DA challenges order granting new Mumia PCRA appeals: Krasner to Appeal Justice Castille Conflict of Interest Finding, Failing Test of Principle

By Dave Lindorff

When Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s new purportedly progressive district attorney, took office last January, he vowed to unflinchingly make the office’s goal “seeking justice,” instead of just seeking convictions, as a string of DAs going back to at least Ed Rendell had done.

Last week, faced with a decision calling for real courage, Krasner flinched.

In the wake of a Dec. 27 decision by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker ordering new hearings by the state’s supreme read more

DA finds 6 crates of case materials in locked office storeroom: A Potentially Tectonic Event Shakes up the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

By Dave Lindorff

In a huge potential break in the long-running and controversial case of Philadelphia journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, currently serving a life-without-parole term for murder in a prison at Mahanoy, PA, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office says it has discovered six banker storage boxes of materials about the case in a locked storeroom of the DA’s offices at 3 South Penn Square.

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