''As I’ve watched the events that have happened over these last several years, the only thing that I can say to African Americans is: Watch Out – Your Lives Are In Danger.
As African Americans continue to get killed and the people that kill them are not prosecuted because the culprits are white, or the people involved with the investigation and/or prosecution of the case are racist, the people of America are seeing they can get away with killing African Americans.
You African Americans need to think about what I’m saying. What type of statement is tacitly being made every single time an African American is killed and the culprit is not prosecuted? The answer is obvious. The statement that is being tacitly made is, that people can get away with killing African Americans.
America has been built on the backs of African Americans and I believe it’s time for African Americans to rise up in love and unity in mass peaceful protest which is a Constitutional Right of all American people. This is the only way that I believe the African Americans of our great nation can show the people of our country and the World that Black Lives Matter and enough is enough.
If you think that African Americans can continue to be killed and the people who kill them not be prosecuted and that this is not sending out a statement that people can get away with killing African Americans please let me know! If you believe that Black Lives Matter, please let me know.
Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe can help us with getting justice for Darren Rainey. Please sign our petition on Chang.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONERDARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER
This latest message comes from Harold Hempstead, the man known as the Caged Crusader - he's the white guy pictured above, in the prison uniform. The black man next to him is Darren Rainey, the guy who was killed in a specially constructed steam-chamber, in the mental-wing of a Florida prison in twenty twelve.
There's going to be a lot more messages like this coming out on Harold's blog, but we need more people reading it and spreading the word - can you help?
All the time people talk about Amerika and politics - please harness the energy of talk into some action, then you go from being an observer, commenting passively on a situation, to a participator, engaging actively in the World - and you'll grow from doing so. Darren's dead and Harold's in prison - he's doing what he can, but is obviously restricted in his activities. It's up to us so-called 'free' people to please do what we can to help these brave warriors behind bars who are engaged in a stark fight between good and evil. If ever you've wanted to give your power to a cause, this is for you. Harold's message is all about Humanity, all about Love and Unity and, of course, it's all about Justice - Real Justice, which the People are quite capable of determining for themselves, once the truth of events is made fully known.
We believe that when a bright enough light is shone upon the 'Rainey case', the World is going to sit up and take notice - and Demand some Real Justice. I fully believe this will happen in time - but with inmate-witnesses lives being in danger, time is of the very essence.
Please help my friend the Caged Crusader - he's a good man and he needs all the help he can get. He's not fighting for himself, but for all inmates, even for Humanity in general. For the voiceless, the mentally disturbed who are locked away in Solitary and subjected to terrible sufferings. Please add your light to our accumulation of light. Shine a light into the darkness. Thank you brothers and sisters.
Y'all need to read this, if you haven't already done so.... it's a classic On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau - a book from the nineteenth century that has given me great inspiration and insight into the relationship between citizen and state. The author was also a nature-mystic who wrote the book 'Walden' about when he lived in a hut in the woods - one of my heroes...