Prisoner Lives Matter Too – But Not In Texas!
By Keith “Malik” Washington
“To cooperate passively with an unjust system makes the oppressed as evil as the oppressor.” - Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Republished from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
On Aug. 24, guards here at Florida State Prison (FSP) donned special “formal” uniforms of black pants, dark grey shirts and black neckties – their usual uniform consists of black pants, a light grey shirt and no necktie. The special occasion?
They were executing a man who was sentenced to die for a double homicide in 1987.
On Aug. 31, Shaka Shakur, political prisoner and inmate of Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, was involved in an altercation with two correctional officers. Jon Sexton, 71, was taken to the hospital following the incident when Shakur allegedly slipped his restraints and attacked Sexton with a sharpened piece of plastic.
On Aug. 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing one and injuring 19 others, calls across Amerika to remove Confederate monuments have intensified.