weekly editorial cartoon

29 Oct

This weeks cartoon just in time for Halloween.

But now I kind of wish I had used my weekly space to draw attention to the execution of Reginald Blanton. Blanton was convicted of shooting and killing a man during a robbery when he was 18 years old, and was executed by the state of Texas on Tuesday, still maintaining his innocence. Yesterday Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act, attached to a Dept. of Defense authorization bill pumping more money into U.S. militarization, and upholding the prison system and State-murder. Where is the hate crimes bill protecting Reggie Blanton from the State? In the words of my friend Bea, “one of these days I hope to see progressive causes that don’t feel like they’ve won when they increase prison terms and enhance police power.”

❤ j bee.


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