Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Blind Obedience To a Corrupt Berrien County System Has No Consequences

The blind obedience and the injustice inside of a corrupt system have no consequences in Berrien County. White privilege, law enforcement, the good ole boy system really work in Berrien County. There is no such thing as justice.The lady with the scales of justice no longer exists in Berrien County.

Keegan Oscar Trail, a former sheriff deputy, was forced to resign before he could be arrested and fired. He was allowed to resign before, he could be arrested for improper relationship with a jail inmate and solicitation of a prostitute.

Keegan Trail said, "I resigned because I was upset. I had just been told of my improper relationship with several inmates from the Berrien County jail (Amber Green and Amber Slaughter)." Deputy Trail said, "They gave me no details, of what it was, but I already knew, and they told me a detective would be calling me." I said, "why can't I know now?" He already knew what it was. "That was it, I walked out, I walked out the meeting on administrative leave, for soliciting sex from a prostitute, approximately one hour later. I was so upset, that the sheriff department would come after a sheriff deputy for soliciting sex from a prostitute, a former inmate, and for having sex pictures of an inmate on my cell phone, of Amber Green. I resigned."

Then attorney Marienfeld asked, Keegan Trail "did you ever communicate with Amber Green?" The answer was yes. "How did it come about that you were exchanging messages with Amber Green. "Did you initiate the contact or did she?" Keegan said, "it was me. I picked her up at her home and took her to my home and had sex with the former inmate and took nude pictures with my cell phone." Manienfeld, "But you were a sheriff deputy." "yes..."

Attorney Marienfld said, "I want to switch to Amber Slaughter. Did you know Amber Slaughter when she was an inmate in Berrien County?" "Yes," Keegan Trail.  Did you have sexual intercourse with Amber Slaughter? Keegan Tail, "Yes." The attorney asked Keegan Trail, "Did you initiate plan- did you initiate the text message to meet Amber Slaughter at the Red Roof Inn motel?" Mr. Trail said, yes. Mr. Trail was asked, "Do you recall discussing paying money for sex?" Keegan Trail said yes. She asked, "how much did you have?"  "I believe I said sixty." Attorney, "So you paid sixty dollars for sex?" yes...

Mr.Keegan Oscar Trail was convicted of soliciting sex with a prostitute and given a promotion. He is now with the Berrien County Road Commission. He is still on the Berrien County payroll. He was promoted for initiating contact with female jail inmates and having sex. We do not know how many women may be involved, He should not be working for the county and paid with our tax dollars.

There had long been suspicions that the sheriff department was dirty, had dirty hands with plenty of evidence to support it. There is a problem in this Berrien County, with Bill Wolf running the good ole boy system of corrupt politics.   
Rev. Edward Pinkney

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What Shall I Tell My Children?

What do I tell my children, who are black about America, do I tell them that the America Flag is bloody with innocent lives. Do I tell them the truth? or do I tell them the lies that white people have been telling Black Children for centuries? Do I tell them the lie, that in America, They can become anything they choose or do I tell the truth, that in America, immigrants who come to this country from anywhere in the world will always be ahead of you, no matter what you do because you are Black?

Do I tell them that Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and former President Barack Obama are a false flag? Our children are told to be like them yet, they probably will never be like them. In reality, they can't be like them.

Do I tell them 38% of Black Children in America 4.2 million are born into poverty and live and die in poverty regardless of any actions they take in life?

Do I tell them that most Black children will more likely attend segregated, inferior under-resourced schools with the worst teachers and that they will receive sub-par educations launching them onto the path of social failure?

Do I tell them that the average 17-year-old Black student in America has the reading and math scores of the average 13-year-old white student?

Do I tell them that white high school dropouts have the same chance of employment as a Black college student and that a white felon has the same chance of employment as a black person, who has never been convicted of a crime?

Do I tell them that Black men and women with the same qualification degrees, credential and skills will earn substantially less than white men and women doing the same work, that the same earning gap prevalent during Jim Crow in the 1950s is the same earning gap that exists today in 2017? 

Do I tell them that Black men are mostly to be incarcerated for the same offenses for which many white men are exonerated and their incarcerated record will systematically destroy their chances for a successful like and meaningful fatherhood as well as their employment and financial future? Do I tell them that while Black men constitute about 13% of the United States population, Blacks comprise about 50% of the United States prison population?

Do I  tell them that if white household stopped increasing their wealth today? If Black household continued increasing our wealth at the current rate, it would take 228 years for Blacks household to catch up to white household wealth.

Do I tell them that even if they work 10 times harder than white children, they will always be considered Black and inferior to white children by white people?

Do I tell them that United States president Donald Trump recently call violent, racist Nazi's, skinheads, Ku Klux
Klan members and White supremacist very fine people and a short time later, he called hard working generous, peaceful, protesting most Black football son of bitches?

Now tell me what do I tell my children and grandchildren about the bloody flag and America.
 
Rev Edward Pinkney
 

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

It seems Blacks athletes have forgotten their place

Dear black people;

I guess we have messed up again. It seems like we are never going to learn how to properly protest no matter how hard white people try to teach us, we will never learn.

When there was violence in the streets over the unpunished police killing of black men, they said that was the wrong way to go about it. The only right way to go about is the white man's way.

But, when peaceful street demonstrations took place, whites didn't like that either. NFL player Colin Kaepernick, my hero, hit on the idea of sitting through the national anthem.

But whites said that was disrespectful to veterans, so My Hero Kaepernick started taking a knee instead. Many others following suit.

