Sunday, December 6, 2015
Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Toledo, Ohio
I just finished a routine session of brainstorming on strategies to put forth towards trying to attain my freedom. I’ve decided that at some point, next year, I’m going to stage a hunger strike to get some more attention about what’s being done to me. I’ve come to the realization that the shot-callers within Ohio’s criminal justice system — they think that they can get away with my situation of injustices simply by ignoring them. I’m here to tell you that they’ve thought wrong!
I refuse to accept, in terms of the amount of time to be served, being Nelson Mandelatized just because I committed my crimes prior to the enactment of a less punitive set of sentencing guidelines. I might as well just castrate myself if I’m willing to accept that, because I wouldn’t be a man if I did.
The reason why just ignoring my situation of injustice is not going to work is because I have records of all of the so-called righteous people that have been made aware of my situation and when I begin my hunger strike and publicize it, none of them are going to be able to claim they didn’t know what was going on.
In the aftermath of tragic situations of injustice, such as with the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago, when the public spotlight is on elected officials and law enforcement leaders, they all make passionate statements about how sorry they are about the tragedy. When these same people, prior to the occurrence of the tragedy, are fully aware of the corrupt practices of rogue police departments and corrupt prison officials, et cetera, they ignore the injustice, sweep it under the rug, and hope that nobody ever discovers it. Well, like I’ve already mentioned, in due time the world is going to know about the injustice that is being committed against me by the state of Ohio. When all of the dirt that has been swept under the rug is swept back out, all responsible are going to have to explain to the public why ti was hidden there in the first place.
Stay tuned …