Monday, February 28, 2000

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  • Mumia Supporters Hold Mass Civil Disobedience at US Supreme Court

    The US Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether the 1996 Effective Death Penalty Act should deny those facing execution the right to appeal when there is new evidence on their innocence. The fate of more than 3,000 death row prisoners hangs in the balance. Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of those inmates. [includes rush transcript]

  • Thousands Protest Acquittal of Police Officers Who Killed Amadou Diallo

    Thousands of people protested over the weekend after four white New York City police officers were acquitted in the murder of Amadou Diallo, the African immigrant who died last year in a hail of 41 bullets. Minutes after an Albany jury pronounced the "not guilty" verdicts on Friday evening, hundreds of people poured into Wheeler Avenue in the Bronx, where Diallo was killed on February 3, 1999, as he stood in the vestibule of his apartment building. The protesters marched to the police precinct. [includes rush transcript]

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