Sundiata Acoli

“Acoli must be released because the statutory standards for granting parole have been met, without regard to extraneous factors like sympathy or passion or public opinion," read the court's decision.

The continued effort to keep Acoli behind bars seems directly tied to the highly political nature of Shakur's case and remaining outside of the reach of U.S. authorities.  

A generation of Black people fighting for liberation has been confined to the system; the Movement for Black Lives seeks to break the cycle of suppressing Black dissent in the fighting for Black liberation.