March 2018 Bail Out
RAM-NYC has recently bailed out another young person from Riker’s Island. This young man was having an extremely hard time on the island, and we hope our intervention can help him find some degree of solace. Everyone on the US plantation system leaves with varying degrees of permanent damage. This cyclical torture is what makes the US system of racialized violence so absolute. From the Middle Passage, to chattel slavery, to the prison industrial complex, the shipment, bondage, and torture of black people is the glue that holds American society together. Every person we release is one small blow against the slave system.
While the US political system is delegitimizing itself with its military adventures, a scandal ridden executive, and an economic system teetering on the brink of another collapse, the prison system and police killings unceasingly continue. As the blood is still drying in South Carolina’s prisons, and people in Brooklyn and Sacramento mourn the deaths of Saheed Vassell and Stephon Clark, we work to combat this highly racialized and violent climate. The struggle continues!