Executing Justice: An Inside Account of the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal [Signed]

Executing Justice: An Inside Account of the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal [Signed]

Williams, Daniel R.; Doctorow, E. L. [Foreword]

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date Published: 2001
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Book Id: 6349

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A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (quite light pushing to the spine ends, tiny bump to the rear board's upper left corner), in a Fine dust jacket, SIGNED BY E. L. DOCTOROW at the end of his Foreword. Activist radio journalist, author, and former member of the Black Panthers Mumia Abu-Jamal, once described by The New York Times as "perhaps the world's best known death-row inmate", was convicted of, and sentenced to death for, the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, a sentence which was later commuted to life imprisonment without parole. "Executing Justice" was authored by Abu-Jamal's defense attorney, Daniel R. Williams. In 1981, Officer Faulkner, while conducting a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal's brother, William Cook, was fatally shot by a .38 caliber bullet. Abu-Jamal was found to have suffered a wound caused by Faulkner's gun and a gun registered to Abu-Jamal as well as five spent shell casings were found at the scene. The bullet which killed Faulkner was found to match the found casings. A jury convicted Abu-Jamal of murder and he was sentenced to death. Abu-Jamal and his supporters, including Amnesty International [which proclaimed that "...the police failed to conduct tests to ascertain whether the weapon had been fired in the immediate past...Compounding this error, the police also failed to conduct chemical tests on Abu-Jamal's hands to find out if he had fired a gun recently."] disputed the verdict. After three-decades of legal disputes and proceedings, his sentence as commuted to Life in Prison without the possibility of Parole. Abu-Jamal's conviction continues to be disputed. He has been the subject of three documentary films and a shorter 20/20 television special which aired shortly after the 27th anniversary of his apprehension. A Fine copy of an interesting work about a death-penalty case which remains a matter of dispute decades after the time of the relevant events and as to which Salman Rushdie has stated: "I have no idea whether Mumia Abu-Jamal is innocent or guilty. What I know is that the process by which he was found guilty is deeply flawed.". Copies signed by Doctorow are far from common. A Fine copy, SIGNED BY E. L. DOCTOROW.


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