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

Monday, March 31, 2008

Texas Prosecutes Little Old Ladies for Voter Fraud

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet, Sunday 31 March 2007
State's Attorney General has prosecuted Democrats who help seniors vote by mail while ignoring documented Republican ballot box stuffing.

Willie Ray was a 69-year-old African-American City Council member from Texarkana who wanted her granddaughter, Jamillah Johnson, to learn about civil rights and voting during the 2004 presidential election. The pair helped homebound seniors citizens get absentee ballots, and once they were filled out, put them in the mail.

Fort Worth's Gloria Meeks, 69, was a church-going, community activist who proudly ran a phone bank and helped homebound elderly people like Parthenia McDonald, 79, to vote by mail. McDonald, whose mailbox was two blocks away from her home (she recently died), called Meeks "an angel" for helping her, a friend of both women said.

And until he recently moved out of state, Walter Hinojosa, a retired school teacher and labor organizer from Austin, was another Democratic Party volunteer who helped elderly and disabled people vote by getting them absentee ballots and mailing them.

Today, Ray and Johnson have criminal records for breaking Texas election law and faced travel restrictions during a six-month probation. Gloria Meeks is in a nursing home after having a stroke, prompted in part, her friends say, by state police who investigated her - including spying on Meeks while she bathed - and then questioned her about helping McDonald and others to vote. Hinojosa, meanwhile, has left Texas.

continued - www.truthout.org/docs_2006/033108M.shtml

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another situation where someone got caught cheating, and the cheater is now playing the race card...(yawn).

Anonymous said...

simple minds need simple explanations.

Anonymous said...

and miniscule mental exertions wear them out.

Anonymous said...

Further research on the 69-year-old lady revealed that she had not closed her curtain when she was bathing. Several local college students found out about the open curtain and found they could conduct research on whether her age wrinkles got water wrinkles after sitting in the tub for an extended period of time. I wonder why she didn’t close her curtain in the bathroom?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you have a life?