Saturday, July 25, 2009

When they don't like who's running for city commission in Benton Harbor, illegal actions are taken by Berrien County judges, prosecutors, and attorneys

Make sure you're sitting down for this one.

Dennis Knowles, a citizen of Benton Harbor who is running for city commission, was recently charged by the Berrien County prosecutor with a misdemeanor. Apparently, a local radio station that asked him to come on and talk about the politics of BH had not filed a report years earlier with the chief of police. Berrien County actually charged Mr. Knowles because this report was not filed by the radio station. His public defender told him that this was a nuisance charge, since one cannot be charged for someone else's crime. The Berrien County "justice" system leaves a lot to be desired.