Anatomy of a Racist Frame-Up
The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Appendix No. 6:
Affidavit of Terri Maurer-Carter
21 August 2001
I, TERRI MAURER-CARTER declare:
1. From approximately February 1982 through
September 1986 and in 1998 I was employed as an official court stenographer in
the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Philadelphia, First Judicial
District of Pennsylvania. In April 1997 I first became a Registered
Professional Reporter. Thereafter I obtained a Certificate of Merit. In
approximately 1978 I became a Federally Certified Court Reporter. I have
grand jury clearance. I have received Awards of Excellence from the
States of Virginia and Maryland.
2. In 1982, a few months after I started working at the Court of
Common Pleas, I was sent to a courtroom different than that I usually worked in
because the judge I was assigned to was going to be doing VOP
(Violation of Probation) and post-verdict motion hearings there that day. I
went through the anteroom on my way to that courtroom where Judge Sabo and
another person were engaged in conversation.
3. Judge Sabo was discussing the case of Mumia
Abu-Jamal. During the course of that conversation, I heard Judge Sabo say,
Yeah, and Im going to help them fry the nigger. There were
three people present when Judge Sabo made that remark, including myself.
The foregoing is stated subject to the penalties
of 18 Pa. C.S. Section 4904 relating to unsworn falsification to authorities
and is executed by me on August 21, 2001 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.