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‘Anonymous’ hackers target private prison contractor

Hacker group Anonymous on Friday vandalized the website of a major US prison contractor in the latest salvo in an anti-police campaign. Anonymous subgroup “Antisec” took credit for replacing The Geo Group website home page with a rap song dedicated in part to convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal and a message condemning prisons and policing in the…

Mumia Abu-Jamal will not face death penalty

Almost 30 years after after being sentenced to die for the killing of a white police officer, former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is getting a slight reprieve. According to the Associated Press, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced his decision Wednesday, with slain Officer Daniel Faulkner’s widow standing next to…

Supreme Court rejects new execution bid for Mumia Abu-Jamal

The US Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a prosecution request to reinstate the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther convicted of murder whose case has rallied death penalty opponents. The top US court upheld an appellate decision in April which declared the death sentence for Abu-Jamal unconstitutional. The…

Mumia Abu-Jamal case back before appeals court

Rift causes longtime lawyer to quit Mumia Abu-Jamal case days before latest death row appeal The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy. Lawyer Robert R. Bryan stepped down…

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