Escalation With Military Weapons Provided by Urban Shield (Poem by LEROYF MOORE JR. for Protest Against Urban Shield)


PNNscholar1 - Posted on 10 September 2017

Author: 
Leroy Moore
City governments
 
giving out permits to White Supremacists
 
Under Blue Shield
 
Cocked & loaded by Urban Shield
 
 
 
Escalation to the the tenth power
 
The same story over and over
 
We fall for the state's answers
 
 
 
Ableism & racism in movements
 
Constrict our voices & movements
 
Although disabled people make up over 70%
 
In the media our stories by us are a big 0%
 
 
Like a broken broken broken record
 
police training police training police training
 
Since the late 80’s now an i.d. that we, PWD, have to carry
 
 
 
As we concentrate what the police need
 
Nobody focusing what the community need
 
Lawsuit after lawsuit, we, the taxpayers, have to pay
 
While police and their budgets gets away scot-free
 
 
 
Movements not only inaccessible
 
But bought off by grant deals sealed by hand shakes under the table
 
Police brutality, one of the highest cause of becoming disabled
 
 
 
Violating the ADA since 1990
 
Berkeley police will be in court in October
 
Kayla Moore, disabled transgender woman, making history
 
 
 
Inside & outside courtrooms, Disability Justice is no where to be found
 
Here we go again flipped over by police in back of a protest, bleeding on the ground
 
Cause organizers don’t want to learn about Disability Justice principles  
 
 
 
It’s like a war of tug & pull
 
We need more than hope so let us all let go of the rope
 
Open wounds can’t be  clean with only soap
 
 
 
We must teach our own
 
And protect our homes
 
Make Disability Justice zones
 
 
 
By Leroy F. Moore Jr.
 
9/6/17
 
Pic:  Painting for flim, Where Is Hope: The Art of Murder, Police Brutality Against Police Brutality. It shows police abusing people in wheelchairs, on crutches and it has copwatchers and protesters with jackets that says I Can't Breath.

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