November 24, 2015
by Shaka Shakur, New Afrikan Liberation Collective
Does being convicted of a crime forfeit all your rights as a human being? Does being railroaded through a clearly unjust, unequal and racist judicial system forfeit your human rights? Guilty or not, I am still a person. I am a human being.
We need people to understand that the struggle for human rights, the struggle to be free and not murdered by the state or its agents doesn’t stop at the prison gates. People tend to ignore the Fergusons, the Baltimores and such behind the iron curtain of prison and mass incarceration until it’s a riot, slave revolt or a Lucasville that bursts onto your TV evening news programing.
People fail to understand that for decades we have fought the foaming-at-the-mouth racist rural prison guard who clutches tight the wooden club or…
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