Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin's Case

Justice for Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin 

Who is he?

Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, was born in 1943 and became well known as a civil human rights activist starting in the 1960s. He served as the fifth chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and later as Minister of Justice between SNCC and the Black Panther Party. He played a pivotal role in fighting for support of the black community whether it be by pushing against Jim Crow segregation, organizing black voter registration in Alabama or attending significant civil rights meetings during the Selma Crisis. In the 1970s, Al-Amin embraced Islam and dedicated his life to promoting justice and peace in his community. His efforts, including involvement in peace negotiations among street gangs and the development of urban peace treaties, contributed to a significant decrease in crime rates, particularly among Black and Brown youth. Al-Amin's work continues to be an inspiration to many communities, but even the most strong hearted can be subjected to false accusations and be stripped of their natural human rights. 

What happened to him?

It all started in March 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia when two sheriff deputies were attempting to serve a warrant in connection with a domestic dispute at a grocery store in Atlanta's West End neighborhood. During this encounter, a gunman opened fire on the deputies, killing one and wounding the other. Authorities launched a massive manhunt to apprehend the suspect and soon accused Imaam Jamil for a number of charges in relation to the shoot out, including: murder, aggravated assault, and obstructing a law enforcement officer. This resulted in sentencing him to life in one of the worst prisons in America without parole. He was separated from his family, given limited access to his legal team and medically neglected to the point of losing his eyesight. His Constitutional Rights were violated both during his trial and in his treatment while incarcerated. Imam Jamil has been left to be tortured and subjected to cruel and unusual punishment for the past 21 years now. 

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What to do NOW?

Time is of the essence to set Imam Jamil from his unfair imprisonment. It's crucial to continually advocate for his transfer back to the State of Georgia and his freedom from the torture he endures. Moreover, the individual Otis Jackson has continually confessed to the crime Iman Jamil is serving his life sentence for and there's extensive corroborating this confession. Even so,  Imam Jamil's case thankfully continues to be active and under review by the Fulton County Conviction Integrity Unit whom have the power to completely exonerate him and free him.