Nobody Does Nothing
Updated: Aug 18
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021 Time: 9:21 a.m. Location: Toledo Correctional Institution
I haven’t posted anything on this blog for a minute because nobody pays attention to my injustice. Nobody does nothing. The Parole Board recently held an open forum Zoom conference, and not a single person attended on my behalf! I’ve been beaten by crooked officers; set up by former wardens and Parole Board members, yet nobody attended the Zoom conference?
So, I haven’t been motivated to do anything. All of these people say they want to fix the criminal justice system,yet they don’t do anything when you need them.
And I can’t get anything done because I’m flat broke. Nobody donates anything. I don’t even have a TV, and haven’t had one since mine broke over six months ago. So, I’m sitting in a cell with nothing right now. I have one bar of used soap. An almost empty tube of toothpaste. And absolutely no food. Now, of course, I’ve asked supporters to help me, but they flat-out told me they aren’t sending me anything, although I did get some help a few week ago.
So, to be honest, I’m really mad as hell! But, I decided to post this because I’m not ashamed. I want people to see how fucked up this racist system is. And I want people to see how people act like they care about your situation, but will really leave you for dead. And, then, they expect you to be sitting in here with a smile on your face, like a conditioned robotic slave!
Everyday, this crooked system piles layer after layer of inhumane bullshit on me–and they think that it’s okay to do this! Nobody says a word about it, either! They think this shit is normal! And they think I’m supposed to endure this bullshit! Well, just know that everyone who sits back and does nothing is complicit in keeping me in here.
Just like the fake-ass Ohio Wrongful Conviction Project that refused to help me–that is, after they pretended they would for over THREE YEARS! All this screaming that Black lives matter–well, it doesn’t mean nothing to an Ohio prisoner. And that’s because people don’t really care.
How can a person have a film that consists of clear evidence of injustice, and yet, this person still can’t be given a fair shake? It doesn’t matter if it’s Rodney King, George Floyd, or Jason Goudlock–you can’t get any justice in this country if you’re Black. And, until people really decide to do something about it–it’s going to stay this way! People can lie to themselves all day long, but situations like my injustice proves everything.
Today, I’m sitting in prison for a robbery spree I didn’t do in 1993, although I definitely did commit other robberies. Nearly 30 years in, and here it is the Ohio Parole Board feels it’s okay for me to be in here! They know about my documentary, as does the African-American DRC Director, Annette Chambers-Smith, yet they feel that it is okay to keep me in a cage! They know about everything, but they know they don’t have to do anything because nobody is demanding that they do anything! DRC held an open forum, which could have been attended by anyone. But, since nobody is willing to make any noise about me, they get to get away with enslaving me.
I don’t even have anything else to say, honestly, other than don’t pretend to do anything for me if/you aren’t going to fight for me. I don’t need to be told “good luck,” or be sent a bullshit form letter by some hypocritical organization. I need somebody to aggressively circulate my film on the Internet, and to demand that I, along with others in my situation, be freed!
The Parole Board has let out murderers, child molesters, and repeat offenders–none which I am–yet, they refuse to do the right thing and free me.
It’s 2021. I was arrested in 1993, under a set of sentencing guidelines that were later replaced in 1996, with significantly less punitive ones. I’ve been thoroughly abused and punished by the system, which is proven in my documentary. So, why am I still in prison? This is bullshit! Black, White, Democrat or Republican–this is bullshit!!! I haven’t caught any extra time since being in prison. I’ve never been granted any type of parole, or even conditional release. And, I’ve taken numerous programs, and written a book!
I WANT MY JUSTICE!!!