Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pinkney's Hunger Strike: Day 5

News flash: Judge Butzbaugh has ordered Rev. Pinkney to
be in court tomorrow (Wed) at 8:30am. We know that this courthouse
is all about making money. Judge B. could decide to "free" Pinkney on
bond. In essence, they falsely arrested him, and may now make him pay
money to return home to House Arrest. This would be beyond imagination.
We'll see what happens - a report will be forthcoming tomorrow.
(The public is welcome to attend his court appearance tomorrow.)

The following is from - http://phillyimc.org/en/2007/12/43725.shtml

Until Friday, Rev. Pinkney was under house arrest –
having to pay $84/week for the court tether he was
required to wear in order to avoid serving time in jail.
He was the only one under house arrest in Michigan
who was being monitored by satellite.

Mrs. Dorothy Pinkney, wife and fellow campaigner for justice, reports that the sheriff's deputies presented a bench warrant to arrest the Reverend for violating the 15th condition of his probation (which she said they were totally unaware of) by being quoted in the Peoples Tribune newspaper as follows:

”The corruption and the deceitfulness continues in Berrien County Courthouse. Judge Butzbaugh has violated his oath. I support the constitution of the United States and the State of Michigan; we are still waiting on this racist corrupt judge to do the same. Judge Butzbaugh has failed the people, the community, his duties and his office."

What about Rev. Pinkney’s right to free speech under the Constitution? And why have they seized his computer? Have the sheriffs of Berrien County, Michigan nothing better to do than to persecute Rev. Pinkney? No violent crimes to solve, no rapists to catch, no people to protect?

The police examining Rev. Pinkney’s computer will find he and BANCO have supporters all over the world. For example, a delegation from the Global Women's Strike representing South America, Europe and the Caribbean visited Rev. and Mrs. Pinkney in mid-November, and are committed to gathering global support for him. “Benton Harbor’s struggle against racism and to survive in their own home city is our struggle,” they said.

Legal abuse and persecution of Afro-Americans in the Jim Crow South is flourishing in Michigan. We must not stand by while the white elite of Berrien County attempt again to silence a man whose only ‘crime’ is to be the voice of Benton Harbor’s Black community, calling out the racism and corruption of local government, police and courts.

ACT NOW. Demand Rev. Pinkney’s immediate release!

Demand that all charges be dropped against him and that he be released from house arrest!

1) Call or write with your objections
Call the Sheriff’s Dept, Berrien County Michigan and inquire about Rev. Pinkney’s well-being.
Sheriff Paul Bailey
Berrien County Sheriff’s Department
919 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7141
Email: Pbailey@berriencounty.org.

Copy Letters to: Hugh M. Davis, Constitutional Litigation Associates, P.C., 450 West Fort Street, Suite 200, Detroit, Michigan, 48226. Phone: 313-961-2255; Fax: 313-961-5999; email: conlitpc@sbcglobal.net:

2) Demand Rev. Pinkney’s pardon and immediate release.
Gov. Granholm has the ability to pardon Pinkney or commute his sentence.
All individuals and organizations are urged to immediately write letters or post cards DEMANDING his pardon.
Governor Granholm
P. O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909

3) Send donations to BANCO
Legal Fee Donations (non-profit so it's tax-deductible):
1940 Union St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

4) Write to the Editor of the main newspaper of Benton Harbor/St Joseph and say what you think of this outrage against freedom of speech.
Herald Palladium Newspaper (letters to the editor)
P.O. Box 128
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085

5) Support Rev. Pinkney and Sign the Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/624471377

6) Boycott Whirlpool and its subsidiaries, and spread the word:
Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Gladiator, GarageWorks, Inglis, Estate, Roper, Magic Chef, Acros, Supermatic. ABROAD - Bauknecht, Brastemp, Consul, Eslabon de Lujo.

Let Whirlpool know that’s what you’re doing:
Whirlpool Corp. (World Headquarters and N. America Region)
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022-2692 Tel: 269-923-5000

7) Demand an immediate investigation into this injustice. Contact:

The Congressional Black Caucus. Phone 202-226-9776, mail to 2264 Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515.

