When the privileged are faced with Equality, it feels like oppression
BALTIMORE (PRWEB) May 11, 2021
The goals of the COINTELPRO program were to prevent the growth of Black organizations (especially among youth organizations), to prevent Black organizations from gaining respectability, to prevent Black organizations’ ability to arm themselves, to prevent a coalition of Black organizations, and to prevent the rise of a “MESSIAH who could unify and electrify” Black organizations. From 1956 to 1971 the Counterintelligence Program used covert and illegal projects to surveil, infiltrate, and discredit Black organizations.
Nine years after COINTELPRO laid the groundwork that effectually emasculated black empowerment, Marilyn James was born into a family that had broken the color barrier in law enforcement within the state of Massachusetts. Marilyn’s grandfather, great uncles, mother, and her father all served as law enforcement officials in Massachusetts.
Fast forward to January 8, 2015, Marilyn Mosby became the 25th State’s Attorney General for Baltimore City, and the youngest chief prosecutor in a major American city. She was elected on a platform of not just being tough on crime, but also smart on crime. Her promise was to effectuate wellness in the black community through a just, efficient, and fair criminal justice system. Her motivation to champion fair law enforcement practices was impacted by the trauma of her cousin, who was an honor roll student, being gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. The COINTELPRO tactics that lead to the death of all of our alpha leaders in the 60’s and created the poverty and distress in black communities that led to her cousin’s death, shaped Mrs. Mosby’s approach to creating an efficient and just penal system.
Her declaration that the State’s Attorney Office office has ended the War on Drugs in Baltimore was only whispered in the media, but it will serve as a lighthouse for the new 1%, those 45 black women elected prosecutors that have banded to empower black communities by shaping just penal policies despite the inherent danger they face from effectuating black wellness. The end to the War on Drugs is the most significant event in black folks’ collective struggle since Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs in 1971. "I respectfully submit that the Baltimore City State’s Attorney has done more for black people than all the black civil rights, community, and political leaders combined since this war has been waged on our community," states Equality Equation founder Pless Jones Jr.
Marilyn Mosby has defended her family, her office, and has withstood the first onslaught of a smear campaign. Unbowed, she is now applying pressure with America’s first offensive posture against systemic racism, by a State’s Attorney Office, by filling a complaint to the FCC on Baltimore’s Fox45, and exposing their role in propping up structural racism. Fox45’s notoriety is for effectuating negative imagery of black folks, engaging in voter misinformation, and giving the community Judas’ a platform.
When the privileged are faced with Equality, it feels like oppression. Clearly Mrs. Mosby expected the counter punches by Baltimore’s boogeymen, and as swiftly as Tank Davis would, the State’s attorney dodged the counter, and with the FCC filing, landed a powerful left hook to the rib cage. Round 1 goes to Mosby, 10-9.