Protest for Mumia in NYC on Fri. April 3rd
5 pm – 5:45 pm
Federal Building, Broadway side, between Worth & Duane, Manhattan
March @ 5:45 pm to Anti-Police Brutality Rally @ 6 pm at 1 Police Plaza
Int’l Action Center & Free Mumia Coalition
Protest for Mumia in Pennsylvania on Good Friday, April 3rd
Press Conference tomorrow, April 3rd
11am at SCI Mahanoy
301 Morea Rd, Frackville, PA
We will then caravan to the office of the Department of Corrections, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA
Everyone & everywhere: please KEEP CALLING the head of the Dept. of Corrections, John Wentzel, 717 728-4109, and the prison superintendent., John Kerestes, 570 773-2158 x 8102 and demand that Mumia’s family be able to visit him daily and that doctors of the family’s choosing be allowed to see him. The prison infirmary almost killed Mumia with their “doctor.” When calling, please ask about WESLEY COOK #AM8335.
Reporting by Herb Boyd, Amsterdam News, Thurs. April 2, 2015, 9:24am
Weds. 7pm last night, Mumia Abu-Jamal was transferred back to the infirmary at SCI Mahanoy- the same prison infirmary that failed to identify his diabetes, gravely misdiagnosed him, and gave him severely detrimental treatment. – from Prisonradio.org. “Mumia is in pain,” his son says.
“My father is in pain,” Mumia Abu-Jamal’s son Jamal Cook related to his uncle, Keith Cook, after a brief 10-minute visit with him Wednesday at the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa. “This is what Jamal told me,” Cook said. “They wouldn’t allow me or Wadiya, Mumia’s wife, to visit him.”
Cook was visiting his brother,along with other family members, including his other brother, Bill, hoping to see for himself Abu-Jamal’s condition. “Jamal said that he was having trouble breathing and wasn’t doing as well as he was yesterday,” Cook said. “Not allowing me and Wadiya to visit was clearly a change of rules.
“Mumia will probably be back in prison in a week or so, just as soon as they get his blood sugar down,” Cook continued. Abu-Jamal was rushed to the hospital Monday after experiencing diabetic shock. His blood sugar was recorded at 779 but was later reduced to the 300s.
Abu-Jamal, according to his attorney Bret Grote, had no idea he had diabetes. And Cook said there was no history of the disease in the family. “We had no indication he was diagnosed with diabetes,” Grote said, although he had some health problems recently, including eczema, a skin disorder. Cook was still at the hospital Wednesday afternoon, when he spoke to the Amsterdam News, but said he would be returning to Philadelphia in the evening. “I spent some time with the prison’s Chaplain earlier today,” Cook said, “and he told me that in his 20 years at the prison, the Abu-Jamal family members were the first he had ever known to be allowed in the hospital. I think we were given permission because of the large contingent of people who came with us to the hospital. There was about 20 of us, plus the prison and hospital had been besieged with phone calls.”
It’s no surprise that Abu-Jamal’s condition has drawn such attention. Since his incarceration in 1982, after a conviction for the killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981, he has attracted an army of supporters, including a coterie of celebrities, all demanding either a fair trial or his freedom. For more than a score of years, he languished on death row before being removed three years ago. He is now serving a life sentence.
Given the new visitation rules, the family will have to work out a schedule that will allow them to see Abu-Jamal in a rotation because a family member is allowed only one visit a week. But if Cook is right, next week Abu-Jamal may be back in prison, which is about eight miles from the hospital, and miles away from freedom.
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Phil Africa of the MOVE 9 is in need of our help. On Monday, January 5, 2015, Phil was transferred from SCI Dallas in Pennsylvania to to a nearby hospital, and both the prison and the hospital have refused to release information about his condition to his family or concerned attorneys, not even his wife!
Please call the prison ASAP to demand that information be released about our brother.
William Phillips Africa
Prison Telephone number
570-675-1101 press 0 and ask to speak to the Superintendent.
Please spread the word.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order Of Police in conjunction with The Pennsylvania Parole Board and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams have gone all out to ensure that innocent Move Members stay in prison for the rest of their lives. Despite having employment and housing both established and an excellent prison conduct record and letters of support From people all over the world The PA Parole Board under the orders of The Fraternal Order Of Police denied Debbie Africa parole for the sixth time.
Debbie a loving Grandmother of nine was denied based on the fact that she was considered a risk to the safety of the community even though their were hundreds of letters of support for parole for Debbie from the community. It was stated that due to the fact that Debbie would not accept guilt or show remorse for the crime that her and other Move Members were convicted of she was denied parole. You can look no further than the late trial Judge Edwin S. Malmed who admitted on public radio after sentencing Move Members to 30-100 years that he had not the faintest idea who killed Officer James Ramp and that he was sentencing Move people to prison for being Move members.
At this point this isn’t an issue of whether the Move 9 are guilty or innocent. They have all ready been proven innocent and people all over the world know this and these officials that are holding Move members hostage in prison know it. The bottom line is that a crime is being committed. Eight innocent people are being held hostage seven years past their minimum sentence under the orders of The Fraternal Order Of Police. They are doing this in the eyes of the public for everyone to see. When Do You Say Enough Is Enough?
Debbie went before the board back in May 2014 and was denied parole back in June without her or the public knowing about her parole denial. Debbie was denied parole on 6/18/14 but did not receive her paperwork on the denial until August! These legalized terrorists known as the Pennsylvania Board have been exposed for all of their wrongdoing in the eyes of the public and are feeling so much pressure over the issue of the Move 9 they are playing the dirtiest and foulest games to divert the public outcry over these parole denials and hearings.
They can no longer do what they do secretly and we are gonna further expose them and their filth. We are taking this campaign to the next level and are gonna keep exposing the crimes being committed by the Pennsylvania Board, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. This fight is far from over.
The Justice And Accountability Campaign
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