Your Congressional Representative CONYERS. For phone number and address call 202-224-3121.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington DC 20510, demanding a full investigation into the Whirlpool corporate takeover of the city of Benton Harbor. Phone 202-224-7703.


Gremlin said...

1 Timothy 6:3-5, “If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

Titus 3:1-3, ”Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.”

gremlin said...

Too frequently I find a person’s morality is a code by which he believes others should perform toward him, rather than a code guiding his behavior towards others. It is our actual day-to-day behavior that defines our morality.

Gremlin said...

Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”

Anonymous said...

Al Butzbaugh stands to profit from Harbor Shores. Look for yourself

Currently, he is President and Director of the "Law and Title Building Condominium Association," whose address is 811 Ship Street, St. Joe. MI Corporate ID #: 824077. David F. Upton is VP.

Also located at 811 Ship Street is the "Law and Title Reality, LLC."

The "Law and Title Realty, LLC" has numerous aliases, including, "Ship Street Reality," "COUNSELORS-SHIP STREET REALTY," and "COUNSELORS REALTY.com" All share the same MI Corporate ID # B58808


Now, "Ship Street Realty" is a doubled. "Ship Street Realty" is on 811 Ship Street in St. Joe (B58808), AND "Ship Street Realty" 325 W. Main Benton Harbor (B2126U).

Tod A Marsh is the agent for "Ship Street Realty" in its Benton Harbor Location. At its Benton Harbor address "Ship Street Realty(B2126U)," is legally titled the "ALL AMERICAN GROUP, LLC." It too has 4-5 other aliases.

Check out COUNSELORS REALTY.com to see about the Grand Blv. profit opportunities.

Hey Gremlin, Why was Jesus crucified? Surely not because he was subject to rulers, authorities, etc.

Why was this Judge allowed to preside over the case of someone whose case is inextricably linked to Harbor Shores, and all its preludes?

Gremlin said...

According to the Bench Warrant posted on the website: BlackCommentator.com, Reverend Pinkney’s address is 1940 Union, Benton Harbor. This is located in Benton Township, but not in Benton Harbor. He is not even a resident of Benton Harbor. Correct me if I am wrong. Your website deceitfully implicates that Reverend Pinkney is a Benton Harbor resident. How can he speak, as the self-proclamed primary voice, for the residents of Benton Harbor unless he is a resident of that city? The Black and White Americans residing in Benton Harbor elected Black-American officials to make decisions for the city. Whether these elected officials are competent is for the Benton Harbor residents to decide, not an outsider. I have never seen Reverend Pinkney’s name on the ballot for the City of Benton Harbor or for a county-seat position. If he wanted a legitimate vote in this sale, then he could have followed the American process and become a resident of the city and ran for office. The citizens of Benton Harbor could have elected him if they believed he represented their interest.

This only applies to Christians, so if your not one, ignore this paragraph. Jesus had a purpose of salvation and grace through his crucifixion and resurrection. He willfully submitted to this knowing that his purpose would be fulfilled. He thought not on worldly things but of spiritual things. God created and wants order. He gave us free choice and we can be disobedient children. He wants us to be good witnesses to his Word and does not want us, as Christians, to distract others by being unruly. The foundation of Christianity is to love God and love our neighbor. Romans 13 states, which is; “ Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Anonymous said...

Ahh yes, more paranoid ramblings attempting to defend the indefensible. This so-called reverend was found guilty trying to undermine the democratic system he claims to support, when in reality, his actions are probably aimed at re-instituting segregation on his own terms because, as we all know, "Whitie" needs to be punished. People like the so-called reverend and this blog's poster do nothing but drive a further wedge between Americans they choose to arbitrarily define as different simply because of skin color. Add in all the deceitful claims and outright lies being espoused by the poster, we see their actions to be truly reprehensible.

Anonymous said...

Let him starve

WilliamX said...

Hey...Gremlin. It also says in the
Bible for us to be aware of wolves in sheep clothing, and you are giving me the impression that you are the wolf.

