Profiling


TONITE:Residing While Black, Brown or Poor- Talk Circle/Forum with Jeff Adachi/Eres una victima por ser Negro, Moreno, o Pobre?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Have You Been Profiled, Criminalized or Harassed by Police while residing in your Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel room?

POOR Magazine is hosting a talk-circle/community forum with Public Defender Jeff Adachi to address abuses of poor communities living in poor people housing (SRO’s)

For more information see the story and video:

Riding (an adult tricycle) While Black, Brown, Poor or Disabled in Amerikkka

Editors Note: The following is a story by Leroy about his experience with profiling by po'lice while riding his adult tricycle in Berkeley as a visibly disabled Black man. Leroy's story is just one example of many thousands of examples of profiling by Po'Lice officers in cities across Amerikkka. Many of us peoples of color and poor peoples in the US face these acts of harassment by po'lice for the sole act of walking, bike, adult tricycle-riding, shopping, driving or residing while Black, Brown, Poor or Disabled...

Poisonous Fruit: The Right to Housing Without Po'Lice Harassment- PNN interviews Jeff Adachi

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

 

50,000 volts a zap

(Photo taken by David Elliott Lewis)

"If, at 50,000 volts a zap five officers shoot their tasers at the same time, the subject gets 250,000 output. The electrical charge inside the death penalty (electric chair) chamber." Mesha Monge-Irizarry's explanation of the fatal functions for taser use by po-lice officers.

Profiled

Saturday, July 17, 2010;

“Our worst men lock up our best men”

--Charles Bukowski

 

Disparity: Who Polices the Police?

Two words come to mind, right off the bat.  1) brutal, and 2) hypocrisy.  As defined by Webster's "New World" dictionary, brutal means: 1.like a brute; very savage, cruel, etc. 2. very harsh.  And hypocrisy means: 1. a pretending to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not; esp., a pretense of virtue, piety, etc.  This, I say here, is something to consider when one contemplates the motto printed on every standard police car in Seattle and beyond...To serve and protect. 

Profiling: Stop! Put your (BLACK) hands over your (BLACK) head

On Sunday morning 1-9-11 about six -thirty AM, I left the Bread of Life Mission to sell real Change papers. As I was heading to the Starbucks coffee shop, Iwas startled like a moose by bright shining lights. There was at least four police cars shining bright lights on me.
 

The Tough House

 

“I want the community in general to wear their rights (laminated “Know Your Rights” cards) on their chest. I want mothers, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, nephews, nieces, and children. I don’t want anyone left out!”

 

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