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No Justice, No Peace


Ken Stiggers

Mr. Announcer: "In the ghetto criminal-justice system, the people are represented by members of the newly established Ghetto Science Community Peace Keeping Unit: police officer and part-time security guard at the Funky Ghetto Mall, Dudley 'Do-Right' McBride, attorney Cootie McBride of the law firm McBride, Myself and I, and guest rookie peace officers Johnnie 'Cocran' and Charlie 'Charles Houston' McBride. This is their story."

Dudley: "Anytime I'm riding in the Law-N-Order SUV with my legendary cousins, Johnnie and Charlie, something is about to happen."

Johnnie: "When the need gets great, it's time to activate."

Charlie: "Johnnie is right. Now is the time for common folk to see the light and stand up for their rights."

Dudley: "Cousins are talking in lawyer code again. Please 
translate, Cootie."

Cootie: "Johnnie and Charlie are responding to the arrest of Freddie Gray and the actions that led to his death in Baltimore."

Dudley: "I hope their response will not be like those who chose to riot and loot."

Cootie: "They were very impressed with Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby when she said, 'I heard your call for 'no justice, no peace.' Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice ...'

Charlie: "Cootie, Johnnie and I plan to advise, inform and instruct our disenfranchised community members about the law and their rights so they won't get beat or gunned down."

Johnnie: "We call it the 'People's Justice for Peace Empowerment Sessions.'"

Dudley: "Better known as 'Watch the Police.'"

Doink, doink.

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