allowed to walk out of Riker's Hellhole, after family and supporters posted his bond. He had been sitting in the notorious jail for over two months.    

It's extremely worth noting that, during Orta's stint at Riker's, a scandal had broken out alleging that correctional guards had been dosing inmate's meals with rat poison. On March 3rd 2015, 19 inmates fell extremely ill with nausea and vomiting. It was later discovered that the meatloaf served to the prisoners was laced with rat poisoning. Because of this, Orta had gone on a hunger strike, in fear that prison guards would poison him as well. Meanwhile, the men poisoned back in March have filed suit against Riker's Gulag and the city of NY. 

Ramsey Orta has up-coming court hearings. There is no telling what dirty illegal tricks the D.A. will try and come up with in order to deny Orta his civil rights. Already, many people have shown an outpouring of solidarity for Orta - who happens to be a hero. This support will continue, as the police and prosecutor assaults upon Orta and his family are also seen as assaults on the Black Lives Matter movement. And D.A. Dan Donovan is himself a criminal scumbag, who doesn't think twice about breaking the law for his own political agenda. Reader, may you be made aware that Donovan happens to be running for a congressional seat on the racist GOP ticket. He has received heavy donations from terrorist police gangs. And in a recent campaign debate, a man accused Donovan of having blood on his hands, before being forcibly thrown out of the venue. 

For a great article on Ramsey Orta, (NYC mayor) Bill de Blasio, and police thuggery in general, go HERE. Justice for Orta, Eric Garner, and ALL victims of police terrorism must be sought! By any means, no matter what!   

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SC Pig Guns Down Motorist - Now Charged W/ MURDER!

Someone take Hell's temperature, the place may very well have frozen over. Yet another police murder has recently taken place. In North Charleston, South Carolina this time. Most of the elements are all the same - the victim is Black, the offending officer is a White, peckerwood piece-of-shit cop. Once again the murder has been caught on video. Far too often in just the recent past, even clear video evidence has seldom been enough to get a killer cop indicted by a grand jury. 

But this time things are a little different. This time, the pig involved went just a bit too far. Just days after gunning down an unarmed man running for his life, this pig has been charged with MURDER

On Saturday April 4th 2015 Walter Scott was pulled over by (now former) officer Michael Slager. The pretext given for Slager pulling Scott over was an alleged broken tail light. There are details still being worked out, but here are the base facts as follows:

33 year old (ex)cop Slager demands identification and registration from Scott. Words are exchanged between the two. At some point Slager tases Scott while he is still in his vehicle. Slager walks back to his patrol car. Scott, who was clearly and justifiably in fear for his life, exits his car and started running. Slager immediately gives chase, but then realizes he has a gun. So the (now former)cop pulls his service glock out and shoots Scott in the back 8 times. Slager walks up to Scott and handcuffs him, even as the victim lays face-down on the ground dying. Slager then jogs back to his patrol car about 30 feet away, picks up his stun gun, jogs back to Scott, and drops the weapon next to Scott's body. Scott, who was 50 years old, was unarmed and no weapon was ever recovered from his vehicle. He had once served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He leaves behind four children.

Death penalty for his killer! Walter Scott seen here.

A father taken away: Police murder victim Walter Scott seen here photographed with his children - Miles(l), Sebastian(bottom l), Samantha, and Walter Jr.
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Murder in progress: Cell phone image stills of Walter Scott in green shirt. Running away from Slager who aims and fires at him. Another still shows Slager standing over Scott's bullet-riddled body. Slager appears to be kicking Scott's body, making sure he's dead.

U.S. hero murdered by common thug: Mugshot of Slager shortly after his arrest, left. Scott during his days as a Coast Guardsman, right.

