[Pnews] Mutulu Shakur, Files Lawsuit Against The U.S. Government For Illegally Holding Him In Prison

Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Fri Mar 30 10:38:23 EDT 2018


  Tupac's Father, Mutulu Shakur, Files Lawsuit Against The U.S.
  Government For Illegally Holding Him In Prison

Sha Be Allah <http://thesource.com/author/pologod/>- March 29, 2018

After serving three decades in a federal penitentiary, freedom fighter 
and father figure to the late Hip Hop icon *Tupac Shakur* says that the 
government is illegally keeping him behind bars.

*Mutulu Shakur* has filed a lawsuit against the government of the United 
States earlier this week, claiming his Constitutional First Amendment 
rights are being used against him, to prevent his release.

    “Plaintiff has led a highly productive and exemplary life in prison,
    influencing his stepson Tupac Shakur’s career as a worldwide
    renowned hip hop artist with messages of non-violence that reached
    millions of young people,”

Dr. Mutulu stated in his federal lawsuit.

/“As established by letters in the record and Plaintiff’s statement at 
several parole hearings, throughout his incarceration Plaintiff has been 
outspoken against gang violence and crime. He has consistently expressed 
support for peaceful and constructive changes in all matters involving 
racial disparities and social justice. He has never in 30 years of 
incarceration supported or in any way implied support for criminal 
conduct or violence to achieve social justice,”/ the lawsuit says.

Mutulu Shakur, who is affectionately still known as “The Doc” for his 
miraculous, naturopathic remedies for heroin addicts, was sentenced to 
60 years in prison in 1987 after being convicted of robbing a Brinks 
truck of almost $2 million and killing three security guards from the 
company. He was also convicted for aiding and abetting the escape of 
Assata Shakur from a New Jersey State Prison after she was sentenced to 
life for the murder of a NJ State Trooper in 1973. Assata is currently 
in political asylum in Cuba, where she has been for at least three decades.

Shakur went up for a parole hearing two years ago, but was denied 
because of a single positive drug test that he failed almost thirty 
years prior to the parole hearing.

According to the latest court filing Mutulu, who was once a target of 
the FBI/CIA’s infamous Cointelpro, says his First Amendment rights are 
being ignored.

“The commission has failed to adopt or apply any known standards on the 
meaning of frequent rule violations. A handful of old telephone rule 
violations over 30 years do not show Plaintiff frequently violated 
prison rules or is likely to re-offend If released on parole,” said the 



*Freedom for Dr. Mutulu Shakur: More than Tupac’s Stepfather!*

*New Afrikan People’s Organization / Malcolm X Grassroots Movement*

Dr. Mutulu Shakur, a member of the New African People’s Organization and 
the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is one of the longest held political 
prisoners of war in USA federal detention at this time. He has been 
locked down and kept from his people for over 30 years since his capture 
on February 11, 1986. He was charged and convicted of freeing our Sister 
Assata Shakur from prison and master minding a 1981 expropriation of a 
Brinks armored truck.

Dr. Shakur was set for release on February 10, 2016 but his release 
never occurred. Just before this date he was informed that he would only 
be scheduled to get a hearing for parole on April 4, 2016.

Dr. Shakur has violated no serious rules in the prison in his entire 30 
years of captivity. He is an important member of the community and has 
full intentions of contributing to the welfare and success of his 
community with no intent of violating any laws of the USA. He will 
continue to advocate for the human rights and freedom of his community

Dr. Shakur has promoted unity and cooperation between prisoners in the 
Federal system. He has mentored and guided young brothers in the system 
as well as youth and students in the community who support him. He has 
argued and promoted for at least a decade for a “Truth, Reconciliation 
and Justice” process between the US government and the Black Liberation 
Movement to bring to the open the harm done from both sides in our 
people’s struggle for freedom. This would be in the tradition of other 
Truth and Reconciliation and Truth and Justice processes in countries 
like South Africa, and Argentina after long and bloody political 
conflicts between liberation movements and oppressive governments with 
the aim of peace and justice.

Yet despite this it is clear that the United States Federal Government 
fears freeing Dr. Mutulu Shakur, not for any harm or disruption he has 
committed over the past 30 years or for fear of any supposed crime he 
might commit in the future, but because of his consistent history of 
commitment to the Self Determination, and liberation of the New Afrikan 
Nation, so-called African Americans.

While he has become known and popularized among the youth as the step 
father of revolutionary hip hop artist Tupac Shakur, Dr. Shakur is much 
more that that. Since he was 14 years old he has committed his life to 
the liberation struggle of the New Afrikan people, so-called African 
Americans. In 1969 he defended Republic of New Afrika elders, children 
and leaders against a vicious military attack by Detroit police on the 
New Bethel Baptist Church, where Rev. C.L. Franklin, the father of 
Aretha Franklin was the pastor. Dr. Shakur is an accomplished Doctor of 
Chinese medicine and acupuncture and the founder of t_he Black 
Acupuncture Advisory Association of North America_ (BAAANA) as well as 
the Lincoln Detox Center which was responsible for curing hundreds of 
heroin addicts without drugs through acupuncture until the Center was 
forced to close after a long struggle by the city of New York. He is a 
co-founder of /t_he National Task Force for Cointelpro Litigation and 
Research _/ (NTFCLR) which made it possible for Black liberation 
organizations and individuals to identify, coordinate and expose exactly 
how, where, and who the FBI had used in its evil plan called the Counter 
Insurgency Program or COINTELPRO to destroy organizations like the Black 
Panther Party, the Us Organization, the Provisional Government of the 
Republic of New Afrika, and the American Indian Movement and 
assassinated, imprisoned or exiled so many of our leaders and freedom 
fighters. The NTFCLR was responsible for the legal strategy that 
ultimately led to the release of Black Panther political prisoner 
Geronimo ji Jaga (Pratt). Additionally Dr. Shakur travelled extensively 
to represent his people at international conferences and to gain 
international support for our freedom struggle from the international 

Dr. Mutulu Shakur is being illegally detained in Federal prison beyond 
his release date because of his past and ongoing contributions to the 
human rights, self-determination and liberation of not only his nation 
New Afrika, but to the freedom and justice for all oppressed peoples.

The Federal parole board is assigned to determine whether Dr. Shakur can 
be a significant and productive contributor to the community. The 
opponents of his freedom has spread confusion about this by publishing 
and broadcasting misinformation about Dr. Shakur and about his release 
in order to create the condition for his continued imprisonment. It is 
important that the Parole Board hear from the community and that they 
know that Dr. Mutulu Shakur is welcome in our community. This is the 
message that must be spoken, written and sung about and that must be 
sent to the Federal Parol Board! Dr. Mutulu Shakur is welcome in our 

We call on artists, writers, academics and community leaders to bear 
witness to the importance of having Dr. Mutulu Shakur returned to the 
community that loves him. If you know Mutulu, write or record what he 
has done to make your life or your community better. Let this Board know 
that his participation, mentorship and contributions are significantly 
missed and longed for in our community.


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