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Shaquille O’Neal Stabs Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Back

(Photo: Facebook)

(Photo: Facebook)

Gerald Smith, Indybay.org

A documentary movie about the long-time political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal (Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary) had been scheduled to open at the Cineplex-12 Theater in Newark, N.J., this spring. The documentary has been playing to full houses on extended runs in more than 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Oakland, New York, Philly, New Orleans, Seattle, D.C, and Calgary, and the Newark theater had planned a gala opening–until Shaq O’Neal, co-owner of the theater, stepped in and cancelled it at the last minute.

Shaquille O’Neal has long been a wannabe cop. He says he was “raised” by the Newark Police; he’s a big supported of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and a “reserve police officer” in a number of cities; on a “ride along” in Baton Rouge police internal affairs accused him (then cleared him) of flushing a suspect’s head in a toilet. His canceling of the movie furthers a 30-year campaign by the FOP to see that Mumia dies in prison.

Mumia supporters including the documentary filmmaker Stephen Vittoria demonstrated at the Newark theater. In Oakland protesters came to the NBA playoff game from the Oakland Teachers for Mumia, the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the Port Workers Solidarity Committee. The slogans on the pickets signs included: “Shame on Shaq”, “Show the Movie”, and “Say It Ain’t So Shaq”, and pointed out that while NBA superstar LeBron James spoke out for Trayvon Martin when that teenager was killed by a “reserve” wannabe cop, Shaquille O’Neal instead chose to attack Mumia.

To find out about seeing the movie for yourself go to http://www.mumia-themovie.com

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6 Comments

  1. wildMay 14, 2013 at 7:24 pmReply

    I don’t know O’Neal’s motive, but from the sensational headline alone, superstar status was delivered to Mumia Abu-Jamal, even if O’Neals cancellation seems to favor quieting recognition of the documentary.

    These times, with all the internet buzz, and major media news, Hollywood seems to rely only on sensationalism first. I’m sure the game of playing good cop/bad cop is nothing new to O’Neal,

    If your not filling the seats elsewhere, or getting the word out about something, in America you need only raise the price to be astonished how many will become interested.

    wild;)

    • Brett WilkinsMay 14, 2013 at 9:43 pmReply

      Ain’t that the truth…

  2. GaryMay 17, 2013 at 5:06 pmReply

    This piece of shit deserves to die. Its amazing how many “Celebrities” and idiots on the left conveniently ignore this turd’s crimes and call him a “political” prisoner. He’s nothin but a piece of shit CRIMINAL that should die in the most horrible way possible.

  3. Ed VimMay 19, 2013 at 3:19 pmReply

    I’ll respect Mr. O’neal’s decision on this matter, it’s his to make after all. But personally I disagree with him. We’re in the age of information overload with Internet access everywhere so it takes very little effort to read up on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case and the multitude of subsequent information that has come to the surface since that fateful day in 1981. All those who have been ignoring these facts is turning a blind eye to actual justice in today’s society. This case needs to be re-examined in a real, valid court again

  4. FredJune 21, 2013 at 1:21 pmReply

    FUCK Mumia Abu-Jamal! He has fooled everyone who supports him. May he die in prison and burn in hell for all eternity.

  5. Alexander BaronDecember 14, 2013 at 11:17 amReply

    Kudos to Mr O’Neal. Explain to me again how murder is a political crime.

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