Friday, July 25, 2014

Pinkney trial October 27, 2014 - mark your calender

Michael Sepic of Berrien County is a corrupt prosecutor who does not work for the people, 
but works to please Whirlpool. For my current prosection (persecution) Sepic and the 
sheriff brought in a hired gun to testify: Mark Geoff. Geoff is a forensic document examiner
with the Mich. State Police.

Geoff's testimony was limited to an opinion having no substance. He claimed the dates 
were changed with different ink, which made no sense at all. However, he specifically testified that he could not determine who made the changes or when they were made.   
Geoff provided no evidence regarding who did it or when it was done.

There is absolutely no evidence that a crime was committed. Every single person who signed the petition told the sheriff they signed the petition on the date or altered
(corrected) the date themselves. There was no crime committed. 

Prosecutors continue to lie, cheat, and manufacture evidence to send innocent citizens to
prison. They have no accountability, and hide behind the prosecutorial immunity law like 
the cowards they really are.

If you do not believe these sort of things happen, you are living in an isolated world. If you think this does not happen in your city, you are wrong. Here in Berrien County it happens every single day the courthouse is open. Removal of the Benton Harbor population is the goal - by any means necessary.

Rev. Edward Pinkney

Monday, July 21, 2014

Petition: We Demand Justice in Benton Harbor

We demand the resignation of Berrien County, Michigan Prosecutor Michael Sepic. Free Rev. Pinkney - Stop the corruption!

Please consider signing if you have not already. petition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I suggest you get out of the way!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pinkney's trial delayed

My trial has been delayed by the Berrien County powers-that-be. Instead of the originally scheduled date of July 21, it has been postponed until Oct. 27 which just so happens to be my birthday. The status conference has been set for 
October 20, 10:30am, jury selection Oct. 23, and  the trial Oct. 27-31.

My attorney, Tat Parish, filed a motion with the Court of Appeals on July 9 to quash the June 5 bind-over due to lack of evidence or no evidence.  As we all
know, there is absolutely no evidence that I or anyone else committed forgery - no handwriting expert, no confession, no witnesses, or evidence a crime was even committed.

Sheriff Paul Bailey and Prosecutor Mike Sepic made up the false charges, and both want me in prison.  Bailey and Sepic were the ones to order a SWAT team to surround my house without any evidence of a crime.

We the people must take a stand against corruption. 

The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.  

Rev. Edward Pinkney

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Charges invented to send me to jail

There is absolutely no evidence that a crime was even committed by me. The judge and prosecutor are hired guns for Whirlpool Corporation.  I'm now in the kangaroo court.*  The judge is so one-sided, he is about to tip over when he walks. He is trying as hard as possible to rush to trial, hoping the all-white jury will find me guilty - with no evidence of a crime being committed.

We are now appealing the case to the State Court of Appeals, seeking leave to appeal the denial of my motion to quash. The bind-over was improper and wrong. We must stop the corruption in Berrien County at all costs.

I am charged with five felony counts of forgery under MCL168.937, a provision of the election code, with six misdemeanor counts regarding allegations that I falsely certified that I did not permit or know of anyone having signed recall twice. The bind-over on the felony counts and denial of the motion to quash are the subject of this application for leave to appeal to the State Court of Appeal.

MCL 168.937 is a penalty provision for any forgery offense set forth under any other section of the election code. MCL 168.937 does not itself define which election related documents may be the subject to a forgery prosecution and  does not set forth the elements of forgery.

There is absolutely no evidence that I committed forgery; the handwriting "expert" cannot say that I did anything wrong; there is no confession, no witnesses. Sheriff Paul Bailey and the prosecutor made up the false charges to send me to jail. 

We must stop Berrien County judge Sterling Schrock and prosecutor Mike Sepic, two of the most corrupt individuals in the history of this country.

We the people must take a stand against corruption.  It is not about me, it is all about the future and you.   

Rev. Edward Pinkney

*an irregular or mock court, illegally passing
and executing judgment.
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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Another (corrupt) Berrien County (corrupt) judge in action

Pinkney's second hearing in his latest recall election frame-up

Corrupt judge, Charlie LaSata, rejected Rev. Edward Pinkney's appeal without even a shred of evidence.  He denied Pinkney's motion to quash the June 5, 2014 bind-over.  

The testimony of Mark Goff

Goff is a forensic document examiner with the Michigan State Police. His testimony was limited to an opinion: the dates next to the signatures on some 
of the petitions had been changed. And, the changes were done with ink other

than the ink that was used to write original dates next to the signatures. 

However, Goff specifically testified that he could not determine who made the 
changes or when. His testimony essentially provided a basis to find probable
cause that someone changed the dates, but provided no evidence regarding 
who did it or when it was done.

There is no evidence that Pinkney was the only person who had access to - or opportunity to - change the petitions. The state's handwriting expert could not
say who altered the petitions. There are no admissions or confessions. There are no witnesses to any alterations.

In the first of the two court hearings this summer, prosecutor Sepic subpeonaed approximately 12 petition signers.  He wanted to find evidence that Pinkney altered the dates of their signatures.  Each one of them told Sepic that they had written the incorrect date, realized it, and simply crossed out the date and wrote the correct one on the petition.  Sepic still maintains that Pinkney changed the dates.  As part of the Berrien County machine, he's doing what's expected.

