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Information for Your Letter to Judge Yohn

Sample letter to Yohn by Bill Gallagher

Sample letter to Yohn by Jane Doe

"Black Sheet" Protest Letter for Governor Ridge Who Signed the Death Warrant


Information for Your Letter to Judge Yohn:

From: "leslie jones" <>

Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:15:41 PDT


Please help spread the word....


Mumia's case has been assigned to Federal District Court Judge William H. Yohn. Judge Yohn has NOT yet lifted Mumia's death warrant by granting a stay of execution! As a result the judge is FORCING people to take to the streets! Supporters in both San Francisco and Chicago have been ATTACKED by police because they WILL NOT remain silent and allow this government to commit MURDER!

As early as Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Judge Yohn's clerk announced that BOTH sides could send letters to the judge stating their position on the case. The International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia JUST LEARNED of this announcement yesterday, October 20th. A day AFTER the announcement!

The International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal is asking that THE PEOPLE DEMAND JUSTICE! We need EVERYONE to write to Judge Yohn and demand TWO things:

1. LIFT the death warrant by granting a stay of execution.


We are asking EVERYONE to write a letter to the Judge AND SEND A COPY to Mumia's attorney, Leonard Weinglass so that we will have ALL of the letters from Mumia's supporters when it is time to go into court. Remember, BOTH sides have been told to send letters.

Send your letters to...

Judge William H. Yohn, Jr.
United States District Court
2609 United States Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 597 - 4361
(215) 597 - 6390 (fax)

AND SEND A COPY to Mumia's attorney Leonard Weinglass! Address your letter to Leonard as follows:

Judge William H. Yohn, Jr.
c/o Leonard Weinglass, Esq.
6 West 20th Street
Suite 10A
New York, New York 10011

We know that the FOP is pressuring Judge Yohn NOT to lift the death warrant.

Much depends on Yohn's decision. He can deny Mumia's request for an evidentiary hearing and decide the case based ONLY on the facts that Sabo let in-which DOES NOT include, among other things, the fact that the alleged "confession" was reported OVER 60 days after the shootings and that witnesses such as Pamela Jenkins and Veronica Jones have since come forward and testified in the PCRA hearings that they were COERCED by police and FORCED to LIE about Mumia being the shooter! By NOT lifting the warrant and NOT granting a stay of execution, Judge Yohn could be taking the position that Mumia's appeal can be disposed of BEFORE December 2, 1999.

That means:

Mumia WOULD REMAIN ON PHASE II. We MUST DEMAND that the stay be granted AND WE MUST DEMAND that Mumia receive this hearing!

Here is some information to help you formulate your letter:


Although Mumia has filed his new appeal in federal court, he has yet to receive a stay of execution. Another prisoner, who just got his death warrant, filed his federal appeal and got a stay the SAME day. A stay is supposed to be standard procedure. When Mumia filed his appeal in the state courts, he was not given an automatic stay then either.

Instead, Sabo let Mumia's death warrant stand for 10 DAYS before his execution date! Sabo only granted the stay because of the INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONWIDE PRESSURE OF THE PEOPLE! We MUST REMAIN VIGILANT! Remember, Mumia is still under FORCIBLE SUICIDE WATCH. That's 24 hour-a-day supervision with NO access to supporters by visit or telephone.


On Friday, October 15, 1999, Mumia's attorneys filed a writ of habeas corpus. In over 160 pages they cited 29 violations of Mumia's constitutional rights. These violations include:

  • suppression of evidence by police and prosecutors
  • the coercing of witnesses
  • the fabricated "confession" story
  • the suppression of documents about police surveillance of Mumia
  • the ineffective defense counsel in Mumia's first "trial"
  • how Mumia was NOT allowed to represent himself
  • how Mumia was BARRED from the courtroom in his own "trial"
  • the state's use of ALL of its 11 peremptory challenges to STRIKE Black people from the jury
  • how the prosecutor used Mumia's involvement in the Black Panther Party to argue that Mumia should be executed


Mumia's habeas corpus petition to the federal court requests a hearing in the federal court to bring in the witnesses and evidence that were denied by Sabo in the Pennsylvania courts. Getting this hearing is CRUCIAL! It will be BOTH the first AND last time Mumia can present this evidence in court.

If Mumia is denied an evidentiary hearing, ALL future appeals will be based on the "evidence" allowed and interpreted by Sabo. Only a new hearing can get the evidence of Mumia's actual innocence on the record!

WE NEED EVERYONE TO TAKE A STAND! Write and DEMAND both that a stay and an evidentiary hearing be granted.

For more information, contact Pam Africa, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal at 215-476-8812.

Keep up the good work! Stay on the move......




Sample Letter to Judge Yohn from Bill Gallagher:

Judge William H. Yohn, Jr.

