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MOVE Women Denied Parole, Despite Being Innocent and Already in Prison for 30 Years

What a crazy situation. On Tuesday, April 22, three members of MOVE were told they are denied parole, despite already being in prison for 30 years. Debbie Sims Africa, Janet Hollaway Africa and Janine Phillips Africa, the three remaining MOVE women incarcerated, were sentenced in 1978 to a 30-year minimum, 100-year maximum sentence, for allegedly killing a cop while hiding out in the basement of their home, enduring a massive police shootout.

The only problem is, the Philadelphia cop, James Ramp, was across the road from their house, facing them, and he was shot in the back of the neck, from above. MOVE members were inside the basement of their home, and despite it being physically impossible for any of them to have shot this man, 9 people were sentenced to prison, and have been there for 30 years (with the exception of Merle Austin Africa, who died in prison in 1998). I spoke with Ramona Africa, a spokesperson for MOVE, about all this and more.

For more information, please see MOVE's website, and www.move9parole.blogspot.com

Download 21:28  Recorded April 23, 2008

This interview is hosted on rabble.ca, so there is an intro ad for rabble. Hope you don't mind, the server at the radio station is inaccessible to me these days.