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International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
P.O. Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA 19143,
Phone: 215-476-8812, Fax:215-476-7551
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州側の最重要証人とされているシンシア・ホワイトさんに対してジョセフ・マッギル地区検事長が法廷で行った尋問の記録を、私たちが 検討したところ、1981年12月9日の問題の事件が起こったとき、ビリー・クック(ムミアの弟ウィリアム・クック)のフォルクスワーゲンには、彼以外に乗っていた人物がいたことが判明したのです。

1982年3月29日に、フィラデルフィアの市裁判所での審理で行われた州対ウィリアム・クック の件[Commonwealth v. William Cook]の記録から、以下一語一句変更なしに抜粋します。

マッギル(尋問) 警官が車に近づいたとき、車のどちらがわに近づいたのですか。

シンシア(答え) 運転席側です。

マッギル(尋問) 運転席側ですか。

シンシア(答え) そうです。

マッギル(尋問) 乗客は何をしていましたか。

シンシア(答え) 車から降りました。

マッギル(尋問) 運転手は何をしていましたか。

シンシア(答え) 車から降りました。

マッギル(尋問) 車から降りたのですか。

シンシア(答え) そうです。




ICFFMAJ March 25, 2000
For more information, contact: Pam Africa, (215) 476 8812

以下、原文 Stunning Exculpatory Evidence in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal exposed at Press Conference with Rubin "Hurricane" Carter International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal P.O. Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA 19143, Phone: 215-476-8812, Fax: 215-476-7551

ICFFMAJ wants to report the existence of facts drawn from the record in the Jamal case that seriously undercut the state's portrayal of events:
In our review of the transcript we have found from the mouth of the state's so-called star witness, Cynthia White, and District Attorney Joseph McGill, evidence that there was a passenger in Billy Cook's Volkswagen on Dec. 9, 1981 at the time of the incident in question.
Read the following account taken verbatim from the pages from Commonwealth v. William Cook March 29, 1982 during a bench trial in municipal court in Philadelphia.

[McGill] Q. When the officer went up to the car, which side of the car did the officer go up to?

[Cynthia White] A. The driver side.

[McGill] Q. The driver side?

[Cynthia White] A. Yes.

[McGill] Q. What did the passenger do?

[Cynthia White] A. He had got out.

[McGill] Q. What did the driver do?

[Cynthia White] A. He got out of the car.

[McGill] Q. He got out of the car?

[Cynthia White] A. Yes.

The state has claimed repeatedly that there were only three people on Locust Street that night. The words of their star witness and the prosecution certainly suggest otherwise. The testimony elicited from Cynthia White in the Cook case differed markedly from her testimony in Jamal's case.
Their star witness who did not know left from right, short from tall, dark from light, or an afro from dreadlocks clearly and without objection stated there was a passenger in the car. The state, that would have you believe her, disregarded that fact like garbage.
What this record reveals is how easily the state can use a vulnerable witness who is by her profession open to state manipulation for their purpose. They used their power to compel her to say and see what they wanted her to say and see, but ignored her where she spoke words that supported other witnesses' reports that they saw another person.
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal believes that this account is another added weight on the twisted scales of justice that demonstrates the patent unfairness of the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

ICFFMAJ March 25, 2000
For more information, contact: Pam Africa, (215) 476 8812