There is now an amazon book wish list for New York State Political Prisoner Maliki Shakur Latine (thanks @throughwallsny for posting)
Maliki Shakur Latine # 81-A-4469
Clinton Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 2000
Dannemora, New York 12929
Birthday: August 23
In his early years, Maliki Shakur Latine joined the Nation of Islam and began confronting society’s oppressive forces. By 1969, Maliki joined the Black Panther Party. The discipline was not as rigid as in the Nation, but it contained the basic elements of discipline Maliki sees as essential to any effective revolutionary organization. Maliki began taking political education classes and transforming the theoretical ideals of the Panthers into daily practice.
Like many Panthers targeted by the U.S. government, Maliki found himself behind prison bars. Upon his release, Maliki found that government repression forced many Panthers underground. Maliki followed suit and spent eight years as a Black Liberation Army soldier.
On July 3rd, 1979, NYPD pulled over a car they suspected stolen. Approaching the car, guns drawn, the cops opened fire. All four occupants escaped, though one of them, and one cop, were injured. Prosecutors claimed fingerprint evidence against Maliki and a co- defendant, but no eye witnesses could place him at the scene. Following a clear pattern in cases regarding Panthers, Maliki was found guilty, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He has consistently been denied parole, primarily due to his past political affiliations. More information: j.mp/MalikiLatine