Rest in power, Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell: A precious brother has been liberated from this earth

Shujaa Graham of the California Prison Movement speaks on the late Hugo Pinell in an interview by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey

Born March 10, 1944, liberated Aug. 12, 2015

by Mutawally Joka Kambon

Pictured are the San Quentin 6 at the time of trial: top row, from left, Fleeta Drumgo, Hugo Pinell and Luis Talamantez; bottom row, from left, Johnny Spain, David Johnson and Willie Tate (names courtesy Willie Sundiata Tate)
Pictured are the San Quentin 6 at the time of trial: top row, from left, Fleeta Drumgo, Hugo Pinell and Luis Talamantez; bottom row, from left, Johnny Spain, David Johnson and Willie Tate (names courtesy Willie Sundiata Tate)

A brother precious to us has been liberated from this earth! His soul is with the ancestors, acknowledged by the billions of galaxies and trillions of stars as extremely wise, bold and prudent.

A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled.

May your wisdom and knowledge serve as footprints to the many generations to follow.

We treasure our memories of one we loved so dear. May your wisdom and knowledge serve as footprints to the many generations to follow. You will be deeply missed, Brother Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, but never forgotten. You have our undying love.

Send our brother some love and light: Mutawally Joka Kambon (M. Cooperwood), C-46411, Salinas Valley State Prison C3-126, P.O. Box 1050, Soledad, CA 93960. This is the first message received so far from prison, where thousands are hurting from the loss.