Sunday, November 16, 2014

Benton Harbor is the new Mississipi, circa 1960

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"The thrust [of the Berrien county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families through the use of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail; every person whose voting rights they can revoke with a felony conviction; every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation; every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through imposing ruinous court costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s, it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was called ethnic cleansing. It could be called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose of redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the foremost leader of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney."   -Civil rights attorney, Hugh "Buck" Davis

I have been convicted of a crime with absolutely no evidence.  It's a lynching.

"During the five day trial not one witness said they saw Rev. Pinkney change any dates or signatures on the recall petitions. The prosecutor, Mike Sepic, during the opening argument on October 27, 2014, told the jury that they would not hear anyone say that they witnessed the defendant engaging in fraud. [they had absolutely no evidence.]

In testimony of eight witnesses called by the prosecutor on the first day of the trial, they all supported the recall of Mayor Hightower. The witnesses said that they never saw Rev. Pinkney change any petitions.  More than thirty witnesses testified they had signed the petition on the same date which was on the petition.

Supporters of Rev. Pinkney are outraged by the jury verdict. Many of them are committed to working for a reversal."  Abayomi Azikwe

Sometimes somebody has to take a bullet and I just took one - it was in the leg, but not in the heart.  Only in America.

We must say, "Enough is enough," and come together and fight fascism.     

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