Let me recite what history teaches. History teaches.
"After searching for pines, many members stream: ONLY GOD FORGIVES”
That’s a good rec!
(Also good: Pina. Less good: Ella Enchanted)
Remember me? Benny Blanco from the Bronx!
The only thing I remember about Carlito’s Way is Benny Blanco from the Bronx. And that’s his point, isn’t it?
Reminds me of Eat It and Like a Surgeon :)
There is a party
Everyone is there
Everyone will leave
At exactly the same time
When this party’s over
It will start again
It will not be any different
It will be exactly the same
In Pennington’s file, the “direct link" is his possession of an article published in the San Francisco Bay View, an African American newspaper with a circulation of around 15,000. The paper is approved for distribution in California prisons, and Pennington’s right to receive it is protected under state law. In the op-ed style article he had in his cell, titled “Guards confiscate ‘revolutionary’ materials at Pelican Bay,” a validated member of the Black Guerilla Family prison gang complains about the seizure of literature and pictures from his cell and accuses the prison of pursuing “racist policy.” In Pennington’s validation documents, the gang investigator contends that, by naming the confiscated materials, the author “communicates to associates of the BGF…as to which material needs to be studied.” No one alleges that Pennington ever attempted to contact the author. It is enough that he possessed the article.
The second piece of evidence was a cup Pennington had in his cell bearing a picture of a dragon, an image CDCR considers an “identifying symbol" of the Black Guerilla Family. The third was a notebook he kept, which the gang investigator alleges “shows his beliefs in the ideals of the BGF.” Its pages are filled with references to black history—Nat Turner, theScottsboro 9, the number of blacks executed between 1930 and 1969, and quotes from figures like W.E.B. Du Bois and Malcolm X. There are also passages in which Pennington ruminates at length on what he calls “the oppression and violence inflicted upon us here in maximum security,” referencing a Time exposé.