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Mumia Abu Jamal on the 25th Anniversary of the Arrest of the MOVE 9

StoryAugust 08, 2003
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25 years ago today in West Philadelphia hundreds of armed police officers raided the homes of the African-American political group known as MOVE. By the end of the day one police officer was dead and 12 members of MOVE were arrested and jailed. Nine of them would later be convicted in a controversial trial.

They have long insisted that the officer was shot by another police officer in a case of friendly fire.

The eight surviving members remain in jail today. They are commonly known n as the MOVE 9.

One of the journalists who closely covered the case of the MOVE 9 in the late 1970s was Mumia Abu Jamal who at the time was an aspiring Philadelphia-based journalist.

Mumia would himself later be convicted in the killing of a police officer. Supporters have long charged Mumia was targeted because of his political activism and his support for the MOVE 9.

On this the 25th anniversary of the arrest of MOVE 9 we will take a listen to an excerpt of a recent prison commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal.

  • Mumia Abu Jamal, speaking about the MOVE 9. Listen to full Mumia commentary.

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