Dear Corporate America – Less Words – More Action When it Comes to Black Lives Mattering

We don’t need Platitudes as it relates to the eradication of state sanctioned violence against Black people and the subsequent justification thereafter- We need policies. If you are a company that today has become vocal about black lives mattering-let it be reflected, not in your words, but in your work. Let us see it not via all staff emails but through your willingness to become vocal on the tough issues. Take a firm stance on Black lives mattering when it comes to mass incarceration. Take a stance to Black lives…

Plead Guilty and You’ll be Free from COVID-19 D.A. Asks

As an advocate, I support people and families going through the criminal justice system. Several advocates and organizers have sounded and continue to sound the alarm about the COVID-19 danger in the jail and prison system. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee and am a Co-founder of Community Defense of East Tennessee (CDET). CDET is a community group that supports and empowers families to actively participate in their defense. We have compiled a report “Give Me Liberty or Give Us COVID-19 Death” that demonstrates why the jail will be the next…

Watch: Orlando Police Arrest 6 Year Old Girl as she begs them to not put Her in Handcuffs

The video footage released by the family of 6 year old Kaia Rolle shows the traumatized 6 year old being handcuffed while pleading with the officers not to handcuff her. The officer Dennis Turner, worked for the Orlando Police Department. He restrained the first grader with zip ties at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy Charter School. When he pulls out the zip ties the 6 year old asks “What are those for?” He states, “It’s for you.” “No I don’t want handcuffs on! Please don’t!” The little girl cried to…

Court Orders An Expedited On Site Inspection of Parchman Prison for Roc Nation Attorneys

Via TeamRoc: The court “authorized expedited discovery in the form of an on-site inspection” at Parchman Prison; it is taking place today in Mississippi. The facilities, medical evaluations, and water and sewage tests will all be subject to scrupulous inspection by subject matter experts chosen by the legal team representing Parchman inmates. A record of the findings will be documented via photography at all stages of the inspection. Read the full orders here: Case: 4:20-cv-00007-DMB-JMV Doc #: 49 Case: 4:20-cv-00007-DMB-JMV Doc #: 48 Follow @teamroc for updates.

Diabetic 20 Year Old In Parchman’s Unit 29 May Lose foot or Life Because of Prison’s Neglect

Upon his plea for help, We demand Parchman State Penitentiary take immediate action on behalf of Justin Hurst. In fear of retaliation, we demand transparency to the families of all men’s medical treatment inside MDOC facilities henceforth. For over a month a Mississippi mother has been contacted by her son from inside Parchman State Penitentiary Unit 29. Her son, Justin is Diabetic and in desperate need of treatment for his condition. His mother was informed that his feet had swollen beyond recognition and that he has been refused medical attention…