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Friday, November 9, 2007
(chorus) They rob you of your life They beat you when you rebel They chain you in a cage George Jackson knew it so well.
(verses) Law school taught the judge to sentence that man to death Law school taught the D.A. to try to suppress the Left Law school trained that youth to lie for the corporate board Law school pumps out pigs, and justice is ignored. (chorus)
Law school teaches men to twist truth if they can Law school teaches women to imitate crooked men Law school trained that youth who sent that Black man to jail Law school pumps out pigs, and justice does not prevail. (chorus)
Law school excludes the poor who might want to change the rules Law school excludes the merciful who might seek to be moral Law school trained that thief to steal for the businessmen Law school pumps out pigs, and justice does not win. (chorus)
Law school taught the rich to go seek an injunction Law school taught the tricks so property can be secured Law school trained that parasite who bullies the working-class Law school pumps out pigs, but Justice will not submit. (chorus)
The Law School protest folk song was written during the early 1980s, when I was doing political prisoner solidarity work; and when I noticed how uninterested most U.S. university law school professors and U.S. lawyers were in protecting the civil liberties of anti-imperialist political activists, eliminating institutional racism and institutional classism or resisting the growth of the U.S. prisoner-industrial complex during the last years of the 20th century.
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