Mass Demonstration against Voter Suppression in Benton Harbor

Voter suppression led by Whirlpool Corporation and Berrien County Sheriff Department. Protest all injustices being forced on our town, your town and all around the country! It is not one thing it is everything. The murder of Benton Harbor residents, gentrification by Whirlpool, Governor Snyder’s Emergency Manager dictatorship. Find it on the ActivateHub community calendar!

May 24, 2014 11:00am - City Hall, 200 Wall St., Benton Harbor, MI, 49022 (11:30am - press conference)


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Michigan's Shame

Historically, the US has jailed or murdered many
Blacks who have risen to leadership positions and
challenged institutional and government racism. The
list is long.

History is attempting to repeat itself in Berrien
County where Granholm-appointed Judge Butzbaugh is
ordering me to stand trial on the testimony of Brenda
Fox. Ms. Fox is not a credible witness, and an
honorable judge would not let her near a witness
stand. I'm sorry to say she is a crack addict.

During my preliminary examination which would have
received high ratings on Comedy Central (no
exaggeration), Ms. Fox stated that on Feb. 22, '05
(election day), she took ten people to the clerk's
office to vote absentee. The deputy clerk said there
is NO voting at the clerk's office on election day -
and, that absentee voting cannot be done on election
day.

Ms. Fox did these things: stated that I paid these
ten people $5 each to vote, AND signed an affadavit
stating that I never paid anyone to vote....

This is the state of "justice" in the Berrien County
Courthouse. I am being tried for voter fraud (paying
people to vote) and the prosecutors and judges cannot
find a credible witness to substantiate the claim.
Yet, there will be a trial.
No date yet. Incredibly, the way I learned about
Judge Butzbaugh's decision to go to trial was by
reading it in the Herald-Palladium.

For more information, call me anytime, night or day:
269-925-0001

Please send very badly needed donations (any amount)
for my legal fees to:

Atty.Tat Parish
c/o BANCO
1940 Union St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Respectfully,
Rev. Edward Pinkney
banco9342@sbcglobal.net
bhbanco.blogspot.com

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Mr. Pinkney, here we are again, another pointless post of yours and more libel, that's the written form of slander. You call Brenda Fox a crack addict but where is your proof. you are only assuming this to make her look bad. And another thing, no one is going to help pay for your lawyer fees, who have you helped with their fees? Anybody? GET REAL HERE.

Anonymous said...

Rev Pinkney is it true that at large Benton Harbor city commissioner Ralph Crenshaw was caught in possession of the ballot box with absentee ballot.It is a five year felony and jim cherry have refused to file charges.I see something wrong with this picture.

Joyce Scott

Anonymous said...

What is taking them so long? Every day you are out is another day for you to foster mistrust and emnity between everyone.

Instead of attacking the "oppressors" how about offering an olive branch? Jesus would have. You purport to be a man of God yet you speak of bloodshed and anger.

If you are innocent, proclaim so loudly and a martyr you will become. The problem is you are not innocent. You chose people who were homeless street people to pay for their votes. Are they credible witnesses? Of course not, that is silly you chose them because they had such a need that they compromised their morals or were simply not educated enough.

You told people they would be voting for more jobs to be brought into BH. Sheesh everytime someone tries to do that you attack them.

Jason Gatties said...

Who is donating to help with Reverend Pinkney's legal fees? Nobody? Hmmm, well I plan on sending out a donation next week. Guess that makes me a "nobody" I suppose.

Want to hear the kicker? I'm white. Thats right, believe it or not I do not find anything Rev. Pinkney has said as being racist. Put yourself in his shoes or better yet, put yourself in the shoes of many citizens in Benton Harbor for just one minute.

If you have a hornets nest in your back yard, you can walk past it and sure, you may get stung but most likely if you leave them hornets alone, they will return the favor in kind. Now if you walk up and take a baseball bat to that nest...pretty good chance you will get stung.

The government officials in this state have been taking a baseball bat to the citizens of Benton Harbor for far too long now and now they are feeling the sting. Republicans & democrats, police officials and city officials...all are guilty and its time the citizens of Benton Harbor get the respect they deserve.

Everyone in this country deserves the right to freedom. Its not a black/white/green/purple/blue issue, its a human being issue. I don't completely agree with some of Rev.Pinkney's rhetoric, but I do agree with the message.

Anonymous said...

Rev Pinkney,A man dies when he refused to standup for that which is true.I want you to keep standing up for that which is right.You are letting the world know you are determined to be free.In all the city of benton harbor never has ther been a man like you.you have exposed this system for what it is truly is.thank you

John Miller

Anonymous said...

Gatties, I read your website too. Wow. No wonder you agree with Pinkney. Total legalization of drugs.

I kind of hope you do get elected, that would make sure SNL is on for another 20 years.

JIM CROW said...

