Po'Lice Abuse/PIC

Just Six More Steps…A houseless mentally ill man is murdered after one night in Santa Rita county jail

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

“ Mr. Freeman. .Mr. Freeman…are you listening to me.. I need you to understand me…you are no longer allowed on Telegraph avenue – if you are seen there, you will be arrested…”

The Tall man with the gray-black beard barely nodded while knocking his thin frame against the confines of his bright Orange Alameda county jail outfit. If he could only just focus on his feet – he knew he would be ok , but there was a wall in each direction . Steps.. he would just focus on the steps...

It was a warm night...A poem in honor of a young brother, Idriss Stelley, shot down by police


It was a warm night
the kind that drips
with pain

It was a warm night
filled with whispers
and screams

you can peel that
kind of night away
with your fingernails -
you can cry into
that kind of night
and no-one will hear you

it was a warm night
filled with you ...

All Of Us Or None: Formerly Incarcerated Experts and Their Families Educate the Community.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

This poem is Honor of
incarcerated mothers and
Homeless mothers…
Immigrant mothers and
Low and no-wage working mothers
Welfare mothers and
3 job working mothers

in other words this poem is honor of
INS-ed with
CPS-ed with and
DHSed with mothers
In other words all of us
System-messed with Mothers…excerpt from This poem is honor of Mothers by Tiny/Po Poets Project

Adachi Questions Police Shooting of Tyrelle Taylor (introduction by Jeff Adachi)

Laure McElroy and Tiny/poverty and race scholars, Vincent Bevins/race, poverty and media justice intern;
Tuesday, March 20, 2007


On Sept. 21, 2005, at 11:00 in the morning, Tyrelle Taylor, then 18, was shot at least three times, twice in the back and once in the hand, while running away from the SFPD near his home on Northridge Road. Police are claiming that Tyrelle pointed a weapon at them. At the time of the incident, several witnesses said that Tyrelle was running from the police at the time the shots were fired.

We took them from you before: one family's nightmare with mistaken identity and abuse of Child Protective Services.

Marlon Crump/PNN
Tuesday, April 22, 2008;

"Why do you have all of your kids? We took them all from you before?" a San Leandro Police Officer spoke roughly to Elsa Maldonado.

Confused and shocked, Elsa watched as the police officers put handcuffs on her husband and wrongly accused him of a crime he didn't commit.

"No one has ever taken away my family before. Get those handcuffs off of my husband he didn't do anything wrong!" she screamed while her husband tried again and again to explain that he didn't know who "Monica" was or why the police were arresting him.


Marlon Crump/PNN Revolutionary Legal Scholar
Thursday, October 2, 2008;

"The goal of this initiative is to breed widespread fear and panic among the public. It relies heavily on law enforcement strategies and incarceration as a means to promote public safety. This Prop 6 is resurrecting failed crime polices from the past in effort to promote the prison industrial complex."

Prop 6 is a proposed ballot initiative called the "Safe Neighborhoods Act" which is a "gang injunctions" gentrification tool that is aimed at youth in communities of color.

Mama, I Heard You Cry: The Idriss Stelly Foundation Story (Part 3 of 3) Conclusion

Marlon Crump
Wednesday, December 24, 2008;

I awake everyday, even up here, to watch, listen, and secure you. I don't care what day you are due up here with me, mom, for I've always heard you cry, before and after they took me. I'm never leaving you, as we are bonded for eternity.


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