Abraham Lincoln was a lively old chap,
or that is how history has billed him,
until one fateful day
he went to see a play
and a man took a gun out and HE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

Franz Ferdinand took a detour one morn
to get his belly properly filled,
when the archduke, we’re told,
chanced upon Leopold
and was struck with a bullet and DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

Mahatma Gandhi was greeting his fans
who were all understandably thrilled,
when an angry young man
with a gun in his hand
pulled the trigger, and Gandhi was DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

JFK caused a ruckus and angered cruel men
because he did whatsoever he willed.
People thought they’d misread
when the newspapers said
that their president had been DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

MLK had a dream which his brilliant mind
had a knack for distinctly distilling,
but he rocked the consensus
and one night in Memphis
fell victim to a terrible DYING IN POLICE CUSTODY.

George Floyd was arrested and pinned to the ground
for allegedly counterfeit billing.
A cop kneeled on his neck
and he choked Floyd to death:
an obvious, cold-blooded KILLING.







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27 responses to “DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY”

  1. American regime,
    Stop killing us in our own country, and stop trying to steal all of our stuff.

  2. Professional Rioters… Are they considered ‘Essential Workers?’

    CNN’s Dream Come True:

    Economic Destruction
    Cities in Flames
    Racial Division

  3. “… he choked Floyd to death…”

    Hmm… That’s what you saw & know??

  4. Burning shit down and giving some cops well-deserved beatdowns gets us nowhere without a different narrative in enough minds. It’s a good start though.

    And luckily we’ve been working on just such a narrative. It may not initially look and act as impressive as those rocks, cocktails, and crowbars, but we assure you that it’s specially designed to kill ol’ Uncle Sam and his global system of injustice.

    Read the Fucking Manual, make necessary corrections to account for our ignorance (and yours), and then let’s plunge this thing through his cold, black heart:


  5. Anna Aquash
    Deborah Palfrey
    Aaron Swartz
    Robert Sands
    Che Guevara
    Mohamed Bouazizi
    Cyril Rescorla
    Robert Kennedy

  6. Why so upset? It’s just government doing what governments do best. KILL PEOPLE! The pitiful part is that a great many are buying the propaganda that such is “racist”, when in fact they are equal opportunity murderers. By some accounts, their armed goons are usually more restrained regarding minorities, in fear of exactly what’s going on right now. Which would make sense. Disregarding proportionality, far more white people are “killed in police custody”, but the Mockingbird Media doesn’t publish those murders. Not divisive enough. And division, along with fear, are the primary tools of tyrants.

    1. Few things are more divisive than not acknowledging the obvious, that black people in America have been and are being cruelly oppressed since they were brought here. To deny or dilute this brute and brutal fact, to attempt to explain it away or mitigate it by describing the myriad of ways in which other Americans have also suffered and continue to suffer other sorts of oppression, is to be part of the problem, not part of the solution. Why? Because if we want black people to join us in our current struggles against oppression in all of its forms, a necessity if we are to have a ghost of a chance to really change things for the better, their particular and pervasive suffering as a group of people, like that of indigenous Americans, must, at the outset, be given the deep respect it clearly deserves.

      1. Piero Colombo Avatar
        Piero Colombo

        Deep respect aside, your way of approaching this as part of identity politics might be the best way to continue relegating revolts to the despised “racial riots” category. There’s a large contingent of non-Black people in the current uprising — notwithstanding the official propaganda that’s doing everything to make it a racial issue, and people are realizing that they are, willy-nilly, in a war against the entire population of the lower classes. This is definitely not the time for “respect” toward any racial identity stuff.

  7. George Floyd lives today, you’ve been bamboozled again by a false flag. The gruesome foursome was told “we are taking pictures of this event” by bystanders. Chauvin’s weight was not directly completely on Floyd’s neck. Moreover, why would the other 3 Stooges just stand there being photographed when they knew that if this was legit, they’d definitely lose jobs and be implicated with Chauvin’s “crime” and be charged with accessory to murder. The perps behind this episode know that Americans in general are totally gullible ignoramuses and thus they carried the event out knowing fully that the American MSM would then take over and hyperbolicize the event and Americans would fall for it hook, line, and sinker, knowing full well that if you repeat the lie 100 times, it becomes the truth. The stench of false flag is all over this hackneyed non-event and this shrewd audience of Caitlin afficionados got taken to the cleaners. Oh, the shame…….

