When I learned that the Massachusetts' Black and Latino Caucus was hosting a speak out on racial justice at the Statehouse, I immediately thought of Jabir. I have known Jabir since the beginning of this year, and his insight continues to keep me grounded and drives me to keep up the call for changes to our criminal justice system. Jabir first saw the inside of state prison in 1972, upon returning from Vietnam. He was shot by a cop and got 5 years for assault and battery on a police officer. He's currently at MCI-Norfolk. Unfortunately the technology at the speak out did not work to be able to share his recorded remarks, so I wanted to share them here. Please listen.