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by mesha Monge-Irizarry (iolmisha [at]
Saturday Nov 12th, 2005 10:31 PM
Death row is nothing but the end of the road, in a system that dooms Young People of Color to fail and be discarded! Save Tookie Williams, 30-day count down to being murdered by California State !


My name is mesha Monge-Irizarry, Director of Idriss Stelley Foundation,
Campaign to End the Death Penalty member,
SF Youth Commission Funding Advisory Board
and member of the Violence Prevention Network at SF Health DEPT.

My only child Idriss Stelley was murdered by SFPD 4 1/2 years ago, 48 bullets, 9 "peace officers" while experiencing a mental breakdown at the SF Somy Metreon.

What does it have to do with Stanley Tookie Wiliams?
Why am I involved in the fight to save Tookie's life?

Because Death row is nothing but the end of the road, in a system that dooms Young People of Color to fail and be discarded!

This is my message to you all, and to

Police Acountability Activists,
Grieving Families,
Prison Ministers,
Progressive Government Officials,
Peace Activists,
Concerned World Community Members,

B"It takes a Village !"

It is time we urgently JOIN FORCES in the Struggle to
Save Stanley Tookie Williams Life !

We sometimes shy from each other's movements, having so much on our respective plates, while we are really dealing with the very same intimate, deadly web concocted by our US Government:

F Gang Hype D Police Lethal Use of Force D The Katrina Genocide D Prison Industry D Torturers Organizational Culture D Homeland Security D US Death Row N!

As it stands, our Government practices the

7 degrees of "Managed Mahem",
* Serve &Protect the Ruling Class *

I first heard the term "Manager Mayhem" from an amazing Faith Leader, Minister Christopher Muhammad, Head of SF Nation of Islam and San Francisco African American Community Relations Policing Board Member, which made me come up with this:


Step 1 - In Poor Neighborhoods of Color, law enforcement creates "Managed Mayhem" to successfuly antagonize the Youth into killing each other

Step 2 - In "response" to the killings, law enforcement Harasses, Brutalizes and Kills Poor People of Color.

Step 3 - Racist Incarceration - According to National Statistics, 72% of African Americans will be incarcerated at least once in their lifetime

Step 4 - To "accomodate" this sweepingly growing population, Mega-prisons are built to feed the lucrative Prison Industry: Toyota, Microchip, Wallmart among many other corporations "employ" inmates at 11 cts/hr, much cheaper than Korea or Mexico US slave wages...Chinchilla women inmates are paid 3 cts an hour !

Step 5 - US Correctional facilities are the training grounds of prison guards, sent as US Torturers to Iraq and Guantanamo

Step 6 - Systematic Murder of People of Color in the Prison System: Most US Death Row Inmates are Poor People of Color, a vast majority of them innocent

Step 7 - The patriotic Act and Homeland Security justify Legitimized terrorism against Muslims, South East Asians, Latino Immigrants and Poor People of Color at large (Katrina's genocide, Minutemen etc.)

Stan Tookie Williams grew up in Louisiana before ending up Poor and Opressed on L.A streets, founding the gang of the CRIPS as a survival outlet against Poverty, Racism and Genocide.

The "Managed Mahem" US System successfully canned Tookie, wrongfully convicted by an all non-Black jury, on Death row for 26 years and scheduled for execution by lethal injection in California, San Quentin in 30 days from now ! Are we going to let this happen?

Through his internationally acclaimed anti-gang children books and his best seller "Blue Rage, Black Redemption" Tookie, from behind bars has saved hundreds of thousands of young lives!

Jamie Fox, Danny Glover and Snoop-Dog have joined the struggle to save Tookie's life. Won't you join us as well?

The world, especially the Youth cannot afford the abomination of Tookie's State Murder ! Killing Tookie equivals to crushing the hope of millions of Young lives across our planet, Killing Tookie virtually means killing Youth across the world !

For more information, remember to log onto

On Saturday February 25, AfriKan American Month, Idriss Stelley Foundation is organizing a Civil Righta Revival Festival in front of SF City Hall called "Bang4Change 2006!"

Together we will demystify the Hype about Poor People of Color as "GangBangers" and "Thugs",

We will spell out the End of "Managed Mayhem" !

We will Bang on City and US Government conscience with Peace, Courage and Solidarity !

What do we want? Clemency 4 Tookie !
Why do we want it? They say Death Row? We say HELL NO !
When do we want it? NOW !

End US War on Black and Brown, NOW !

Do not Kill Tookie in Our Name !

In Struggle &Solidarity,

mesha Monge-Irizarry

Idriss Stelley Foundation ( I S F )
iolmisha [at]
4921 3rd St SF CA 94124
(415) 595-8251 / 24HR Bilingual Crisis Line

"At the end, we will remember not the words of our ennemies, but the silence of our friends" Martin Luther King

Silence kills ! Do not let your silence contribute into the State Murder of Tookie Williams !

Please tell at least 20 friends !
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