Convicted cop-killed Mumia Abu Jamal received a commutation of his sentence to life in prison instead of the death penalty this week just days before a massive December 9th rally planned to celebrate his 30th year of incarceration and call for his release.
The event is scheduled to take place in the National Constitution Center-- the only museum in the United States exclusively devoted to the Constitution.
Mumia Abu Jamal's 30th prison anniversary will be celebrated by guests including Cornel West, Michelle Alexander, Vijay Prashad, Immortal Technique, Mark Lamont Hill, Ramona Africa, Michael Coard, Louisa Hanoune, Amiri and Amina Baraka, IMPACT Youth Repertory Theater, and the African Dance Ensemble, according to Freemumia.com.
Author Michelle Alexander appears in a promotional video for the Mumia's 30th Anniversary event. In that clip (below), she ties the convicted cop-killer's plight to that of all incarcerated people, stating that:
"The struggle for justice in Mumia's case is part of a larger movement to end mass incarceration and the demonization of poor people of color and all those who are willing to stand with them in their fight for social and racial justice."
Below is the video promoting Mumia's event, including one speaker who makes the claim that "the justice system has utterly and completely failed Mumia Abu Jamal."
And this comes to The Blaze from Pennsylvania political cartoonist Tim Hartman: