Dear White People: Get Your Folx!

We usually don't gear our messaging to white folks but I had to share this gem with permission from Hannah Gladstone

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Black Lives Matter Sacramento and the Defeat of Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones

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Scott Jones announced today that he will not seek a third term as the Sacramento County Sheriff. Short of an immediate recall from office, this might be the best news of 2017 for Sacramento County. Scott Jones is a major  reason a Black Lives Matter chapter exists in Sacramento.

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One Mother’s Journey On the Inside of Injustice Igzabihair’s Story

Let me introduce you to Igzabihair Jabir Yamakosi-Lewis……..

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Letter From The Justice Team to Sheriff Scott Jones

Hands Off BLM Leader Tanya Faison

 

Black Lives Matter Leader Tanya Faison of Sacramento, CA, has come under attack by Sheriff Scott Jones of Sacramento County. Late last week, in response to a planned Black Lives Matter protest, Sheriff Jones put out a statement wherein he stated that he didn’t have a problem with “Black Lives Matter but rather Tanya Faison”. In this official statement, he fabricated numerous accusations against Ms. Faison.
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Abolishing White Supremacy

Take a deep breath and bring your focus back to what matters—Black liberation. Sit with this awhile. Envision the community you would surround yourself with, the joy you would feel as all Black people—and by extension all people—were valued and grew into the beautiful possibilities that each of us hold free from any binds of oppression. Embrace this image close to your heart, because we are going to need these collective dreamscapes to fuel what is coming and what has always been.

When our streets run with the blood of Black bodies killed by law enforcement sworn to protect and serve, when our communities are lined with unhoused folks being harassed for surviving extreme poverty, when our courtroom & jails are overflowing with Black & Brown bodies funneled into cages whose doors never really open, when our schools teach “tolerance” even as they force out Black children from their classrooms, when it is easier to self-medicate than it is to find adequate health care, and when our housing is so expensive and unstable that developers become the only profiteers of our labor, we need to acknowledge that white supremacy is not even remotely new. Thousands of torch-wielding nazis shouldn’t be necessary for you to be outraged. The atrocity of Black death has been institutionalized for centuries from enslavement to the Prison Industrial Complex. #thishasALWAYSbeenus.

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Updates About Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones

Scott Jones, we don’t want you!

 

Scott Jones is an elected official. He is supposed to represent and serve the community.

 

Instead, he is detaining undocumented immigrants (and getting paid hella money for it by the federal government).

 

Instead, he is attacking black leaders.

 

Instead, he is running an inhumane county jail, where Armani Lee (among others) continue to be abused and degraded.

 

Instead, his staff is getting away with killing unarmed black people.

 

He is not serving our community -- he is HARMING our community. He has not been held accountable for any of this. And now, he has been so encouraged by the lack of accountability from his superiors that he has taken it to another level.

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Important Updates From Your Local Abolitionists

First off, Sacramento, we need you to show up. You gotta hear this… it is vital to our liberation that YOU join us in this fight. We need YOU. We need your family. We need your friends. We need your neighbors. And here’s why….

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Our Demands to the Sacramento Sheriff for Mikel McIntyre, Patricia Hill, and Ryan Ellis

Here is the letter of demands sent to our elected sheriff Scott Jones 

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Black Liberation: Justice for Nandi Cain, Jr.

Black liberation is based on the promise of a time and space in which Black lives thrive, not despite, but because of existing social conditions. These conditions have historically been and are currently so violent, so traumatizing, and so dehumanizing that only the power and magic of a deep love of self, family, and community could possibly battle against the immense terror of a white supremacist state. This movement then, can only be fueled by massive, unrelenting love. In practice, this looks likes people collectively banning together to love and support each other as we would our own children, own mothers, own loved ones.

Black Lives Matter Sacramento advocates for Nandi Cain, Jr. through the horror that was committed against him on 4/10/2017 by the Sacramento Police and Sheriff’s Departments, and is dedicated to demanding not only accountability for the agencies and officers involved, but also restorative justice for the trauma he has and will continue to endure.

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Corrupt AF

Lately (or maybe not-so-lately), police in this region are showing how corrupt they are – they’re getting so encouraged and gutsy that they don’t even have to hide it. They are so blatant with their lies and ambiguity, and they get away with all of it. With recent murders, tragedies, heinous injustices and unethical behavior, local law enforcement agencies never cease to show their true colors, and individual officers continue to walk away untouched by the “justice” system, not reprimanded by their supervisors, and not having to answer to their community.

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