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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, June 14, 2006

Infant Deaths Rise in Benton Harbor

**please forward widely

As reported in the recent issue of the People's Tribune, available at Michigan News in Kalamazoo and Encore Records in Ann Arbor,
also online at peoplestribune.org:

"Benton Harbor has the highest infant death rate per capita in Michigan. More than 85% of the Berrien County deaths that occurred were among African-Americans born in Benton Harbor and Benton Township. Of every 1000 African-American babies born from 1997-99, 31.7% in the county died before their first birthday, compared to 5.5% for Caucasian Babies. Berrien County Health Department officials have never cared about this situation. It has been going on for a long, long time, it's increasing, and there's no excuse for it. The Health Department should be fighting for the goverrnment to provide quality healthcare for everyone. Once again, it's the haves against the have-nots."


Sincerely,
Rev. Edward Pinkney
269-925-0001
banco9342@sbcglobal.net
bhbanco.blogspot.com
BANCO, 1940 Union St., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(legal fees being accepted and very much needed for my Sept. 19 trial)

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU DONT THINK IT IS BECAUSE MOST OF THE BABIES THAT ARE BORN IN BENTON HARBOR AND TOWNSHIP ARE BORN FROM CRACK HEADS OR ALCOHOLICS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WIH RACE. CRACK BABIES DIE AND SO DO BABIES THAT ARE NOT TAKEN CARE OF BY THE PARENT NOT THE GOVERNMENT. TOO MANY DRUGS AND TOO MANY BABIES THAT ARE BORN TO THE WRONG PEOPLE IN THIS SOCIETY.

THANKS THOU FOR YOUR RACIAL PROFILES YET AGAIN YOU ANNOYING LITTLE MAN OF A HUMAN BEING

The Question said...

Unfortunately it is true. As the previous poster said most of the babies that die are due to being crack babies, or born with fetal alcohol syndrome, etc.

Do they get the health care they need? Of course not. This is a multi generational problem. Crack babies grow up with low iq's and other mental and physical problems. They get into drugs and have babies and are unable to care for them.

It is a cycle that I wish organizations like Banco would work on, instead they force others in charge to concentrate on them instead of the citizens who need the help.

They take and make their spokesman people like this. It is a really sad fact. Whenever someone tries to help they are crucified in the public forum by the very people they are trying to help.

I have seen the summer youth work program attacked visciously over and over again. That is sad. Here is a program largely funded by Whirlpool that is meant to give kids not only something to do, but money to spend. They give out computers to those who don't have them and are punished for it.

Why then does Whirlpool continue. Because it is the right thing to do and it is what you have to do. If 99% of the people you try to help resent you for it, do you throw to the bus the 1% that appreciates and uses it? No, you suck it up, take the bad press and move on.

If you don't like some of the things Whirlpool does, fine, but give them credit on the things they do right.

Anonymous said...

the infant deaths rate of black babies is out of control I work at the hospital in st joseph,the high infant death rate has nothing to do woth crack,it is the medical doctors in st joseph who care less about the black baies that come out of benton harbor and benton township.

sarah

The Question said...

The you should turn them into the medical board on a case by case basis. Send a letter detailing each case as it comes up to the medical authority. Send it anonymous. If that IS the case then you are just as guilty for letting it occur.

Anonymous said...

Very true. The same problem exists at Lakeland Hospital as does in the City of BH and the township.

Citizens and employees of Lakeland observe illegal activity or mistreated patients on a daily basis, and do or say nothing to prevent it from occurring.

How can a problem ever be resolved if those who observe it and live with it don't report it to the proper authorities?

In my opinion, it is at the point that you decide not to say anything, that you should lose all right to bitch about the end results. In my opinion you should also be held accountable for the problem that exists, because you did nothing to prevent it.

There will always be crack babies and fetal alchohol syndrome, and all the other problems that exist in our society. The government cannot control what people do in their own homes, until it is too late and the damage has been done.