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Almost 50 years ain’t enough? Free Kenny Zulu Whitmore!

Published in: SF Bayview, 26 June 2022

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“The Zulu shade never fades” and neither does the spirit of liberation within the too many wrongfully convicted and unjustly sentenced Black, Brown and Indigenous people languishing within U.S. prisons. With their freedom on the line, but still needing to speak, we’re honoring their anonymity – and need for support. “Because of people’s appreciation of craft, it gets into places where it really shouldn’t and the politics become secondary to the workmanship of the actual art piece. I’ve always found that when people come to look at something from an aesthetic point of view they are more open to reading it and looking at it and taking it in.” – Carrie Reichardt, of ‘Treatment Rooms Collective’ a team of artists/Zulu supporters out of the UK.

by an anonymous supporter

I recently read an article on May 10, 2022, where elderly political prisoner Sundiata Acoli, 85 years of age now, was ordered released by a New Jersey Supreme Court after serving more than 49 years in the belly of the Beast.

And on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Kerry Shakaboona Marshall walks out of prison after being held captive for 34 years into the arms of his mother who was known as Mama Pat. Patricia Vickery worked tirelessly for her son’s release. This made me think of Kenny Zulu Whitmore,  Political Prisoner in Louisiana.

Kenny Zulu Whitmore was “captured by the modern-day slave catchers,” as he once said, in February 1975, for the August 15, 1973 robbery and murder of the mayor of a rural town in the Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Zulu was 18 years of age at the time, and racial tension was, as it was around the country in 1973, high and violent. Zulu has maintained his innocence of the robbery and murder. At the time of his arrest in February 1975, he was held incommunicado by E.B.R.P.D. for three days, taken out of jail into a heavily wooded area beaten and tortured, refused food and drink by his captors, until they beat a false confession out of him.

Zulu was tried and convicted of armed robbery and second-degree murder and was sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP), plus over 100 years in prison.

Shortly afterward, Zulu was transferred to the notorious Louisiana state plantation better known as Angola. Upon his arrival to Angola, Zulu was immediately placed into CCC/Close-Cell Restriction, known around the country as solitary confinement.

In solitary, Zulu met members of Angola 3 and joined the Angola chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-defense. Our beloved comrade would spend the next 37 1/2 years in solitary confinement. He is now being housed in general population. 

Currently, Zulu’s case is pending in the district court awaiting a ruling by the judge. Zulu has been incarcerated 47 and a half years. We cannot forget our Elderly Warrior in his struggle for justice. As more legal updates become available, I will pass them on. Let’s show our brother some love and light.

Kenny Zulu Whitmore

Send our brother some love and light: Kenny Zulu Whitmore, 86468 Cypress #3, Louisiana State Prison, Angola, LA 70712.

New Legal team for Zulu!


Dear Supporters of Zulu,

Zulu is in his 47th year of a wrongful conviction for the August 15th, 1973 robbery and murder of the mayor in a rural community in the Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Free Zulu photo with blue sky
Kenny Zulu Whitmore

On February 1st, 2021 Zulu got a new legal team that consists of Emily Henrion Posner, Jim Boren, and a great investigator, Jennifer Vitry.

In 2013 Emily Posner, fresh out of Loyola Law School, took on the monumental task of unthinking the web of lies that sent an innocent man to prison. Now, more seasoned and a pitbull of an attorney who is bringing all of her skills to free Zulu, Posner is lead counsel.

Co-counsel, Jim Boren, is a veteran attorney in the wicked Louisiana judicial system with an amazing track record.

When I last communicated with Zulu, he was corona-free, healthy and in good spirits. And he was scheduled to take his first vaccination shot.

Zulu said of the B.P.P. Ten Point Program: “We still ‘want’ #7, the end to police brutality and outright murder of Black people in America,” and he said in the words of the late great Chairman of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, “They can jail a revolutionary with a life sentence, but they cannot jail the Revolution. All Power to The People, Zulu.”

Annabelle

Free Zulu Committee Europe

Let’s not forget Zulu!

Zulu tyles from London

Two tyles in ceramic art made for Zulu

Hello, I am Annabelle, chairperson of the Free Zulu European Team.

I recently heard where brother Jalil Muntaqim, aka Anthony Bottom, was released from a New York plantation/prison after serving nearly 50 years for the 1971 double police murder in Harlem, NY in 1971; his co-defender Herman Bell was released on parole in 2018. Political prisoners, like the Move 9, and others.

And this got me thinking about our beloved brother Kenny Zulu Whitmore, who himself is a part of those Black Liberation Radicals who were convicted in the 1970s. Zulu has been incarcerated for 46 years as of today, being falsely accused of a political murder of the Mayor of a small rural community in the Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

LET’S NOT FOGET ZULU!

Like the legal lynching of brother George Floyd, who was born on October 7th, 1973, as was brother Zulu (who was born on October 14th, 1954), the system/racist policemen put their knee on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, they have had their knee on Zulu’s neck for 46 years, trying to choke the life out of brother Zulu.

George Floyd was taken away from his beautiful daughter, who now has to grow up without her father. Zulu’s son was only 13 months old when Zulu was kidnapped by the modern-day slave catchers, as he calls the racist police who helped to frame him for murder, but both George’s daughter and Zulu’s son had to grow up without their father because of the unjust judicial system, the criminal justice system of America.

And as we protest in the streets around the world for all of the Black & Brown men, women and children who were murdered by the police, we must not overlook the many Black&Brown men, women and children who are incarcerated in the many children’s homes, reformatories, child-prisons, ICE-camps and prisons and penitentiaries across America, as part of the mass incarceration of African Americans, People of Color.

We must raise our voice for the immediate release of our brother Kenny Zulu Whitmore, who continues to be held down with the system’s knees on his neck for 46 years now on a wrongful conviction of murder and armed robbery. He was taken from his family at the age of 19. He has just turned 66 on October 14th, so let’s send our brother lots of love and light, because he will never surrender hope.

Free Zulu!

Website: Freezulu.org

Instagram: @Freezulunow

 

Zulu is now back at Cypress #, so his address is:

Kenny Zulu Whitmore
86468 Cypress 3
LA State Penitentiary
Angola, LA 70712
U.S.A.

You can also send him a Jpay mail via Jpay.com.
Zulu is NOT allowed greeting cards!

Free Zulu-campaign back on social media!

Zulu tyles from London

Two tyles in ceramic art made for Zulu

The Zulu-support-team in Europe has been enriched again by the London-based group of artists – well-known for their design-teeshirts and ceramic art –  who have always supported him, this time they will do the social media campaign for Zulu!

Since we had to scale down our online support of Zulu, due to the legal team asking for this, the social media support had to vanish.
Now it is back! On Instagram to start with.

Billy X holding a Free Zulu Teeshirt

Billy X holding a Free Zulu shirt

Billy X holding a Free Zulu shirt