Monday, May 17, 2010

RIP Junior Alexander Manon


All I wanna say is THEY DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT US.  Period, end of discussion. If you think the police and policitians are really on our side, youre are living in A box...the one they created for you, and apparently you fell in!

This post isnt even inspiried by this song at all, its just one of my favorite songs and I listen to it often.  It also was on my mind, after the recent event that happened in Toronto (that people seem to be forgetting ALREADY!). The death of a young individual named Junior Alexander Manon, an 18-year old man (or boy, he was so young..) who was brutally beaten to death by Toronto Police on May 5.

This is an article published in the news the day after..

"Running from the police is not a crime punishable by death in Canada. Yet this is the sentence 18-year-old Junior Alexander Manon received on the evening of May 5, 2010 when he ran from the police near York University in Toronto. And by looks of what became of the young Dominican teenager, it’s no surprise that youth like him run when confronted by Toronto police.


Around 6:30pm, Manon jumped out of a car and fled police after a random pull-over on Founders Road and Steeles. Police claim that Manon spontaneously collapsed and died of a heart attack while trying to run from them, despite witness testimonies and a pool of blood to suggest otherwise.

A witness on the scene and another passenger of the vehicle reported that: “They beat him up, he was on the floor, he wasn’t resisting. Two officers on him, punching him in the face, one kicking him in the ribs… And then five more come and jump on him… He’s not that big for seven boy’dem [cops] to be on him like that.”

Choked by her own tears, Junior’s sister Amanda Manon reported to Global News that “there was blood all over the place – he was struggling. It was a painful death, a painful death.”


The emergency call placed by the police indicated that “a man without vital signs was in need of assistance”, reported Global. Manon was later taken to York-Finch hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.


The case is now being handled by the Special Investigations Unit – the supposedly “civilian agency” that oversees the police, but in actuality is heavily staffed by ex-cops, and has a nearly flawless record of exonerating officers who have killed persons in their custody. Not a single officer has ever been convicted of criminal charges for the killing of persons of their custody, despite handling more than 30 such cases since its inception.


With the SIU involved, conveniently the police are not required make a public comment on Manon’s death.


The family reported that Manon’s neck was in a brace, and that his face had exhibited signs of serious beating.


Toronto’s corporate-monopoly media has been widely circulating the story that Manon dropped dead of a heart attack, whitewashing and overshadowing the details provided by direct witnesses (see CityNews and Global Toronto). Perhaps worst of all was the Toronto Star's reporting, which said today that "Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the man with no visible injuries...". In what should constitute criminal complicity, the mainstream media is de facto providing cover for the cops until the public forgets this outrageous but not so surprising act of police terror.


There's no doubt that the Jane-Finch community, where Junior was from and was widely known, will mobilize against this outrageous killing of one of their youth. "

Written by Steve da Silva for BasicNews.ca

My sincerest, deepest condolences go to his mother, his family and his friends.  I imagine there are no words to explain how it feels to lose a child, and even less overstandment for those whom have no children.  I feel for this family, especially his mother and it outrages me that this kind of thing is allowed to happen.  The police are the biggest organized gang in Toronto, its no fuckin wonder he ran away from them.  The Toronto Police department is shameful, I have lived here 22 years and NEVER ONCE have they  come to my aid in any situation, nor do they make me feel at all safe. However, I have seen first hand, my share of brutality from police (never on myself however, for I am a young white female, they dont bother me.. CHA!), from a friend being beaten up and robbed and left almost to die, to a homeless bum not harming anyone and the police hop out of their car (that WE, tax payers paid for) and introduce the bottom half of the "stick"  (or baton, whatever you call it, again that we paid for) to his face, to cops trying to charge someone knowing VERY WELL that he wasnt apart of it - they just want him locked up for personal, pychologically fucked up reasons.  I caught the homeless beating on tape and sent it in, but oooffffcourse they didnt show it... the news channels are in on it too!  Police officers are corrupted and that is becuase we have such low standards, its easier to become a police officer than it is to work for the TTC!!! And on top of that, when you give a "man" power, he abuses it and this is what is happening.  And they dont "snitch", its funny how you see 6 - 8 police and abulance workers but noone knows what really happened! LIKE WHAT THE FUCK. How do those ambulance workers sleep at night...there job is to save lives, but they watch this and allow it to happened. Why werent they stepping in to save his life after the first punch.

If you think what I am saying is preposterous, go do some research and look into it.  You'll find a big ass closet full of skeletons they got locked up in there. How do I raise my son to not trust police officers, but also to stay out of their way and not get locked up.  They want young black men locked up.  Think about it, the ONLY FREE HEALTH CARE in the US is IN THE JAILS....... funny how that works out. They want us alive and locked up ...or killing eachother - and that right there NEEDS TO STOP.  Allow me to remind you how Martin Luther King Jr. put it: "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." That means we need to stop fightin over stupid shit (excuse my informalness) and start becoming better people and focus on raising our children..which in turn will create a better, safer world for everyone to live in. "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better." We have the power. I know it sounds cliche but it is the truth.

RIP JUNIOR ALEXANDER MANON

P.S. Not even mentioning, poor Micheal Jacksons story. RIP to MJ, one of the greatest artists, musicians and souls to cross our earth... he was SO great that his family got envious and corrupted him! They sucked the black out of him, bleached him and raped him for everything.. his childhood, his adulthood, his dignity, his money, his family..just to name a few.  But still he tried to rise and continued to fight for his rights... the little boy who had acccuesd him of molestation cleared his name after he died..... His story is heartbreaking and so is history in general.  REMEMBER HIM FOR THE BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING PERSON THAT HE WAS AND LET HIM LIVE FOREVER THROUGH HIS MUSIC. ONELOVE TO MJ.



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