Tuesday, Roxbury rabble-rouser Jamarhl Crawford finally addressed the
Occupy Boston General Assembly (GA). Indeed, it seemed only a matter
of time before the Blackstonian editor became attracted to the
momentum on Dewey Square; the crowd downtown is screaming for many –
if not all – of the same issues that he's been mobilizing on for
As you may have read last week - that is if you're one of the few people who pay attention to breaking Friday afternoon news - after months of deliberation Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley found that there was no excessive force used in the controversial 2010 arrest of a 16-year-old male on the campus of Roxbury Community College.
surefire way to rile activists is to beat a teenager in plain sight,
and tell witnesses that they can't record the free-for-all. Needless
to say, more than a few folks are furious in the wake of news that Boston
Police Department officers jabbed and kicked a 16-year-old inside a
Roxbury Community College building this past Friday.
Democratic operatives across Massachusetts are not the only fools concerned about their jobs today. Boston Police Department officer Justin Barrett - whose love letter to Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham got him indefinitely suspended on account of his poor punctuation and famously equating Harvard scholar Skip Gates to a “banana-eating jungle monkey” - appeared in a private hearing earlier this afternoon.
Roxbury rabblerouser Jamarhl Crawford is the first source who reporters call when they need a quote that bitch slaps City Hall and its inhabitants. In addition to his position as the National Minister of Information for the New Black Panther Party, Crawford - also known as Uno the Prophet - is committed to scrapping for minority justice against mighty odds.
deep sighs of relief. Not just because of the sudden beach weather, but because the media is no longer perceived as the
sharpest thorn in black Boston’s
backside. At least not yesterday; and at least not from where I sat at last
night’s small assembly at the YMCA on Martin
Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury.