It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Veronica Jones, the heroic sister who stood up to Judge Albert Sabo in 1996, and testified that she had been coerced by the police to lie about Mumia back in 1981. With tears streaming down her face while testifying on the stand, she refused to back down as Sabo tried to intimidate her once again by threatening to charge her with perjury. The sheriff then came in to arrest her for a 10 year old traffic ticket. Herman Ferguson once described Veronica as a real working class heroine. She was a reminder of what people can rise to when provided with any support or encouragement. We loved Veronica, and will never forget her. There will be a tribute to Veronica organized by the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Suzanne Ross, for the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition