Date: Monday, June 8, 2020 Time: 8:53 a.m. Location: Toledo Correctional Inst.
The tragic police killing of George Floyd has awakened people all over the world as to how people of color are routinely brutalized by some faction of the U.S. criminal justice system. But what if the murder of George Floyd wasn’t captured on video? What if George Floyd wouldn’t have died and was sent to jail because of the lies written by the corrupt arresting cops? George Floyd would then be just like the countless number of other men and women sitting in jail or prison for some bullshit. He would be going through hell, sitting in a cell. He would be trying to prepare his self to fight for his freedom against a “crooked system,” — that is, a crooked system that is being allowed to exist.
The most corrupt and racist injustices are taking place, right now, behind closed doors (e.g. courtrooms, prisons, etc.) within the U.S. criminal justice system, and the vast majority of the U.S. population doesn’t care. Every year we hear the story of someone being freed from prison after 20 or 30 years, for a crime that the prosecutor and police knew the accused never committed. The wrongfully accused gets some money, appears on the morning news, but nothing never happens to the people that permitted the wrongful conviction. Shouldn’t all of those involved be charged with attempted murder? Shouldn’t they be held accountable? And, what about all of the other hundreds of criminal cases that these people participated in over the years? How many other lives did they destroy?
If society wants to fight for justice in the name of George Floyd, it needs to do it on all levels! Crooked cops, crooked judges, crooked correction officers, crooked prosecutors, crooked wardens, and crooked parole board members — like Marc Houk of the Ohio Parole Board — they must all be held accountable!
Right now a documentary is out that proves some members of the Ohio Parole Board are just as corrupt as the officers that killed George Floyd; just as corrupt as the police department that tried to cover up the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, yet, so far, no great demand for justice has been made by society. This has, unquestionably, further emboldened the perpetrators. Every time they issue an unwarranted and ridiculous sentence continuation to a prisoner, I’m sure they get some form of sick satisfaction from their perverse behavior.
But, for every action there’s a reaction in some fashion, because change is constant. Sometimes the results of change are for the better, and sometimes they’re for the worse. In this particular case, though, with the recently learned news that the aforementioned documentary (INVISIBLE CHESS: The Jason Goudlock Story) is being scheduled to appear nationally on the streaming service HULU, I tend to think that the pendulum of justice just might be starting to move in the right direction.
And with this being said, in closing, I ask that everyone who reads this post to spread the word about this development. Use your social media platform to, in the name of GEORGE FLOYD, fight, fight, fight … for JUSTICE!!!
Live, from incarceration nation, Jason Goudlock