Linn Washington Jr. is a veteran investigative journalist who writes regularly on issues involving the criminal justice system, the news media, race & racism, constitutional rights and the Mumia Abu-Jamal case. He is passionate about examining (more...)
A Letter to Mumia Regarding Exceptional Injustice.
There is no explanation. We are three.
The thee was Five Squad, and now there is Madoff and lots and lots of money.
en down. I am ready to give up. I don't have much to live for. Very few people would miss me or notice I ws gone. I am well aware that I take more from more from society, financially and fom the limited pool of social services and welfare benefits that our sick materialistic society uses to keeo us enslaved fo eterrnity.
But I do have one thing. I have a voice, and I have passsion, And i have love. Lots and lots of love give, though you willnever know see me giving it to those who need t most.
Maybe I can find a way out this miserable country except to give back to those who have been marginalized like you and I.
I too was beaten, silenced, and forced to retreat into a rison that is really just a social construct of the post modern world.
There are invisible jailers made of "respectable members of society."
Sure, I loook the pat, but I won't play it for very long. I simply can't stomach the intoleance and hypocricy. Not quite the same as the way you wee beaten and jailed in West Philadelphia, but I did feel a certain connection to your experience wheen I read your first book in Union Square.
God, I woild give anything to be in that bookstoe right now. To lose myself in the wonders of the unknown and fill my mind with thoughts and ideas other than the ones running through my head. Yes, I do relate to your experience,and I am sorry for my father and his colleagues have done.
"The Crazy One"
Post Script: March 10, 2010