Commentary by Chippy Dee, Photos by Bud Korotzer

This morning scores of people gathered outside the NAACP Convention at the Hilton Hotel to demand that the NAACP follow-up on a pledge made in 2004 to do everything within their power to save Mumia Abu-Jamal who has been on death row in Pennsylvania for the past 27 years.

The situation is particularly urgent now because the US Supreme Court just refused to hear an appeal of his case. They are also demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder, who spoke at the convention today examine Mumia’s case because there was governmental misconduct during his trial.

Contact was made with delegates inside the hotel and there was a feeling that the demands were heard and there was some support. About 50 demonstrators were still there at 8 PM when the activity was ending.

People are upset and angry that Mumia is still sitting on death row. There are plans to return everyday until the convention ends on Thursday when Obama will speak.

Photos © by Bud Korotzer

1 Comment

  1. skulz fontaine said,

    July 14, 2009 at 13:38

    The NAACP can’t be bothered with the Mumia ordeal. They’ve got the Michael Jackson dealy on their plate and you know, Jacko’s important.

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