If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
May 27, 2015
• Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we revisit statistics that we have quoted here before- we told you that nearly 60% of the rapes in jails and prisons are occurring at the hands of the law enforcement/prison staff. We have two current examples to highlight- Georgia law enforcement Capt. Daniel Johnson, was arrested after being formally charged with sexually assaulting at least nine different women while he was chief of security for the Emanuel State Prison for Women in Georgia. Most of the women were from the metro Atlanta area. Also, we have two women who say they have repeatedly been raped by the same correction officer at Rikers Island. They have sued him and New York City, accusing the city of indifference to a “pervasive culture” of rape and sexual abuse of female inmates in the city jail.
Hey “Say Her Name” campaigners and Black Lives Matter protesters- here’s the sisters you must not overlook, while bringing the murder and abuse of women to the forefront of the police violence conversation.
• Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty in the murder of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, in one of the most heinous massacres in American law enforcement history. Well, let us get you up to speed on the latest case on the AmeriKKKan injustice buffet- the police extrajudicial murder of Alesia Thomas. LAPD Officer Mary O’Callaghan is now on trial. Will the clear cut video showing her restrained body being brutalized be enough to get a conviction? How about the audio of the officer promising Alesia that, “I’m going to punt you in your p*ssy.”? Will any of it matter in the court of law?
• Remember the case of Annie Dookhan, the Mass. State Police labRAT who falsified test results to get convictions in tens of thousands of cases? Well a recent Supreme Judicial Court ruling is expected to free tens of thousands from prison, as the fallout continues to expose this country’s systems and institutions for what they really are- modern day slavery mills, with grotesque inhumanity on every imaginable level.
• While we’re on the subject of injustice and criminality in law enforcement, the New ABolitionists will take a look again at RICO charges, and how we need to continue to force this measure into the conversations focused oh so timidly on reforms.
• Straight from RICO, we take you to our Ferguson is America series- tonight we show you that Georgia is Ferguson.
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Sundhe Moses. This brother was a freed after 18 years on Tuesday December 3, 2013. Another one of hundreds- potentially thousands of innocent yet criminally convicted people who went down at the hands of Ret. NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella, Sundhe walked out of an upstate prison after it was determined that the dirty detective had railroaded him for the killing of a 4-year-old girl in Brooklyn.
• Our Abolitionist in profile is David Walker, 1796 – 1830. An Abolitionist who created his own pamphlet, David Walker’s Appeal. . . , a document that has been described as “for a brief and terrifying moment. . ., the most notorious document in America.”
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.
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