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I don't think so

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on October 26, 1999 at 15:42:47:

In Reply to: Kovel, Abu Jamal, and Feather Boas posted by MDG on October 26, 1999 at 10:43:23:

: 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?

SDF: Victims of a conspiracy are precisely those whom the 4th and 5th amendments to the Constitution were designed to protect. I'd defend him on THAT basis.

: 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.

SDF: Nonsense.

: Let Kovel aspire to Congress, or even big city mayor. Jumping from an unknown to the Presidency is a tad unrealistic (perhaps Kovel should don tights and join the WWF as the Mean Green Fighting Machine; this is one proven road to office).

SDF: Another defender of plutocracy? If you want to be President, you have to have access to the media machines to suck off of their free publicity, and only defenders of the media oligopolies can therefore be more than "unknowns". Anyone out there willing to challenge the system for the sake of DEMOCRACY?

: : At last, a candidate who will discuss capitalism!

: : Meanwhile, coke-snorting frontrunner George W. continues to promote long prison terms for users...

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