What To Do When The Police stop You

WALKING WHILE BLACK? 

Never, ever consent to a search of your car or your person.

Even if you are “clean”.  If you are walking, you are NOT obligated to show your I.D.

No matter what they say. This is not apartheid. Showing them your I.D. Is a bad mistake if you are in OR out of the “system”. Once they type your name in that little computer, or write it on the pad, it could be bad news for you. 

Use your discretion. Maybe you have somewhere to go and don’t wanna waste time quoting the constitution to the officer…Either way, know your rights in the matter. 

If you are not reasonably suspected of violating the law, they really shouldn’t even be stopping you. If you are NOT under arrest? Then you may LEAVE.

(If you are not aware of your comrade’s status, you may want to comply, but it is your choice. Not an obligation. Your true obligation is to make sure your comrade knows his rights as well as you do.) 
  

DRIVING WHILE BLACK  
If you are driving, you must show your driver license and registration.

Anything else, stay quiet and say no. If they have cause to, they will search the car anyway, but if you agree to search (in car or person) you give up the right to fight it later on in court.

They tried the “if you don’t give me your I.D. we’ll have to take you to the precinct’ jazz on me many times…” But I aint been there yet.  

Remember, even if they threaten to bring the dogs out to sniff around the vicinity, you keep your cool and repeat that you do not consent to a search and wish to leave. And yes, this is even if you are not carrying contraband. Why?

Two Reasons

  1. DIGNITY
  2. POLICE STILL PLANT SHIT ON A BROTHA & SISTA

WHO YA GONNA CALL? 

If you ARE arrested, don’t say anything at all. Don’t try to weasel your self out of it.

Save it. Just Make that Call. 

Everyone should have at least one person in their life that knows what to do incase you get arrested.

It should be someone that can get the word out quickly to your comrades and family. And of course it should be someone who answers their phone.

If you don’t know who you can call – take the time out immediately to choose that person. Let them know that they are your emergency contact and inform them of what you will expect from them when the time comes. 

POCKET PROTECTOR 

Do not carry anything incriminating on you or that which may otherwise implicate your comrades. This may be anything from phone numbers to pictures. Whatever you have on your person, imagine if a detective were allowed to analyze it. Would you want your phone number or info in the pocket/phone of some one that has been arrested? Start using codes or fake names in your cell phone.  

Better yet. Take it back to the old school – expand your mind:

MEMORIZE phone numbers. It takes longer to subpoena phone records then it does to scroll down the bleep of a dumb or careless hustler, finding contacts such as “Baby Mama” “Killa” and “Rico Da Connect”. Yes, I know that its easier said then done. I mean, what if your connect’s name is Rico? 

WARRANTS

This one is on you? If you are dirty or have warrants on you, you can either do all of the above and delay the inevitable, admit to the officer right away that you are wanted or carrying contraband you can fight or you can flee. I cant answer that one for you. I know people who have done all four..some at the the same time. in that order. Remember, these people are trained to handle all four so whatever decision you make, be wise..

Bunchy

I currently reside in New York City so some of these things only apply to the ‘so-called’ laws of my city.

 The Principles, however, are the same in every city.

I’m not a legal expert, but I have been advised as well as trained by some of the finest revolutionary legal minds of our time. Not all, just some. Of course the list is long (smile). 

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TESTIMONY- OPRESSION IS THE AMERCIAN DREAM

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H.I.: The fight between good and evil just got interesting. What does Obama mean?

NESS: Ok, Ok, Ok… what can we say. In brooklyn people went crazy just like they did all over the country and around the world. Barack Hussein Obama is the president of the United States of America. What does this really mean? Already I been hit with a thousand text messages. Black people are excited and feel that this election is a step in the right direction in our struggle for freedom, justicde, and equality in America.
We not here to be naysayers but in the same token we aint here to except just any ole’ bullshit this system going to throw at us.

