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Ken Burch
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posted 17 July 2006 11:46 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's the sad info.

http://www.gigwise.com/news?contentid=19478

The white power structure in the U.S. always hated Gil Scott-Heron for committing truth. Gil spoke out bravely, and in a voice the people of the African-American community took as their own, against racism, greed, war, and all the rest of the shit this regime imposes on us.

Rather than doing anything realistic to seriously help this man, the white power structure is sending him off to a maximum security prison, a prison where he probably won't get his HIV medication and where young punks will beat him to death.

Gil Scott-Heron, like all victims of drugs, should NEVER have been sent to prison. But treating addiction compassionately has never won votes in the U.S.

Just thought people should know about this shit.


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Ken Burch
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posted 18 July 2006 05:41 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I hope I'm not the only one who cares about this.
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Cueball
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posted 18 July 2006 05:42 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Very sad. I don't think anyone who laid a hand on him in prison would live the night out, however.
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S1m0n
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posted 18 July 2006 06:16 PM      Profile for S1m0n        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That IS very sad.
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headvoice
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posted 30 July 2006 04:11 PM      Profile for headvoice     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is bad, very bad.
Any suggestions how people can help. This situations got to be sorted out before something worse happens to Gil.

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