Harlem: 26 cops arrest & beat one unarmed Black youth, slam him to ground, then stop legal filming by witnesses.
This was May 13 at 3:30pm in the 135th St station of the B/C. Note the one arresting officer repeatedly telling the other to “relax.” The young man being arrested puts his leg up just so they don’t slam his face into the wall. When I turned my camera to catch the officers streaming into the station, two of them came behind me and one officer (Mancebo?) pushed me out of the station and would not let me turn around. Afterwards, I counted twelve police cars around the station.
You can’t use up creativity. the more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou.
“Aw, your story was so nice…. And like a bajillion times better than mine!” “LOL.” “THANKS FOR SHOWING ME UP….. That’s it, I’m done.” “LOL WHAT. I didn’t mean to! You… inspire me!” “OH. Don’t start lying now!” “LOLOL But I’m not!!! I’m telling the truth. You inspire me. I haven’t written anything in… ages.” “… Aw. I’m glad.”
I’m actually beginning to write more. Both poetry and prose. If that’s not a sign of anything, then I wouldn’t know what is.