Topic: Black Lives Matter
“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed the Revictimization Relief Act, or the “Silence Mumia Bill,” in Philadelphia near the site where police officer Daniel Faulkner, whom Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing, was shot in 1981. Faulkner’s widow spoke at the signing ceremony. The law allows a district attorney, the Attorney General, or a crime victim to file a complaint in civil court against an inmate or former offender if the conduct would cause “a temporary or permanent state of mental anguish” to the victim. Civil libertarians say the bill is unconstitutional.”
This is a story about an incredible victory that took place in Asheville, North Carolina in September 2013 where its residents organized to fight back against racist policing and to protect the rights of immigrant communities, and won.