Law and Disorder Radio – Sami Al-Arian Case – Mumia Abu-Jamal – Olivia Greer: Actions Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Producer: Geoff Brady

Law and Disorder Radio

The Trial of Sami Al-Arian

Al-Arian Case – The trial of Sami Al-Arian has drawn national and international attention. A professor at the University of South Florida, Al-Arian was arrested in 2003 and charged with providing material support to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad under the cover of various charities. Yet, the prosecution failed to prove that the money was sent for any purpose other than charity. US attorneys have denied that they are pursuing Al-Arian, along with three other defendants, for political reasons.

Guest – Attorney Bill Moffet

 

 

Death Penalty – Mumia Abu-Jamal

The US Court of Appeals of the Third Circuit had decided to hold hearings on three claims by Abu-Jamal that his 1982 trial, overseen by Judge Albert Sabo, and a subsequent hearing were tainted by constitutional violations.

Guest – Attorney Jeff Mackler, National Lawyers Guild

Guest – Attorney Robert Bryan, Mumia Abu Jamal’s Attorney

 

ERROR NOTE: In our segment on Mumia Abu-Jamal, we mistakenly described guest Jeff Mackler as National Coordinator for the Defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jeff is an activist who has long been involved in the campaign to free Mumia. In addition, his interview contained some inaccuracies about the pending legal issues. The companion segment with Robert R. Bryan, Mumia’s lead attorney, contains an accurate description of recent legal updates. That segment alone should be relied on for an overview of the procedural aspects of Mumia’s case.

 

 

Olivia Greer – Actions Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers

Singer/songwriter and co-author of the book Actions Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers – 96 pages of the funniest political bumper stickers, speaking to today’s hot-button issues from Bush bashing to economics, abortion to the military. Olivia Greer also performs regularly around New York City venues including CB’s Gallery, The C-Note, The Cutting Room and The Knitting Factory.