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MUMIA ABU JAMAL WILL APPEAR IN A PHILADELPHIA COURTROOM TODAY.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR, MUMIA ABU JAMAL WILL APPEAR IN A PHILADELPHIA COURTROOM TODAY. ABU JAMAL IS THE AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND COMMENTATOR WHO’S BEEN ON DEATH ROW SINCE 1982, WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER. FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS, ATTORNEYS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ABU-JAMAL A NEW TRIAL BECAUSE OF JUDICIAL BIAS. TODAY’S HEARING WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THE COURT WILL ALLOW NEW EVIDENCE OF POLICE MISCONDUCT IN ABU-JAMAL’S CASE.

GUEST:

LEONARD WEINGLASS, LEAD ATTORNEY FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL.

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