Police run feel-good PR campaign while criminalizing Black August

Moorbey'z Blog

by Davey D

George Jackson Black August posterLast week I was alerted to an inflammatory story from Bay Area ABC news reporter Dan Noyes that basically sought to disparage the Black August commemorations. The story noted that “police sources” had leaked an FBI bulletin to him stating that prison guards and police were going to be attacked by members of the Black Guerilla Family in commemoration of Black August. Many found the allegations to be outlandish.

For those who are unaware, Black August is a month that is held to high esteem by many in the Black community who celebrate the resistance movements that have long been a part of our history for the past 300 years. It also seeks to bring attention to political prisoners here in the U.S. and calls for them to be set free.

This Black August, as in the past, the organizing committees have called for folks to fast…

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