In Officer Wakshul’s official report Mumia made no comments the entire time that he was being treated.
Then 3 months later he changed his story saying that Mumia yelled out in his hospital bed that he had killed the cop. He said that he didn’t write it in his original report because he didn’t think it was important at the time.
Judge Albert Sabo did not allow the jury to hear Gary Wakshul’s original report.
Mumia Abu-Jamal did not testify because he says that he was denied his right to represent himself and had no confidence in his court appointed attorney and he would not be used to make it look like he had a fair trial.
Terry Bisson in his book The Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal wrote “Mumia is not dead today only because his case has attracted world-wide attention and support.”
“ Some support him because he is innocent.”
“ Others believe that innocence is not the issue; that any conflict between a well-known black journalist and a police force as famously racist and violence Philadelphia’s is more self-defense than murder.