On Wednesday, December 7th, Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office announced that it will not pursue the death penalty in the case of Mumia Abu Jamal. Earlier this year, the Third Circuit Cour of Appeals ruled that because of unclear instructions delivered to the jury in Mumia Abu Jamals sentencing trial years ago, Mumia Abu Jamal should be allowed a new sentencing-phase trial or be sentenced to life-behind bars without the possibility of parole.
In the wake this partial victory for Mumia Abu Jamal and his supporters, Dr. Johanna Fernandez, assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York and member of Educators for Mumia Abu Jamal, speaks to “On The Block Radio” about the significance of the decision and what’s next for Mumia supporters.
[Audio of interview is forthcoming. Please check back.]