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Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., believes that Dr. Conrad Murray deserves a new trial.
Die-hard Michael Jackson fans would find it difficult to give the man who was seemingly careless with the King of Pop’s life a fair chance, no matter how good of a man he was before Jackson’s death. However, Ali, who is also a fan and friend of the Jacksons, feels differently. While most fans were shouting “Justice for M.J.!” Ali took on a different view: Justice for Murray.
“We don’t support any so called black leader calling for a maximum sentence for Murray.” Ali said. “If they do they are now the number one Uncle Toms in Los Angeles. I was a friend to Michael and the Jackson family and wanted Murray brought to justice with a conviction after he received a fair trial.
“As a Black leader I want a fair sentence for Murray who has no criminal record, provided free medical work for the poor and until this tragedy was a model citizen and black professional. I don’t support any black leaders trying to destroy another black person’s life. White people don’t need help or encouragement from Black activists with sending Black people to prison. They do it every day, all over America!”
Najee Ali, and other Black activists of social justice plan to call on Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor to give Conrad Murray a fair sentence.
Ali, a former gang member, is no stranger to the judicial system himself, which might explain his strong community advocacy and fight against unfair legal proceedings. He was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to trying to bribe a witness in his daughter's criminal case.
In recent news, Ali staged a protest in front of Smiley and West’s radio show headquarters in Los Angeles, to voice disagreement with the two leaders’ continuous criticism of President Barack Obama. He also filed a complaint in the attorney’s general’s office, asserting that rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris was unfairly treated by law enforcement when he was placed back into police custody after a transportation mix-up upon his release.