Black People : How Philadelphia Police Framed Mumia Abu-Jamal

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    How Philadelphia Police Framed Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Pictures taken by Pedro Polakoff minutes after the shooting have just been released and seem to contradict testimony given at Mumia Abu Jamal's trial.

    Until the Dec. 4 Reuters article and Dec.6 Today Show, the mainstream media had completely ignored the new photos. This new mainstream credibilty can now be used to inspire further media investigation and coverage. Citing Reuters, The Today Show, and press-releases from May, October, and December, please contact the media.

    The mainstream media has completely ignored the new photos since they were unveiled (Press-release from May 18). Please contact the media about the new Educators for Mumia press-release.

    "The newly discovered photographs reveal the fact that the police were actively manipulating evidence at the homicide scene." - Lead Attorney Robert R. Bryan

    Photo 1: Mishandling the Guns - Officer James Forbes holds both Abu-Jamal's and Faulkner's guns in his bare hand and touches the metal parts. This contradicts his later court testimony that he had preserved the ballistics evidence.

    Photos 2 & 3: The Moving Hat - Faulkner's hat is moved from the top of Billy Cook's VW, and placed on the sidewalk for the official police photo.

    Photo 4: The Missing Taxi - Robert Chobert testified that he was parked directly behind Faulkner's car, but the space is empty in the photo.

    The Missing Divots - On the sidewalk, where Faulkner was found, there are no large bullet divots, or destroyed chunks of cement, which should be visible in the pavement if the prosecution scenario was accurate, according to which Abu-Jamal shot down at Faulkner - and allegedly missed several times - while Faulkner was on his back. Dr. Michael Schiffmann writes: "It is thus no question any more whether the scenario presented by the prosecution at Abu-Jamal's trial is true. It is clearly not, because it is physically and ballistically impossible." This observation is supported by the new photos, as well as the official police photo.

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