"These sisters were proven innocent and not guilty after trial for the trumped up charges of assault and battery on a single pig police officer, trespassing, resisting arrest, and obstructing justice, after they successfully defended themselves and our people."
Picture of BRLP - LA Minister of Information, (left) Mecca Shakur and BRLP - LA Minister of Community Programs, (right) Etana Shakur:
"ALL CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED! TOTAL VICTORY IS WHEN OUR PEOPLE ARE FREE..."
(text adapted from 2014-05-23 statement from Mecca and Etana Shakur, issued by the Black Riders Liberation Party, "New Generation Black Panthers")
Revolutionary Greetings! Black Power! All Power to the People!
We would like to thank all of our supporters, ancestors, and God for all the love and strength that was given to us. There is no way we could be walking the streets today if it was not for that righteous POWER backing us up. Now we must all pick up the fight and deliver our people from the hells of racist AmeriKKKa. As long as the evil forces of white supremacy, capitalism, and U.S imperialism still run rampant on the planet, we can never truly be free. We on the streets are in nothing but minimum security while those of us behind bars in concentration camps are in maximum security! Just like Malcolm X taught us years ago. "AMERIKKKA IS A BIG PRISON FOR BLACK PEOPLE!" Also, Black Women are the fastest growing prison population in the racist Empire.
We are asking now that you support our other comrades who have fought diligently against the oppressors like General T.A.C.O, Comrade Jihad, and all of the numerous brothers (males) that still face highly charged political trials for their Revolutionary beliefs and actions for 18 years now!
We must never forgive or forget the brutal murders of people like Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and many many more. MALCOLM X said," I DON'T CALL IT VIOLENCE WHEN IT'S SELF-DEFENSE, I CALL IT INTELLIGENCE!!!"
Also, to our house negro political haters and racist enemies who try to slander and smear, harass, jail, or KILL US: WE WILL NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT! ! !
Black Men and Women have a right to say "NO" to racist attacks! BLACK POWER! ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! BLACK WOMEN ARE PANTHERS TOO!
BLACK MEN AND WOMEN MUST UNITE AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM THE RACIST PIGS! DEFEND SELF-DEFENSE!
BLACK POWER TO BLACK MEN, BLACK POWER TO BLACK WOMEN, ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! WE WILL WIN! Africa and Africans on the planet will be FREE!
ASE' THANK YOU! ... SUPPORT BLACK RIDERS... COMING TO A HOOD NEAR YOU!!!
[signed] MECCA SHAKUR AND ETANA SHAKUR... RBG 4 LIFE!
P.S. Our Shero and example is Assata Shakur, who is in exile in Cuba. HANDS OFF ASSATA!!!
Women are strong leaders and teachers in our organization! Here's a clip from the Chief Of Staff Laalaa Shakur breaking down deep knowledge taught to us by General T.A.C.O.
DON'T POLITICALLY HATE, JUST CONGRATULATE!
IF YOU WANT TO JOIN AND BE DOWN, INBOX OR EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Hampton Sr. said, "YOU CAN JAIL A REVOLUTIONARY, BUT YOU CAN'T JAIL THE REVOLUTION! YOU CAN KILL A REVOLUTIONARY, BUT YOU CAN'T KILL THE REVOLUTION!!!"
Hands off the Black Riders' Mecca & Etana Shakur!
(All text adapted from May 12th message by BRLP founder Gen. TACO) Defend Mecca & Etana Shakur and their human right to self defense against police abuse and political repression! They stood up for you -- stand up for them! They defended themselves and the human right to self-defense against a racist police assault -- defend them against racist political repression!
Keep these two revolutionary Black moms, community leaders and freedom fighters Mecca & Etana Shakur FREE! You can donate on a new GoFundMe page set up for their defense and community education efforts: [http://www.gofundme.com/939rw0]. All donations will go to the BRLP to help keep Mecca & Etana free or to deal with the consequences if these two revolutionary Black moms are imprisoned. For more information, go to [facebook.com/BlackRidersLiberationParty], or contact the BRLP of LA at [323-289-4457] [email@example.com].
A NATION CAN RISE NO HIGHER THEN IT'S WOMEN!
COME OUT AND SUPPORT THESE SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE!
HELP US STOP THIS LEGAL LYNCHING!
On the day after Mother's Day (May 12th), the Ingleside KKKourt trial continues as the Jury is still trying to figure out if the LAPD "officer" had notified Etana of her arrest before he assaulted her, and whether Mecca allegedly "jumped in" with intent to harm the "officer". What will be the verdict?! Will the criminal "injustice" system slap Black People in the face again like in the cases of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis?! On May 6th, the original trespassing charge was dropped by the judge. If the probable cause for the initial arrest was proven false, then logically one would think all the charges would be dropped! But the racist law of the dominant nation is insane, crazy, and illogical. It would exterminate all Black People! Other Black Riders in L.A. and Oakland are also facing political trials in the coming weeks. Drop all charges!! Not guilty!!!
According to a recent report from Women’s Justice Center of Sonoma, racist police officers in the U.S.A. commit routine violence against women of color without proper reporting, accountability, or consequences.
Late 2013, just a few days after the Black Riders Liberation Party were honored by Kathleen Cleaver and other elders of the original Black Panther Party for service and dedication to revolutionary struggle [link], Etana and Mecca Shakur were physically assaulted by a (single) Inglewood male pig Roger Zeller as they attempted to leave a grocery store while carrying copies of the BRLP newspaper. Etana and Mecca Shakur successfully defended themselves against the assault by saying "NO!", and bringing attention from community members in the vicinity to act as witnesses to an illegal kidnapping. Both were arrested and suffered three days of jail time for nothing, and were released...
