I began this blog in May 2009 following the death of Marcia Powell at Perryville State Prison in Goodyear, Arizona. It is not intended to prescribe the path that leads to freedom from the prison industrial complex.

Rather, these are just my observations in arguably the most racist, fascist, militaristic state in the nation at a critical time in history for a number of intersecting liberation movements. From Indigenous resistance to genocidal practices, to the fight over laws like SB1070 and the ban on Ethnic Studies, Arizona is at the center of many battles for human rights, and thus the struggle for prison abolition as well - for none are free until all are. I retired the blog in APRIL 2013.

Visit me now at Arizona Prison Watch or Survivors of Prison Violence-AZ

Friday, June 10, 2011

Gerster Courtwatch: The People are not a Party.

Just got this minute entry today from the Maricopa County Superior Court clerk's office, acknowledging my letter to Judge Verdin (et al) about the prosecution of Kevin Gerster. It was kind of them to at least mail notice to me that our opinions on this matter are really irrelevant. I guess the People aren't a party to the violation of our trust by law enforcement officers, according to the courts - the state is representing its own interests, then, not ours. Tell me how this is a system of "justice" again?

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