TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.
firstladysexyfineass:

hiphopandinsubordination:

thirdeyeblinking:

datingdisastersofaqueergirl:

kemetically-afrolatino:

NYPD Cops handcuff and interrogate Bronx boy, 7, for 10hours over missing $5




“Reyes was handcuffed and verbally, physically and emotionally abused, intimidated, humiliated, embarrassed and defamed,” the documents say. He was then charged with robbery.
“My son was crying, ‘Mommy, it wasn’t me! Mommy, it wasn’t me!’ I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We’re traumatized,” Wilson Reyes’ distraught mom, Frances Mendez told The Post last night.
“Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs!’’ she said. “It was horrible. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”






it’s a racist police state in The Bronx, raising kids to be criminals.
school-to-prison pipeline is in full effect #thenewjimcrow



SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OLD
ACAB doesn’t even come close. 

HE IS A BABY 

HE’S A FUCKING CHILD. The fuck, yo?

WHAT THE FUCK

oh jesus fuck
TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.

TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.

firstladysexyfineass:

hiphopandinsubordination:

thirdeyeblinking:

datingdisastersofaqueergirl:

kemetically-afrolatino:

NYPD Cops handcuff and interrogate Bronx boy, 7, for 10hours over missing $5

“Reyes was handcuffed and verbally, physically and emotionally abused, intimidated, humiliated, embarrassed and defamed,” the documents say. He was then charged with robbery.

“My son was crying, ‘Mommy, it wasn’t me! Mommy, it wasn’t me!’ I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We’re traumatized,” Wilson Reyes’ distraught mom, Frances Mendez told The Post last night.

“Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs!’’ she said. “It was horrible. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

it’s a racist police state in The Bronx, raising kids to be criminals.

school-to-prison pipeline is in full effect #thenewjimcrow

SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OLD

ACAB doesn’t even come close. 

HE IS A BABY 

HE’S A FUCKING CHILD. The fuck, yo?

WHAT THE FUCK

oh jesus fuck

TRIGGER WARNING: police brutality, abuse of power, police harassment of a child.

cunthulhu:

biyuti:

Hey. So this is really, really fucking important.

I’m not sure how (if anything) we can help Ophelia De’lonta but she surely needs support. Especially now that she has earned the right to have her case heard.

But. She is a Black trans woman in prison. She deserves not only the support but to have the medical care that she needs.

this is happening in my city! How did I not know about this? 

Active-Rva, reblog this please!

queerkhmer:

Shout out to the homeless queers youths, jailed trans women, queer people of color struggling with intersecting oppression, and poor rural queer kids who survive homophobic abuse from their communities while Katy Perry gets recognition for their struggles. 

mmmightymightypeople:

ceasesilence:

siddharthasmama:

Not only that, this “war on drugs” has been built on classism and racism, and is a great way for the boys in blue to justifiably arrest and even murder young Black males. A large percentage of that 80% of arrests for possessions are based on boys and men of color.

women of color are actually deeply affected by this as well—the rates of arrested women have increased at double the rate of men—laregely because they’re getting caught for low level crimes like transporting a boyfriends drugs. and since they are low level and often have no idea that they’re even transporting the drugs—they can’t offer information as ways to catch bigger fish, and they’re getting sentenced under mandetory sentencing laws at horrible rates—25 years, 30 years, etc—and not being paroled.

they’re also getting kicked out of public housing, getting kicked off of welfare because of drug arrests, being denied higher education, etc etc etc—many times simply because of a boyfriend or family member’s conviction. and if they’re the ones who got convicted, they’re the ones who are no longer eligible for food stamps cuz nasty ol drug users aren’t allowed money for food.

(oh, yeah, here’s a link here: http://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-womens-rights/war-drugs-war-women-and-families—i started to hunt down all the links and then the sweat between my tits started leaking onto the keyboard. so this’ll have to do)

i feel like it’s important to mention these things because so often the police state is positioned as targeting exclusively men of color—in order to better address this beast, we have to look at how gender is an intricate part of nation/state control and the different ways it violently manifests itself to keep that control.

i read somewhere (again, the sweaty tits thing, so please find the links to confirm, I am not *positive* about this, it’s been a few years since I read luana ross’s inventing the savage, where I think this stat is located)—that native women have the highest rates of incarceration in the US per population numbers (that is: they are part of the smallest population group, but are represented at the highest rates in prison)—and if you look at the continuing assumption by the US that women are the ones who give birth to new generations of natives—why would the US want to imprison native women at higher rates than others?

each population of women of color can be looked at in this same manner—that prison is being used as a way to control who is allowed to be a woman and which women are allowed to reproduce new generations of people and under what circumstances….the nation/state has its own particular reasons for locking each of us up (ie. controlling us).

ari-ari-ari:

magicalorphanboy:

transfeminism:

Tell Philadelphia Department of Corrections to Stop Restricting Certain Items (by designating them “Women’s Facilities Only”) to People based on the facility they are locked up in! Trans women and MAAB gender variant people are being denied necessary items such as bras, earrings, nightgowns,…

I think there’s a problem with the link. I couldn’t click through.

