This video details the events leading up to and during my family’s entrapment in my mother’s apartment, by the New York City Police Department on the night of August 3, 2014. 619 more words
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I, Shaquana Gardner, am a living and breathing testament of the excessive, xenophobic driven brutality of the over-militarized police force in NYC. On August 3, 2014 the New York City Police Department broke down my apartment door, handcuffed every person in my home and illegally dragged me off to Bellevue Medical Center, citing that I was a danger to myself (as a result of being “suicidal” and “believing that I was prophet, sent from God, in the likeness of Jesus Christ”)!
This is a different approach to some of my recent blogs. I will be stepping in and out of the how-to blogs and experimenting with what I call Heart Shares where I literally share what is in my heart and the lessons I’ve learned and am learning throughout my life’s experiences. 1,666 more words
I’m trying to blog more to get my mind to rest by letting all the thoughts I have going on inside out. I’ve decided that one way to do this is to create segments on my blog and the first of these I’m going to call ‘My Truth’ followed by whatever topic I want to write about. 62 more words