Notwithstanding the millions of Black voters especially women who refused to sit this election out, and deserve a lot of credit for a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris victory, I give most of the victory credit to a ruthless, rigged right punch.

Yes, our 2020 presidential election was rigged thanks to President Trump’s inept mishandling of a pandemic. Thank God.

On November 3, 2020, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. stepped into the ring against President Donald J. Trump. But those who watched this metaphorical boxing match unfold will never forget the ruthless right punch that changed everything: COVID-19.

Think about it: More than…

In 2009, I lost my home to foreclosure. The experience, which I learned to love, led to me becoming an expert on being homeless. Therefore, I am confident in saying, if we are more creative, we can get the upper hand on homelessness in post-Coronavirus living San Francisco.

Honestly, time flew by. Mainly because I stayed busy and had a lot of fun with this ten plus year adventure that I determined would last no more than a year. …

Today, the streets of San Francisco resemble a crime scene of homeless tent encampments. And the crime scene forensics suggests political enablers at City Hall have found a scapegoat.

Incredible, unbelievable and unacceptable 65 tent homeless encampment Fulton and Larkin Streets one block from San Francisco City Hall 4/23/2020

COVID-19 has robbed the San Francisco hotel industry; leaving it with 30,000 vacant hotel rooms. But for the San Francisco hotel industry to offer to house the homeless temporarily is akin to a jailhouse informant looking to cut a deal for a lighter sentence. This “offer” is really an offer to help the San Francisco hotel industry, not the homeless.

But for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to jump on…

For Black America to continue celebrating Black History Month is, basically Blacks content with the struggle to come up through a status-quo tunnel. This must change.

Therefore, I have declared: January, “Black Power Month.” Not ignorant of the fact, Black Power Month in a White America seems, “Separate but equal”-ish.

For quite some time, I have believed White people in power knew what they were doing when in 1976, Congress decreed to establish February as Black History Month. Appeasing Black leaders who pushed for this recognition at the time, they knew it was no big deal.

Photo: Februay 2018 New York State Senate

The proof? Look at…

San Francisco Mayor London Breed had no choice but to appoint Katy Weinstein Miller as the new head of juvenile probation: “Reform-minded lawyer takes charge at juvenile hall.”

Katy Weinstein Miller

The mayor’s hands were tied by a Board of Supervisors vote to change course on juvenile justice in The City after a board member put a price tag on helping our most troubled youth.

The Board of Supervisors voted 10–1 on June 4 to close juvenile hall by the end of December 2021 in response to an April 2019 SF Chronicle article that said the cost of housing each youth at the…

Any president or governor granting a pardon to someone undeserving of forgiveness for the crime he or she was convicted of committing is giving the middle finger to victims of violent crimes, our criminal justice system, and our founding fathers.

Clemency is the most powerful tool in our criminal justice system, and it serves a great purpose in our often-challenging justice system. …

If JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was really serious about fighting racism, his next memo would be sent to the owners of the Golden State Warriors about their unpaid $40 million debt owed to a Black Oakland, CA community. (UPDATE: Warriors paid up by order of California State Supreme Court order on 5/24/21).

Golden State Warriors basketball arena Chase Center San Francisco — Photo: Noah Berger

Apparently, Dimon has no problem paying $200 million for the naming rights on a $1.3 billion basketball arena that was moved from a Black Oakland community, 11 miles to a White community across the bay in San Francisco.

Would this same CEO who is embarrassed about a…

Clemency is the most powerful tool in our criminal justice system. In the right hands, it would only take 20 days to render justice with a new clemency process. Under current law, it is not unheard of that an innocent person can spend more than 20 years to receive justice. Just ask Texas inmate Rodney Reed.

Texas inmate Rodney Reed — Photo: AP

21st-century criminal justice and prison reform demand the power of clemency to take on a bigger role in the fight for justice and the fight against American injustice.

Many elected officials have used clemency/pardons to forgive, right a wrong, or for humanitarian reasons from…

Coincidentally on the same day Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey took a shot at China 10/4/19, in a since deleted tweet, which was heard around the world, I was taping my reasons for no longer watching NBA games.

My weekly San Francisco public access TV program (aired 10/5/19) episode and titled, “5…4…3…2…1…”, I was counting down to never watching another NBA game before the start of the Golden State Warriors first pre-season game of the 2019–20 season.

My reason was simple, I witnessed too much racism and hypocrisy by the league for me to enjoy professional basketball. But, the since…

No, I did not hook up with the “Fine people” of America’s White supremacist/Nationalist. Their strong beliefs, and mine, are as far apart as the East is from the West.

2019 San Francisco Board of Supervisors

However, after reading the resolution unanimously adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on September 3, 2019 declaring, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a “Domestic terrorist organization”, I knew it was time for me, and other embarrassed San Franciscans to push back.

So, for my part, I decided to join the NRA in protest of my local government’s grandstanding politics while they continue to ignore gun violence on…

Allen Jones

1983 to 1993 Bible Study teacher at SF juvenile hall. Currently prison reform activist and author of Case Game - Activating the Activist; an autobiography.

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