Here it is: http://www.change.org/petitions/pennsylvania-department-of-corrections-allow-people-necessary-items-in-prison-regardless-of-their-sex-or-gender

freececemcdonald:

!!!LAST CALL IN DAY BEFORE TRIAL: CALL IT IN FOR CECE!!!
On April 17th, call, email, and fax Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and demand he drop the charges against CeCe. This time, we are extending the call-in to include Assistant Attorney Marlene Senechal, head of adult prosecution.
!!NEW!! Please CC mpls4cece@gmail.com on all your e-mails. Also please send us an e-mail with the time of your calls & faxes.
LET’S LET FREEMAN AND SENECHAL KNOW THAT WE WONT STAND FOR THE RACIST, TRANSPHOBIC PROSECUTION OF CECE!
While Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald is being prosecuted for murder after being violently attacked for her race and gender, Freeman’s office recently declined to prosecute the killer of Darrell Evanovich, a black man who was shot dead by a white man after an alleged robbery. While no person should be thrown to the mercy of the soulless, so-called “justice” system, the fact that CeCe is on trial after being assaulted, while a white man who killed someone after chasing them down is touted as a “good Samaritan,” highlights the racist and transphobic nature of the prosecution of CeCe. Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Marlene Senechal have the power to drop the charges against CeCe. So far, though, he has implicitly sided with CeCe’s white supremacist attackers by failing to acknowledge the racist, transphobic assault that she survived as a mitigating factor in the unintentional death of Dean Schmitz.

When: Tuesday, April 17th, ALL DAY
Where:From home, work, wherever you find yourself!
What: Call Michael Freeman at 612-348-5540, fax at 612-348-2042, and email at citizeninfo@co.hennepin.mn.us
Call Marlene Senechal at 612-348-5561, fax at 612-348-3061, and email at citizeninfo@co.hennepin.mn.us
!!NEW!! Please CC mpls4cece@gmail.com on all your e-mails. Also please send us an e-mail with the time of your calls & faxes.

Remember to remain polite but assertive. Some key points to mention in your calls, emails, and faxes are:
Identify yourself as a supporter, friend, family member, or community member calling about Ms. Chrishaun McDonald’s case.
Tell the County Attorney’s Office why you’re concerned: Ms. McDonald was the target of a hate crime, but she was singled out for aggressive prosecution after the attack.
County Attorney Freeman has declined to press charges in cases like this at least three times already this year. Remind him that he has the power to drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.
Tell Freeman and Senechal not to side with Ms. McDonald’s white supremacist attackers: drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.
Tell Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Assistant Attorney Marlene Senechal to take a stand against hate, racism, and transphobia. Tell Freeman and Senechal to DROP THE CHARGES against Chrishaun McDonald!

freececemcdonald:

!!!LAST CALL IN DAY BEFORE TRIAL: CALL IT IN FOR CECE!!!

On April 17th, call, email, and fax Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and demand he drop the charges against CeCe. This time, we are extending the call-in to include Assistant Attorney Marlene Senechal, head of adult prosecution.

!!NEW!! Please CC mpls4cece@gmail.com on all your e-mails. Also please send us an e-mail with the time of your calls & faxes.

LET’S LET FREEMAN AND SENECHAL KNOW THAT WE WONT STAND FOR THE RACIST, TRANSPHOBIC PROSECUTION OF CECE!

While Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald is being prosecuted for murder after being violently attacked for her race and gender, Freeman’s office recently declined to prosecute the killer of Darrell Evanovich, a black man who was shot dead by a white man after an alleged robbery. While no person should be thrown to the mercy of the soulless, so-called “justice” system, the fact that CeCe is on trial after being assaulted, while a white man who killed someone after chasing them down is touted as a “good Samaritan,” highlights the racist and transphobic nature of the prosecution of CeCe. Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Marlene Senechal have the power to drop the charges against CeCe. So far, though, he has implicitly sided with CeCe’s white supremacist attackers by failing to acknowledge the racist, transphobic assault that she survived as a mitigating factor in the unintentional death of Dean Schmitz.

When: Tuesday, April 17th, ALL DAY

Where:From home, work, wherever you find yourself!

What: Call Michael Freeman at 612-348-5540, fax at 612-348-2042, and email at citizeninfo@co.hennepin.mn.us

Call Marlene Senechal at 612-348-5561, fax at 612-348-3061, and email at citizeninfo@co.hennepin.mn.us

!!NEW!! Please CC mpls4cece@gmail.com on all your e-mails. Also please send us an e-mail with the time of your calls & faxes.

Remember to remain polite but assertive. Some key points to mention in your calls, emails, and faxes are:

  • Identify yourself as a supporter, friend, family member, or community member calling about Ms. Chrishaun McDonald’s case.
  • Tell the County Attorney’s Office why you’re concerned: Ms. McDonald was the target of a hate crime, but she was singled out for aggressive prosecution after the attack.
  • County Attorney Freeman has declined to press charges in cases like this at least three times already this year. Remind him that he has the power to drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.
  • Tell Freeman and Senechal not to side with Ms. McDonald’s white supremacist attackers: drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.

