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Мумия Абу-Джамал

Дата рождения: 24. Апрель 1954

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Мумия Абу-Джамал — афроамериканец, бывший активист Чёрных пантер, приговорённый к смертной казни за убийство в 1981 году офицера полиции. Дело Абу-Джамала привлекло большое внимание, а приговор вызвал многочисленные протесты. Сторонники Абу-Джамала продолжают считать его невиновным, оспаривая также справедливость и беспристрастность судебного разбирательства и соответствие вынесенного приговора вменяемому преступлению. В 2011 году Абу-Джамал добился отмены смертного приговора и, по решению прокуратуры, остаток жизни проведет в тюрьме без права на досрочное освобождение.

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Цитаты Мумия Абу-Джамал

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„The role of television is the illusion of company, noise. I call it the fifth wall and the second window: the window of illusion.“

—  Mumia Abu-Jamal
"I spend my days preparing for life, not for death" http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2198557,00.html The Guardian, Laura Smith (2007-10-25)

„Once again, my family and I find ourselves being assaulted by the obscenity that is Mumia Abu-Jamal. On Sunday October 5th, my husband's killer will once again air his voice from what masquerades as a prison, and spew his thoughts and ideas at another college commencement. Mumia Abu-Jamal will be heard and honored as a victim and a hero by a pack of adolescent sycophants at Goddard College in Vermont. Despite the fact that 33 years ago, he loaded his gun with special high-velocity ammunition designed to kill in the most devastating fashion, then used that gun to rip my husband's freedom from him--today, Mumia Abu-Jamal will be lauded as a freedom fighter. Undoubtedly the administrators at Goddard who first accepted, then enthusiastically supported Abu-Jamal as their speaker will be moved by his "important message" when, if one distills that message to its basic meaning, it amounts to nothing more than the same worn out hatred for this country and everyone in law enforcement that Mumia Abu-Jamal has harbored his entire life. Many at Goddard College have said that this is a matter of Abu-Jamal's First Amendment right to speak and be heard. What a convenient way to dodge their responsibility to take a moral position on this situation. This is not a matter of First Amendment rights -- it's a matter of right and wrong. Across the country, people have been voicing their disgust with the wrong that the college is about to commit by allowing a convicted cop-killer to speak to them. Is this the message to be heard? How could they allow him to speak when Danny no longer has a voice? It is my opinion that all murderers should forfeit their right to free speech when they take the life of an innocent person. I have repeatedly seen college administrators deny conservative and religious speakers access to their campuses when even the tiniest minority feel their message is in some way offensive. What could be more offensive than having a person who violently took the life of another imparting his "unique perspective" on your students? Let's be honest. The instructors, administrators and graduates at Goddard College embrace having this killer as their commencement speaker not despite the fact that he brutally murdered a cop, but because he brutally murdered a cop. Otherwise, like so many other speakers that have been denied access to college campuses across the country, Goddard's administration would have lived up to their moral responsibility and pulled the plug on this travesty long ago. Shame on Goddard College and all associated with that school for choosing to honor an arrogant remorseless killer as their commencement speaker. Unfortunately, this is something that I am certain they will be proud of for the rest of their lives.“

—  Mumia Abu-Jamal
Statement http://6abc.com/news/mumia-abu-jamal-speech-met-with-vigil-for-slain-officer/337357/ by Maureen Faulkner, widow of Daniel Faulkner, upon Abu-Jamal's delivering the Commencement Address at Goddard College in 2014

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„The state would rather give me an uzi than a microphone.“

—  Mumia Abu-Jamal
All Things Censored (2001, Seven Stories Press), p. 21

„Politics is the art of making the people believe that they are in power, when in fact, they have none.“

—  Mumia Abu-Jamal
"Is Obama's Victory Ours?" http://www.prisonradio.org/ObamaJuneMumia.htm 06-05-08

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