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Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

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In the first independent book on the case, which arrives at conclusions not by conviction but by reportage, investigative reporter Dave Lindorff offers explosive new evidence about the prosecution, the defense and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Lindorff will leave you with an entirely new perspective.

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Overview

In the first independent book on the case, which arrives at conclusions not by conviction but by reportage, investigative reporter Dave Lindorff offers explosive new evidence about the prosecution, the defense and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Lindorff will leave you with an entirely new perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567512281
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning investigative journalist Dave Lindorff is a coumnist for COunterpunch magazine, and is author of "Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal."

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Table of Contents

Insert: Judge Yohn's Potentially Deadly Blunders 1
Dedication
Foreword 1
1 Shoot Out 6
2 "Get Their Black Asses!": Rizzo's Boys and a Culture of Police Spying and Brutality 33
3 Targeting Cops, or Cops' Target? 59
4 The Trial, Part I - Stacking the Deck for Conviction 83
5 The Trial, Part II - Shut Up and Shut Out: With the Defendant Silenced, the Prosecution Spins a Tale of Murder 112
6 The Trial, Part III - Guilty Despite Reasonable Doubts 144
7 Return From the Dead: The Defense Fights Back 177
8 Fighting Back: New Evidence and the Seeds of Distrust 208
9 A Life-and-Death Struggle Over "Life" or "Death" 257
10 A Sentence is Lifted ... at Least for Now 285
11 Media Bias and the Struggle for Truth 309
12 No Conclusion 325
Afterword: "So ... Did He Do It or Not?" 343
Selected Readings 346
Notes 349
Index 359
About the Author 372
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

    he did it!

    people need to get over the fact that they believe he is innocent and start realizing he is guilty!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2003

    Fascinating and Powerful Investigation

    I couldn't put the book down. I was incredulous most of the time and it was especially helpful to me because I didn't really know the background to the case, not having grown up in Philly. The picture of corruption, bias and lies that Dave Lindorff details is mind boggling. The book is extremely persuasive and leaves one absolutely convinced that Mumia did not get a fair trial, at the very least. I kept asking myself how this and that could be allowed, but unfortunately I guess Mumia is only a high profile victim of something that happens a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2003

    At Last----The facts

    Beyond the protests and the politics, the celebrity involvement and the media hype, what do you know about the death row case of Mumia Abu-Jamal? Most of us would answer, ¿Very little.¿ In Killng Time, Dave Lindorff compiles existing information from court records, police and media reports, as well as conducting new interviews in the hope of finally making sense of this confusing case. He thoroughly analyzes all the pieces, including the questionable motives of many key players, in an attempt to find the truth and expose the numerous inconsistencies. He makes no assertions regarding Mumia¿s innocence or guilt but makes a strong case for police corruption and judicial irregularities that have kept Mumia on death row for 20 years without yet having the benefit of a fair trial. This objective, investigative reporter questions the police, the judge, the prosecution, the defense, as well as the defendant and his supporters. Lindorff works hard to maintain objectivity in the face of overwhelming evidence of mistakes, poor legal strategy, lies and deals. Killing Time gives us raw facts along with thoughtful analysis, including that which has been suppressed, ignored or misinterpreted. I am grateful for finally getting the facts behind this case. Killing Time is interesting and well written. One¿s views of our justice system will be challenged. After Chapter 2, I had read enough to realize that justice was not served. Lindorff continues with startling revelations and clear insight for the next 10 chapters. It is fascinating, yet also disturbing, when one realizes that a man¿s life is in the balance in this case. Reading this book helped me to better understand the actions of Governor Ryan of Illinois who recently commuted the death sentences of 167 people because of ¿the demon of error¿ in the judicial system. If the system in Illinois is anything like the Philadelphia system described in this book, it makes his actions understandable, perceptive and heroic.

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