Tell Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Assistant Attorney Marlene Senechal to take a stand against hate, racism, and transphobia. Tell Freeman and Senechal to DROP THE CHARGES against Chrishaun McDonald!

reislust:

gheygaigay:

Arizona Now Charges Families $25 to Visit Loved Ones in State Prisons

theponderingplaidlezz:

tranquality:

 

Arizona is now charging adults who visit any facility that houses state prisoners a $25 fee. The one-time “background check fee” is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

Prisoner advocates say the fee will be too steep for the family members of inmates, who in many cases travel long distances to remote areas where many of the prisons are located, the New York Times reports.

The $25 background check fee took effect July 20, but it doesn’t actually go towards paying for a background check. Instead, the money is deposited in the Department of Correction’s Building Renewal Fund.

Wendy Baldo, chief of staff for the Arizona Senate, confirmed to the Times that the fees were intended to help make up the $1.6 billion deficit the state faced at the beginning of the year.

“We were trying to cut the budget and think of ways that could help get some services for the Department of Corrections,” Baldo said. She added that the department “needed about $150 million in building renewal and maintenance and prior to this year, it just wasn’t getting done and it wasn’t a safe environment for the people who were in prison and certainly for the people who worked there.”

There are already reports of the background check system not working as planned. A woman who had UPS confirmation of her 4-applications a $100 check being delivered had to send another $100 before her applications were processed — months after she began the application process.

“I have now spent $200 of my own money to get family in,” the woman said, adding that it could take up to 60 days for the department to approve the applications.

As if the system weren’t already messed up. 

This is just ridiculous. Someone needs to put Arizona’s government and tell them shit is unacceptable and unjust. Oh and not to mention putting those families at a disadvantage for wanting to see their loved ones. I know that $25 might not seem like a lot of money for some people, but it is. That’s money for a family of five or four to eat a balanced meal. Of course if you could also turn that around and say well if they “really love their family member” they would just find a way to “eat lighter” or to just get a meal from say…McDonalds. But that goes into another debate about how some leaders in this country want the poor to stay poor…

At the same time, I don’t find this really unreasonable.

As noted, its a $25 one time fee. Yes, it can be seen as unacceptable in some cases, but if you think about the cost of keeping in-mates in the first place within the justice system because of their crimes, I don’t find the cost unfair, to be frank. The family members are the ones being held there for their wrong-doings in the first place; I don’t find it unreasonable at all for families to contribute to the prison costs through background check fees. 

Others would probably think differently than I do, but I see the rationale and where Arizona is coming from with these charges. 

Instead of Arizona subjugating both the families of inmates and inmates themselves by preventing those involved from seeing each other, they need to take a step back and really analyze who they’re incarcerating, why they’re there, and the ways in which they’re implementing the “justice” system. The demographics of inmate populations are typically working class people of color, and in states like Arizona, they should be more focused on putting money towards preventing “crime” instead of expanding to accommodate the individuals they need to take in on a yearly basis in order to get more money. 

Additionally, the state of Arizona is a state in which prison complexes are businesses and political campaigns. 

Sure, most people go to prison for committing crimes, but does that mean the complex should be allowed to indirectly criminalize families of inmates and working class individuals? 

Let’s face it: Arizona has a lot of issues, and charging people to visit folks in prison is one of those issues. 

It all comes down to the system under which prisons operate: they capitalize off of human “punishment” which is ineffective and harms not only the inmate, but families, communities, workers, etc because the prison industrial complex brings forth disproportional harm and only exists to either A)get politicians another term in office because they are B)being funded by capitalistic bloodmongers who privatize prisons. 

And a commenter on the website brings a really interesting point up: This should be challenged as “Cruel and Unusual” treatment of the inmate, denying them access to their families based on ability to pay. Arizona is behaving as though it were a rogue nation and needs to be reminded that it operates under the same principles and laws as the rest of the country. 

 

Arizona is now charging adults who visit any facility that houses state prisoners a $25 fee. The one-time “background check fee” is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

Prisoner advocates say the fee will be too steep for the family members of inmates, who in many cases travel long distances to remote areas where many of the prisons are located, the New York Times reports.

The $25 background check fee took effect July 20, but it doesn’t actually go towards paying for a background check. Instead, the money is deposited in the Department of Correction’s Building Renewal Fund.

Wendy Baldo, chief of staff for the Arizona Senate, confirmed to the Times that the fees were intended to help make up the $1.6 billion deficit the state faced at the beginning of the year.

“We were trying to cut the budget and think of ways that could help get some services for the Department of Corrections,” Baldo said. She added that the department “needed about $150 million in building renewal and maintenance and prior to this year, it just wasn’t getting done and it wasn’t a safe environment for the people who were in prison and certainly for the people who worked there.”

There are already reports of the background check system not working as planned. A woman who had UPS confirmation of her 4-applications a $100 check being delivered had to send another $100 before her applications were processed — months after she began the application process.

“I have now spent $200 of my own money to get family in,” the woman said, adding that it could take up to 60 days for the department to approve the applications.

As if the system weren’t already messed up.