In initial police reports, Slager would claim that Scott attempted to "wrestle him for his stun gun". Slager would also claim that he "feared for his life" and that he had no choice but to shoot Scott in "self-defense". These are typical cop LIES, and as with just about every other case of police murder, the official police report wildly differs from witness and/or video accounts. Thankfully, a brave citizen cop-watcher captured the murder on his cell phone. It contradicts Slager's claims of what happened on that day. As a direct result of this video evidence, Slager was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday April 8th. He was also subsequently fired - no paid vacation, no "desk duty" while an already bias prosecutor takes his sweet time assembling an equally bias grand jury... FIRED! This is perhaps the main thing that sets this case apart from so many others. And it is why Slager will not be refereed to as "officer" here. One should not rejoice yet, though. Cops losing their jobs and facing criminal prosecution for murder isn't unprecedented - just rare. And this process has only begun. Don't forget that a completely innocent man is dead, who otherwise ought not be. It's going to be a long time before his killer sees the inside of a prison cell. It's far from a sure thing that even that much will happen. And if it does, who knows how long his sentence will be. After all, Oscar Grant's killer, disgraced former cop Johannes Mehserle, did barely 11 months in prison for his crime. So, the long arduous road to real justice has only just begun, and results befitting justice are far from promised. And since the media typically likes to dig into the history of police murder victims in order to dehumanize them postmortem, it is very much worth mentioning that ex-cop Slager himself has a history. To find out what that history is, you can view this article by The Root HERE

The citizen cop watcher who witnessed Scott's murder is Feidin Santana. It is his cell phone footage which depicts not only Slager firing eight rounds into Scott's back, but Slager also planting his police-issued stun gun next to Scott's body. Santana is a hero, no doubt about that. But now he had better watch his back - the police will be seeking revenge for exposing one of their own in the act of not only committing murder, but also desecrating the victim's body and attempting cover up his crimes afterwards. One must not forget that after Ramsey Orta filmed and exposed the police chock hold murder of Eric Garner in Staten Island, NYC terrorist cops have retaliated against him with a ferocious vengeance! Ever since Garner's death last July, Orta has been arrested no less than twice on phony gun and drug possession charges. Not only that, but his wife and several other family members have all been falsely arrested on bogus charges. More on Ramsey Orta in the next TC submission.      

Watching the cops who're now watching him: Feidin Santana seen here giving a media interview.
Feidin Santana is the bystander who captured Scott’s last moments on a cell phone camera.

Another Black family mourns: Walter Scott's parents Judy and Walt. Sr., along with brother Anthony Scott(l) give a press conference.

OUTRAGED and grieving: Walter Scott's family mourns, as they struggle to make since of a senseless murder.

On Friday April 10th, Mumia Abu-Jamal weighed on the police murder of Walter Scott. From his bed in the SCI Mahanoy prison infirmary in Frackville, PA, still recovering from untreated diabetes complications, Mumia gave his weekly commentary via Prison Radio. It is titled "Of Punks, Predators, and Pigs". The audio for that can be listened to HERE
Democracy Now's Jaun Gonzales recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News titled, "When Will the Killings of Black Males By Cops Cease?" That article can be read HERE.

On Saturday April 11th, Walter Scott was laid to rest in Charleston

Ex-officer/lifelong pig Michael Slager is being held in the Charleston County jail, as of the publication of this entry. according to reports, he is being kept in complete isolation: any time his sorry worthless ass has to be moved, an entire cell block is cleared out and he is flanked by guards who surround him on all sides. This is all with good reason. According to one recently released person, "Slager wouldn't last a week in general pop.". No damned doubt, he wouldn't. Life's a bitch when you're living in fear. Now he knows what that's like! 

  He wouldn’t last one week in the general population before someone shivved his ass.” - Recently released former inmate John Aitchek

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Mumia Released From Hospital, Taken Back to Prison

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been released from a hospital in Pottsville, PA and taken back to prison. Mumia was initially hospitalized on Monday March 30th under mysterious circumstances. Later confirmed to have been a medical emergency related to diabetes complications, Mumia's condition had at first not been publicly made known by prison officials. Actually, Mumia had not always had diabetes. It was a condition which had recently developed, almost certainly due to the horrendous diet and lack of sufficient nutrients prisoners typically have access to, while behind bars. It's really something international human rights groups ought to be looking into. But HEY - when you're a mega-super power such as the Imperial U.S., you can do no wrong. Our prisoners are treated humanely, our laws are just, our courts are impartial, our voting system is fair, and our food supply is not slowly poisoning us... *everyone knows this.
But this medical emergency should be seen not as a standard case of gross neglect, so much as but the latest attempt on Mumia's life. One has to keep in mind, Mumia's life has been in danger ever since he was framed for the bogus killing of a Philadelphia cop in 1981. On the very night of his false arrest, Mumia was shot in the chest, but obviously survived. His head was then slammed into a telephone pole by cops, while on a gurney. He was savagely beaten by cops while he was taken to the hospital. And at least one cop was documented as having stepped on Mumia's drainage tube while in the emergency room. Of course, Mumia had been on PA's Death Row up until 2013, so no less than three execution orders had been fended off by his lawyers, family, friends, and immense international support. Since his grossly unjust imprisonment, Mumia has become possibly the most regarded political prisoner in the world (and he has very righteous company). He has become a top arch nemesis for for philly cops, prosecutors, corrupt court judges and worthless politicians based in PA, and most of all... the Fraternal Order of Police. All of these forces have tried to murder Mumia several times by now. At this point they know that they cannot simply shot him down in his cell, or even have him befall some "mysterious accident". So their now is to just let him die of medical malfeasance. Fortunately, those who are close to Mumia are onto such nefarious plans. Now, in the wake of Mumia's medical developments, a fierce international movement is underway to not only demand that he receive proper treatment, but that he be immediately freed!

