Prisoners Of Conscience Committee

Prisoners Of Conscience Committee
The Prisoners of Conscience Committee Founded by Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. during the nine years he spent in prison in the 1990's.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Somehow we seem to be surprised and/or shocked with the exposing of the chemical biological warfare waged upon our community today. The forceful medicating of youth with Ridalin and other medications. The shaking and shooting up with the state supplied narcotics in the Cook county jail. In Illinois Juvenile detention centers the documented shooting up 16 yr. old boys with medication that took there sperm count down from a 1000 to zero! Just as the British did in China, the French and later the US in Viet Nam. They, the State. Intends for us to be a nation of junkies and remainder to be pigs and prisoners. In essence they want to Kill us All!    
     -Chairman Fred Jr. POCC/BPPC

(By I Love Black People )        

J. Marion Sims is called "the Father of Gynecology" due to his experiments on enslaved women in Alabama who were often submitted as guinea pigs by their plantation owners who could not use them for sexual pleasure. 

He kept seven women as subjects for four years, but left a trail of death and permanently traumatized black women. Anarcha was one of the women Sims experimented upon. A detailed history of this monster is in Harriet Washington's book, Medical Apartheid.

Sims believed that Africans were numb to pain and operated on the women without anesthesia or antiseptic. The procedures usually happened this way.

Black female slaves who were guinea pigs would hold one subject down as Sims performed hysterectomies, tubal ligation, and other procedures to examine various female disorders.

Sims also performed a host of operations on other slave populations. The following excerpt details his "practice on enslaved infants. 

Sims began to exercise his freedom to experiment on his captives. He took custody on slave infants and, with a shoemaker's awl, tried to pry the bones of their skulls into proper alignment. 

We can only imagine what they endured at the hands of Sims and what horror an enslaved woman must have felt at the news that she was being sent to him for treatment. Surely rumors must have run rampant among enslaved communities about what he did to women there. All over South Carolina, Sims has been honored and memorialized with statutes and plaques. Buildings, hospitals, schools and streets bare his name. While it is impossible to negate the historical context of this racial, class and gender biases, shouldn't we agree to apply some standard of humanity to those we choose to honor?

Posted by Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. on Sunday April 29, 2012

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