Rev. Pinkney Arrested AGAIN, supporters: Lynn Stewart, Voice Of Detroit, EXPOSED,

What's really happening to the people of Benton Harbor:
The thrust [of the Berrien county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families through the use
of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail; every person whose voting rights they can
revoke with a felony conviction; every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation;
every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through imposing ruinous court
costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s, it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was
called ethnic cleansing. It could be called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose
of redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the foremost leader
of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney. --Civil rights attorney, Hugh "Buck" Davis

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Cynthia McKinney on the Persecution of Rev. Pinkney

Former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney wrote: 

Why is the Congressional Black Caucus silent on the persecution of Benton Harbor leader, Rev Edward Pinkney, who is being maliciously prosecuted AGAIN?  What has happened up there in DC to eliminate all heart, backbone, and guts? What's left without that???

REV. PINKNEY'S TRIAL OCTOBER 27, 2014 
http://hreventsbymlj.blogspot.com/2014/10/rev-pinkneys-trial-oct-27-2014.html

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pinkney's trial, Mon. Oct. 27. No victims, no evidence.


Rev. Pinkney's trial begins on October 27, 8:30am. The charges are voter fraud - five felonies of forgery of a recall petition with no victims and no evidence. The judge and the prosecutor stated tha in Michigan evidence is not required in order to go to trial. The prosecutor presented no direct evidence or indirect evidence.  Pinkney is potentially facing many years in prison when there has not been a crime committed by him.

The attack on democracy and justice in Benton Harbor shows that the corporate power structure is determined to crush anyone who stand in it's way. It is part of a process under way across America in various forms. Democracy has been stolen from the people. Water rights have been stolen.  Poverty is growing. We the people have nothing in common with
the billionaires, their corporations, or government. We must stand together for a new America.     

Our challenge today must be to create discomfort in the house of the powerful around the nation, with or without violence, with an appeal for freedom, justice, equality and understanding. There are too many poor people in a nation so wealthy.  Today we are not free and we are not equal. We have expanded the disparity gap between those who live in surplus and those who live in poverty.

An economic system that doesn't feed, clothe, and house its people must be and will be overturned and replaced with a system that meets the needs of the people. The unfinished business will require both courage and risk.  It will require sacrifice.  We must dream above the clouds of doubt and fear. We must continue to fight until discrimination and poverty no longer exist.

Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten anything by appealing to the moral sense of the oppressor.  

The struggle that has taken place in recent years in Benton Harbor is a case in point, and one that holds a number of lessons for the American people. The fight in Benton Harbor is a war, not a conflict;  it is a war over whether Americans will have prosperity and democracy or live in poverty under the heel of open corporate rule.

Let's make this struggle a victory for all who are victims of the economic crisis in every city, town, and state in America.
   
Rev Edward Pinkney
  
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Standing Together for a New America

The USA proclaims itself the " land of freedom," but the reality is we live under the world
most corrupt legal system. It has rigged courts, bribed judges, phony trial, extortion by
lawyers, and over two million prisoners.

You can be sent to prison and even put to death with absolutely no evidence. The truth is
hidden by America's corporate owned media, and by Berrien County's media. They are afraid
to tell the truth about Michigan's Emergency Manager system where rule is without the consent of the governed.

Benton Harbor now has four Emergency Managers. They are called a Transitional Team. Appointed by the governor, they are direct representative of the corporate giant, Whirlpool, that runs Benton Harbor.

This team can overrule decisions from the democratically elected city council. They can sell off public assets private to interests. The team includes two former Whirlpool employees, one county treasure, and a member of the State Treasury Department. This is what fascism in Michigan looks like-the merger of government and the corporations.

Within this dictatorial political environment, the Benton Harbor community exercised their democratic right to recall  corporate Whirlpool) allied mayor, with absolutely no evidence, I was charged with voter fraud and bound over for trial.

This attack was intended to stop the community's recall election from going forward. In a hearing to determine if there was evidence to take me to trial. Mark Goff, a forensic document examiner with the Michigan State Police (who is nothing but a hired gun) testified that changes to the election petitions were made with different ink, but he could not determine who made the changes, when they were made, or whether the person who signed the petition changed it.

His testimony provided no evidence against me, however Judge Sterling Schrock, Judge Charlie LaSata and Prosecutor Mike Sepic all stated that you do not need evidence  to go to trial in Michigan. The government is counting on an all white jury that may be motivated by something other than the truth to convict me.

Soon after, in a momentary victory for the people, Judge John DeWane ruled that the contested mayoral recall election should be placed on the November ballot upon the first Amendment's political core Freedom of Speech.  The issue boiled down to admitting 21 duplicate signatures that had been invalidated based upon a faulty practice by the Berrien County Clerk's Office.

Attorney John LaPietra said the Berrien County clerk armed with $20,000.00 in funding from the County Board, appealed (that ruling) with support from two major law firms and the Attorney Generals office, representing the Secretary of State and the Board of Elections. The court of Appeals reversed Judge John DeWane's favorable ruling, and it was essentially upheld by the state's Supreme Court. This scenario once again shows the unity
of the government and the corporations.

Democracy has been stolen from the people. Water rights have been stolen. poverty is growing. we the people have nothing in common with the billionaire's,their corporations and government. We must stand together.  

Nobody in the world , Nobody in history has ever gotten anything by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.  We must stand together and fight back.                  
   
Rev Edward Pinkney
 
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