Let’s Bust ‘Em Out
First the “Jena Six.” Now this!?
Read this shit from Yolanda @ Genderrace.Com:
“Four African American lesbian women from Newark, New Jersey were sentenced this past June 14th to excessively long prison terms in New York for the crime of defending themselves against homophobic harassment and violence. These young sistas were railroaded by both a dismissively misogynist judge and by the reactionary, sensationalist media.”
This case is clearly political. ‘We can’t have women – of any color – believing they can mete out street justice to sexist, homophobic men – of whatever color.‘ These women were assaulted and battered by a black homophobic male – yet, they were convicted of the crime.
How can it be legal to shoot an intruder in your home – to protect your home and property – and it be illegal to protect your body on the street? Clearly, property in this sick ass culture, is of greater value than your own person.
And if you’re a woman, of color, AND gay, Lawd have mercy?! You need to dress your “otherness” down so as to be less provocative…and take your whipping like the leper that you are. We don’t want people believing that they can be themselves after all.
Insane, yet, what other conclusion can one come to from this verdict based on the “facts?” What if they’d killed the fool? Death row?!
If the law is illogical, or its application is ludicrous, breaking it is not only warranted, but necessary to dismantle this unjust system.