Manic Hispanic is in a ‘Holding Cell’ (video plus lyrics)
Despite vehement protestations of innocence, the local constables have incarcerated a member of Manic Hispanic on criminal charges. At least according to this song [NSFW lyrics]:
Mas…Manic Hispanic is in a ‘Holding Cell’ (video plus lyrics)
Do cops have what it takes to be superheroes? (toon)
Traffic Stop: I almost got killed for ‘driving while black’ (NSFW video)
African American Alex Landau recounts how he nearly lost his life after a Denver police Traffic Stop. He and his white mother Patsy say that night changed them both forever. [NSFW F-bomb.] Video by StoryCorps
Cops make San Bernardino safer by busting guy selling fruit (video)
We can all sleep easier now that a guy selling fruit from a little carrito on a street corner in San Bernardino has been busted by the cops. Facebook member Jason Gomez was there:
Mas…Cops make San Bernardino safer by busting guy selling fruit (video)
Understanding ‘white privilege’ in light of recent events (toon)
This toon appeared originally in the San Diego Free Press. ¡Gracias!
Coming Soon: Attack of the 14-Year-Old Black Girl!
Coming soon from McKinney, Texas Police Productions, it’s the next summer horror science fiction cop flick, Attack of the 14-Year-Old Black Girl!
A frightening teen girl in a bikini terrorizes the police force of a small Texas suburb, making them respond with excessive force and brutality reserved only for the worst of America’s swimming thugs!
Who will protect our nation’s pool parties from this monster? Rated R for Racist!
Featuring Emma Stone as the Asian Neighbor.
Key & Peele: Everything’s great in ‘Negrotown’ (NSFW video)
Key & Peele present the Promised Land for People of Color — in Negrotown. [NSFW audio F-bomb, N-word, totally F-in worth it.]
Mas…Key & Peele: Everything’s great in ‘Negrotown’ (NSFW video)
Ricardo Caté’s ‘Without Reservations’: I can’t breathe (toon)
Native cartoonist Ricardo Caté of the Kewa Pueblo is a friend of POCHO and the author of the hilarious non-PC comic strip Without Reservations, which runs in the Santa Fe New Mexican and soon all over Turtle Island, from beak to tail.
Here one of his characters sports an “I Can’t Breathe” tshirt in support of Eric Garner. In case you didn’t already know, the next most disproportionately killed-by-police group behind African-Americans is Native Americans.
Check out Ricardo’s website here.
Las Clikas de L.A. according to El Popo (1970s docuvideo)
Public affairs documentary producer Charles Cahill presents Street Gangs: Challenge to Law Enforcement a 1970s training movie digitized from a 16mm film purchased on eBay, according to YouTube uploader GuilfordGhost.
Who are the OG’s in the video? Recognize anyone? Has anything changed?
Mas…Las Clikas de L.A. according to El Popo (1970s docuvideo)
‘Maybe (I Grew Up…)’ (@SchemeNavarro audio)
Last month we published the powerful essay Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood by Navarro, the Chicago-based hiphop artist formerly known as Scheme. Now it’s back, with music:
Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood
Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent.
Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting cabbage. Maybe they worked 2 or 3 jobs, and yet it was barely enough to get by.
Mas…Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood
War on drugs, war on immigrants are racism in action (video)
America’s “mass incarceration and the U.S. deportation machine are deeply intertwined,” according to Colorlines.com. “And black immigrants get swept up in both systems. A new video from the Black Alliance for Just Immigration spells it out.”