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Mumia Abu-Jamal Was Framed

Peter Hicks
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Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"The African American journalist, broadcaster and political activist, Mumia Abu-Jamal is currently on death row after being framed for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman. This is probably the most monstrous judicial conspiracy to happen in USA since the framing of Saccho and Vanzetti over 70 years ago." Peter Hicks
There's a man on death row in the frame,
Mumia is his chosen name,
If you want to know what he's in there for
It's 'cos there ain't no justice in the law.
They say he gunned a policeman down,
Right there in Philadelphia town.
A fair trial would have cleared his name,
But fairness never was their game.

Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
It's clearer than the dawn
that turns the night time into day,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed.

Corruption and brutality,
He'd laid it bare for all to see,
And so the police went after him,
Made up more tales than the brothers Grimm.
With fabrications, threats and bribes,
Mumia's face was in their sights
I guess you might believe them right
If night was day and day was night.

Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
It's clearer than the dawn
that turns the night time into day,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed.

What about four pairs of eyes
Whose recollections turned to lies?
What about the mystery man,
With the smoking gun seen in his hand?
What about that racist judge
And the jury rigged to bay for blood?
And what about the evidence
That was not allowed for the defence?

Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
It's clearer than the dawn
that turns the night time into day,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed.

What about the three now dead
Who faked the words Mumia said?
What about two bullets switched
The ballistic evidence then ditched?
What about those secret files
Where Mumia's good name was reviled?
Just who was it behind this plan
To crucify a decent man?

Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
It's clearer than the dawn
that turns the night time into day,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed.

Whoever has a need to fight,
Mumia's right there at your side,
Many know him as a friend,
Through his microphone and his fountain pen.
And whenever there's a cause that's fair
Be sure Mumia's always there,
Where people cry for liberty
Mumia's voice will always be.

Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed,
We'll not give up this struggle
'til justice has been paid,
Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed.

Contributed by Marcia - 2008/6/25 - 11:16



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