Local police kill at least 400 people a year, mostly minorities – a black person 4 a 2 week average

    © AFP/Getty Images/Spencer Platt A white police officer in the United States killed a black person on average of twice per week from 2005 to 2012, according to homicide reports offered to the FBI. But this data is limited, as only about 4 percent of law enforcement agencies contributed. There was an average […]

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, […]

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 […]

Amerikanz’ complicity in tha prison rape crisis

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/4/united-states-prisonrapesexualassaultovercrowdedprisons.html   The target of jokes and indifference, sexual assault has become part of the American prison experience April 28, 2014 3:15AM ET by Arjun Sethi @arjunsethi81 The Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, a maximum-security prison in Wetumpka, Ala., was built in 1942 to house 400 inmates. Today the facility houses more than 900 women and […]

Lynne Stewart & Pam Africa in San Francisco

  Friday May 2nd, 6 p.m. at 518 Valencia Celebration of Life and Struggle May 2, 2014 Longtime NLG member Lynne Stewart was targeted and imprisoned for her zealous representation of poor and unpopular clients. Federal prosecutors demonized her to win a conviction and then fought for a longer sentence than the court was initially […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “August is a month of meaning, of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective efforts to free the slaves and break the chains that bind us.” – Mumia Abu-Jamal     Related articles Mumia Abu Jamal Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: Black August Resistance […]

Department of Justice findz conditionz at Julia Tutwiler Prison to be unconstitutional

http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/department_of_justice_finds_un.html       MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The U.S. Department of Justice said today that conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison violate the Constitution, citing what it called “a history of unabated staff-on-prisoner sexual abuses and harassment.” DOJ sent investigators to Tutwiler last April and issued their findings in a 36-page report today. “The women at […]

‘Help bring me home for the holidayz,’ a life and death appeal from renowned people’s attorney Lynne Stewart

by Lynne Stewart I need to ask once again for your assistance in forcing the Bureau of Prisons to grant my compassionate release. They have been stonewalling since August and my life expectancy, as per my cancer doctor, is down to 12 months. Ralph Poynter and Lynne Stewart, loving husband and wife – re-unite them […]

In Context: Lynne Stewart and the Perversion of Compassionate Release

By WARD CHURCHILL The clock is ticking. Several months ago, people’s attorney Lynne Stewart, currently serving a 10-year federal sentence for the supposed “material support to terrorism” she rendered by properly representing an unpopular islamist client, was diagnosed as suffering from terminal cancer. Since then, her condition has steadily deteriorated, and at this point the […]

US: Prison Officialz Thwart Compassionate Release

Many Dying and Seriously Ill Prisoners Denied Access to the Courts Enlarge                       Justice sometimes requires compassion, even for people who have broken the law. But prison officials prevent judges from deciding when compassion requires a sentence reduction. This is unfair to the prisoners and costly to the country.                     Jamie Fellner, senior advisor […]