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Mos Def, Dumb, And Blind

By Wyatt Earp | August 26, 2007

When I am elected President, my first order of business would be to sterilize all of the people who defend cop killers and terrorists. Why? Because people who think like this should not be allowed to procreate:

Although a jury last week convicted Jose Padilla of supporting terrorism, rapper-actor Mos Def thinks that Padilla may not have gotten the due process the criminal justice system promises.

“(It’s) the climate that we live in, people’s rights and liberties being taken advantage of the whole situation with Jose Padilla,” he said. “Basically the state being able to just charge any individual with anything and prosecute them on the basis of that.”

Mos Def is hoping to draw attention to what he sees as inequities in the United States’ criminal justice system this weekend with the 10th annual “Black August” benefit concert at The Nokia Theater in New York City. Other performers include socially minded rappers such as Talib Kweli and Dead Prez, and rapper Saigon.

Organized by The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, “Black August” was organized to create awareness about the cases of people that the organization believes has been unfairly convicted, such as Assata Shakur, whose image is included on the concert flyer.

Shakur, a member of the Black Liberation Army, escaped prison in 1979 after being convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper and lives in Cuba as a fugitive.

The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, in addition to defending human rights, lists in its mission a commitment to protecting its people against police brutality and racial profiling. (H/T – )

Isn’t it fitting that the poster boy for this benefit is a convicted cop killer? It’s right out of the rappers’ play book. And doesn’t it strike anyone as odd that “Shakur” escaped from prison and fled to Cuba? Not exactly the actions of an innocent man.

Frankly, I am getting sick and tired of the usual overplayed cries of police brutality and racial profiling from convicted cop killers, terrorists, and their ever-present supporters.

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