Thursday, September 21, 2017
Tickets = Poor Folks & the Police
By Malik Spellman
Published September 10, 2009

Tickets = Poor Folks & the Police

I once heard a very wise man that we all know who told us that he controls your movement and controls your thinking! Well at the time he said this to us I was fully aware of what the statement was about. But think about that ticket you got that turned into a warrant then turned into a case. Consequently that turned into doing time or a high-speed chase, which could have been avoided with a little help from the system.

 When I think about the fact that four out of five Black men and women along with Hispanics and poor Whites are always drivers license challenged in some way or another. This keeps you in the hood and away from other communities and the prospects of learning about the ways of the world and the people that we are supposed to get along with.

It is such a trap when you get pulled over with your kids in the car and you are asked for your freedom papers. Whether or not you are a free person is determined by the output of the computer. People are broke today and we need to have a bail-out for those who have tickets and have no way of paying for them. After all, most people from the poor inner cities don’t have jobs to support themselves or their families. I know brothers who wish to have a license to operate a car so they could at least be spared a trip to the back of the sheriffs car every time they get stopped or interrogated by the people of the book.

I know what it’s like to be stuck in the hood with a bunk traffic ticket that has turned into a mortgage-size payment while you only have your car to sleep in. This type of abuse has to stop right now! Because people have it bad enough these days they don’t need to be terrorized for something so important but unconceivable to us as a people group.

Then you’ve got the police who just ride up and down Crenshaw on bikes in front of Jack in the Box across from the Liquor Bank riding down on you and your kids sniffing inside of your car at the light, or pulling you over ’cause you look too happy that day.

We have to stop placing good tax paying citizens in felony positions in order to feed our desire for self gain and glorification. In other words, stop personality worshiping these concepts and the ideology of people the 10 percenters, who are the bloodsuckers of the poor. I know we want more and can do more if we are not placed in a position of a stalemate based on the greed of another.

I know people who are afraid to come down our streets in fear of getting stopped by the rollers. Now the new thing that some people in charge of us do now is this. They don’t even get out their cars now. They roll up on you and ask you to pull up your tee shirt to see if you got a gun on you. I was sick to my stomach when I saw a group of skaters asked to pull up their shirts to see of they had heat on them. One of the kid’s dad is a cop and his mom is a well-respected doctor.

The seeds of criminal intent is real serious today to those of us who want to control our movement, because if it wasn’t then why is it that all our children have nicknames that are cursed in some cases. Then those nicknames turn into a FY card for the police who begin the process of turning your child into a gang member by plating him or her in the gang database.

Consequently, this turns into a source of information for Gang Tech the real gang hitters. It all starts with a traffic stop that does like a fig tree in Africa and turns into many different forms of life and higher learning.

Children today are suffering said Marvin Gay and will they suffer tomorrow? I was studying a great philosopher who quoted that God provides enough for man’s needs, but not for man’s greed. Please don’t litter the minds of the children and stop the killing machine on death row.

Free Brian Mustafa long.

Categories: Op-Ed

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