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Hip Hop Responds to the War on Terror (Police Terror)
By Davey D
The War on Terror is one that for all intensive purposes does not seem to be ending anytime soon. In fact in recent weeks more and more victims are falling victim to it. We had a 92 year old Black woman shot in her home in Atlanta by terrorists.
In Seattle Washington, well known Hip Hop pioneer DV One, a coach and a man with no criminal record became a victim when he was beat down in front of his young daughter after he went to her aid during a after school football game.
In Pittsburgh, Pa a 7 year girl had a gun pointed in her face and was told to stop crying or get shot by terrorist. The mother of this young girl was later arrested for interfering with the terrorist who pulled a gun out on her daughter.
The latest victim of terrorism was a New York City resident named Sean Bell who left an after hours club with two friends where they went to celebrate his upcoming wedding which was less than seven hours away. Terrorist shot at the group 50 times killing Sean Bell who was unarmed.
The list of terrorist acts goes on and on with each passing day and they seem to become more outlandish and unbelievable with each occurrence. These acts do not discriminate; they have victimized everyone from Congress People like Cynthia McKinney on down to paraplegics like Glen Boyd here in the liberal city of San Francisco.
For folks who aren't aware, the War on Terror is not limited to those of us who live in this country fighting Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda organization. In fact that War on Terror pales in comparison to the amount of carnage and amount of time it's been fought in this country by people in Black and Brown communities. . It's been the cause of most of this nation's most devastating urban riots and uprisings. Make no mistake police terrorism is the biggest threat to our national security.
From Los Angeles California to Miami Florida and all places in between the War on terror is a brutal one. But it is one where more and more people are fighting back and letting it be known that they are unafraid. In the wake of the Sean Bell killings we gathered a number of police terrorism experts from the Hip Hop generation and freedom fighters from around the country to participate in the first of several roundtable discussions we are having on this subject. They included Rosa Clemente of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, DJ Paradise Gray of X-Clan and the One Hood Movement in Pittsburgh and Minister of Information JR of the POCC and the Block Report radio show.
Together these individuals not only shed light on the extent and insidiousness of police terrorism, but they also offered concrete example of what is being done to put an end to the madness. Contrary to what many in power would like you to believe the Hip Hop community is not simply sitting down and letting all this stuff go down with no response.
As you listen to this riveting interview please read this excellent article penned by Big Ced of Industrycosign.com about police terrorism and reflect on what can be done. Part two of this roundtable which includes Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will be up for you to peep next week.