WHEN A CHILD DIES……..
© ’15 Mumia Abu-Jamal [12/28/15]
Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal with son in earlier years.
NEWS BREAK: Cleveland officials announce no charges to be filed in the police killing of 12-year old Tamir Rice.
There is something shattering about the death -the killing – of a child.
When a child dies, the natural order is torn; the stars weep, and the earth quakes.
We have become so accustomed to this system that we suppose it is natural, instead of a human imposition. Politicians, in the pocket of so-called police unions, bow before bags of silver, and blink away the death of a child; especially if a Black child.
Tamir Rice, 12
What man-made institution is more precious than a child?
What so-called profession? What office? What state?
When a child dies, adults don’t deserve to breathe their stolen air.
Aiyana Jones, 7, dad Charles Jones.
When a child dies, the living must not rest until they have purged the poison that dared harm such a one.
When a child dies, time runs backward and attempts to right such a wrong.
This should inspire movements worldwide, to fight like never before.
Terrance Kellom, 19
For something vile has happened before our eyes.
A child has been killed; and in America, because it’s a Black child, it means next to nothing.
–© ’15 maj
Michaelangelo and Makiah Jackson, 6 and 3
Kimoni Davis, 19
Ian May, 18
Lamar Grable, 20
Davontae Sanford, 14 when framed up
Anthony Clark Reed, 24, died during police stop
Maryanne Godboldo fought for daughter, 13.
Mailauni Williams; mother battling CPS
Posted by Mertilla Jones, grandmother of Aiyana.