Punk Politics #33

Oakland storm troopers (police) have done it again. So after they came under fire for arresting single black mothers and children for the act of trying to live in an abandoned home they’ve shown their ignorance again. Now the Oakland troopers have pinned outreach workers to the ground who were handing out bottled water to the homeless. Their defense is that one of them “fit the description of a suspect.” Well of course they did when you believe all black people act and look the same. They remind me of another city’s storied police department. Philadelphia in the 1970’s and … Continue reading Punk Politics #33

Punk Politics #5

Gun control started in the 1960’s it was not about public safety. It was about racism. It was about the white man trying to keep the blacks in line as they were deeply afraid of the Black Panthers in California. And afraid of MOVE in Philadelphia. Responsible black citizens who aremd themselves in self defense of societal racism was the spark of gun control. The operative word in the argument is control. I’m not on the side of the NRA, I am on the side of the people who should have means to defend themselves in a society where the … Continue reading Punk Politics #5