It's never easy being #freedomfighters from standing up to #injustice to constantly being tortured by #bullieswithbadges yet that is what #hero#ramseyorta has learned since the day #nypd murdered #ericgarner and he recorded it and released the tape. Instead of the who actually killed Eric being behind bars currently Ramsey is. While he was held in #rikers they tried to poison him through rat poison in the food, I've testified on the record how captains would start or encourage other correction officers to deny him common privileges or basic #humanrights. As our nation remembers #ericagarner and her activism we must also #neverforget to remember the activist who bravely released the truth, who gave Erica the fuel she needed to fight for her fathers #legacy. I see celebrities always looking for a cause to latch on but who's helping Ramsey. It's as if he's already forgotten. Truth be told I've always admired his courage and know for a fact without his tape half the protests and marches I helped organized would have never occurred in 2014/2015. Without his video I would never have learned that I could physically walk from Brooklyn to the Bronx (you don't really realize it when you're caught up leading, meeting and educating the people). Without his video many New Yorkers would have NEVER found their voice. Yet we've celebrated and brought in 2018, I've listened to sooooooo many people discuss Erica and Eric Garner over the past two weeks but I've come to realize 10/10 conversations eliminate Ramseys name. As #oppressed#peopleofcolor we should be ashamed of ourselves and how we talk that #unity shit but few rarely live it. This was my first trip to manhattan for court after my brain surgery to support Ramsey, honestly I should have been at home but had to get back out there to physically show him that as long as I have breath in my body and the strength to move I will forever remain my #brotherskeeper . - Ms. V #policebrutality#massincarceration#wearenotrevenueforthecity#hiphop#nojusticejustus#ftp#socialjusticeactivist#communityorganizer#armybrat#blacklove#money#whitesupremacy#runawayslavepatrol#theprisonindustrialcomplex
Ok so if you're an African Canadian/ American or a Afro European please watch my replies to the first 4 tweets and how ignorant they are:
1 and 2. To say that Jamaicans don't experience police brutality in their own home is very dismissive of the plenty Jamaicans over the years that have faced injustices and the many protest the citizens have had over the years- point of this, don't be as dismissive and insensitive as the 1st 2 replies
3.This completely dismiss the effects of US neo- colonialism and the US hegemony on Jamaica. We suffer and continue to suffer from decisions that American WH makes (especially those dealing with foreign relations) along with many other 3rd world countries and POC dominated countries.
4. This erases black immigrants and also their children, please don't behave as if 12 is out here asking people their ethnicity/nationality . They just wanna see black and see danger.
Now the story on the 5th slide is from 2012, a pregnant black woman in St. Thomas was shot after she cursed expletives at the police so yeah. We aren't going to get help because Jamaican govt' by the orders of the US and UK markets sell themselves as this paradise to the world so this barely gets any international attention.
3 months ago
The police stripped this man naked in public for not being able to produce a workers ID card when asked. Yes the victim was a black man who worked with the JUTC bus company. Yes the police are going to be freed of the charges because INDECOM which is an organisation created by the UK to help Jamaica's police brutality situation but they just end up doing the opposite(cover for the officers) is going to cover for them. Yes the Jamaican public is going to downplay this situation and use it to show their blatant homophobia and ridicule male sexual assault victims. Yes this is a very recent case of police brutality.