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Hakeem Abdul-Shaheed my story - Lest I be forgotten

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Published on Feb 23, 2014

In February 1989 Abdul-Shaheed and around 16 others were arrested after a seven-month investigation by the United States Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Abdul-Shaheed was suspected of two murders in Atlantic City, one in Syracuse, New York, two in Washington, DC, one in Maryland, and three in Atlanta, Georgia. He was convicted of none.
In 1990 Abdul-Shaheed was convicted of being a drug king pin and sentenced to 240 months in Federal prison under the 848 statute. The crown he had worn was never found, though federal agents have photographs of Abdul-Shaheed wearing it. Shortly after Shaheed's arrest, several Jamaican drug dealers from Brooklyn Jamaican Poss moved into the Atlantic City projects to take over his territory.
The last eight months of Abdul-Shaheed's incarceration was spent on death row, where he was housed after being brutally tortured for two hours by a number of prison guards at the infamous United States Federal Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois.
Nine guards and staff members of that prison were eventually removed from the USP Marion, which is notoriously known as the birthplace of Alcatraz.
In 2006 he was released, and now lives in Atlantic City.

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