A-ALIKES L. Ness aka P-Red  R. K aka A-Black

When will black and brown people be repaid for the atrocities of slavery and beyond. Obama is not repirations. They have now put a black face on imperialism. great! The political system that is in place here in the U.S. is not the only option. In the same breath its going to take way more than just “the bullet” for us to get true freedom, justice and equality but understand that without the bullet we will not get free. The powers that be will never just hand over the reigns of power to the poor and oppressed working class. We will have to rip it out of there hands.

Our people might not be organized enough to have a successful armed rebellion but we sure are ready to be free from this oppressive system that sucks our community dry, sends our people to jail at a disporportionate rate, and exploits us to death. So thats where Obama comes in and gives our people a false sense of hope, pacifies us, and keeps us believing in the idea of “The American Dream”. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS THE OKIE DOKE. People in this country and around the world have suffered and continue to suffer to keep that idea going. AMERICAN DREAM = OPPRESSION.

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 Please dont get distracted by the distractions. Stay focused. The president of America is still the president of America. Until America addresses the fundamental problem of white supremacy and at least attempts to repay the debt of slavery (which is the capital which this entire country was founded on) we still dealing with the same shit, no matter whose president. Even if it was my mama. So until further notice Obama is the Enemy. how bout that? We bout to see what side you really on. Us or Them. Who’s us and who’s them? Thats the question. What side you on? The poor and oppressed African working class or the powers that be that keep their foot on everybody’s neck. the People versus the Pigs.It aint a easy pill to swallow but this is the reality of what we dealing with. Its like the Matrix except this aint no movie. RED pill or BLUE pill. Blind fold or no blindfold.

 as told to Bunchy of Hood Intelligence

(L to R)Bunchy of H.I. & NESS of A-ALIKES

(L to R)Bunchy of H.I. & NESS of A-ALIKES

Ness is a 1/2 of Revolutionary/Reality Rap Duo A-Alikes (RBG)

A-Alikes film “The Ballot or the Bullet” produced by Paul Biedrzycki is set to release on October 30th. The film follows the NY rap group A-Alikes over the course of the three months leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election. While each political party has built their platform on the theme of “change”, A-Alikes specifically address what type of change individuals want to see in America. A-Alikes speak with figures such as Chuck D, Joy Bryant, Rosa Clemente, M1, Umi, and Immortal Technique, asking the question, “How do oppressed people gain freedom: through participation in the political system or through armed rebellion?
It offers an unbiased look at BOTH sides of the issue
View the Trailer here

 

EDITORIAL: WE STILL BANGIN’ ON THE SYSTEM

The night of November 4th 2008 (the day after the 39th observation of Black Solidarity Day)
I fell to rest watching a movie on my laptop around 10pm.
I was awakened by multiple gunshots.; It was then that I turned the Television on, confirming what the gunfire already had screamed to me. The Democratic Party’s Candidate won the election for Presidency.
 
I let the info soak in for 24 hours, the concept had been marinating in my head  for a month or so prior to Election Day. Never the reactionary, it was important for me to search my own mind and weigh all facts and circumstances in order to find and speak on the truth.
I’m ready now. Speaking to one of my comrades i have come to the conclusion that  I’m gonna KEEP banging on this system TIL WE FREE.
  
I will admit, that one of the mistakes we made as radical (as opposed to conservative/liberal) revolutionaries is that we made allowance for, and at times inspired, the  personalization of the beast. Manifest Destiny/Imperialism was the enemy before George W Bush or his father were glimmers in Prescott Bush’s eye. Nevertheless we advocated and led chants of ‘Fuck George Bush” as if he were the enemy. George Bush is not the enemy, he is just doing his job as President Of The United States.
 
Ladies and gentleman, kings and queens, comrades and spies-
just as there is more than one way to skin a cat – there is more than one way to steal an election.
 
They who have Ears, let them hear.
 Today i am Sad, Proud, scared and ashamed all in one.
 
You have just witnessed the election of the most unaccountable (cant do no wrong) president since George Washington.
Below are ready made  excuses which can only make the current President elect a
‘Teflon Don’ of sorts.
 
