Jun 5, 2020
This is a special episode. We did not record this audio, but it was shared with us by some organizers with IWOC New Mexico / Millions For Prisoners New Mexico in order to get the word out and hopefully get support in these times of great unrest.
Aaron Dixon, former Captain of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party held this interview with organizers Selinda Guerrero. Selinda leads the New Mexico chapter of Millions for Prisoners, a national movement to abolish the loophole in the 13th amendment that allows for the continuation of slavery through the criminal justice system
What is described is deeply disturbing and normally might be shocking to listeners, but given the context of extreme police violence and repression that so many are seeing front and center to right now in their own neighborhoods, this provides further context of the types of repression occurring as the police run rampant in marginalized communities. In the discussion, Selinda describes police arresting an organizer under false pretense, kidnapping children, and kidnapping organizers, manufacturing charges. Specifically she tells the story of Clinton White’s kidnapping at the hands of the state, as she looks for ways to free him from a legal system which often provides no avenue for recourse, even when truth is on your side.
Check out #FreeThemAll Friday, Follow Millions For Prisoners New Mexico on Facebook, and we'll be boosting their calls for support on our Twitter as well.