Mumia Abu-Jamal may be off death row, but there are some people who are intent on importing him into Britain. People who have no brains and even less common sense.
It was a bright sunny afternoon, and I was just on my way back to the launderette when a large sticker jumped out at me. It turned out to be an A5 leaflet that had been stuck to a pole in the street, and on its front was the photo of a well known face coupled with a familiar slogan in block: FREE MUMIA.
I ripped it off, not wanting other people to read it, and while I was waiting for my washing to dry, I dissected its myriad lies and nonsense.
This is not the first time Mumia literature has turned up in Britain, back in the 1990s cop-killer Mumia had quite a presence here. The rhetoric hasn't changed, nor have the lies.
The leaflet advertises a march from Brixton Prison to Windrush Square where there will be a rally. Here is some of the blurb that appears on the front of this leaflet.
DIANNE ABBOTT MP HAS SAID “SOME PRISONS IN THE SOUTH EAST ARE NOW VIRTUALLY ALL BLACK.
Yes, they did forget to close the quotes.
Could this be the same Dianne Abbott who was complaining a little while ago that taxi drivers wouldn't stop for her? She should thank her lucky stars; one of those drivers might have been John Worboys. And if she doesn't like black prisons, she should put down an Early Day Motion to have them painted green.
THERE ARE MORE BLACK PEOPLE JAILED IN ENGLAND AND WALES PROPORTIONATELY THAN IN THE US.
ONE-QUARTER OF ALL YOUNG MALE OFFENDERS IN PRISON ARE YOUNG FATHERS.
So keep your fly zipped up and your hands off other people's money.
THE NUMBER OF BLACK MEN OUT OF WORK HAS RISEN FROM 30% TO 60% SINCE THE START OF THE RECESSION, TWICE THAT OF WHITE MEN.
When exactly did the recession start? How are these statistics measured, or more to the point, from where were they conjured up? This is what is known as statistical racism, and it is totally meaningless.
The back of the leaflet contains much nonsense about cop-killer Mumia; you can read the documented truth about him here, and shorter, previous articles linked from here. It alludes too to the death of Smiley Culture, with the innuendo that he was murdered. Smiley Culture committed suicide, embarrassingly for the police while he was under arrest.
It is of course racism and racism alone that is responsible for so many black men being behind bars. That and the disproportionate sentences handed down to the willing participants in the riots last August.
Riots? No, this was “essentially a rebellion”. Tell that to Charlene Munro.
The rioters were far from all black of course, and included spoilt little rich girl, rape liar and failed multiple suicide Laura Johnson - who will hopefully be sent down for a long stretch when she is sentenced next month. As for disproportionate, ask Ashraf Rossli if the thug who punched him in the face and stole his bicycle received a disproportionate sentence. Or the two thugs (one black, one white) who robbed him in the immediate aftermath while he sat on the ground, dazed, confused and nursing his broken jaw.
As for so many blacks being behind bars on both sides of the Atlantic, maybe we should release Donnel Carty and Delano Brown, after all, they only killed a honky, and a lawyer at that. Or Shawn Tyson, heck, he was only 16, and what were those two crackers doing walking in the hood at that time of night? Or the killers of Shakilus Townsend, after all, this was a black on black affair. And Terry Blair, all his victims were black, and Andre Crawford, he may have killed eleven women, but they were all sisters, what has this to do with white man's justice?
On April 24, Mumia Cop-Killer will be 58 years old, the march and rally is being held on April 21 (a Saturday) to celebrate this momentous event. If you want to turn up, drop the braindeads a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for me, the day before, April 20, is Adolf Hitler's birthday, which someone will no doubt be celebrating with a rally somewhere. Along with my Rabbi, I won't be attending that either.
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