Emergency Scream-Out for Trayvon & Ramarley - cuz sometimes speaking Out is just not enough
"How many of you like skittles and iced tea?", Rudy Corpus called out to a beautiful group of children and adults of all colors, generations and sizes who were part of a crowd of over 100 people stood together on the steps of the plantation (Po' Lice Dept) @ 850 Bryant st
in SF as part of a "Scream-Out" for justice (cuz sometimes speaking up aint enuf) for Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham which took place on Monday, March 26th @ 12:00 noon, co-sponsored by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE and the Idriss Stelley Foundation
Trayvon Martin is the 17 yr young African descendent man who was killed by George Zimmerman, a "neighborhood watch captain" because of the lie of racism, gated communities, private security and Jim Crow southern hate in Sanford, Florida when going to the store for some skittles and ice tea, Ramarley Graham is the 17 year young African Descendent male who was sot in back and killed by Bronx Police officers. Both young men were innocent, both were considered "suspicious" by a white supremacist-biased culture who has demonized young peoples of color as "suspicious" for the sole reason of the melanin in their skin . This vague notion of "suspicion" fits nicely into a narrative that enables the mass incarceration of poor, black and brown people and a flagrantly unequal (un) justice system.
It must also be stated that George Zimmerman himself is a man of color who is so filled with the lie of internalized race hatred that he has become the tool of his oppressor, the overseer, the hitman for the white hoods.
"We got to stop profiling people," said Marco Scott, the uncle of young Kenneth Harding Jr, brutally gunned down by po'lice officers for not having a $2.00 Muni bus transfer. As more and more disgusting, photo-shopped, Fox news images are shown of Trayvon and fake witnesses come out of the woodwork claiming that George Zimmerman was the one calling out for help, it is important to remember Kenneth Harding Jr, was demonized in the corporate media, after his shooting with disgusting accusations about his supposed "bad" character.
"This is not just about Trayvon, this is about all the young black and brown men like Oscar Grant and Asa Sullivan and Rahiem Brown and my son, Idriss Stelley, killed by po'lice in the US, these po'lice are modern day slave-catchers," said powerful warrior and freedom fighter, Mesha Irizarry, founder of the Idriss Stelley Foundation.
"We must stand up, not be complacent," said Queenandi of the welfareQUEENs and writer of POOR Magazine
"Trayvon's murderer must be prosecuted for just that, murder," said Vivien Thorp, welfareQUEEN and mama scholar from POOR Magazine
From the welfareQUEEN's of POOR Magazine to Kevin Epps and Jeff Adachi from the The Revolutionary Communist Party to Labor Black and Brown, we all stood on the steps of that plantation, in solidarity with families in Florida marching today, and all of us refusing to take the hate, the lies and the brutality of this unequal UNjustice anymore.