There really is no choice but to organize a politics that is consciously resistant to the mass Black incarceration state. And it must be done in a confrontation with the coercive powers of the state. That is, the police.
“I wasn’t really planning on getting arrested that day. When I heard there was cutting on the north end, I went up after the cops had already cordoned off the area. I didn’t really think about it much, but somebody handed me a U-lock, and I ran across the line.”
When you’re a target of the police, you don’t want to show up routinely anywhere. You don’t want to go to the hospital when you’ve been injured or when your baby is born. You don’t want to go to your mother’s house on Christmas. Who knows who will be there to take you into custody?
At least 16,000 people have been arrested, more than 2,500 killed and 17,000 wounded in the government crackdown since the ousting of Morsi. Down with the fascist military regime! Freedom for all the detainees!