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"Join the Free Aaron Patterson Movement"

  Rec. 11-05-05


1) 3:39 Mp3 radio essay

2) 4:31 Mp3 radio essay

JOIN THE FREE AARON PATTERSON MOVEMENT!
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[Col. Writ. 10/29/05] Copyright 2005 Mumia Abu-Jamal

   After a hellish 17 years on Death Row in Illinois, Aaron Patterson did what few people would have done.

   He hit the ground running, and fought, every day of his freedom, for the lives and freedom of others.

   Aaron Patterson, one of many men tortured in the dark warrens of the Chicago Police Dept., and forced to sign false confessions, did not take the easy road.  He didn't lie (as many do) by saying he wasn't bitter; he didn't smile, and scratch his head, like a happy slave.

   From the day that former Illinois Gov. George Ryan opened the gates of hell to him, and half a dozen others, Patterson spoke out, organized, and acted politically, to free others in the Houses of Death.  He spoke out against police torture of Black, and Latino people.  He ran for the state legislature.  And he spoke out consistently, against the notorious Daley Machine, the political fiefdom dominated by the son of former mayor, and political boss, Richard J. Daley.

   Once again, false accusations and a corrupt trial, has landed this brave, and determined young black man, in the clutches of the State.

   This time, instead of being falsely convicted of murder, the forces that be have tried, and falsely convicted Patterson on the word of a known snitch and drug dealer, of drug dealing.

   Aaron Patterson's  most loyal supporter is Fred Hampton, Jr., the son of the martyred Black Panther leader, who was also set up and framed by the political-police machine of Chicago.

   Patterson could easily have faded from the limelight after his illegal conviction was thrown out, but like the true grandson of freedom-fighter Harriet Tubman, he refused the easy way out, and took the road less traveled.

   He spoke out, loudly and consistently, about others on the Illinois Death Row, and Death Rows across the country, and about others who were tortured, beaten, framed, and silenced.

   When he went to court, he was chained and stomped by U.S. marshals, and thrown out of the courtroom, for refusing to sit down quietly and accept a second railroading.

   Is it ironic that he was beaten, stomped and removed from the same federal courthouse where former Black Panther Chairman, Bobby Seale was literally chained and gagged decades ago?

   What does it say about 'American Justice' that Aaron Patterson, now faces another prison term, based upon a false charge, and the man who tortured, beat, and coerced false confessions out of, perhaps a dozen men -- Police Lt. John Burge -- has never spent a single day in jail?

   Come to think of it, what about Edward Hanrahan, or Gloves Davis, or the dozens of state and federal cops who conspired to liquidate Fred Hampton and Mark Clark on Dec. 4th, 1969?  How is it that not one of these state killers have spent a moment in prison?

   And, speaking of Dec. 4th, is it just coincidence that Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer set Aaron's sentencing date for Dec. 4, 2005? (Until someone reminded the Court that the date fell on a Sunday?).

   Aaron Patterson is a *real* 'no limit' soldier, who did not shrink from his duty to his community, his people, and those souls he left behind in the House of Pain.  Like Harriet Tubman, he reached back, to bring freedom to others.

   *That* is his real, and only crime.

   Chicago didn't stop being corrupt when Richard J. Daley passed from the scene.  It didn't, all-of-a-sudden become honest even when Harold Washington was mayor.  Because corruption is about more than money; it's about power, and politics, and determining who shall be free -- and who won't.

   The State didn't assassinate Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton because of money, but because he was a revolutionary!

   The State fears an organized, mobilized, revolutionary People, and that's why Fred was slain, why Fred, Jr. was targeted, and now why Aaron Patterson was set up and framed!

   Let's join together to Free Aaron Patterson!


Copyright 2005 Mumia Abu-Jamal

 

  

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