Mumia was released from the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center on Wednesday April 1st 2014. He was taken back to the infirmary at SCI Mahanoy prison in Frackville, PA. Further details on this can be viewed in the Democracy Now link HERE. When Mumia was first taken to the hospital outside of prison (a move which is rare and said to be done only when an inmate is in the most graven medical need), he had gone into diabetic shock. This was caused by the fact that he was given the wrong medication (whether negligently or on purpose - this has not yet been determined). As a result, his blood-sugar levels skyrocketed to a dangerously high 779, sending him into a diabetic coma (by comparison, normal blood-sugar levels are about 140 average, after a meal). By the time he was taken to Schuylkill Medical Center, Mumia was within hours of dying. Neither friends nor family had been notified of the medical emergency. The only way it was found out was when long time friend and ally Johanna Fernandez had gone to check on him in prison... only to discovered he was not there. 

After a couple of days of stonewalling - on both information and permission of visits), prison officials finally allowed members of Mumia's inner circle to see him. Before being discharged, Mumia was able to see his wife Wadyia Cook-Jamal, his brothers Kieth and Bill Cook, and his eldest son Jamal Hart. When they saw Mumia, his condition had stabilized but he was still thirsty and in pain, with labored breathing. With one arm shackled to a gurney frame and the other arm hooked to an IV drip dispensing insulin, the life-long radical activist was surrounded by armed guards during his entire stay at the hospital.  

Unbreakable family ties: This 2014 photo shows Mumia along with his oldest son Jamal Hart and his brother Keith Cook. 

(L to R)long time attorney Rachael Wolkenstein, Mumia, and wife Wadiya Cook-Jamal.

Comrades in Arms! Mumia seen here along with long-times friends/supporters Johanna Fernandez(L) and Heidi Boghosian(R). 

There is now a national and international movement to save Mumia's life, and see to his being released from prison all together. Due to his complete innocence, combined with a thoroughly corrupt PA judicial system, there has always been a sustained effort to see that Mumia be given a fair trial, if not an immediate pardon. Several execution orders by the state of Pennsylvania have been successfully thwarted by his lawyers over the years. Now it appears the state is trying to murder the former Panther by default. On Friday April 3rd, supporters rallied outside SCI Mahanoy prison in Frackville, PA to demand that Mumia receive medical care from non-prison doctors. Supporters also demand that Mumia be granted rightful visitation by his family, friends, and lawyers. On Friday April 10th, a National Day of Action is planned to take place in cities all over the country. Many conscious citizens - including long-time Mumia supporters, prison reform and racial justice activists, and various solidarity groups with #Ferguson, #Don'tShoot, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, will rally in U.S. cities in order to demand that Mumia be allowed humane and adequate medical treatment, as well as draw attention to continued and unjustified incarceration.

For many years, Mumia has been providing commentary addressing many topics, from the state of American racial affairs to global farcical war on terror, Israel's continued genocide against Palestinian people, the corporate/military/police-state/surveillance/industrial matrix, and the insane drug war, as well as many other issues. Despite imprisonment and dire medical issues, he has not skipped a beat yet. His weekly commentary is broadcasted on Prison Radio, and can be listened to HERE.

There is a short documentary which makes the case for Mumia's innocence, and points out his fight against the Philly Police Gestapo, as well as a racist court system. It is called 'Manufacturing Guilt' and it can be viewed HERE.