So for this blog post I really need to get organized what specific cases I can use in my paper as a basis for gang validation and subsequent neo-racism. Here’s an article entitled “7 Surprising Items that Get Prisoners Thrown in Solitary” on the Mother Jones news web site. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/7-surprising-items-get-prisoners-thrown-solitary “Political books and writing from black sources: Officials from Centinela State Prison informed inmate Ricky Gray in May 2005 that his possession of the following literature was jeopardizing “the safety and security of the institution” and represented his “continued association with the Black Guerilla Family [BGF] and their beliefs.” Most of the titles mentioned in the report are written by or relate to the experiences of black prisoners, like the late George Jackson.” George Jackson: “(September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was an African-American left-wing activist, Marxist, author, a member of the Black Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family while incarcerated” – published Soledad Brother, a collection of Prison letters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jackson_(Black_Panther) (I’m just using Wikipedia here for general knowledge background)
Just found this lovely link:
http://gangsorus.com/index.html “Gangs or Us” REally?! I’m not sure what to take away from that site. I probs should have done this project on “Gang identifiers.” They have identifiers listed like certain baseball team jerseys or nike shoes. Is that really valid or relevant?! I feel like this project could go on for ever and I’m starting to confuse myself.
http://www.endnewjimcrow.org/index.html Riverside Church
Copies of The San Fransico Bay View are also used to validate prisoners and move them into the SHU. http://sfbayview.com/ Does this fall under any first amendment freedoms? This is an example I really want to look at in my paper. How can a proper newspaper be used against prisoners? Only because its a ‘Black’ newspaper?!
Ok blog: (whoever’s reading this) I may seem disorganized but I think I’ve got it kind of! “Its all too much!”