Especially where you stated....
According to the Bench Warrant posted on the website: BlackCommentator.com, Reverend Pinkney’s address is 1940 Union, Benton Harbor. This is located in Benton Township, but not in Benton Harbor. He is not even a resident of Benton Harbor. Correct me if I am wrong.

Rev Pinkney lives in Benton Harbor,
and to me that's a point against you. Also, Tell me this Mr Wolf,
if you are such of a man of GOD why you are posting under a name like gremlin?

Don't get me wrong Dude, I do believe in God's word, but I am
not stuck on stupid neither, and
I guess you are another undercover one who is against Pinkney?

I do not live in the 14 different
cities that I have a voice in,but
again you are wrong Pinkney lives in Benton Harbor.

Why have you brought your so called
message to this blog, and have not
created your own Blog to flood?

Regardless to who support or don't
support Rev Pinkney. I am one who
is 100% behind my Brother Rev Ed,
and if you don't have something
positive or that's informative to
post..you need to get a life.

I hope that I don't have to Call you out as a fake. So I'm suggesting to you to stop while you are ahead, due to the fact that
I am sure Sister Pinkney does not want to read this negative bs, and
just out of respect you should
respect what I just posted.

In closing..what about taking a look at your own morality code,
and tell me is your behavior that you are showing here Godly like?


Cobra said...

You know, if you all put as much effort into getting jobs as you do jumping up and down for this idiot, the unemployment would go down a lot.

By the way, I just checked your silly little petition again today. WOW 442 signitures out of 13,500 people!!!! At this rate you should reach your goal of 1000 by 2010

Cobra said...

Hey Williamx I would agree with you; you are not stuck on stupid. You were born that way


William said...

Cobra wrote Hey Williamx I would agree with you; you are not stuck on stupid. You were born that way

So was your one leg Momma


Gremlin said...

WilliamX, I just presented the scriptures that are to guide Christians. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 states “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” If you wish to proclaim that you are wiser then God, so be it. The scriptures are not multiple choice to where we pick and choose to we agree with. Christianity is a way of life and a cultural of its own. In transcends racial boundaries and we are to be united in spirit towards God’s guidelines. The Word of God being posted on this site should never bother Mrs. Pinkney.

I am indifferent to where Reverend Pinkney decides he is to be a resident. My point was that he ought to let the democratic process work in Benton Harbor. If he were the leader he claims he is, then the people of the city would entrust him with conducting the city business. To do this, he would have to be elected or appointed by the residents. To my knowledge, this has not occurred.

My on-line gaming name for the past five years is Gremlin. My gaming friends call me Gremlin (but not Dude, as they would consider that disrespectful). I like the name, as you like WilliamX.

There are multiple reverends on this site. The reverends (Elder/Deacons) have specific guidelines under 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus as these are the pastoral (Elder/Deacon) letters. They should be held to account for this responsibility. These responsibilities and expectations are listed in these letters. Romans through 2nd Peter are how we are to conduct ourselves as Christians.

We should always help people. Audrey Hepburn once stated, “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

I’m not sure how you’re going to call me out as a fake.

William said...

Gremlin said. My on-line gaming name for the past five years is Gremlin. My gaming friends call me Gremlin (but not Dude, as they would consider that disrespectful). I like the name, as you like WilliamX.

First of all Gremlin, WilliamX is my real name (I am muslim).
This is why I NEVER post anonymous.
WilliamX is not a screen name

Gremlin said...

This reminds me of Malcolm X who was born Malcolm Little. I would assume you have done a similar act. No matter what we call ourselves, we are the same person, with the same message, and the same content of character that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked that we judge people on. Your focus is on my nickname and not on the message. My message is about the content of a person’s character. A person’s character (i.e., citizenship, responsibility, integrity, truthfulness) is reflected in a person behavior. That behavior then is easy to measure because it is results oriented. When a person’s content of character doesn’t measure up, they blame the judgment imposed them on something else. An excuse is just a skin of truth wrapped in a lie.

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