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Kovel, Abu Jamal, and Feather Boas
In Reply to: can America make the big time posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on October 25, 1999 at 01:13:00:
Kovel is intriguing, but it's hard to take seriously anyone who jumps on the Mumia Abu Jamal bandwagon. Kovel even stated that Jamal is innocent. How does he know? While I agree that Jamal deserves a new trial, given that his first was seriously flawed, this in no way equates with innocence. Were Jamal not well-spoken and telegenic, he would be ignored by Kovel and other activists as much as all the other poor, ill-spoken and shabby-looking black men on death row.