    1. “I don’t know what happened. Or even IF it happened.
      Don’t rule out the possibility of FAKE NEWS.”

      ^^^ Pretty much what we should say to ourselves for

      Some curious observations:
      1. The police didn’t have any issues with being filmed;
      2. That was the quickest ‘pulse check’ in history – by the EMT;
      3. I’ve never heard of police officers being FIRED THE DAY AFTER??!
      There’s definitely due protocol for any incidents;
      4. If there are professional rioters – and we KNOW there are! – what else has been prepared in advance?!
      5. No one wants to admit that what they saw could easily be scripted and acted anyday, anywhere…

      People believe what they want to believe and don’t even know that they’ve been programmed so…

      I don’t know if it was fake or not – but somebody has to THINK: “Is this timing curious??!”

      The ‘PANDEMIC’ is over. Which would mean America goes back to work, play, recover. Right?!
      Maybe not: We can’t have the return of Sports uniting us. They gotta crank up FAKE RACIAL DIVISION and point the cameras at T-shirts instead of ballgames…

  8. AnthraxSleuth Avatar

    The coroner was quick to say George Floyd died b/c of preexisting medical conditions.
    How many others have died from Derek Chauvin’s malpractice that were listed as preexisting conditions?

    Has anyone looked into this???

  9. The way I see it is that it’s the same global jailers who have thrown us all into a long planned lockdown. This time they’re coming for us. Many to die in their unholy custody under the not-so-secret banner of brutal population control. Watch them unfurl it.

    Distrust the government.
    Avoid the mainstream media.
    Fight the lies.

  10. Yes, Ms Johnstone, another ” minority bites the dust ” in the land of the free and the home of the brave”! It happens all of the time. This execution was filmed however and then transmitted into the public domain for the world to see. Some people call it ” the blue plague” when someone with a “badge” kills yet another American citizen. The grieving family will be given some “wrongful death tax money” and the world will move on.

    1. Read my post, Ron, addressed to Khatika, below—as you haven’t a clue about what is unfolding, and why.

  11. I blame all this rioting on smartphones. We need to pass a law outlawing video and cameras on phones. If there was no pictures or video these riots would not occur. For our own good make cameras illegal. Only proper news organizations should have them so we can get the proper narrative.

    1. LOL. Yup, you’re so right and while we’re at it lets pass a law making it a crime that anyone who isn’t a cop should eat or drink

  12. That was truly a cold-blooded killing for all to see. Yet it took four days to charge him with 3rd degree murder? And they wonder why people aren’t “peacefully” protesting?
    We are in for a very rude awakening.

  13. Do what you are told. Be respectful. Do not resist whether you are in the right or wrong. Some tips to keep from DYING IN POLICE CUSTODY.

    1. That’s exactly what George Washington said.

    2. There’s something else that factors in, here: How many police officers are former veterans suffering from PTSD? I don’t know about you, but 4 or 5 all-expenses-paid tours of some god-forsaken hell-hole half-way across the planet, would leave me in a VERY bad mood.

  14. The Land of the Free… Died in police custody

    Russia is being very careful about Americans in and around Syria, like they don’t trust us.
    ​ ​Asked why the American public should tolerate US involvement in Syria, Special Envoy James Jeffrey points out the small US footprint in the fight against ISIS. “This isn’t Afghanistan. This isn’t Vietnam. This isn’t a quagmire. My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians.”

  15. Old Caitlin Oz wrote about the John Laws

    Her poetics really killed it

    Now we’ll all wait to see

    If they have custody

    Of the law as they have willed it

  16. J Robb Wilson Avatar
    J Robb Wilson

    I can’t say anything better about your post, Caitlin, than John McClain’s comment above.

  17. That is one of the clearest, most poignant statement I’ve seen or read on the killing of a free man, walking, offending “the police”. I am deeply moved, you caught the real issue, dead on target. I thank you for this, I’ve shed tears through them all, since I was just a boy. I’ve never seen it all put together as you have.
    Thank You.
    Semper Fidelis,
    John McClain
    Vanceboro, NC, USA

    1. How dare you publish facts that go against the narrative. The left are peace loving people who want to make the world a better place for us all. It is the fascist right that is destroying everything. Just because history shows such anarchists and fascists come from the left doesnt make it true today. We all know this time they are on the right. Please dont publish such articles in the future since it upsets the narrative. You went and upset me. I am going to have to spend the rest of the day in my safe space. Shame on you.

      1. My apologies! -Rick

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