September 10, 2014

Alicia Keys - We Are Here (Official Video)

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September 10, 2014
School-to-prison pipeline: Are Tri-State schools disciplining based on bad behavior or racial bias?

September 9, 2014
Mass Incarceration Found Guilty

September 9, 2014

Anonymous said: BLACK PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS AND NEED TO BE TAUGHT THE LAW DEATH IS THE ONLY THING THEY LISTEN TO

thedendritelibrary:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

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"If you tell a lie long and loud enough, people will eventually start to believe it"-

Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister

September 9, 2014
photographyprison:

Get yourself down to Haines Gallery at 49 Geary, SF! My bud Nigel Poor has an exhibition for which she collaborated with her prisoner-students at San Quentin Prison.
She found a box of 4x5 negs from the 70s and 80s made by the prison administration, developed them and is now showing them. She also printed selects and asked current prisoners to interpret them by scrawling on cheap prints. It’s a beautifully engaged social project. And it’s just the beginning. There’s another 12 boxes and thousands of negs to be explored! #prisonphotography. Good stuff.

photographyprison:

Get yourself down to Haines Gallery at 49 Geary, SF! My bud Nigel Poor has an exhibition for which she collaborated with her prisoner-students at San Quentin Prison.

She found a box of 4x5 negs from the 70s and 80s made by the prison administration, developed them and is now showing them. She also printed selects and asked current prisoners to interpret them by scrawling on cheap prints. It’s a beautifully engaged social project. And it’s just the beginning. There’s another 12 boxes and thousands of negs to be explored! #prisonphotography. Good stuff.

September 9, 2014

micdotcom:

A huge portion of the population doesn’t have the right to vote

Three in 10 black men can expect to lose their right to vote at some point in their lives, according to data from 2010 compiled by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit that works to reform the criminal justice system. In Florida, Kentucky and Virginia, which have some of the harshest felon disenfranchisement laws, 1 in 5 African-Americans is denied the right to vote.

Why this issue has gone unnoticed Follow micdotcom

September 9, 2014
Two from Signature Theatre resident playwrights A.R. Gurney, Naomi Wallace - Newsday

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September 8, 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity: Protesters gather in Oakland against the Urban Shield conference and police militarization

Ever wonder where cities get all their fancy ideas on how to militarize their police force? It’s not just from the Pentagon— it’s conferences like Urban Shield, that highlight the latest in tactical equipment and practices for suppressing the very people you’re sworn to serve. #staywoke #whodoyouprotect #whodoyouserve 

September 8, 2014
america-wakiewakie:

Baton Rouge cop resigns after he’s caught texting desire to ‘pull a Ferguson’ on ‘n*ggers’ | Raw Story
A police officer in Baton Rouge resigned Thursday after a local news channel revealed that he sent text messages in which he wished that fellow officers “would pull a Ferguson” on a “bunch of monkeys,” The Advocate reports.
Fifteen-year-veteran Michael Elsbury resigned on Thursday after text messages he sent to a female friend were brought to the attention of his superiors. In one message, Officer Elsbury — whose patrol included the area around the historically black Southern University — wrote that blacks are “nothing but a bunch of monkeys,” and that the “only reason they have this job is the nigger, nigger in them.” It is unclear what “job” he is referring to.
In another text, he wrote that “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work…I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.”
After WBRZ reported on the text messages, the female friend turned her phone over to police, who spent two days combing through it in order to authenticate the messages. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Baton Rouge Police Department had collected enough evidence to place Officer Elsbury on administrative leave.
On Thursday afternoon, he tendered his resignation.
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america-wakiewakie:

Baton Rouge cop resigns after he’s caught texting desire to ‘pull a Ferguson’ on ‘n*ggers’ | Raw Story

A police officer in Baton Rouge resigned Thursday after a local news channel revealed that he sent text messages in which he wished that fellow officers “would pull a Ferguson” on a “bunch of monkeys,” The Advocate reports.

Fifteen-year-veteran Michael Elsbury resigned on Thursday after text messages he sent to a female friend were brought to the attention of his superiors. In one message, Officer Elsbury — whose patrol included the area around the historically black Southern University — wrote that blacks are “nothing but a bunch of monkeys,” and that the “only reason they have this job is the nigger, nigger in them.” It is unclear what “job” he is referring to.

In another text, he wrote that “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work…I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.”

After WBRZ reported on the text messages, the female friend turned her phone over to police, who spent two days combing through it in order to authenticate the messages. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Baton Rouge Police Department had collected enough evidence to place Officer Elsbury on administrative leave.

On Thursday afternoon, he tendered his resignation.

(Read Full Text) (Photo Credit: ”Baton Rouge police” by Billy Metcalf Photography on Flickr, Creative Commons License)

September 8, 2014
The art of salvation finds a new disciple in Bali nine drug-smuggler Myuran Sukumaran

LIFE on a knife-edge is the backdrop to an exhibition of OIL PORTRAITS by Bali Nine drug-smuggler Myuran Sukumaran, who sits on death row at Kerobokan jail.

Nearly a decade after Suku­maran was condemned to the firing squad, and as he seeks presidential clemency, his first Australian exhibition has been described as the work of a true, talented and committed artist.

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September 8, 2014
Zimmerli exhibits former inmate’s mural

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September 7, 2014
Signature Theatre's 'World of the Play' Continues for AND I AND SILENCE, 9/13

September 7, 2014
Orange Is The New Black Isn't Funny

Nowhere in the Netflix rendition of prison do we see the real-life collateral consequences that women and their children face when mom is incarcerated. Most of the women with whom I was in prison were nonviolent, low-level drug offenders. Nevertheless, many of these women lost custody of their children because of the draconian length of mandatory drug sentences.

If you haven’t been to prison, can you even imagine how it feels to lose your children when you’re locked behind bars and can’t do anything to stop it? Is this a justifiable part of your sentence? To lose your children forever because of our nation’s failed war on drugs? Does our society really want to be this cruel? It seems that the “Orange is the New Black” folks forgot to include this bit of truth in their storyline.

There is only one main character in the entire Netflix series who has a serious illness. Strange, because while I was at Danbury prison, at least six women died within one seven-month period — either at the camp, or shortly after being banished to Carswell, a federal prison medical center for women in Texas. To the prisoners, it seemed clear that with timely action their medical problems were treatable; their deaths unnecessary.

One woman I knew was sent to prison for a monthlong sentence. She was on an oxygen machine. One night women in her dorm pleaded with the officer to call a physician assistant because the woman was having trouble breathing. When the PA finally arrived, he chastised the women for using too much oxygen from her tank, and left. The woman was found dead in her bunk the next morning.

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September 7, 2014
Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women - COLORLINES

stfuprolifers:

This is a really important step towards progress for incarcerated pregnant people.

September 6, 2014

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