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Beat Camp?  

recorded 10/13/07 (juvenile injustice at detention facilities)

1) 2:30 Radio Essay short - Mp3

1) 3:13 Radio Essay short - Mp3

Beat Camp

[col. writ. 10/12/07] (c) '07 Mumia Abu-Jamal

 

    A 14- year old boy is assaulted, restrained, his breathing restricted, and ammonia capsules are plunged into his nostrils, as he struggles for breath.

    Within moments, he falls limp, comatose.

    Soon, Martin Lee Anderson is dead.

    Martin met his death at a Florida boot camp, where a phalanx of so-called drill instructors beat the youth, held their hands over his mouth, and forced ammonia caps up his nose.

    A predominantly white jury quickly acquitted all 8 staff members (including a nurse) from the boot-camp of all charges.

    The state workers would've faced more punishment if they killed a dog.

    Instead, he was a black boy.  The jury barely had enough time for a good lunch.

    Across the country, families are learning that boot camps, and other juvenile facilities, are little more than hell-holes for children.

    Kids are beaten, brutalized, starved and caged by the state; paid by the state to administer legalized child abuse.

    Just days ago, seven workers at a West Texas lockup (including so-called 'quality assurance monitors') were fired by the Texas Youth Commission.

    The facility, known as the Coke County Juvenile Center, was the site of what state officials called "deplorable conditions", such as dirty sheets, feces-smeared cells, and cases of juveniles being placed in solitary confinement for five weeks (see New York Times, "National Briefing" (10/5/07), p.A19).

    It's clear from the Martin Lee Anderson case, and from voluminous reports of violence and torture at boot camps nationwide, that America is at war with its youth.

    Schools are but training camps for prisons.

    Schools, especially in Black and Latina neighborhoods, are increasingly training grounds for failure.

    Also, with the popular pollution of culture, there is the spread of the worst, most anti-life, and misogynist ideas imaginable; usually through music.

    Cut off from the academic life of the nation, this cultural pollution seeks to justify various forms of street-hustling as the only way of survival.

    Again, we see evidence of the war against youth.  It's almost as if the generation of elders are envious of the very quality of youth, and are utilizing state power to destroy them.

    De industrialization, state militarization, the failure of education, and cultural pollution are stages in this pervasive war.

    The re incarceration of Mychal Bell, the recently released member of the Jena 6, is a part of this ongoing war.

    Children aren't children; they are merely young combatants, who should be terrorized, just like their elders.

    Unfortunately,  I predicted the outcome in Florida to other guys here on Death Row.

    I'm sorry that I was right.

--(c) '07 maj

 

[Mr. Jamal's recent book features a chapter on the
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A Life in the Black Panther Party*, from South
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