California inmatez win class-action status over race-based treatment

  By Paige St. John July 24, 2014 http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ff-prison-race-lawsuit-20140724-story.html A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday awarded class-action status to California prison inmates who allege that their rights are violated by what they say are widespread instances of race-based punishment. Prison officials acknowledge they respond to outbreaks of violence by ordering sanctions, including sweeping lockdowns, […]

Racism in San Francisco County Jail

by D’jaun Barrow In regards to the prison censorship issue, I am just chiming in to let it be known that it isn’t a “nudity” thing (the California Department of Corrections’ new censorship regulations are disguised under the title “Obscene Material” – ed.); it’s a Black-Latino thing, period! I’m not in prison, I’m in County […]

Three-fifthz of an Attorney General Declarez POWs “Non-Personz”

by JOHN LAFORGE   Hand it to President Obama for appointing Eric Holder the first African American Attorney General in US history. Then try to fathom that after generations of civil and human rights work by African Americans — whom the US Constitution once called “3/5 of a person” — it is Holder who declared […]

500 innocent Amerikanz are murdered by police every year (USDOJ).

      Posted July 04, 2014 In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use on American streets…against American citizens. The […]

Thiz Map Showz You Which Countriez Smoke the Most Pot

  AlterNet / By April M. Short  The Washington Post created a convenient data map based on the United Nations 2014 World Drug Report. Photo Credit: underworld / Shutterstock.com These days it seems like everyone in the world smokes weed, am I right? The nation of Uruguay flat-out legalized the herb (and plans to  give medical pot […]

SWAT Teams Claim ‘Corporate’ Exemption From Public Scrutiny

  ACLU hits brick wall after issuing public records requests for information about deadly force, incident reports, and more. – Sarah Lazare, staff writer SWAT Team (Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation / Flickr Creative Commons)Operators of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams comprised of tax payer-funded police and sheriffs in Massachusetts claim they are immune […]

The Death Penalty: Killing in the name of God iz the ultimate act of blasphemy

  by Abdul Olugbala Shakur The Death Penalty is one of many signs of a society that is morally deter­iorating, especially a society that proclaims an affinity with God and the Holy Scriptures. First of all, there’s nothing in the Holy Scriptures which gives moral support and/or credence to the implementation of the Death Penalty. […]

New ACLU report takez a snapshot of police militarization in the united statez

  By Radley Balko The American Civil Liberties Union has released the results of its year-long study of police militarization. The study looked at 800 deployments of SWAT teams among 20 local, state and federal police agencies in 2011-2012. Among the notable findings: 62 percent of the SWAT raids surveyed were to conduct searches for drugs. […]

Real, Real Comradez: What 43+ Yearz of Prison Mean to Eddie Conway and Paul Coatez

  By Susie Day, Truthout | Interview Paul Coates and Eddie Conway, as Eddie steps into the street – and freedom – March 4, 2014. (Photo: Susie Day) Marshall Eddie Conway and Paul Coates talk about how they met in Baltimore’s Black Panther Party and maintained solidarity and friendship for 43 years after Conway was […]

Have U Heard about thiz Bombing?

   Never Forget, Never Forgive 1985 Bombing of MOVE: It was May 13, 1985, when hundreds of police surrounded the MOVE house in the 6200 block of Osage Avenue on Philadelphia’s west side. This was not the first police attack on members of the Black radical organization MOVE. This came after a lengthy campaign aimed […]