It’s a lot going on in our world today and right now I’m thinking about so much. I have never stopped searching for truth and in that search I’ve found out so much I want to share with you all. I know many of you have stopped viewing my blog because of my absents, but that will change in a major way once you see my new vision for the blog. Please have patience and be ready to hear the “TRUTH BE TOLD”.
Hey, hey, hey. What’s going on my people? How have we been doing lately? Well, I know it’s been a while since I last wrote or spoke about something. I know, I know I’ve falling off, but with good reason. This past summer was a busy one for me, I had family reunions, work and businesses all running and happening at the same time. It was a lot to deal with, talking about breaking down and not wanting to move. Well, that’s all over now and all parties involved had a wonderful time.
Man, family is not the only thing, it’s everything. Everything we do is a reflection in some way, shape or form of family. Family comes in all shapes and sizes, you don’t have to be related to people by blood for them to be your family, did you know that? Look, God puts people in our life for reasons and seasons, some longer than others. It’s best that we just enjoy this shit (JETS, Curren$y shit) and focus on the positives and block the negatives and deal with them as a family. Sure, there’s always going to be drama, what family doesn’t have any? However, what doesn’t break us, makes us stronger and the what better way to become stronger than with the ones you love and love you. So whenever you have an opportunity to enjoy you family take it and let all the drama go and always rep them JETS (Just Enjoy This Shit).
Segway on to the main topic of this post as it relates to family. What i’m bangin in my deck right now is some fresh new music from Novel. He has a new free mixtape called Legato Blues Summer (I don’t know why it a free mixtape, I woulda paid top dollar for this) that is on topic and is some smooth, fresh and soulful sounds that makes you wanna dance, cry and rejoice. He has some appearances on here that need no introduction: Lauryn Hill, Jazza Phe, Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke and Chrisette Michele. How much soul do you need? This dude can sing, rap and produce. He’s a mix of D’angelo, Smokey Robinson, Rakim, and Raphael Saadiq. I’m telling you it’s on the one, jamming on the one, ja ja ja jamming on the one (who can tell me where that’s from, lol). Here’s the link and I got some more, but I really got to listen to them before I give them love.
Greetings all, today I will be embarking on a mission to make some type of sense of the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle case. Here’s a little background on the situation. On the early morning of January 1, 2009 there was a fight on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train at the Fruitvale Station with a group of young men that was restraint by BART police who are legally allow to carried hand guns and tasers. During this time, the BART police had gotten control of the situation and began the process of removing rowdy parties from the stations platform, all the while being video recorded from numerous passengers. Meanwhile, an incident with a group on men and BART police broke out and the police again gained control by handcuffing bout 4-5 men and sitting them on the platform of the station. One of the men handcuffed was laid on his stomach and had a knee on his neck, his name was Oscar Grant. No one really knows what lead to what happened next, but all we could tell from the video is that Officer Johannes Mehserle pulled out his BART issued semi-automatic weapon and shot Oscar Grant in the back while handcuffed and laying on his stomach.
Fast forward to July 8, 2010 and all the headlines read, Johannes Mehserle Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter! Wow, the lesser of the verdicts the jury of his peers could have given him. They totally removed Murder 1 and gave the jury 4 options: 2nd degree Murder (15-life), Voluntary Manslaughter (10-15), Involuntary Manslaughter (2-4) or acquittal. I will try to make sense of it all and post the logical, illogical and my opinion about the whole situation today.
Logically, Johannes Mehserle was tried by a group of his peers. What else did you expect? I’m surprise they didn’t acquit him totally, but they really couldn’t because of the evidence video and material they had against him. Involuntary Manslaughter carries a sentencing of 2-4 years, period. So, logically speaking a person in their right minds could see justice not being served. Logically.
Let’s keep this all the way real, folks. In the history of minorities, especially African Americans in the Untied States of America how many times has justice been served? To be truthful with you I don’t know of one time when there was an incident with a white cop and an African American, where the cop was at fault that there has been justice served, awarded and gave to us on a platter. Not once in the history of the US. If you can find something, please enlighten me and send me the links. That makes me wonder if the shoe was on the other foot and Oscar Grant was a BART police and Johannes Mehserle was a passenger, what would that outcome be? It’s only right for people to think this way because that’s the only other gauge we have. Would Officer Grant have only gotten 2-4 years for killing a white passenger?
