I neither see nor feel defeat right now … They can crush the heart — sometimes. But never the spirit. The past four years were planned to make the experience feel like eight. While hatching plans to make eight real. Still, they can’t crush the spirit. And I’m not down for 16 more years. Neither […]Read More Current raw thoughts about Breonna Taylor, 32 bullets, and no accountable Louisville cops
Why do we continue to spend money on prisons that cannot produce better results? There’s so much to unpack, given the Atlanta cop arrests for the murder of Rayshard Brooks, additional book-selling drama by war pig John Bolton, so-called police reform, coronavirus shiggity by President Trump and friends … And I’ll cover them all between […]Read More Running for his life — Rayshard Brooks and the dead prison system that couldn’t save him
It’s impossible for you to fight for your own freedom without fighting to free your entire community. I normally would never discuss my sexual preference on this channel since the truth I try to share on a regular basis is almost always removed from the question of whether I love men or women. But stating […]Read More We can’t be selective about which Black lives should matter
Premature mortality, mental trauma, depression, anxiety … Warning: embedded videos contain graphic violence. What if your innocent and non-threatening family member or neighbor was attacked by a police dog — like then-52-year old Desiree Collins was when she was taking out her household trash nearly three years ago? How do you think Collins should feel […]Read More A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.
Eff them. They didn’t completely leave the force, but they should. I’ll riff off an old Funkadelic song: America eats its old. Peak oppression displays one of its most dangerous inhumane tendencies to the world when institutions begin to publicly abuse children and elders who appear to question authority. The violently-repressive nationwide response by police […]Read More Buffalo Police Department’s 57-member tactical team resigned after the city suspended two officers for shoving 75-year old Martin Gugino to the ground, making him bleed. Good.
Warning: please skip this post if you are easily triggered by video or other media that describes police violence. Cops hate the phrase “Fuck the police”. In my experience, no one is raised to say “Fuck the police.” People are conditioned over time to say it. The people who say “Fuck the police” speak from […]Read More Police beating resulted in 9 staples to activist Jason Rosenberg’s head Tuesday night
The numbers suggest people demand change — regardless of what the stock market says. People need to connect relevant reasons to protest with their personal lives so they can hit the streets with conviction. In many cases, these reasons combine to drive even more energy into crowds. In the case of the George Floyd protests, […]Read More Carry this thought with the George Floyd justice protests: income inequality is the highest in a half-century
Whether or not this is news to you, welcome to the new (old) country. BTW — his concern for George Floyd’s death, police brutality, and racial equity seems so … distant … Just before 7 pm tonight — and after we’ve experienced President Donald Trump’s three-and-a-half year siren song of “Make America Great Again” — […]Read More Trump said tonight that Americans live in a White junta-led theocracy — he must be really desperate
Off-duty Dallas, Texas police officer Amber Guyger walks into civilian Botham Shem Jean‘s apartment last Thursday night — because she thought it was her residence — and then shoots Jean to death because she thought he was an intruder. The incident is another example of how cops are treated as God. Infallible. Uncorrupted. Not capable […]Read More Dallas police officer Amber Guyger — killer of Botham Shem Jean — may still retain God status after her arrest
A Black man’s experience with racist police practices and racial violence Add a new rule to the List of Things a Brother Must Never Do to Avoid Being Profiled as a Criminal or Shot Like Trayvon Martin — don’t do pull ups on building scaffolds after dark. True story … It was past 10 o’clock […]Read More HUNTED