1. Image Preceding Principle: ex – “He’s not perfect, but he’s Black and thats the important thing. ex. We showed the world and our children that Blacks can be president  and can do anything they choose to do.  
 2.  The Token/Door Opener  ex. “He can’t make certain changes, he’s gotta play the game, you   know how it is. But its just the beggining, he’s opening the door for other blacks to Play The Game.”
 
3.  The Conspiracy ex. They set him up to win so he can fail and say “see, its because he’s black’. In other words, they gave us a black president so people would never vote for or desire a black president again (?)

4. Not His Mess “Bush left him a mess – He needs more than eight years to make change.”
 
5. The Spook That Sat Behind The Door Theory – “He’s just saying that so the white folks will vote for him, he’ll change once he’s in. Lets just wait. Be Patient”.
 
6. Good Cop Bad Cop– ex- Anything is better than george bush.
 
What Obama supporters have done is pledge allegiance to this man regardless of whom or what. It is dangerous when a people do not have the ability to question and criticize their Leader. How much more dangerous is it when the people dont have the Will to do so?
 
He is one politician that doesn’t have to lie. He can say what he wants and as long as he punctuates each speech with the words: CHANGE or HOPE or DREAM well then there goes that Wasckally Wabbit Again. 
 
 OUR PRESIDENT?
Today i spoke to someone and the topic was how The President Elect supported the decision of the Sean Bell Murder case. I was told “he’s not always gonna be perfect”
I dont expect him to be perfect, but why do we come together on a street level to support a man who wouldnt lend us his support in a critical time?
 
What most dont know or choose to ignore is that the President Elect didnt have the social experience or the cultural background of the people who were busting their guns in the air outside of the pentecostal churches their were grandparents praying in last night.
So I dont expect him to understand or address the problems those people face.
 
His father was Kenyan, yes, but he never knew this man and was instead raised by his maternal grandparents in Hawaii who he admits were themselves ‘racist”. 
Now be clear – This doesnt make him less anything except for in touch.
In short – “every brother, aint a brother”. Maybe this is why he supports AFRICOM
 
WAR AND PEACE
The President is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Plain and simple. So lets cut the peace crap out. they dont make Presidents who dont go to war. They never have, and they never will. The first president was a warrior and the last presidnet will be a warrior.

The President elect doesnt want to end war in the middle east.
He states that he wants to bring the WAR in IRAQ  to a respectable, responsible and honorable end and move the concentration of efforts to Afghanistan.
 
Here’s the thing – what does that actually mean? And how different is that from the respectable, responsible and honorable end that George Bush has been speaking about?
 
Does anyone notice that the projected length of EXIT time became longer and longer? Then it became a 18 month REDUCTION (not exit). Its pretty much the same plan Bush had.
to end terrorism.
based on 9/11.
Like we dont know 9/11 was staged by (fill in the obvious blanks)
Now for those that say that  he was just saying that to win over republican votes:
How can you trust a man who you imagine is saying whatever he has to say to get elected?
 
So Let me get this straight. McCain was lying when he said Barack had a hidden agenda?
but now, when faced with the REALITY of his ways, words and actions –
McCain was right after all? What part are they right about? The Muslim Part? the Marxist Part? the black nationalist part? See the thing is, we have let our emotion distort our understanding and guide our imagination. just because he’s black.
 
 Above notwithstanding, regardless of what he says; he votes for war and for hundreds of billions of dollars to be allocated to war – not to mention a cool 15 billion for “military construction” The last time was june of 2008. But he knows that most people dont review voting records. Hell, most people dont even know who they voted into congress.
 
 Colin Powell and Barack Obama getting together was more of the same mind trap..
Because we fell for the capitalist ruse of racism along with  imperialism driven tribalism;
 all we see is two black brothers getting together for change.
Have we forgotten Colin Powell was the republican party’s chief War Monger? Lets not get it twisted. He’s for Peace hunh? George Bush and John McCain all said that too.
But as a senator, does he VOTE for peace or did he vote for billions more to be advocated to the Iraq-Afghanistan War?
Until he is speaking on the immediate cessation of funding for war and moves to dismantle the apparatus that implements schemes of regime change around the world- you can kill dat noise about peace.
 
