The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal

October 3, 2008

Crime Magazine Editor J Patrick O'Connor discusses his new book, "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal," in a tour of the SF Bay Area.

The NLGSF is sponsoring Friday evenings event: October 3rd, 5:30 pm: Room 3214, Golden Gate University, Mission St between 1st and 2nd, San Francisco. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Mobilization To Free Mumia (info 510 268-9429).

Efficiently and Methodically Framed--Mumia is innocent! -- that is the conclusion of a new book on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The book is, THE FRAMING OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, by J Patrick O'Connor (Lawrence Hill Books 2008). The author is a former UPI reporter who took an interest in Mumia's case, and who is now the editor of Crime Magazine crimemagazine.com. He offers a fresh perspective, and delivers a clear and convincing breakdown on perhaps the most notorius frame-up since Sacco and Vanzetti.

"This book is the first to convincingly show how the Philadelphia Police Department and District Attorney's Office efficiently and methodically framed [Mumia Abu-Jamal]." (from the book jacket)

This is a case not just of police corruption, or a racist lynching, though it is both. The courts are in this just as deep as the cops, and it reaches to the top of the equally corrupt political system, in both the Democratic and Republican parties--something to keep in mind in this election season.

In the first week of October, J Patrick O'Connor will tour SF Bay Area to discuss the conclusions of his investigation of Mumia's case. The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (LAC) is working with the Mobilization To Free Mumia to organize and promote this tour.

O'Connor will be featured in interviews on KPFA's Flashpoints, Africa Today, Living Room and the Morning Show in the days prior to, and during the tour (94.1 FM).

Here is the tour schedule (some details still to be filled in):

Thursday October 2nd, 12 Noon: Golden Gate University Law School, Mission St between 1st and 2nd streets, San Francisco.

Friday October 3rd, 5:30 pm: Room 3214, Golden Gate University, Mission St between 1st and 2nd, San Francisco. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Mobilization To Free Mumia (info 510 268-9429).

Friday October 3rd, 7:30 pm: Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library for Social Research, 6501 Telegraph Ave, in Oakland, between Alcatraz Ave and 66th St. Sponsored by the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia abu-Jamal (info 510 763-2347).

Saturday October 4th, 2 to 5 pm: wine and cheese with O'Connor, Lynne Stewart, and KPFA programmers--at the home of Jeff Mackler, 33 Mandana Circle (cross st Mandana Blvd), Oakland (info 510 268-9429)

Sunday October 5th, 4 to 6 pm: O'Connor and Lynne Stewart, College of Marin, 835 College Avenue, Kentfield (room to be announced). Sponsored by Marin Peace and Justice Coaliton.

Tuesday October 7th, 7 pm: event sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Coalition. Details to be announced.

Wednesday October 8th, 7 pm: Santa Rosa Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. info: 707 575-8902.

General Tour Information, call 510 268-9429.