The other side is the illogical thinking that has gotten us to this point in the first place and that grabs logical thinking and turns it on the side, therefore making no sense whatsoever. Rioting proves nothing except that there are ignorant people in this world who thinks violence and destruction solves anything. It’s solves nothing, actually it makes things worse. I truly believe the rioting back in 2009 affected the outcome of this trail because it forced the officials to move it to Los Angeles where there is a history of getting cops off on crimes against minorities. Yeah, I said it. Everyone knows how we think just like we know how they think and that’s why they were prepared for it this time around. I never seen that many people trying to get out of Downtown Oakland so fast before in my life. They knew if a verdict was not reached that was to the public’s liking all hell was going to be raised.
Come on, honestly did you think justice was going to be served? You have got to remember whose justice we are talking about here. We are talking about a corrupt man- made justice system that has had flaws since its first inception. Yeah, yeah we have a black president, but what does that really mean? Hell they are still dragging black folks down the road with chains around they’re necks. Then people wonder why we riot and that’s because of all the frustrations build up, it seems like the right thing to do at the time. When in all actuality it’s the wrong thing. I hear people say “Oh, the police insight the riots ” and yes they are right, their smug asses sit there behind the shield of justice and look as if God granted them the authority over us mere mortals and that we ought to bow down at their feet and not look a them or challenge them when wrong. But what type of people just sits back and allow injustice to take root in their society. A people who have been victimize for so long that it’s really numb to all the injustices it has faced and only knows of one way to get any resolve and that’s to riot, loot, destroy and vandalize their own communities. That’s right, tear up your own shit, that’ll show ‘em. That will let them know we mean business. Break into the Footlocker and steal shoes and clothes to burn in the trash cans, yeah that’s right. That’s a great point to make. See, that’s that ignorant thinking that will have us following and not leading.
In my honest opinion, justice has not been served. No matter how you cut it, dice it or slice it a young man with a family was killed in cold blood and no ones is going to pay the full price of it. The rioting damaged the trail because it was moved to a place where white police get off all the time for victimizing, killing and beating minorities at an alarming rate. Let’s face it people we are living in a corrupt society where the chips are stack against us and we can’t win by tearing down our own communities. That only proves to them that we are not ready to be heads of our communities and even if we did it wouldn’t be long before we’d run it in the ground. We have got to start giving ourselves more credit than that, we have got to know when to challenge and when to back of and live. Everyone has to know there place and that place is not always challenging the place of the MAN. But knowing how to beat them at there own game, be smart about it. Don’t be the fools and end up in prison or dead. What can we take from this to better ourselves? Talk to me…….
Hello all, I know long time no hear. I’m obligated to give you an explanation to my whereabouts for the last month or two. You would not believe how busy I have been with my bday, the business, work, deaths in the family, robberies and kids graduating from high school, middle school and grade school. I’ve been a crazy man and it’s all coming to an end in a couple of weeks.
See, I told you it has been too much going in my life. I am thankful the Lord has blessed me with such beautiful family and friends. Without the Lord in my life I would not be making it today. So, anyway here’s what coming in the next day or two. I’m going to fill you in on all the above mention circumstances up to this point, but for right now I’m going to tell you how much I love my fully customizable Motorola Droid.
I have been playing with this thing all day now and I can’t put it down. I have rooted my droid, install OS updates android 2.2 and man this thing is a beast. I can begin to tell you the thing I can do with my droid, it’s unbelievable. Ok, well I will just not right now because I’m blogging from it right now and my thumbs are starting to hurt, lol. Later.
Hey folks, how’s it been. Just dropping a line or two so everyone can see I’m still here in this peace. Riddle me this, why is it when you are different from others, people think your the lame one? When they are the lames for becoming victims to peer pressure.
Just because I don’t do the things you do, does not make you better than me or vice versa. You can’t alway judge a person because they don’t pertisipate is the same activities as the so-called in crowd.
I’ve always been one to take the road less traveled because why go down the road everyone else has and see the same shit when I can go my way see new things and have new adventures.
I talk, dress, walk, laugh, cry and dance they way I want to, not the way you want me to.
With that said, that L7 that you think I am, I’m really outside that box looking at you playing your boring little part inside the box.
One day at a time, one damn day closer to seeing the end. I guess what you do in between really matters. So with that said, love hard, live hard and tell your loves ones the truth at all times. Peace.