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Important Message - Please Read

From: <joeblack@cloningeinstein.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 02:29:22 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <200008050029.e750TLh08875@sophia.inria.fr>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
I'm sorry if you've received this already.  I may have forwarded it to you once before.  I'm trying to blanket the Internet with this important message.  I apologize if you've already received it once.  Please read it and forward it to friends.

PLEASE READ -- Artists for Daniel Faulkner

THE STORY

On December 9, 1981, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered in the line of duty.  His murderer, Wesley Cook, a.k.a. Mumia Abu-Jamal, was tried and convicted by a jury of 12 U.S. citizens on July 3, 1982.  In the eighteen years since, more than a dozen judges presiding over numerous appeals have denied all motions to reverse the unanimous decision, due to the overwhelming evidence against Jamal -- yet this case has become one of the most publicized and distorted in history.

Worse, while on Death Row, Jamal and his supporters have benefited from the sale of his two books and a number of major fundraising events and concerts, building their defense movement into a cash cow and a global propaganda machine.  Jamal's supporters have turned a convicted murderer into a poster child for so-called "political oppression," by using blatant lies and distortions to paint him as a persecuted intellectual who was framed for a murder the evidence clearly shows he did, in fact, commit.

A long list of Hollywood stars, famous musicians, radical academics and others has come down squarely on the side of murder by expressing unqualified support for Jamal -- all in the name of "social justice" -- and usually with no regard for the truth.  Many of them have proudly stated that they never even bothered to read the trial transcripts.

WHO WE ARE

This letter was written by IMG recording artist Cloning Einstein, a contemporary pop musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (officer Daniel Faulkner's home town).  With the support of a diverse, internationally acclaimed group of other concerned and talented artists, we recently launched our "Make a Difference Campaign," our effort to raise awareness for a variety of great causes, using our most powerful asset -- our music.

We are not, nor are we affiliated with, a political organization of any kind.  We're supporting this cause (Justice for Police Officer Daniel Faulkner), and we're writing this letter today, because we feel strongly that someone in the artistic community has to take a stand for truth in the Faulkner murder case.  With the amount of press power that Jamal's supporters are able to wield, it's essential for good people everywhere to know the truth about this case, and make their own voices heard.

On our Web site (use the link below), you'll find additional information, links, and resources about the Faulkner murder case (including the actual trial transcripts), along with all the details about our campaign.  You can also listen to our Artists for Daniel Faulkner online radio station and check out a growing list of acclaimed artists who support this cause.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE -- You get FREE music, we donate!

Visit our Web site to find out how you can download or just listen to our music absolutely FREE -- and the more often you listen, the more we can donate to the Justice for Police Officer Daniel Faulkner campaign and a variety of other top-rated charities!  You'll even have a chance to influence how much goes to your favorite charity.

IMPORTANT -- SPREAD THE WORD!

Either right now or after you visit our site, please take a moment to forward this e-mail to your friends, family, coworkers -- anyone you know who might like to make a difference.

BEGIN HERE

Click here to go right to our Web site and get started:
http://cloningeinstein.com/charity.php3

(AOL users <A HREF="http://cloningeinstein.com/charity.php3">click here</A>.)

WHY SHOULD I?

You can delete this email and do nothing, and you will not have bad luck or suffer any consequences.  You will also not have incredibly good luck or get a date just because you send this on to 20 of your friends.  But if you do choose to send it on, if you do choose to visit our site and listen or download for charity, you WILL make a difference, you will help raise money and awareness for some really great causes, and by the way, you will get to hear some great new music for FREE.  Now isn't that worth a few minutes of your time?

Thank you for listening!  Together, we CAN Make a Difference!


Sincerely,

The members of Cloning Einstein:

Jeff James Beck
Joe Dougherty
Joe Black
Tom Schied
Colin Diemer

CE is affiliated with BMI and we are Grammy(R)-voting members of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (N.A.R.A.S.).

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You get FREE music,
We donate to charity!
http://cloningeinstein.com
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