Monthly Archives: July 2010

Marilyn Buck FREE — FREE ‘EM ALL!

Free ALL political prisoners!

Poet and political prisoner Marilyn Buck
Freed after 25 years in federal prison

By Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / July 19, 2010

AUSTIN — Marilyn Buck is free.

Marilyn Jean Buck, 62, who served 25 years of an 80-year sentence in federal prison for crimes related to her actions in support of the black liberation movement, was released from the federal prison medical center in Carswell, Texas, July 15, 2010. She was paroled to New York City.

Buck, who was considered to be a political prisoner, became a respected and widely published poet while incarcerated.

Last December Buck — who grew up in Austin — was diagnosed with a sarcoma, a rare form of uterine cancer. She underwent surgery and chemotherapy for the cancer in prison, but treatment was eventually suspended after it was determined that her body could tolerate no more chemotherapy.

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RAS performing at KB the BOO BONIC record release party August 5

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Jbro launches FRESH2LIFE blog – limited edition, hand-painted tees for sale…

NEFRFRESHR (Never Fresher)

Check out Jbro’s new blog featuring original, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind tee shirts designed by the artist himself.

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JUST US: Oscar Grant verdict is a slap in the face (for us) and a slap on the wrist (for them)

Oscar Grant shooting: officer found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

http://www.guardian.co.uk

• Johannes Mehserle shot black 22-year-old in 2009
• Grant’s family express disappointment with verdict

Oscar Grant family, Oakland
A white police officer who shot dead a black man in a controversial case in Oakland, California, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.  The family of Oscar Grant, the victim, expressed their disappointment with the outcome. They had been hoping for a murder verdict.

Grant, 22, was shot in the back by policeman Johannes Mehserle, 28, while lying on the platform in a railway station on 1 January 2009. Mehserle claimed he had thought he had his Taser in his hand rather than his gun.

The shooting, which was shown on YouTube, led to a riot in Oakland, and there were fears of further trouble if Mehserle had been found not guilty. Police were yesterday deployed in riot gear in case of any outbreaks of violence.

The case has become a cause celebre in the US, with its echoes of the treatment of Rodney King, a black man whose severe beating by police in LA in 1991 was captured on video. The subsequent acquittals of four LAPD officers sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

The verdict means the jury thought Mehserle had been criminally negligent but had not intended to kill Grant.  Mehserle, who is to be sentenced next month, could face anything from five to 14 years in jail.

John Burris, a lawyer representing the family, described it as a “compromise verdict”.

“The system is rarely fair when a police officer shoots an African-American male,” Burris said. “No true justice has been given.”

The trial was held in Los Angeles because of the tension in the Oakland and neighbouring San Francisco over the shooting.

Vote for RAS in SOUND WARS competition!

We signed up for this months ago, and the contest started on Monday (without us being aware).  July 5 crept up quick.  Despite our late-start, we are going to win this thing (with your support of course)!  POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Please go to the SOUND WARS website, enter your information, retrieve the activation code, and VOTE for RAS!

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