Imagine waking up at 7:30am to the sound of someone
knocking on your front door. Imagine looking out your
window to see a massive police force surrounding
your house. Imagine this happening anywhere
besides Benton Harbor. Except, of course, 1950's Alabama.
Last Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 this is what happened to me.
The officers who knocked on my front door were there under
the pretense of tracking down a woman who I informed them
did not live at my house. As if they didn't know. Neighbors
and friends are outraged by the number of sheriff's dept. officers
and BH police and swat team officers who filled up the neighborhood.
This was such an obvious act of intimidation. Who knows what else the
racist, corrupt power structure will attempt to do to scare me.
Unfortunately, many people are easily mislead by people in power.
We need to educate each other about how the law should work, and
about the process of change.
Make no mistake, this is just another step in the calculated process
of Whirlpool's takeover of Benton Harbor and the forced
"removal" of people of color. Profits from their dream resort
town are FAR more important than the civil rights of human beings.
Rev. Edward Pinkney
1940 Union St., Benton Harbor, 49022
(much needed legal fees being accepted for my Sept. 19 frame-up trial)
VOTE OUT FRED UPTON, heir to the Whirlpool legacy!
Old saying from the street: Go for what you know.
I say: Keep your mind on freedom and freedom on your mind.