4.Oct – { Black Wall Street }

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In case you’ve never heard of black wall street – a domestic terrorist attack on blacks…here’s about 2 hours of education for your face.  I really don’t know why the Klan has not been properly labeled as a domestic terror cell.  I wouldn’t be surprised if most of you didn’t look at this.  I would hope that you would…go ahead and get some ginger ale to settle that tummy of yours.

 

28.July { 2 Cops and LT Heinz; Badge #698 }

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There are 2 cops that I have a lot of love for…only 2 though.  My bro-law; Willis, and my Bro-from-another-mother; Stevie D.  All of the other cops make my stomach turn and give me the runs – I guess I’m cop intolerant.

My issues with the police are not solely based on the ridiculous things they get away with – like…I don’t know… killing people and the only punishment they get is their badge taken away and stuck on desk duty.  My issues come from personal encounters of the 4th kind.

In the past 2 months alone I’ve been harassed by the boys in blue – I know what you’re thinking “what were you doing wrong?” – NOTHING. NOTHING.  NOTHING.  NOTHING.  NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING.

I know the cry of most guilty is “I didn’t do it!”  – but this is not the cry of the guilty.  This is coming from a man with all of his faculties, and enough wherewithal to remain law abiding.

Which leads me to my last little situation – with LT Heinz of the San Diego Police Department that works down in Chula Vista – Badge #698.  That literally tried to arrest me for nothing…long story short – because I was doing nothing wrong he told me that if i said another word he was going to arrest me.  After I told him how absurd he was in trying to keep me from my right to talk (and mind you i was not provoking him) …then told me he was going to arrest me for being “drunk and disorderly” – funny thing there was…I WAS NOT DRUNK AT ALL, IN THE LEAST BIT…..my BAC would’ve been like negative 18 million or some crap like that.

See, his problem was that he thought he was running up some riff-raff, but he was sadly mistaken.  I filed a complaint about his harassment, but I have little to no faith that anything will be done about it.  LT Heinz is still driving the streets of SD…acting like King Kong doesn’t have anything on him.

We need a balance system for local law enforcement, they should not be able to do anything they want to do.  It’s getting out of hand, and I seriously rack my gorgeous mind about ways we can get a handle on these civil service bandits.

There should be NO reason why a professional man, that does not commit crimes get nervous around cops, because I believe at any moment they can spazzzzz out and accuse me of anything they want –  and then inevitably choke me to death.

– Ken the innocent.

**RIP to all of those killed by cops, and prayers for those falsely accused by the cops, arrested and found guilty to further support and push systematic oppression in privatized prisons for cheap and free labor.**

14.July – God Bless the Treaded Path (Trayvon Martin Pouring)

I have struggled with posting something regarding Trayvon – but I feel that I have a responsibility to do so, so the question was never would I….but what would I say that hasn’t already been said.  After coming to a peace concerning my angle I find myself sitting here, now knowing what that gut feeling is that would drive a Huey to stand, a Malcolm to push and a Martin to sacrifice.

This train of thought and emotion is really to pay homage to the path that has been laid – and is now blazed for us to follow today. From the railroad runners networking the underground to the civil rights activists keeping the logs in the fire…God bless the treaded path.  We have an enormous responsibility to become and remain a collective caucus to demand education, judicial and economic reform. We are here to stay – there is no going back to Afrika so we need to make this our home.  There is no history beyond the middle passage for us, we are forced to start with the ships and the marketing of the black human and proceed to today.  We are not pushing the issues enough, we cannot accept what we have today as success.  Progression is the only answer, and based on the recent verdict of the Zimmerman trial – we are still in a very racial America (reference vLog “Ken on Display” Ep 6).  To quote a very good friend of mine (John Guy) – America has never apologized for what they did.  They’re not sorry for what happened, are they’re not sorry for what is happening.  Instead we get dismissive attitude in the face of victims and get told we’re pulling the race card.  Well I can’t help if the deck of 52 is full of race cards that you dealt “free world”.

The treaded path; footprints of ancestors and predecessors that struggled through intense adversity for us – where will our footprints show that we’ve travelled? – what will the future generations say about us?

God bless the treaded path – clearing, walking…progressing

Please educated yourselves, get involved with local politics, aldermen, city council etc…know your local programs and make sure our youth are participating in them – especially in neighborhoods where the majority of the residents live below the poverty level.  Harriet Tubman is quoted in saying (and i quote loosely) “I would’ve been able to save more slaves…..had they known they were slaves” – I’m telling your now, that we are systematically oppressed.  The chains, whips, and cotton fields have been replaced with lopsided economic structure and education system, mandatory minimums and privatized prison systems that get cheap labor from the inmates…and we all now who make up the majority of the inmates in prison – so our community continues to be displaced and emasculated…a cyclical montage of schleprock proportions.

Walk the path, walk the path – decide to do something and walk the damn path.

– Ken

22.May – Hero in My Blood

The day the tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma – I got a text from my younger brother…there weren’t any words in the text.  Just video snippets – live from the wreckage.  He was supposed to fly out that day to go back to Iraq but the flights had been cancelled – considering…

The video snippets he sent me told a story of raw damage…he donned his gear and went out with the other fire departments and manned triage – helping the walking wounded and collecting bodies.  He felt like he should be out in the chaos – so he left and went to the site of the elementary school and helped search for bodies of children, and to salvage the children that had not been taken by the tornado.

I was in awe – I’m in California…mackin’ and hangin’ – and my brother and my uncle (Fire Chief at Tinker AFB) were out there doing what comes natural to them – being heroes.

I love my family, I have an unwavering respect for fire fighters and i pray for all of those that lost someone in Oklahoma…

Ken