OPINION:

Krasner’s stance on Mumia won’t cost him re-election, but it will stain his reputation as a reformer

By Linn Washington, Jr. and Dave Lindorff Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner deserves credit for ending the wrongful incarcerations of nearly 20 people. Krasner did what many of his predecessors did not: fulfill the legal and ethical duty of a district attorney to seek justice. Those wrongful convictions, which resulted largely from misconduct by police and …

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19

Internationally known US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated, and says he is having difficulty breathing. His life is in immediate danger and he is in urgent need of hospital care. This latest outrage was …

Appeal of order for PA Supreme Court rehearing should be dropped

6700-Name Petition Delivered to Philly DA Krasner Calling for Fair Appeal for Mumia

The organization Roots Action has delivered a petition signed by 6700 people from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, across the country and around the world,  to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, demanding that Mumia Abu-Jamal be allowed to re-argue his original appeal of his conviction to the state’s highest court. The petition, which can still have names added, …

DA challenges order granting Mumia PA Supreme Court PCRA appeal redos:

Krasner to Appeal Justice Castille Conflict of Interest Finding, Failing Test of Principle

  When Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s new purportedly progressive district attorney, took office last January, he vowed to unflinchingly make the office’s goal “seeking justice,” instead of just seeking convictions, as a string of DAs going back to at least Ed Rendell had done. Last week, faced with a decision calling for real courage, Krasner flinched. …