Monday, May 01, 2006

Justice in Berrien County & Whirlpool info


Evidence of innocence is irrelevant to Berrien County, Michigan prosecutors such as James Cherry and Jerry Vigansky.

When the Bill of Rights was added to the constitution, its authors clearly intended to protect the rights of persons accused of crime. Those simply stated protections have been continuously eroded over the past fifty years. For each interpretive appellate decision that attempts to even the playing field, there are five more that steepen the grade. Our concern has turned from seeking truth to seeking convictions, and post-conviction efforts are focused on denying any further review.

Michigan prisons are full of wrongfully convicted persons from Benton Harbor, many who were coerced into admitting to crimes they did not commit by prosecutors threats to pile on more charges. Others were convicted by false testimony from criminals bribed by prosecutors who exchanged dropped charges, paid cash, or reduced sentences for false testimony against the defendants in Berrien County.

It is painful how ambitious prosecutors such as James Cherry and Gerald Vigansky invented phony made-up crimes to frame me. This is how the system works in Michigan, especially Berrien County. Gov. Granholm is guilty of presiding over, and in essence, condoning, this level of corruption. She has shown more than a few times that she supports the actions of Whirlpool, Cornerstone Alliance, and Berrien County law enforcement/courts. Racism is on steroids in Berrien County.

Thank you,
Rev. Edward Pinkney

(keep in mind that Whirlpool is in the same community as maybe the most severe poverty in the state)

Whirlpool enjoys record first quarter
Sales up 10% from '05 1st quarter

H-PBusiness Writer
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Fueled by strong demand for its products, Whirlpool Corp. this morning announced first quarter net earnings of $118 million, a 37 percent increase over the first three months of last year.

Net sales of $ 3.5 billion were the best ever for the first quarter and were up 10 percent from the year-earlier period....