Prosecutor Mike Sepic has no evidence.      
Rev. Edward Pinkney

Friday, July 04, 2014

Sepic must go and the courthouse scoured

July 4, 2014
A Pamphlet for Action

The removal of Michael Sepic as Berrien County (MI) Prosecutor is of essential importance because a District Attorney in the 21st Century should not reinvent the bad example of Birmingham, Alabama's 1960s Police Chief, Eugene "Bull" Connor or Tupelo's infamous Sheriff Lawrence A. Rainey.

Fifty years later, Michael Sepic's office is exhibiting and practicing some of the uglier characteristics common to both of these men, powerful public officers who achieved lasting, justifiable international notoriety because of their criminal excesses in the name of the law.

Today the responsibility in Berrien County for its anti-human, anti-Constitutional acts consistently directed against the city of Benton Harbor in general and one Reverend Edward Pinkney in particular, belongs largely to Michael Sepic - even though he doesn't, can't possibly act alone.

By any standard, judges like Dennis Wiley, recently censured by the Michigan Supreme Court for misconduct, and a serially drunken public defender who's reportedly been impaired by alcohol on multiple occasions in court, provide for little but a twisted image of Berrien County justice.

In any event, sending a combat-equipped SWAT team to arrest an elderly, small-framed, demonstrably non-violent man on the basis of highly questionable, non-violent charges involving vote fraud, renders the accusations against Michael Sepic in the opening paragraphs of this statement into something physically manifest.

Coldly calculated to suppress free-speech activity and with the obvious purpose of terrorizing, one wonders if Mr. Sepic sent his spanking-new, Pentagon-supplied MRAP on the raid too.  He could have sent a 4'10" meter-maid to arrest Pinkney and the Reverend would have acquiesced peacefully.  He always has ... and Sepic knows it.  He knows it well.

I also demand Sepic's removal because, as a U.S. citizen and resident of Michigan I am personally offended by judicial-prosecutorial disregard for federal, state and common law, disregard that appears ordinary practice in Berrien County courtroom proceedings.  No number of politicians, judges, cops or tour pros claiming exactly the opposite can change the outrageous defecate I've watched repeatedly issue from Berrien courtrooms and Prosecutor's Office over the past several years.

I insist on Sepic's removal because the Berrien County "justice" system is an oligarch's script with an invariably dark, unjust and predetermined outcome.  I demand his removal because continuance of his public-financed charades are destined to damage us all, not just the impoverished black residents, the HUMAN BEINGS of Benton Harbor.

I demand Sepic's removal because, as Montesquieu expressed, "There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice."

Sepic must go because of the thought expressed by Isaiah Berlin, "The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds."

In my experience Reverend Edward Pinkney has demonstrated himself to be a man of ideas blessed with a free mind - far too free a mind - in the apparent opinion of St. Joseph's white courthouse.  Superficially at least and certainly in Pinkey's case, Michael Sepic appears to be a petty tyrant toiling on behalf of self-possessed, self-absorbed Plutocrats.

Sepic must go and the courthouse scoured because, as Plutarch pointed out 2,000 years ago, "An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics."

In Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, the insistently guiding hand of Whirlpool-Upton's control and rule cannot be ignored.  Nor should accompanying, Whirlpool-driven forced gentrification and land-grabs be ignored, despite being largely fait-accompli in the case of Harbor Shores development.

People should conscientiously drag their perceptions, their awareness out of TV's mind-control matrix and take a good look around.  Except for increasingly few islands of ease like Harbor Shores, our nation is falling apart - and the Michael Sepics of this land, with their increasingly brutal, increasingly unaccountable and petty cops, are making damn sure people won't, can't do a single thing about it.

This is important to me because, as Henry David Thoreau questioned:  "Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward."  So do I; and if "men" no longer properly serves, make it 'people,' 'humans' with universally equal rights.

The terrorizing, theatrically grandstanding SWAT team invasion of Edward Pinkney's home stands as an invincible counterpoint to the gargantuan, ugly lie that militarization of our police forces is for keeping We the People "safe" from terrorism.

Since 9/11 police forces nationwide have been thoroughly militarized, brought under the greater umbrella of "Homeland Security," "Northern Command" (Pentagon) and FEMA.  The purpose is for providing the Power Elite among us absolute, lethally-enforcible and enforced control.  Already the world's leading prison state, the U.S is being inexorably turned into a "free fire zone," with OUR cops drawing down on us more and more frequently - with less and less accountability.

Neither Constitution nor law is being conscientiously served or faithfully observed by "authority" anywhere in the U.S. these days.  Michael Sepic's office manifests this disservice as blatantly as any in the State of Michigan, possibly most blatantly of all.  Worse, the abuse has become increasingly vicious of late, with the apparent intent to instill fear of murder-by-police in a man whose only weapons are his free mind and 1st Amendment-protected activism.

It seems to be Sepic's wish to lead and exemplify an ever-expanding, thoroughly atavistic trend of naked power and officially-employed lethal force in Michigan, and for exactly this reason he must be removed from policy making, public office and law enforcement; get him gone.

May all our public officers, especially the highest, be made accountable, genuinely subject and subservient to the democratic will of We the People, our incomparable Bill of Rights and common law.

John L. Mann
July 4, 2014
Kalamazoo, Michigan