IN HIS OWN WORDS
“The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional, bipartisan, realistic foreign policy of George Bush’s father, John F. Kennedy, of in some ways Ronald Reagan.” – MARCH 29 2008.
 
Now, a rational person is going to
1. research the veracity of this quote
2. research the abovementioned policy
What are YOU gonna do?
 
ISRAEL
He has said “Israel is a small USA and USA is a large Israel” and pledges that “Jeruslam/Israel will remain undivided forever.”
How can you be about peace when you take such a Staunch stand? No president has ever gone that far. But Obama pushes the envelope. No wonder that he chose Rahm Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff (do your homework)
 Now he’s about peace, but he plants his feet in the ground and gives the middle finger to Palestine – and of course, the Islamic World. So where’s the peace, when he is not even for giving a Piece of Land (Back, might I add!)
When we all know this is the source of most of the TURMOIL in the world.
 
Again, the guy supports AFRICOM and in the same breath tells you he relates because of his absentee Kenyan father. He’s pimping you. 

ON HEALTHCARE
Does Obama plan/support the removal of private insurance companies from the healthcare equation and the institution of a single-payer healthcare system? Not at all.
 
ON ABORTION

I have my own views on the toipic, which i will not infuse into this missive. However, I will point out that Obama says he is for one side of the subject, but thrice has he voted the opposite way.
 
MORE SCHOOLS THAN PRISONS
No, actually, in June 2008 while he was talking about that – he voted to allocate 178 million to Federal prisons. which is almost 50% of the $352 million he voted to combat drug trafficking and related violence in Mexico, not to mention $65 million for similar programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and certain Central American countries.
Sounds noble enough. but we already know how the USA moves in these type of situations.
The War on drugs is the War on the people and is just an excuse to backstab their partners and seize land as well as human resources (prison/slavery) and i mean that from Mexico to Manhattan.
 
Revolutionary Democrats
They dont exist. At best, the President elect is a Right Wing Liberal.
‘The Democratic Party, as history has demonstrated time and again, is the graveyard of all social protest movements.’
 He boldly supports  anti-social legislation that is fashioned to destroy the black babies you wish to view him as a role model.
 
And the thing is – we aren’t really listening to what he says. We really don’t even care what he says. We just say it sounds good. Its his charisma, great marketing and a very big promotional budget. Even if he had the best intentions in the world, his hands are tied because the system cant run on liberation.
 
follow my analogy: He promises you to have cars running on water but his history shows that he votes for cars that run on oil – but its irrelevant because cars dont run on water anyway.
 
Dear Beloved, we have been sold out..
This man has the minds of damn near every black in the world and you say you don’t care where he tries to lead us?
 OK, Obama used to “organize” in Chicago. He moved to the south side and for 2 1/2 years organized churches in the community to form a network to utilize their power to change their neighborhoods. This was 1985.

Bobby Seale Is the co founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense. And its EX Chairman.

He helped Huey Newton develop the Ten Point Platform.

so now check out:

Bobby Seale’s BarBQueing Bill of Rights.

now, i’m not downing bobby seale, butlet me say this. Barack didnt do 2% of the organizing Bobby did and look where that leads you. Tell me your LATEST not your GREATEST. Decades Later Obama would betray the very same neighborhoods, he and his man Mayor Daley.

