Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt? is a solid and technical account of many of the legal problems with Mumia’s 1982 trial. The police corruption is hard to miss here, as there is clear evidence that the crime scene was not handled appropriately and that witnesses were coerced to give testimony that fit the account against Mumia instead of the truth.
The DVD release of Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt? contains a never-before-seen 36-minute extended prison interview of Mumia, which sheds further light on the occurrences of his trial and of his life in prison thus far. There is also a filmmaker biography and a trailer for the documentary as well as some information about Docurama Films.
This documentary should be seen by anyone with an interest in the American justice system and its shortcomings. The limitless oversights and the characterless management of witnesses and suspects is a story that continues to grow dark roots in the Land of the Free. Will justice ever be served in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal? Will Daniel Faulkner’s real killer ever be found? These questions, sadly, may never have an answer.