Most of you are aware of my story and how I spent nearly 15 years incarcerated in California’s correctional system. So, when it comes to the topic of criminal justice reform, I have a pretty good insight into what needs to be done.
I’ve heard all the “prison reform” talk, “rehabilitation” talk, and of course, “second chance” talk. I’ve sat at the table with killers and political bureaucrats alike. I haven’t just heard the rhetoric; I’ve lived the life.
Criminal justice reform is a hot button topic today more than ever. The polarization of the nation’s politics is allowing for more extreme ideologies that lead to more extreme policies than ever before. The result has been almost complete lawlessness.
Mobs of thieves are staging mass robberies, ambushing shopping malls and high-end retailer stores. Broad daylight robberies are becoming the norm as citizens find themselves numb to the mask policies that, surprise, surprise, benefit those who don’t want to be easily identified.
Throw into the mix activist District Attorneys, many of whom are financed by the globalist capo George Soros, who are lenient on crime and punishment. Suddenly, you see a real recipe for disaster.
Just recently, we saw a man identified as Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly kill 6 people and wound 62 others when he drove his car through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Just days earlier, Brooks was let out on $1,000 bail for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, a referendum on how the climate is becoming more pro-criminal than pro-citizen.
So as an ex-felon, I’m supposed to be happy that we have some people on the inside working on “our” behalf. I’m supposed to praise the system for showing compassion on the oppressed and marginalized community by handing out second, third, fourth, fifth, etc., chances.
But this doesn’t address any of the problems and only sets the stage for a disaster waiting to happen.
Let me be as blunt as possible; we don’t need prison reform, or criminal justice reform, or any of the “reforms” that aim to revolutionize the system. What we need is culture reform.
Most criminals come from the inner cities. The inner cities are nothing but a cesspool of crime and immorality. The lack of structure and guidance from the prevailing matriarchal order has led to generations that have looked up to the criminal as a sort of folk hero who “keeps it real” and “reps the hood.”
With no real fathers to pass down the principles of manhood, most young boys and adolescents are left to their own whims and passions. They become easy prey for the gang bangers and drug dealers during recruiting season.
Crime has become a badge of honor. I hear so-called OG’s-turned-gang-interventionists preach on the need to “change the direction” of the community. Yet, at the same time, they’re flexing their prison and street reputations to garner false respect.
The same ones who will stand before juvenile inmates and lecture them on the evils of the prison lifestyle will dismiss any opinion coming from someone who has never been to prison themselves. That’s the reality. Professional grifters who have transformed themselves from street hustlers to “activism” hustlers have mastered the art of legally profiting from their illicit lifestyle.
These “activists” have no real interest in condemning the violence that has ravaged their communities. They have no real interest in solving the gang warfare that they’ve contributed to and now profit from. It’s a hustle, a racket, a way to turn the negativity from which they came from into fatter pockets and bigger bank accounts.
The policy grifters are the ones seeking to “revolutionize” the system, because the system is racist and oppressive, of course. They feel the problem is the conditions created by the “system” and not the lack of family structure and morality.
These “social justice warriors” as they have come to be known, are usually college educated suburban white kids heavily influenced by their flower power Marxist professors. They see a world of squalor at the hands of their white ancestors and are willing to sacrifice their privilege in order to become “allies.”
At least, that’s the story they tell us.
The virtue signaling white liberal and the ex-con-turned-gang-activist are the only allies here. They conveniently ignore the real issues in exchange for a bigger piece of the grifter pie. What we need is to dismantle the thinking initiated by the “OG” and propagated by the “do-gooder” suburbanite. The thinking that crime can give you status and that someone in the annals of history is somehow responsible for your behavior today.
We have to start first with the family. The “hood” is a breeding ground for dysfunctional families. You have kids raised by single mothers who walk past deadbeat fathers on their way to the status-bearing prison yards.
The terms “baby mama” and “baby daddy” give legitimacy to these illegitimate relationships that ultimately normalized the dysfunctional family. Kids are growing up with no father, a self-centered mother, and indoctrination being spewed in their ears from hip-hop. Yes, I dared to go down that path.
“Do it for the culture” is something constantly laced over drumbeats and samples. “The culture” celebrates degeneracy, death, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and gang violence.
“The culture” loves to come together to airbrush T-shirts, print cardboard cutouts of the slain homie’s likeness, and cemetery photo ops. RIP tattoos, and the latest fad, pictures of the deceased inside diamond encrusted jewelry, garner likes and views on the Gram.
No one is sad, no one is worried about the future generations. Instead, the hood gathers to drink, smoke, and party all in the name of the “dead homie.” Tragedy is easily transformed into a twisted ritual of praise for the death culture.
Until we clean up our own homes by creating stable home environments, we’ll continue to see the demonic ritual played out on our timelines.
I recently spoke to a friend of mine who is still incarcerated. A lifelong Crip, he was in his 20th year of a 45-to-life sentence. He never got to see his kids grow up, never got to start a family with real love and support. He traded all that potential for dayroom dominos and burpee routines.
I was telling him about a particular rapper, asking if he heard his music or not. The rapper was a well-known Crip rapper from LA. As I told him, he stopped me and said, “To be honest, I don’t want to hear it.”
I was perplexed momentarily until he eloquently explained his position. “How do I look listening to something that glorifies the very lifestyle that took everything from me?” The truth hit deep.
We don’t glorify the KKK or white supremacists, but we glorify the gangbanger and the drug dealer, both of whom have done far worse to the inner-city communities. We hate people like Donald Trump because he’s an old racist white man yet celebrate when one of the “homies” returns home from killing someone just like them. It makes no sense and has to stop.
Or, we’ll just have to get used to the fact that funerals are becoming nothing more than a music video shoot.
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