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Georgia Upholds Former Militant's Conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the 2002 conviction of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin for the murder of a sheriff’s deputy. Mr. Al-Amin, 60, formerly a militant civil rights leader known as H. Rap Brown, was convicted of shooting two deputies on a street at night in March 2000 as they approached him with an arrest warrant for offenses including impersonating a police officer. One deputy, Ricky Kinchen, died of his wounds. The other, Aldranon English, testified against Mr. Al-Amin, who is serving a life sentence. Citing a prosecution error that the court acknowledged but discounted, Mr. Al-Amin’s lawyer said he would appeal. His brother, Ed Brown, said the decision was disappointing. “I think we were all placing hope in terms of it,” Mr. Brown said. Full Story

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