Now, during their KKKourt trial stemming from the incident, both women are facing further incarceration, isolation from their community, and separation from their children, all for their political belief that women have the right to stand up and say NO to physical attack.
These strong Black Women are high-ranking members of the BRLP leadership, and highly respected in the community. Etana Shakur is Minister of Community Programs; Mecca Shakur is Minister of Information and a member of the local station board of KPFK Pacifica free speech community radio. These mothers helped to create the George Jackson Freedom School, which provides self-defense and African cultural awareness classes to young Black Children in South Central LA.
Both Mecca and Etana are mothers facing separation from their children if this state attack succeeds.
We're calling on all revolutionary and progressive people to come out to support these two strong sisters!
All Power to the People who don't fear freedom!!! We will be free by any means necessary!
(2013 photo showing Gen. TACO, Etana Shakur and Mecca Shakur leading a march for community liberation!)
2013-05-01 message from the Black Rider Liberation Party (BRLP) - Oakland Chapter [link]:
YESTERDAY, TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2013, AT APPROXIMATELY 230PM, BLACK RIDERS LIBERATION PARTY COMRADES MECCA AND ETANA SHAKUR WERE HARASSED, ASSAULTED AND ARRESTED BY THE INGLEWOOD PD WHILE SELLING NEWSPAPERS AND POLITICKING WITH THE PEOPLE ON CENTURY AND CRENSHAW IN INGLEWOOD, CA IN FRONT OF THE FOOD FOR LESS.
THIS ATTACK COMES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE PARTY BEING HONORED BY THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WITH THE “CONTINUING THE STRUGGLE” AWARD.
THIS AWARD WAS PRESENTED AT A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR ELDER FREEMAN’S TRIP TO CUBA TO FIGHT CANCER.
THE B.R.L.P., BEING ONE OF THE FIRST GROUPS TO SERIOUSLY PUSH A HARD LINE IN OAKLAND AND L.OS ANGELES FOR SUPPORT OF ELDER FREEMAN, WAS IN ATTENDANCE TO ASSIST WITH SECURITY AND PERSONAL ESCORT FOR KATHLEEN CLEAVER.
KATHLEEN CLEAVER PRESENTED THIS AWARD TO GENERAL T.A.C.O. AND THE B.R.L.P. FOR 17 PLUS YEARS OF REVOLUTIONARY SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.
THE RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT FROM THIS AWARD SOME MIGHT SAY IS LONG OVERDUE AND IS SOMETHING THE ENEMY OCCUPYING POLICE FORCES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SUPPRESS FOR SOMETIME NOW.
THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED AND THE GENERATIONAL GAP BETWEEN THE ELDERS AND THE YOUTH IS BEGINNING TO BE FILLED WITH MUTUAL RESPECT AND COOPERATION, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THE STATE FEARS AND WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PREVENT FROM CONTINUING.
COMRADES MECCA AND ETANA SHAKUR ARE HIGH RANKING CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS, MOTHERS AND SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY ORGANIZING MANY REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE LOS ANGELES AREA.
COMRADE MECCA SHAKUR IS THE B.R.L.P.’S MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMRADE ETANA SHAKUR IS THE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS.
THESE SISTERS ARE WARRIORS WHO HAVE PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE COUNTLESS TIMES FOR THE PEOPLE AND ARE IN NEED OF SUPPORT.
THEIR COURT DATE IS TOMORROW MAY 2, 2013 FOR THEIR TRUMPED UP CHARGES OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY OF A PEACE OFFICER.
THESE CHARGES ARE COMPLETELY BOGUS BEING THAT THE PIGS VAMPED ON THEM WHILE THEY WERE EDUCATING OUR BLACK BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE COMMUNITY AND SELLING THE AFRICAN INTER-COMMUNAL NEWS SERVICE PAPERS..
WE ARE RAISING LEGAL FUNDS AND AWARENESS.
WE ARE GATHERING WITNESSES AND LEGAL SUPPORT AS WE SPEAK AND WILL KEEP EVERYONE UPDATED AS TO WAYS WE CAN SUPPORT OUR COMRADES. MORE INFORMATION TO BE REPORTED SOON.
ALL POWER 2 THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T FEAR FREEDOM!
[signed] FIELD MARSHALL SHANGO, BRLP OAKLAND
Black Riders Liberation Party Update (May 2 at 4:57pm): Mecca and Etana have been released!
"Justice for Etana and Mecca Shakur"
2013-07-31 posted at [http://www.kpfk.org/eventcal.html?task=view_detail&agid=3431&year=2013&month=7&day=31]:
People will pack the Inglewood Courthouse, at One Regent Street in Inglewood (one block south of Florence between La Brea and Fir) on Wednesday, July 31 at 8:30 AM, in courtroom 02A, to demand Justice for Etana and Mecca Shakur, two Black Riders Liberation Party comrade sisters, who defended themselves against assault by the Inglewood PD while doing community work, and are falsely charged with alleged assault and Battery on a police officer.
The Hands Off Africa Movement, initiated by the BRLP, is demanding Hands Off Etana and Mecca Shakur, drop all charges! The campaign, which is on-going, is organizing for Justice for Trayvon, support for the prison hunger strikers, to free all political prisoners, and to withdraw all racist US/NATO forces from Africa. They also demand Hands Off Assata Shakur and Cuba.
For more information, contact the BRLP at 323-289-4457, or BlackRiders1996@gmail.com. Endorsed by the Council of Ujima and the Inter-communal Solidarity Committee.