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Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Should Get New Hearing

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Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Should Get New Hearing

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Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Should Get New Hearing

Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Should Get New Hearing

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Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to die for killing a Philadelphia police officer. An appeals court now says that Abu-Jamal — who has spent almost 26 years on death row — must get a new hearing or be sentenced to life in prison.

For insight, Farai Chideya speaks with Jeff Mackler, director of The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Then, we hear from Maureen Faulkner, widow of slain Philadelphia police officer Dan Faulkner. Abu-Jamal was convicted of first degree murder in 1982 for Faulkner's death.