by Shaka Shakur
If there can be no peace without justice, then there can never be peace while the US Prison Gulag exists.
“Prison Lives Matter as Black Lives Matter!!!”
“There shall neither be slavery nor involuntary servitude unless duly convicted of a crime.” — 13th Amendment of U.S. Constitution
We as prisoners held captive in one of the united states many modern day plantations wish to stand in solidarity with our people as they protest the systemic racism and genocide perpetrated by the united states security forces and kriminal (in)justice system.
As our people march and protest in righteous anger and rage throughout the country, we not only want to add our voices in unity, we also want to say, We Too!
We Too! Are often murdered/lynched in the streets by the u.s. security forces and throughout its prison system, and it’s ruled a suicide or natural causes.
We Too! Are often lynched in the biased and racist courtrooms throughout amerika as we are railroaded into the Prison Industrial Complex.
We Too! Are systematically harvested from our communities and families and fed into the Prison Industrial Complex in the interest of big business, privatization and social control.
We Too! Are often the first to be sentenced to death, either literally or figuratively through a slow death of an outrageous amount of years.
We Too! Are the victim of racist attacks and beatings while unarmed or handcuffed behind our back by racist guards or strike teams and its covered up.
We Too! Are subjected to white supremacist gangs and militias hiding in plain sight behind badges, in prison guard uniforms and as prison administrators.
We too! Are subjected to the planting of evidence, the filing of false reports/charges and thereby extending our sentences without any checks and balances or oversight.
We Too! Are subjected to decades in solitary confinement without due process or penological justification.
We Too! Are the first to be denied parole or clemency for decades, no matter how many programs we have completed and in spite of meeting the criteria.
We Too! Are denied preventable health care and allowed to die and suffer due to official Indifference.
We Too! In the midst of a pandemic that is sweeping the country and ravishing the prison system, are also being denied C-19 testing.
We Too! Are being denied serious consideration for early release or pardons based on the color of our skin, what city or community we come from or based on our politics or religious beliefs.
We Too! Are here and feel your pain, because your pain is our pain and we stand united and in solidarity with you because Prison Lives Matter as Black Lives Matter!!!
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE WHO FIGHT FOR IT!!!
Committee For Freedom C.F.F.
Shaka Shakur #1996207
P.O. Box 860 Oakwood, Va 24631
source: #WE TOO
One thought on “#WE TOO”
#WeToo is certainly a worthy hashtag as well as a movement. It’s a shame that slavery still exists as an asterisk (a very painful one) on the 13th Amendment.
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