Information about the case and rebuttals to the factual
Text of the 2001 Federal District Court Decision
This section contains two articles on this ridiculous turn of events, the statements of Jamal and Cook and the confession of Arnold Beverly, the self confessed "hit man".
After allowing his prior attorneys to float two mutually contradictory stories about what "really" happened on December 9, 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal and his new attorneys are now offering a third, "Twilight Zone" scenario, in which they allege that mobsters conspired with rogue police officers to execute Officer Daniel Faulkner. Further, despite being found at the scene with his emptied gun at his side, Jamal and his brother, William Cook, allege that neither of them was involved in, or a witness to, Faulkner's murder.
Trial Transcripts and PCRA Appeals of the 1982 Case
This PDF Format Link of the above web link downloads a single page (8.5 x 14 inches) list of key facts and a picture of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. This page, and the picture that accompanies it can be used to gain a quick understanding of the facts, or duplicated as a flyer to be handed out at rallies. The file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. The Trial Transcripts Home Page provides more information on PDF files and Adobe Acrobat Reader. A Microsoft Word version is also available for preview purposes.
In February 2000, Amnesty International USA released their report on the conviction and sentencing of Mumia Abu-Jamal. They allege to have spent two years "researching the record" to produce an "impartial" and "thorough" study of the case. We have produced a response to Amnesty USA's report that points out the important facts they missed.
Beginning in 1995, the seven member Supreme Court of Pennsylvania afforded Mumia Abu-Jamal and his attorneys three separate opportunities (PCRA - Post Conviction Collateral Relief hearings) to factually prove their allegations of innocence, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, police intimidation and coercion of witnesses. Having completed their exhaustive three year review of the facts surrounding these allegations, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania unanimously upheld Mumia Abu-Jamal's conviction and the fairness of the 1982 trial proceedings. While repeatedly chastising Jamal's attorneys for "misrepresenting the record" to support their allegations, the Supreme Court also stated that these allegations are "without merit."
In an effort to present the most unbiased, factually accurate and complete review of the evidence in this case, we have posted the Supreme Court's 1998 ruling in its entirety.
In a tactical move designed to prolong his appeals,
This section displays copies of all the articles written about the case by the Philadelphia Inquirer between the dates of 12-10-81 and 8-31-95. Each article is shown in its original format. They paint a vivid picture of the actual facts surrounding the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner and the events of the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Some People Will Believe Anything
The Voice of the Voiceless attempts to silence another author.
This article, written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Buzz Bissinger, is a must read for those who want to understand the hype surrounding the "Free Mumia" movement. Mr. Bissinger's article sets the record straight on Jamal's background, the tactics used by his attorneys, the misinformation that is spread by his Hollywood supporters and the battle that is being waged to spread the truth about Officer Daniel Faulkner's death.
Following an exhaustive 4 month investigation of the facts, ABC-TV's program, 20/20, disclosed their findings about the case against Mumia Abu-Jamal and the campaign to see him freed. 20/20 reviews the major issues raised by Jamal's defenders and addresses each with their findings.
The Daniel Faulkner Educational Grant Fund was established in May of 2000 to provide financial assistance to students whose parents have been murdered or incapacitated by a violent crime. The grant is administered by Justice for Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Inc. (a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation that has received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS) which was organized in 1998 to honor the memory of Daniel Faulkner and spread the truth about the manner in which he died. Police Officer Faulkner was a member of the Philadelphia Police Department and was killed in the line of duty in 1981. The new site is located here: www.danielfaulknergrantfund.com
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Though we are not experts on the facts surrounding the Death Penalty in general, we feel it is necessary to make information regarding this topic available to those reading this site. Therefore, we have linked our site to the site of a well known and legitimate national victim's advocacy group called, Justice for All. The information displayed in this section of our site has been researched, developed and written by members of Justice for All, not by members of Justice for Daniel Faulkner.
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