Rev. Pinkney Arrested AGAIN, supporters: Lynn Stewart, Voice Of Detroit, EXPOSED,

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)


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another non-incident resulting in another kangaroo court in St. Joseph, Michigan

1. Two Benton Harbor high school boys have a one-on-one fight with friends watching. End of story. (Well, yes, but not for African-American children in Berrien County.)
2. Cops start arresting teenagers (hoping for multiple convictions as usual).
3. The boy who caused the most injury is jailed for 'assault with intent to kill.'
4. Tuesday 11/23: Court hearing for a 17-year-old boy who was not present at the fight, but was on probation, so of course the fight provided an excuse to bring him in for a framing. (Many teenagers and adults are on probation in BH because it's an easy step to jail.)
5. Five people testified that the boy was at home where a party for his aunt was underway. One eyewitness to the fight testified the boy was not present at the fight. Judge Charles LaSata STILL pronounced the boy guilty of probation violation because BH detective Wes Smigielski testified that he was present at the fight.
6. During prosecutor Mike Sepic's cross examination of Smigielski, the two laughed and giggled like the hearing was a joke, and that they knew beforehand what the decision would be.

In another community the teenagers might have been cited for disturbing the peace. Might have. BH authorities, under the auspices of Whirlpool and Rep. Fred Upton, are out to destroy lives and remove the African-American population. How long will Michigan residents allow the unspeakable injustice in Berrien County to continue?

Read about Berrien County authorities and others like them here:
educate-yourself.org/cn/barrretttwilightofpsychopaths21aug08.shtml

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

[Taking American jobs away is a Whirlpool Specialty]

Whirlpool layoffs in Fort Smith total 850 11/23/2010

Whirlpool Corp. has confirmed that two rounds of recent layoffs have resulted in 850 indefinite job losses at its Fort Smith operation, and leave the employee count at 1,020 hourly and 110 salaried workers.
Confirmation of deep layoffs came Aug. 18 when company officials confirmed that production would be reduced on the 25-cubic-foot side-by-side refrigerator made at Whirlpool’s Fort Smith plant. At the time, a union bulletin indicated that production of counter-depth refrigerators would end Oct. 11 and second-shift production of 25- and 27-cubic-foot models would “tentatively” end Nov. 29.
Company officials said Tuesday (Nov. 23) that 260 employees were laid off in October and 590 in November...

http://www.thecitywire.com/?q=node/12865#commentshttp://www.thecitywire.com/?q=node/12865#comments

Corporate Profits Were the Highest on Record Last Quarter Nov. 23, 2010

The nation’s workers may be struggling, but American companies just had their best quarter ever.

American businesses earned profits at an annual rate of $1.659 trillion in the third quarter, according to a Commerce Department report released Tuesday. That is the highest figure recorded since the government began keeping track over 60 years ago, at least in nominal or noninflation-adjusted terms...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/business/economy/24econ.html?_r=1http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/business/economy/24econ.html?_r=1

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More on Vigansky

Another case Berrien County's Gerald Vigansky prosecuted last summer involved a 17-year-old Benton Harbor high school student who had a boyfriend, but no idea that a warrant for his arrest had been issued. She was arrested at school while rehearsing for graduation (typical technique used in these parts to instill "group fear" - in how many towns would cops wait until a teenager was in school to arrest them?) She innocently told police that she had been in a motel with her boyfriend, so they arrested her for aiding and abetting a fugitive. She had never been in court before, and was like a lamb going to slaughter with Vigansky vigorously attacking her, prosecuting her like a pit bull in a hearing where he forced her to plead guilty.

Like so many BH residents before her who's lives and liberty have been stolen from them by the Berrien County authorities, she will have a lifetime record preventing her from getting employment, entering college, and receiving grants. Or at least making these things much more difficult.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Prosecutor Gerald Vigansky, a monster

Berrien County Commissioners have knowledge of the following, but remain mute

Seeing Benton Harbor residents and Berrien County Courthouse authorities interact is like seeing naughty children being verbally abused. Authorities rarely show respect to the people they force through their corrupt, illegal system.

