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Yes, yes people I have emerged from my self realised obscurity to bestow knowledge on all headz. Used ta be out and about now strictly lying low dispensing wisdom.
Too much going down to stay quiet, now all of us have to rise up and speak truth to power.

There has to be more to us than dhal roti and Nokia phones...



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Me and my lad attended the United Families & Friends Annual Remembrance Procession to support the relatives and friends of those who have died in custody. Followed and supported a number of campaigns over the years and decided to go to this yearly event. So many people have died in Police custody, in Mental Health institutions and in Immigration detention camps and there has been very little accountability and justice for families. It was very humbling to meet parents, brothers and children of people that have died. Twenty years I wrote a play about deaths in custody - blogged about it some time back here and it's depressing to see how little has changed. I leave you with the eloquent words of Benjamin Zephaniah:

'The death of Stephen Lawrence
Has taught us
That we cannot let the illusion of freedom
Endow us with a false sense of security as we walk the streets,
The whole world can now watch
The academics and the super cops
Struggling to define institutionalised racism
As we continue to die in custody
As we continue emptying our pockets on the pavements,
And we continue to ask ourselves
Why is it so official
That black people are so often killed
Without killers?'
27th Oct 2007, 20:09   | tags:,

Dhamaka says:

you have it right - Benjamin Zephaniah can be incredibly eloquent

27th Oct 2007, 23:52

MaggieD says:

I missed this, it's good that you were there and blogged it .....

28th Oct 2007, 17:23

taniwha says:

The pictures are good but the sentiment even better. One of the sad facts about the current youth justice system is that a child sentenced to detention may effectively be sentenced to repeated sexual abuse, violence or death.

30th Oct 2007, 11:47