WHEN A CHILD DIES

WHEN A CHILD DIES……..

© ’15 Mumia Abu-Jamal [12/28/15]

Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal with son in earlier years.

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

Tamir Rice, 12

What man-made institution is more precious than a child?

What job?

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.

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

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

Michaelangelo and Makiah Jackson, 6 and 3

Kimoni Davis, 19

Kimoni Davis, 19

Ian May, 18

Ian May, 18

Lamar Grable, 20

Lamar Grable, 20


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Davontae Sanford, 14 when frame up

Davontae Sanford, 14 when framed up

Anthony Clark Reed 3

Anthony Clark Reed, 24, died during police stop

Maryanne Godboldo, who has fought police and state to protect daughter Ariana.

Maryanne Godboldo fought for daughter, 13.

Mailauni Williams; mother has battled CPS since birth.

Mailauni Williams; mother battling CPS

 

 


Until there are no police

Posted by Mertilla Jones, grandmother of Aiyana.

 


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