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, September 17, 2008

Every Little Thing Berrien County Does is Anti-Pinkney

Have They Ever Been This Frightened By Anyone?

Here's the Latest:

Pinkney's fateful trial where Judge Wiley displayed in the clear light
of day how Berrien County Court normally operates was on June 26,
nearly three months ago. Wiley called Pinkney "a con" and "a threat" with
"too much influence." The court reporter, Carlene Battista, ID#6764,
has refused to state a date or time by which the trial transcript will be
completed. Will it take more than three months to record two
hours, Carlene?

Berrien County Court could be the clone of any court in
the deep south circa almost anytime. The people going through the
system had one advocate: Rev. Pinkney. Now they have none.
CERTAINLY NOT US REP. FRED

"Whirlpool heir"

"I want a big golf course near my big house"

"we need more nukes"

UPTON.

Here's a reminder of Atty. Buck Davis's recent chilling speech (excerpt):

“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.”

This is the county that Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm supports, and where she refuses to intervene to bring humanitarian help, aid, or any form of justice. Gov. G., this is your JOB. Promising golf courses for votes is not.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am confused as to what exactly you people want. Whirlpool gives millions of dollars a year to BH and gets villified by "community organizers" like Pinkney. What has Banco done to make things better?

A few months ago someone organized a group to spend a day cleaning up BH. They went around and collected trash and generally tried to improve things at least somewhat. Was this benefactor of BH Pinkney? Of course not, it was the chief of police of BH... you know that evil hate monger they like to put on T-Shirts.

Honestly if everything everyone else does is so evil and "Anti-Pinkney" then do something about it. Organize the community, go out and bring jobs to the community. Help to celebrate the businesses that DO move into BH. Work with them, support them. Help keep the area around them clean.

If anybody in Banco honestly even liked BH then they'd get off their lazy asses and get down and dirty and work for it instead of trashing it more constantly.

If Pinkney did ANY of those type of things then people might start to listen to him.

HC.

Anonymous said...

If Judge Wiley did call Ed a con he is right. “Con” is short for convict, which is what Ed is. Ed is a threat to democracy. No argument there. Ed does exercise power over criminals and encourages criminal behavior. That’s why he surrounds himself with these losers as it gives himself credibility in their eyes. Ed is just a pip-squeak and a legend in his own mind.

The Governor sent a lot of money to Benton Harbor. Certainly more the residents deserved after burning their own houses (the morons). How much did dear old fake reverend Jesse Jackson donate to Benton Harbor. That’s easy too- zero!

Anonymous said...

I agree that BH is in a world of trouble and has been for far too long. Even worse is the fact that Upton has been the congressman for 20 years and is from St. Joe so he knows the story, and hasn't done anything to change things or support the people of BH. In fact, I'd say he hasn't done anything to support anyone other than himself. He's my representative too.

I respect Pinkney. However, I cannot vote for him. What the people all over sw mi has the chance to do this election year is a chance to make serious change. That comes in the form of electing Barack Obama but also unseating upton by voting for DON COONEY too!!! He is truly a man who will listen to the people. He'd probably spend more time in BH then St Joe and probably more time in BH than fred ever has! He is a person who, if elected, would fight for the people of sw mi, especially the black community cause they need it most. Lets not forget that Don has a way better chance of winning than the rev. anyway. so vote for don cooney!

Anonymous said...

Regarding state & fed. funds appropriated for BH over the many years, residents are more than aware of the pipeline that funnels it all straight into SJ. I suspect the commenter knows all about it.

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for a single person -- just one person -- to explain EXACTLY what Banco has done to attract business investment in BH, or introduce / implement education programs, or provide trade / vocational training programs to BH. I've never heard of a single community-wide drive by Banco to help support merchants in BH, help commumity treasury efforts, help implement long-range economic plans.

Banco, instead of posting old clippings from some letter to the editor (I mean seriously, don't you have anything better to say?), why not spend your energy on ANY of the above? Ed is old news. He's done. What BH needs is economic investment, ideas, education and progressive thinking.

Get out of your fantasy world where Ed is "all powerful", and GIVE US SOME REAL ANSWERS NOW!

Anonymous said...

It’s interesting how BANCO and others blame Upton for their plight. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? This is a matter of “what’s in it for me” and the freebies they can get. Somehow the government has to provide their good lifestyle as they can’t and won’t do it for themselves. They forget that if they ever need a helping hand there is always a good one at the end of their arm. They also haven’t figured out that the best way to get on their feet is to get off their ass. They are unwilling to build resumes΄ based on work responsible and steady work history. They are quitters in the education system that is already provided for free (at least through High School). They don’t take advantage of trade school or college even though it is public subsidized and grants/loans are available. When the content of their character doesn’t measure up, they blame race. This only proves that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dream isn’t going to be true, as they want to be judge on the color of their skin.