This week prosecutor Gerald Vigansky was verbally attacking and shouting at BH residents Mrs. Freddie Swift and her daughter, Vanity in a hallway. He actually said he would dismiss charges against Charles Washington, age 33. In August, Washington, a BH paid informant, knocked Vanity to the ground and pulled down her underwear. She fought him off, and, bloodied, he ran away. An ambulance took Vanity, in a state of shock, to the hospital where Washington's fingerprints and blood were found on her clothing and body.

He was arrested, released on bond, and charged with only a misdemeanor for his violent crime - informants are above the law and protected in Berrien County. A felony charge and fifteen year sentence is the norm for sexual assault. He is also guilty of resisting arrest and fleeing, but was only charged with trespassing. THE CASE WAS EVENTUALLY DROPPED.

Vanity and Mrs. Swift showed up for the Nov. 16 trial which, unbeknownst to them, had been cancelled. Instead, they were treated to a mad prosecutor, frothing at the mouth, screaming that he was on the side of the man who attempted to rape Vanity.

Washington is known to have attacked and raped several women in Benton Harbor. In a recent case, charges against him were dismissed and an innocent man was convicted in his place.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In the town which has been home to Whirlpool forever, a town needing jobs more than words can describe, a town full of African-American people who have been Whirlpool employees forever, loyal workers -- the corporation steals land from them, takes their park, outsources their jobs, now pulls out completely.

Whirlpool is driven by greed, and lacks any ethical foundation.

Whirlpool's Benton Harbor Plant to Close, Cutting 216 Jobs

SUGAR LAND, TX, Nov 17, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, Michigan), the world's leading appliance maker, will no longer manufacturer appliances at its plant in Benton Harbor. A plan to close the hometown factory by mid-2011 is imminent.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/whirlpools-benton-harbor-plant-to-close-cutting-216-jobs-an-industrial-info-news-alert-2010-11-17?reflink=MW_news_stmp

Monday, November 08, 2010

Comment from March 8, 2008
Stories From Another Planet (we wish)


"I personally know Officer Igert and was in his presence when he called the 70 year old woman a 'stupid nigger.' Officer Igert is a rogue cop who has sexually molested his young child and most recently broke into a girlfriend's house and robbed her and her young child of everything they own. He has gotten away with everything he has done by using his badge."

http://bhbanco.blogspot.com/2008/03/stories-from-another-planet-we-wish.html?showComment=1287560716798#c7944721924940097620

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Racial injustice never stops rearing its
ugly head in Berrien County


Innocent 17 year old in jail for murder

The most recent case involves murder charges against a trio of African-American youths all who have been jailed awaiting trial in January.

Dequarius Stewart and Kanisha Dyer, cousins, were hanging around outside a store in Benton Harbor when Lavors Coats, 17, comes along. A Mr. Kusiak, middle-aged and white, had entered the store earlier, and Dequarius asked Lavors to see if he had any money.

Coats goes in and comes back saying Kusiak had no money. He was trying to protect Kusiak from harm. Kusiak then comes out and goes down the street where Dequarius was waiting. Dequarius hit Kusiak several times, killing him.

BHPD and detective officer Wes Smigielski arrived along with the FBI (presumably because Kusiak was white.)

During the preliminary examination in the notorious Berrien County Courthouse, det. officer Wes Smigielski stated that Coats said Krusiak had a little money, along with other untruths. Courtroom attendees could tell that Smigielski was obviously lying each time he made a statement. Coats was branded the "lookout" by Smigielski.

The paid defense attorney, extremely uncommon in the Berrien County courthouse, let Lavors Coats explain that he just didn't want Krusiak to get hurt, and told Dequarius that Krusiak had no money. The judge then abruptly said, "Lavors Coats, Dequarius Stewart, and Kanisha Dyer will be going to trial for murder."

Knowlegeable observers are rightfully outraged over how Berrien County law enforcement and judicial system have gone to great lengths to complicate a straightforward case. But, as it has been said, not one but three black youths have been taken off the street to the obvious satisfaction of authorities. Hidden agenda: state protected Whirlpool is devouring land and does whatever necessary to eradicate it of African-Americans.