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MUMIA: LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY
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From: R.B. Wilk
Date Added: 5/2/2013 11:41:10 AM
Tom Stockman’s second post should rightly be removed as inappropriate for this website. Stockman merely repeats the blatant LIES of the fry-Mumia lynch mob – most notably the story that Mumia Abu-Jamal “grinned” (or did he smirk?) at Maureen Faulkner when her husband’s “bloody shirt” (or was it a jacket?) was displayed in the courtroom, when in fact MUMIA ABU-JAMAL WAS NOT EVEN PRESENT IN THE COURTROOM AT THE TIME because JUDGE SABO HAD BARRED MUMIA FROM HIS OWN TRIAL. More to the point, however, Stockman’s remarks are virtually irrelevant to the discussion of Stephen Vittoria’s documentary, “Long Distance Revolutionary,” which intentionally focuses on Mumia himself rather than the endless and often tiresome debate about his case.
Anyone who wants to see an intelligent, factual examination of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case, which was in fact riddled with doubt, should watch the DVD of John Edgington’s HBO special, “A Case for Reasonable Doubt,” or Johanna Fernandez’s film, “Justice on Trial.” And anyone who wishes to confirm their delusion of certainty as to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s guilt can watch “The Barrel of a Gun,” Tigre Hill’s F.O.P.-funded two-hour advertisement for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s execution, which is most noteworthy for its intentional omission of crucial information and its use of third-rate Celtic music in a pathetically obvious attempt to engage the emotions of its intended white audience.
I urge all open-minded and rational people to see “Long Distance Revolutionary” and judge for yourselves. At the very least, you will be entertained; at best, you will learn who and what Mumia Abu-Jamal truly is.
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