Tuesday, November 02, 2010

11/8 Michael Coard & Seth Williams Debate Mumia's Case

From: Philly IAC

Mon, Nov 8 2010, 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.

National Constitution Center - Kirby Auditorium - 6th & Arch, Philadelphia

While we would usually never ask people to shell out cash to see Tigre Hill's documercial "The Barrel of a Gun" financed by the Philadelphia FOP to promote their line on Mumia's case, this screening will be followed by a debate between Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and attorney/activist Michael Coard as well as a debate between Hill and Professor Johanna Fernandez, producer of the new documentary Justice for Mumia.

We want as many supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal in the hall who can make it to support Attorney Coard and to make sure the truth get's out.

Tigre Hill asserts the December 1981 shooting of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was premeditated despite ample evidence to the contrary. The premise of Hill's film is a rehash of the same arguments used by Michael Smerconish and Maureen Faulkner in their book, and also the same theme raised in the sentencing phase of Mumia's 1982 hearing by the prosecutor which will be central to Mumia's appeals hearing before the Third Circuit Court on Tuesday, November 9.

Lynn Doyle, Emmy award winning host of the Comcast Network’s “It’s Your Call” will moderate the discussion.

This showing of “The Barrel of a Gun” and subsequent dialogue between Williams and Coard are purposely planned a day prior to the arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for a new sentence hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal. On January 19, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a federal appeals court ruling that threw out Abu-Jamal's death sentence because of a confusingly worded verdict instruction that arguably led the jury to a sentence of death over life in prison.

Let's pack the house with Mumia support! We have been able to purchase blocks of tickets at $13 each so we can make sure Mumia supporters are in the audience, and not just the FOP. If you want to purchase one of these tickets, please contact International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal at 215-476-8812.

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