When the president decides to free every political prisoner and grant an appeal/new trial to every Prisoner of War- I will support Him and this country. A respected sister said that you “cant love Assata Shakur and not support Obama”. I was revolted by that comment,
however – If the president grants full pardon to Assasta Shakur I will concede.. So far though, months ago, Obama voted to keep the PATRIOT ACT alive…
 I know, lets just wait. and see.
 
to my Obama supporters – look, its ok. I understand what motivates you, however you have to call a spade a spade. We ALL could use some political education, dont be prideful about it. If Obama shows and proves that he’s about liberation of African/Asiatic people throughout the world, then I’m all for him. until then, i refuse to let my imagination run wild with me because i have need-a-saviour syndrome. Being of Carribean Parentage – I know all about Presidents that look like the people. A student of neo/colonialism, I know all about a presidnet that looks like the people. Its not all that its cracked up to be. They gave us an overseer, that – and lets keep it real,. our babies STILL can’t relate.
 Thats like telling a coal black nappy headed actress that she can win an oscar because Halle Berry did. its a far stretch. and PASSING aint history (whether it is intellectual or otherwise).
 
to my homies who are artists, singers, athletes  and writers in the public eye – your voice is your weapon, your drums are your weapon, your pen is your weapon as is your blade, foot and gun.
This is a battle of Mind and Heart so your weapons are perfect –
 Don’t let anyone insinuate otherwise. You have humbly, boldy and bravely put yourself out there as a figure head, target, scapegoat and pin cushion for this freedom and have motivated hundreds of thousands to save themselves and others. We appreciate the efforts.Clean your weapons,train and each one teach one.
 
To you armchair revolutionaires. My whole entire fam has concrete record of fighting for this freedom in all ways practical. you may research that on the street or in the system.
So please, save your Triple Dog Dares and “what are you doing”‘s.
you should be lucky we do whatever it is we do because if we didn’t we would be implementing the 2009 Drop Squad. So relax your self. What we are doing is Galvanizing the people and erasing mental ignorance and saving babies.
 
To all you Rounda Bout Guerillas and Obamalutionaries, please Reada Bout Garvey and know that brother Woza taught us how to punch a man or woman so that the BADGE flies directly off of his/herchest. So choose your side and watch how you speak to me on the phone. 1984

 Its either US or US you dig?

Victorious 

E.I.C & FLATBUSH TRUE G

there is a whole lot to be said, just do your research.

BEWARE OF THE ALPHABET BOYS

In my day (mid 90’s) we had hundreds of three letter crews to watch out for in the hood. We had VIP, BMW, NBC, MOB and other posses of youth who ran the streets wild…Some of these crews exists. Some were absorbed into the bigger umbrella of Blood and Crip.

Now that we are older, we have other letters three letter gangs to watch out for, and they ar alot more viscious.

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DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States by bringing to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those involved in the growth, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances in or destined for the illicit traffic in the United States. DEA maintains investigative and intelligence files of criminal activities related to illicit drug traffic and drug abuse, rosters and investigations of legitimate drug handlers, distributors and manufacturers, and records of controlled substance security investigations. It also keeps various records pertaining to the administration of DEA.

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigates violations of certain federal statutes, collects evidence in legal cases in which the United States is or may be an interested party, and performs other duties specifically imposed by law or presidential directive. The Bureau maintains files of its criminal, legal, and security investigations; a nationwide index of wanted persons, stolen property, criminal histories, and missing persons; fingerprint identification records; personnel records of FBI employees; and records of investigations of applicants for sensitive positions in the United States Government. It also maintains records relating to the administration of the Bureau.atf.jpg

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) conducts criminal investigations, regulates the firearms and explosives industries, and assists other law enforcement agencies in order to suppress violent crime and protect the public. The ATF removes violent offenders and criminal organizations from the community; assists prosecutors in incarcerating violent offenders; provides leadership to solve violent crime; denies criminals access to firearms by stopping illegal firearms traffickers; works with the firearms and explosives industries to ensure compliance with regulations and record keeping requirements; promotes comprehensive crime gun tracing; safeguards the public from explosives and arson incidents; supports interagency counterterrorism effort; assists state, local, and other federal law enforcement agencies by establishing and conducting law enforcement training and research programs; investigates thefts and losses of firearms and explosives; allows only qualified applicants to become licensed in firearms and explosives industries; conducts revenue investigations in conjunction with alcohol and tobacco diversion investigations; and prevents criminal encroachment of the legitimate alcohol and tobacco industries. ATF also maintains records relating to the administration of the bureau.