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Court sides with Al-Amin

ATLANTA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A federal appellate court has ruled Georgia prison officials may have improperly opened convicted killer Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin's mail outside of his presence.

Former 1960s radical's conviction upheld

MIAMI, May 24 (UPI) -- The Georgia Supreme Court Monday upheld the conviction of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the former H. Rap Brown, for the murder of an Atlanta sheriff's deputy.

Former Black Panther sentenced to life

ATLANTA, March 13 (UPI) -- Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the former 1960s radical known as H. Rap Brown, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for the killing of a deputy she

Attorneys argue Al-Amin's fate

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- A prosecutor Monday urged jurors to ignore defense pleas for mercy and sentence Muslim cleric Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin to death for the murder of a Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy two years ago.

Ex-Black Panther's life now on the line

ATLANTA, March 10 (UPI) -- The family of slain Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen was pleased with the guilty verdicts, while supporters of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin immediately be

Closing arguments in Al-Amin trial

ATLANTA,, Ga., March 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said Friday in closing arguments in the trial of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin that the former Black Panther known as H. Rap Brown murdered a police office

Closing arguments in Al-Amin trial

ATLANTA,, Ga., March 8 (UPI) --

Trial opens for former Black Panther

ATLANTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin murdered a sheriff's deputy and wounded his partner as they tried to arrest him almost two years ago, the prosecution told jurors Tuesday

H. Rap. Brown trial opens

MIAMI, Feb. 19 (UPI) --


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Former Black Panther cited for contempt

ATLANTA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah al Amin was cited for contempt of court on Monday for violating a gag order in his trial this week on charges of murdering a
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Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (جميل عبد الله الامين) (Born October 4, 1943, as Hubert Gerold Brown), also known as H. Rap Brown, came to prominence in the 1960s as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party. He is perhaps most famous for his proclamation during that period that "violence is as American as cherry pie", as well as once stating that "If America don't come around, we're gonna burn it down". He is currently serving a life sentence for homicide.

Brown was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He became known as H. Rap Brown during the early 1960s. His activism in the civil rights movement included involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), of which he was named chairman in 1967. That same year, he was arrested in Cambridge, Maryland, and charged with inciting to riot as a result of a fiery speech he gave there. He left the SNCC and joined the Black Panthers in 1968.

He appeared on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List after avoiding trial on charges of inciting riot and of carrying a gun across state lines. His attorneys in the gun violation case were civil rights advocate Murphy Bell of Baton Rouge and the radical William Kunstler. He disappeared for eighteen months then was arrested after a reported shootout with officers. The shootout occurred after what was said to be an attempted robbery of a bar in 1971 in New York.

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