by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey
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The Block Report talked with Amir, the grandson of Imam Malik, better known as Jeff Fort, the leader of the Black Stone Rangers, about the recent murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee and the Chicago police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was “shot 16 times after he hit the ground.”
Amir also talks about how mainstream media and the police are attempting to paint every youth affiliated with the Stones or the GDs in Chicago as being guilty of the murder of the 9-year-old, while at the same time trying to say that ALL the police in Chicago ARE NOT responsible for the police murder of the 17-year-old.
On the day Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is fired, Amir asks, “If you’re going to blame a whole community for this 9-year-old boy passing, how can you not convict the whole Chicago Police Department for the murder of the 17-year-old boy?”
Emphasizing that his grandfather, locked down in the dreaded Florence Admax, called “Guantanamo of the Rockies,” is a political prisoner, Amir observes that police, not inner city kids, are the instigators of what Chicago police call a war on the streets of Chicago, a “war against our youth.”
As federal prison authorities harass Imam Malik, especially by censoring his mail, Amir invites everyone in the Chicago area to a rally to set the record straight about his grandfather and the current situation in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m., in front of the Chicago Federal Building.
Amir also talks about some of the community work that the Stones have been engaged in recently. To hear more from the Block Report, go to BlockReportRadio.com.
The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey is associate editor of the Bay View, author of “Block Reportin’“ and “Unfinished Business: Block Reportin’ 2“ and filmmaker of “Operation Small Axe“ and “Block Reportin’ 101,” available, along with many more interviews, at www.blockreportradio.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.