Bomani Shakur

130 | Arrested With a Yellow Vest, Part One

In this episode, we read a statement by Keith Lamar, also known as Bomani Shakur, who just had his execution date set.  In his statement, Keith wrangles with the violent death the state of Ohio is seeking to inflict on him, but also with the vast challenges and ruptures that we as a whole face…

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114 | The Prisoners’ Movement in the Heartland

This week’s episode covers the situation in the Midwest. We hear from Ben and Aaron, who work on supporting prisoners in Ohio and Indiana, respectively. Ben informs about Ohio prisoners who are still facing repercussions from the 1993 Lucasville uprising. We’ve introduced Lucasville in previous episodes of Kite Line, including an early episode focusing on…

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43 | The Death Penalty

The death penalty is the barest, most explicit aspect of state violence. Relatively few people are sentenced to death, and even fewer are actively, legally killed by the state but the death penalty persists as an assertion of the sovereign right to take life or to let live. This week on Kite Line, we’ll begin…

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12 | The Bomani Episode

This week, we focus on a topic that is close to many of us on the outside: the story and struggle of political prisoner and Ohio death row inmate Bomani Shakur (known to the state as Keith LaMar). We begin our episode with an update on Marius Mason, news from the Kinross Correctional Facility, Holman…

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2 | August 12, 2016

In the second episode of Kite Line, we hear from Bomani Shakur, a prisoner on death row in Ohio, have our second installment of Prison 101 with Professor Micol Seigel, get an update about repression against Siddique Hasan in response to the upcoming September 9th prisoner strike, and we learn about the hunger strike that…

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