Two thoughts. First, you can keep chopping these branches but if you not addressing the root of it all you just making room for new bodies to make new horrible choices. The root of it all involves embracing education poverty and opportunity.
All I see is black and brown defendants ...we have to change the narrative the system is doing what it's supposed to do ...I've been doing this almost 20 years. It's quite amazing to observe it never gets old. It's incredible how comfortable everyone is with black and brown bodies being chained, even we are desensitized to it. All the defendants the same and all the Ausa's and prosecutors and judges look the same. We are not tired of this narrative. We are complacent, complicit, comfortable and broken. All the men removed from the community all the women tired and confused as they sit in audience with babies waiting to speak to lawyers to explain what just happen and what it means. Sometimes oddly enough it's a festive environment, but it isn't anything festive about it. In federal arraignment and court the agents move around with lots of bravado because they know people are cooperating and the system supports them at every turn they don't have to hide anything. The prosecutors are nice for the most part because they know they are playing with house money with their Ivy Education...and the know they have all the resources. They don't have to be smart don't have to be good...the narrative is theirs to author…
I'm really looking forward to a trump presidency. I think it begs the question of what this place is all about in fact it answers the question. Black people want in so bad that they took their thinking caps off when Obama got selected, you notice I said selected not elected. No one person runs this empire, it's a collaboration of interest;and black people have no influence in the empire. We're too busy getting pumped and pimped by the empire and all the bells and whistles of a falsehood. Out of this maybe some seeds will grow that are not of this place. Fools are entertained by celebrity, wealth, and consumerism. They live vicariously through people with no soul who are put on a pedestal because of fame popularity and or wealth.
The black and brown community is in disarray by design. Partly because when you remove the men from the community, the community loses its moral, academic, cultural, and economic fiber. If the community begins to pulsate with black men who are not broken and black women who are not broken you end up with black youth who are not broken. Salute@ajamujahmal who came out and kicked it with us about mental health. Thankful to be on this journey with these people. Education and action.