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Darryl Walker Jr

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Democrats & The Politics of Torture

I keep seeing the tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Chelsea Manning being circulated - as if its contents are radical or noteworthy. Lets use this as an opportunity to really break down and decipher the meaning of this tweet: Liberals... Continue Reading →

How to Become a Prison Penpal Today

Folks who are behind bars suffer the highest forms of isolation and alienation. For those who are willing and able - I strongly suggest you become prison penpals. The organization Black & Pink compiles and maintains a database of predominantly... Continue Reading →

God is the Ultimate Police Officer

A serious discussion about abolishing the police and prison requires an understanding of the way power operates. NWA recorded their infamous "Fuck the Police" anthem - a song we should all have as our ringtones. But policing involves more than... Continue Reading →

The Torture of Ending In-Person Visits

Across the United States, jails and prisons are replacing in-person visits with Skype-like video calls. This transition is usually justified in the name of prison safety. For example, officials at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Massachusetts argued the... Continue Reading →

Justifying Oppression: The Lie of Attacking Police

Since it is National Police Week, Trump gave a speech yesterday recognizing all the officers killed in the line of duty. He declared that the attacks on law enforcement "must end right now." Lets get a few things straight: Regardless... Continue Reading →

Monopoly & Myths of Criminal Justice

After eight decades, Monopoly continues to be one of the highest selling board games in the world. During this time span, a wide range of editions were released to fit the specific contexts and interests of players. With an eye... Continue Reading →

Review: 13th (Directed by Ava DuVernay)

I recently watched "13th" – a documentary on Netflix about the criminalization and incarceration of black folks since slavery “ended.” The film is good overall, and I recommend it to everyone. The documentary does a good job synthesizing history and... Continue Reading →

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