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

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

BERRIEN COUNTY JAIL HARASSMENT ALERT

Supporters of unfairly sentenced and unjustly accused and tried 60 year old Rev. Pinkney have been alerted to racially motivated harassments of black inmates recently. On Feb. 16 Sgt. McCoy took all of the inmates' books from them. No reason was given. Rev. Pinkney's new mattress was removed and replaced with a very old worn out one. This is a direct attack on Pinkney as his health has not been good and he has suffered greatly from sleeping on thin and unfit bedding. There are attacks on other black inmates as well. When inmate John Jones asked why all of his books had been confiscated, Sgt. McCoy attacked him physically and then shut down the television that another inmate had paid for. Mr. Jones was held in solitary confinement ("the hole") and all other inmates were held in lock down, some for three days.

Pinkney saw another officer, deputy Hooks, carrying away his new mattress.....Why are these white jailers depriving him of his needed rest and taking away his reading material...a single source of great solace that enabled him to keep his spirits high despite sub standard conditions, poor food and minimal sanitation? Show us the law stating that inmates not be allowed to even read. These outrages must end. Racially motivated harassment must end. When will the federal gov. step in?

Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey (269) 983-7141
Jail (269) 983-7111 x7231
Gov. Granholm (517) 373-3400 (517) 335-7858

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EXCELLENT 5 MIN. VIDEO: This video about the travails of a community fighting off a huge golf course is extremely interesting and very relevant to the current shenanigans in Berrien County: http://www.linktv.org/programs/golf

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought he didn't have a matress or any sanitation?

HC.

Anonymous said...

I thought he was living with 7 other men in the cell?

Kids, the moral of this pathetic story is that when you break the law, you go to jail, and jail isn't the Four Seasons hotel -- that last fact apparently wasn't obvious to the fake reverend since he's quite disturbed he isn't getting the right sleep number mattress.

The King of Benton H.