Tag Archive: police murder

March Against the Police: This Friday the 22nd at 7pm

antipoliceMarch Against the Police: This Friday the 22nd at 7pm at the Bull in Durham
Come out for justice for Jesus Huerta—and against the racist police!

As many of you already know, on Tuesday morning Jesús Huerta died while in custody of the Durham Police Department; he was 17 years old. We are planning a march from CCB plaza to the Police HQ. Please spread the word and let’s try to get as many people as possible to protest this murderous system!

The silence from Police Chief Lopez was an insult! 

– The police are racist

– They harass and kill us on the streets

– They attack the poor

– They jail and deport our families

– They treat us like animals

– Police and prisons do not exist to keep us safe.

Jesús’ death is another example of how police do not exist to keep us safe!

Remembrance: “They left that man to wander with no way home or any help”

tracybostFrom Amplify Voices

The following is about Tracy Bost, killed by NCCU police Sept. 23rd. He had been released from Durham jail the day before. We offer it as an important forum for a prisoner to remember him, and to counter media depictions of the deceased as a wanderer and career criminal.

To: ______, Inside-Outside Alliance

From: O.C.

Re: Remembrance

Date: 9/30/13

…(D)id I know Tracy Bost. I knew him very well. He not only slept beside me in the hole, he was my homeboy. We hail from Salisbury. I don’t know what made him do what he did, if what they say is true. All I know is just like me he had big plans. You can’t place all of the blame on him because I feel like the system failed him. Why I say that is because he had been locked down since 2009 for (charges), so he had 9 months past release, but he had a 4-county bid to do for assault on an officer that happened at Scotland (C.I. in Laurinburg), but no matter, when he finished the county time his parole officer was supposed to pick him up and transport him back to Salisbury just like they did me when I got out from ____ County.

They left that man to roam and wander without no way home or any help. R.I.P. Sin “T. Bost” (more…)

Never Forget, The F.B.I. Routinely Assassinated American Citizens…

From US Prison Culture

It’s worth remembering given how much the F.B.I. has been in the news this week regarding the Petraeus sex scandal that the organization used to routinely assassinate American citizens…

On Saturday, I led a bus tour in partnership with my friend Mia Henry of Freedom Lifted, LLC. One of our stops was the People’s Law Office where we were privileged to spend time listening to the great Flint Taylor. Flint shared his recollections of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and also gave us some history about the Chicago Police Torture cases. I am so grateful to have been able to learn from Flint. This visit was a timely one because in just a couple of weeks, it will be the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton. (more…)