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Ras Rebel
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« on: January 09, 2009, 04:04:24 PM »

It was murder!
Cold-blooded murder!

Shot in the back
by an officer of the law
sworn to serve and protect
unless you're black...
then you just get shot in the back

His name was Oscar Grant
or was it Fred Hampton?
No it was Amidu Dialo
or maybe Abna Louima

Was it 41 shots?
50 or just one?
His name was Sean Bell
His name was Rodney King

Was he unarmed?
asleep?
at home with his queen?

He was unarmed,
face-down,
and handcuffed

yet they shot him in the back

It was murder!

It happened on his wedding day
no it was New Years' day

But it was not a new day in America
it was just like yesterday
when a 4yr old girl heard the news man say
Daddy was killed today
while he lay

face-down,
unarmed,
and handcuffed

It was murder

~Ras Rebel I~         
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siger
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 03:03:47 PM »

brilliant piece!

give us more....
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We look neither left nor right, but forward.
Makini
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 09:29:03 AM »

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2008/07/30/barbados-what-happened-to-iakobi-tacuma-maloney/

who knows...

RIP I'Akobi
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