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Court: Mumia Deserves New Hearing But Not New Trial Kathy Matheson

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday said former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal cannot be executed for murdering a Philadelphia police officer without a new penalty hearing.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Abu-Jamal's conviction should stand, but that he should get a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions. If prosecutors don't want to give him a new death penalty hearing, Abu-Jamal would be sentenced automatically to life in prison.

Video Evidence of Illegal Police Action To Be Presented at Friday New York City Rally

On-line version of press release with photos and links: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=still-we-speak-rally



Contacts: Media: Barbara Ross 917.494.8164; John McGarvey: 917.572.0206 Legal: Wylie Stecklow 212 566 8000


CISPES Accused of Being Foreign “Agent” of Leftist Political Party

Contact: Burke Stansbury, CISPES – 202 521 2510 ext. 205; burke at cispes.org

Central American Solidarity Activists Dispute Department of Justice Order, Denounce Possible Repeat of Illegal Harassment

Grassroots Group Accused of Being Foreign "Agent" of Leftist Political Party in Lead-up to Contentious Salvadoran Presidential Elections

Washington DC: The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), illegally targeted in the 1980's by the largest FBI

Britain Makes Camera That "Sees" Under Clothes

Reuters Reporting by Luke Baker Sun Mar 9, 7:21 AM ET

A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry.

The T5000 camera, created by a company called ThruVision, uses what it calls "passive imaging technology" to identify objects by the natural electromagnetic rays -- known as Terahertz or T-rays -- that they emit.

Dear Friends: This is an update on the case of my client, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been on Pennsylvania’s death row for over a quarter of a century.

New York Governor Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring Danny Hakim and William K. Rashbaum, NY Times

ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.

Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides inside his Fifth Avenue apartment early this afternoon, had hours earlier abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He scheduled an announcement for 2:15 after inquiries from the Times.

Iraqi-born "Virtual Jihadi" Artist's Show Shut Down in Troy, NY

An Iraqi born artist, now US citizen, Wafaa Bilal's work was shut down at the West Hall Art Department Gallery and will now be reopened tomorrow (March 11), but conservative public pressure threatens to close it once again.

British Prime Minister Blair Takes Job at Yale

New Haven, Conn. -- Yale University is pleased to announce the appointment of Prime Minister Tony Blair as the WalMart Fellow Official Greeter for the next academic year.

Anarchist Buzz Concerns Intel Officials

Canadian Probe Continues, N.Y. Hunts for New Leads

U.S. and Canadian Authorities Meet to Go Over Evidence in the Times Square Bombing and a Vehicle Stop at the Canadian Border


March 7, 2008

Guilty Verdict in Tacoma Ecoterror Arson Trial

A federal jury in Tacoma has found Briana Waters guilty of arson for the 2001 ecoterror fire at the University of Washington.

The 32-year-old from Oakland, Calif., faces a prison term of 5 to 20 years when she is sentenced May 30.

Waters was convicted today on two counts, but the jury deadlocked on three other charges of conspiracy and using a destructive device in a crime of violence, which would have carried a minimum 30 years in prison.


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