Tag Archive | Judicial Brutality

It Feels Like Being on Death Row

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
by GEORGE YANCY After hearing about the two Sacramento police officers who tragically shot and killed 22-year-old unarmed Black male Stephon Clark because they thought that he had a gun when in fact he had a cell phone, I was seized yet again by that profoundly uncomfortable feeling of trying…

WATCH: Sheriff of Deadliest Dept in US Says His Deputies Have Financial Incentive to “Kill” People

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
Bakersfield, CA — The sheriff of Kern County, Donny Youngblood is on the defensive this month after a local police union released a video in which he states it is “better financially” for law enforcement officers to kill suspects than to injure them. According to KCDOA (Kern County Detention Officers Association), the…

The Winds Of Destruction Continue

On February 26, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could be detrimental to the well being of families throughout the United States (as well as to the well being of social justice and democracy). It could adversely affect the ability of public sector workers to […]

Framed In America

The people who are most vulnerable in our society are the most at risk from the predations of the greedy, manipulative executives running the show here in the United States. This includes children, the disabled, the elderly, those in poverty, non-white and yes – our prisoners. This is especially depicable when it is political prisoners […]

And Justice For All (Who Can Afford It)

Connie Hawkins passed away yesterday. I considered writing a little something about him. I was a big fan of “The Hawk” growing up for two reasons. He was the most spectacular basketball player I’d ever seen up to that point in my young life and word on the street in New York was that he’d […]

Help Requested For Political Prisoner Herman Bell After Brutal Attack By Prison Guards

The following is from the Free Mumia NYC website: Dear Friends, We are asking people to write letters to Anthony Annucci, Commissioner of New York Dept. of Corrections, making the following demands (a sample letter follows that we would like you to use): That Herman Bell be immediately given adequate medical screening and attention at […]

In This Corner…

Sometimes the world is like an insane, criminally dysfunctional boxing ring in which insidious corruption is the rule as opposed to the exception and the “referee” joins in the fight – for one side. “In this corner we have a sensitive, 69 year old political prisoner with the moral courage to stand up for his […]