A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.Jamycheal Mitchell, who had mental health problems, was discovered lying on the floor of his cell by guards early last Wednesday, according to authorities. While his body is still awaiting an autopsy, senior prison officials said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
What a goddamn shame! The article also states that Jamycheal Mitchell was accused of stealing a bottle of Mountain Dew, a Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake worth a total of $5 from a 7-Eleven and was arrested for this, sat in jail for four months and then died from ‘natural causes’ AT 24 YEARS OF AGE, after having lost 65 pounds and was emaciated at time of death.
A man was in jail for FOUR goddamn months, on a $5.00 theft charge???!!!! Let me get this straight! A Negro man in the south was in jail for FOUR goddamn months, on a $5.00 theft charge! Anybody still wondering why my Negro ass left Virginia? And I must not forget that ‘on that same day, members of the KKK dressed in their official ‘nigger killer’ outfits, and not their usual white sheets and hoods, gunned down another unarmed 18 year old Negro man because well…BLACKLIVESMATTER!
I’d like to pose a question to the #BLACKLIVESMATTER group, could you please hurry up and establish a southern chapter to deal with the issues of Negroes located in the South because it would seem that the NAACC, formerly known as the NAACP fell asleep on the job? The National Association Advancing Corporate Coons dropped the ball on these two tragedies and on all the other tragedies that have been plaguing the Negro since that organization was founded.
Now, along comes #BLACKLIVESMATTER, that according to some, has been up and running since the murder of Trayvon Martin and since Trayvon’s murder, I am pretty sure that thanks in part to this wonderful and helpful, kick-ass movement, things have gotten better for the Negro in AmeriKKKa, except for these two ‘out-of-the-blue incidents that are anomalies and should in no way, shape or form be considered setbacks in the push for BLACKLIVESTOMATTER.
At the risk of repeating myself, die-ins are productive, how? Marches are productive, how? Lame ass limp ass protest signs are productive, how? Wearing out the soles of more shoes is productive, how? Waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care is productive, how?
Bear with me as I travel back in time and pose a question to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Dr. King, how do you feel about the concept of non-violent peaceful protesting seeing as how you and about a quarter of a million others marched on Washington, DC and you told everyone about that dream of yours and how ‘Black children and white children would hold hands together’ in peaceful harmony as brothers and sisters??
Let me pose another question, “Dr. King, in your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, you said, “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”
So, when do you think would be a good time to revolt? Before or after the next ‘walking while Negro’ incident, the next, ‘driving while Negro’ incident, the next dead for being a Negro’ incident? Please tell me Dr. King, just when is enough, enough?
Dr. King, you also stated, “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.”
So, then, my question to you is, “When can the Negro forgo that non-violence stance that has not worked for us EVER and get with the program that things are not going to change with the continued printing of protest signs, the continued marching on tired feet and the continued calls for die-ins and marches?”
Dr. King, to these questions, I ask, “What say you?”
“Thank you Dr. King! Your silence spoke more eloquently than did your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech because your non-violent, peaceful protesting stance did not get it done since your assassination is proof of that.”
There are so many Negroes that cannot speak because their blood flowed down every street in every city in every state in this hellhole called, AmeriKKKa and it will not stop if we simply print another sign, hold another rally, form another group and stage another die-in. There has not been enough ‘actual’ deaths? They’ll get around to killing you soon enough and so there is no need for you to rehearse for it!
Police closed off Snelling Avenue so that protesters could march on the street. After leaving Hamline Park around 11:45 a.m, the march stopped briefly to block the intersection of West Minnehaha and Snelling avenues. Once it reached the Snelling overpass of Energy Park Drive, marchers lay down in a four-minute “die-in” to call to mind minorities who have been killed by police.
Please, by all means, let me know if something is actually accomplished because by now, who is NOT aware of the fact that so-called ‘minorities’ are being killed, relentlessly, by the police and by each other thanks in part to poverty, a school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration resulting in criminal records, massive under-employment and unemployment, income inequality and a myriad of other serious issues?