Whites said that was still wrong and my hero Kaepernick has found himself blacklisted or blackballed.

Then came this Donald Trump who took time out from comparing missiles with Kim Jong In and ignoring Puerto Rico to declare that the athlete who takes a knee is a son of a bitch and should be fired for disrespecting America and the bloody flag. The Trump was harder on the athletes than on the neo-Nazis and the white supremacist, who marched in Charlottesville.

Meantime some observers, including television personality Geraldo Rivera, have gripped that politics has no place in sports. Whites made similar arguments about comic books when Marvel unveiled a black Spider-Man and about Beyoncé performed formation at the super bowl.

I though politics was woven into all forms of human expression. I would have sworn it's been a part of sports since at least 1910 Jack Johnson knocked out a white man, one named Jim Jeffries and white people across America rioted in outrage. I thought it had been part of comics since at least 1941, when Captain America decked Adolf Hitler, and of music since at least 1939, when Billie Holiday sang Strange Fruit.

My hero Colin Kaepernick represents the fight against police brutality, police crimes, and racism, racist discrimination in many ways. Thank you, my hero, Colin Kaepernick.
 
Rev Edward Pinkney

Sen. Coleman Young II


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Michigan’s Kinross Prison Strike: Reflections from Inside

"Michigan’s Kinross Prison Strike: Reflections from Inside is an exclusive archive of audio interviews with people currently incarcerated in Michigan who witnessed and lived through the historic September 2016 prison strike. It is a collaboration between our comrades inside, MAPS, and Rustbelt Abolition Radio."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

General Baker my Hero, the Poor People Campaign with Rev Edward Pinkney


Martin Luther King's vision, The poor people 's campaign of 1967-68.
Why a poor people's campaign?

Just a year before his assassination at a Southern Christian Leadership Conference staff retreat in May 1967, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr proclaimed.

"I think it is necessary for us to realize that we have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights... When we see that there must be a radical redistribution of economic and political power, then we see that for the last twelve years we have been in a reform movement that after Selma and the Voting Rights Bill, we moved into a new era, which must be an era of revolution.... In short, we have moved into an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society."

Later that year, in December 1967, Reverend Dr. King announced the plan to bring together the poor people from across the country for a new march on Washington. This march was to demand better jobs, better homes, better education, better lives than the ones they were living.

There can be no gainsaying the fact a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution; a technological revolution, with the in the impact of automation and cybernation, a revolution of weaponry, with the emergence of an atomic and nuclear weapon of warfare. Lastly,  there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world. Yes, we do live in a period where changes are taking place and the still the voice crying the vista of time saying, "behold, I made all things new, former things are passed away." 

Now, whenever anything new comes it brings with it new challenges and new opportunities. We are coming to Washington in a Poor People's Campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, poor, the huddled masses. We are coming to demand our government address itself to the problem of poverty. We read in the Declaration of Independence,"we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," but if a man doesn't have a job or, an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists.
 
We are coming to ask, America to be true to the huge promissory note that is signed years ago, and we are coming to engage in dramatic nonviolent action, to call attention to the gulf between promise and fulfillment, to make the invisible visible.       

Rev Edward Pinkney

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Berrien County, Michigan, is Charlottesville, Virginia, with all the hate!

Berrien County Commissioner, Dave Vollreth, would like to have a statue of Hitler put up. He is acting on the impulse of hatred, completely devoid of humanity. Dave Vollrath represents Coloma Township, Hager Township, and part of Watervliet which are about 99% white.

There are many members of the KKK, Neo-Nazi and White Supremacists who take part in a criminal activity in Berrien County and cover up for one another. Many of these people come to Berrien County meetings every Thursday and are part of the KKK, Neo-Nazi, and the White Supremacists.

This Dave Vollrath is a true racist, here are just a few examples. Dave said "... this black prince attire. I do believe the Sombitch Stole this out of her closet." Why did he have to steal it, because he is black? "She is the first person to get an email from Nigerian Prince and actually receive $20 million dollars."

Dave Vollrath states on Facebook "somebody finally found a job for Rev Al Sharpton, looking crazy, driving Miss Crazy." Dave on his Facebook page has a full page of fat black women protesting and a skinny black man with no meat on his bones, with words coming out of his mouth. "How they got so fat." Then he writes "Annnd they are off, Annnd they're off someone grab a can opener." This is a Berrien County Commissioner talking.

Dave Vollrath, Future Farmer of America, was a war tracker with guns.This is Dave talking, "This is just a thought leaking from my brain to the fingers tapping on the keyboard, but after reading a small headline this morning stating that 850 people remain in a shelter in Louisianna several weeks after flooding in Louisianna left them homeless. They are in the shelter waiting for someone else to come help do something for them." Read that again WTF! Are you kidding me?

"I'm looking for neither praise, nor hate, but come on, there have been people down there helping from day one doing everything they can to help, but you have to get out and do something to get yourself out of there. Whether I was in there alone or had a family of twelve. I would be out of there doing all I can to help myself. starting over from scratch if that was necessary, is this the way we are now?"

"People so coddled and used to being taken care of, that they have no desire, no skills, or ambition to do for themselves. Would you sit around for weeks, with thousands, now down to hundreds of other people waiting for aids? Many people are just too lazy to help them selves."

The Charlottesville, Virginia, and Berrien County,  White supremacists have given the good people and opportunity to come together and confront Berrien  County racist commissioners. Parts 2-3-4-5-6 are coming... 
 
Rev Edward Pinkney