Why would anyone want to help you pay for an attorney who doesn't won't talk to you? Your attorney had an obligation to inform you of the outcome of your hearing. Yet, and still, he allowed not to tell you but let you discover it by reading the local newspaper.

Why did he do that?

I would expect more from my attorney. Especially at fees they charge.

Actually, you should be glad that you will get a trial. Witnesses will have to appear and everyone can see for themselves who is lying and who isn't.

Oh, that's right that happened to you before. And the old people you stole from came and told how you took their social security and pension and savings from them while you smiled at them and lied to them while putting their money in your pocket.

At least you are ambitious; you graduated from stealing money to trying to steal the government.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gatties, I realize what you are saying. May I first off start with this...Do you even live in Benton Harbor? I work there and see good things everyday. I hear people talking everyday about how great things are and how great the police are. The only people that cry out against the police is the dope dealers and wrong doers. Pinkney is one of those wrong doers. If Pinkney is such a man of God then he should not be trying to start world war three in the streets of Benton Harbor.

As far as respect goes, you have to give it in order to receive it. I give people as much respect as I can when I meet them for the first time, if I don't see any in return guess what... you got it, no more respect for that person.

B.H. is going to be a great place again, and it wont matter if it's 98% black or 50/50 black and white, this will be a great place. But it will only be great without people like Pinkney out there trying to stop it. And by the way, if there are injustices in the government there are much better ways to deal with it other than riots and bloodshed. We are a civilized people let's start acting like it.

Anonymous said...

REV PINKNEY;DID YOU KNOW ACCORDING TO FEDERAL STATISTICS,POLICE WORK IS NOT DANGEROUS.DID YOU KNOW MOST COPS ARE POORLY EDUCATED AND DANGEROUSLY UNDER TRAINED.COP HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH CRIMINALS THAN NORMAL CITIZENS.I UNDERSTAND ABOUT WITNESSES THE COPS WILL PAID A PERSON TO LIE.IN ORDER CONVICT ANYBODY.THE CITIZEN OF BENTON HARBOR BETTER GET READY FOR THIS FIGHT.


JOHN HENRY STINEBACK

Anonymous said...

Rev Pinkney,I was at your last meeting,I came with my 19 and 23year-old.because this is what is needed to show us that,we have to unite.You can see that the people are looking for change and positive solutions.The fact of seeing so many young people has impacted me so much.We came over on the bus and i brough my son,so they could see strong example of manhood. Thank You


Yvonne Stevenson

Anonymous said...

I you think Pinkney is a good show of manhood then you must have never been around a real "man" or a real man of god as he claims to be, Pinkney is proving to be a guy that only wants to see bloodshed and pain in Benton Harbor. If things go down the way he thinks, Benton Harbor will be hurting worse than ever. Open your eyes, he is only causing more hate to come between the people of this great city.

Anonymous said...

We have been oppressed and it is time to do something about it,through solidarity and unity,we can achieve that .I have learned where to take this from you.as a community or progressive body, we have become somewhat stagnant because no body knows what to do,until you came along.I want you to stay focus on the big picture and do not allow these red necks to get to you.i have lived in Benton Harbor all my life.Nobody ever stood tall for the people in Benton Harbor until now.


James Evans

Anonymous said...

BENTON HARBOR'S SHAME:

Reverend Edward Pinkney!

I bet they have the internet in prison now you piece of human garbage.

Maybe you can post your ignorant messages on here from a prison computer.

You and Gatties can share a prison cell.

jim crow said...

Well here's a question for Ed and his supporters: If you do get your wish and all the judges are removed from office in Berrien County, who do you have in mind to replace them? Name names, don't just sing that worn out "people of integrety" song.

Same for the prosecutor. Who will you have for his replacement?

If you haven't thought that far ahead, you might want to stop and consider who would be a good alternative.

If you really have positive alternatives we'd all like to read them.

So far all we've seen are the ravings of an anarcist.

Anonymous said...

EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US GOING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES RIGHT NOW,GOD IS GETTING READY TO BLESS YOU IN A WAY THAT ONLY HE CAN.KEEP THE FAITH.MY INSTUCTIONS WERE TO PICK FOUR PEOPLE THAT I WANTED GOD TO BLESS AND I PICKED YOU ,REV PINKNEY.

DARLENE HEREFORD

Anonymous said...

Tat you are a GOD.. Just kiddin you geoffery fieger wanna be. Felons need be in jail and you now write crap just like Pickney does.. You are a real winner you looser....

Anonymous said...

It is very important that we make more of an effort to educate our children because they `re not getting it in schools,which mean we need to take responsibility in our homes.The schools are not educating the children to the degree where they can make a full impact in their lives to be progressive and financially independent.We have to go back and educate them from whence they came, so they will have a firm basis going forward.we need to unify our families ,our communities
and make sure we will take the message back to those who couldn`t
and will not stand up to fight.Rev Pinkney ; Your message is clear to all people you are here to stay !we love you .KEEP UP THE FIGHT


jennifer muhammad