United States District Court
2609 United States Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215) 597 - 4361
(215) 597 - 6390 (fax)


We know that the Constitution has been suspended since 1973. We know the difference between Public Law and Admiralty Law, and what that means. We know who owns the patents on the words you use to enslave us. We know of your complicity in these matters. We know what a big business law enforcement has become, and why. We know who Hegel is, and how the students of his teachings create horror for profit.

Is the meat for your table so precious that you wantonly prey upon the people for it?

There was a man, suspected of growing marijuana, SUSPECTED of growing marijuana, who had his apartment broken into in Oregon by enforcers of the corporate elite, the police force, and he shot four cops before they got him. That man was a Patriot and a Hero. I cite this:

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the down-stairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of a half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you'd be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur-what if it had been driven off of or its tires spiked? The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt." Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn

We are beginning to learn that tyrants rarely stop their depredations, and NEVER without being forced to. Your objectives in killing Mumia Abu-Jamal reinforce this type of thinking, and the tide of the vast vast human ocean is turning against you and your propaganda machine. Anti-propaganda is born and lives and thrives in the milieu of conflict you and yours have created, and the wealth of the world must tremble and quake as the house of cards they have so slap-hazardly built comes crashing down with the first little gust of wind. Here I must tell you this:

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain

And This:

"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." -Mark Twain

There is a Religion of Conflict in this construct of matter and light and movement. The only deity holy to that religion is Conflict. It is a means to making money. They, and you, are Profit Prophets. And they demand Human Sacrifice for their perverted altar.

This killing you are about to indulge in smacks of this spectacle, and I am turning the Death Magick around on you....I know of these rituals, and I know of their real, true meanings, and the supposed power to be gained, and I hereby sacrifice a year of my life to the fire and smoke with my words, which are weapons, and will undo you.

Although I cannot really see how you have not undone yourself, through base greed and animal urge, and your hunger for human spoor illustrates well your ignorant pack instincts. I say ignorant because the true pack, The People, is so very huge and very volatile right now, that it is probable it will soon cause your total demise, though you are so caught up in the blood scent you selectively filter your reality, and disregard your own safety. You stand at the forefront of the future, and so far you have perverted it, very badly. The relatively few police and other elite enforcers who wish to execute Mumia Abu-Jamal will not protect the government against the huge huge wave of Humanity that you are awakening. Do not be complacent in your attitudes. Unless you possess anti-survival traits, then that is simply evolution.

This is the ultimatum, for now. Because of the thoroughness of your systems corruption, spiritually, materialistically, numismatically, this is only the beginning. I tell you this in full honesty. Not an attribute I can count on from you, be assured.

1. LIFT the death warrant for Mumia Abu-Jamal by granting a stay of execution.


Or the consequences are on your head, and don't you have enough there already?

Bill Gallagher
Light Happens



Letter to Judge Yohn from Jane Doe:

October 22, 1999

Judge William H. Yohn, Jr.
United States District Court
2609 United States Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 597 - 4361
(215) 597 - 6390 (fax)

Hear Us! Judge Yohn:

Let Mumia Go. We understand it starts with your granting a stay of execution and an evidentiary hearing and that Mumia's attorney has presented more than adequate legal basis for such. Well?

In the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and in MILLIONS of others, we the people OBJECT.

We OBJECT. Hear us!

We OBJECT to these farces and cynical acts of tokenism passing for justice.

We OBJECT to the words "The People vs. Mumia Abu-Jamal" when it's "The Ruling Class vs. Mumia Abu-Jamal".

We OBJECT to the systemic class and race bias of the U.S. Courts while we've had it drilled into our heads since birth that we live under the best justice system in the world.

The Supreme Court has said "innocence is irrelevant". Indeed in this case it is. Innocent or not -- we'll never know what really happened -- Mumia Abu-Jamal MUST NOT DIE at the hands of this cynical system. There was a fight, a man died. He was a cop. How many cops have gunned down blacks in this country, never facing justice for their acts? Had the cop lived and Mumia died, there would have been no trials, much less any one sitting on death row, much less a death warrant.

We OBJECT to the systemic police brutality throughout this land followed through with systemic judicial brutality. We OBJECT loudly, clearly and by the millions to your killing machine, your death squads against the colored races, your tortuous Gulags and your legalized, cold-blooded and abominable acts of genocide.

Let this man go. Let our people go! Justice demands it. God demands it. We the people demand it. Your hearts are hardened and your ears won't hear at the peril of this man's life and at the peril of your own souls -- each and all of you serving this bestial and brutal system.

Time is running out for Mumia. We realize you don't care about that. But WE do.

Time is running out for yourselves. It's time you cared about that. Wake up. WAKE UP!! Hear us. HEAR US!!

We OBJECT and we DECLARE the entire U.S. Judicial system under indictment for human rights abuses.

Jane Doe of Justice Action Coalition X, Just Cause for Legal Revolution, CCMAJ, The Patrick Crusade, CERJ-IL, PPWC



"Black Sheet" Protest Letter for Governor Ridge
Who Signed the Death Warrant:

His fax numbers: 717-772-8284; 717-783-3369



































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