Saturday, February 06, 2016

417th Day in Prison: A Political Lynching

Friday, February 5, 2016, was the 417th day that Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan, sits in prison doing felony time (2 1/2 to 10 years) for a crime he did not commit. Rev. Pinkney was wrongly accused, charged and convicted without evidence that he changed dates on voter recall petitions. Yet Mark Demet of Racine, WI, plead guilty to actually forging names on petitions in 2013 and was only given a fine of $2,500 without going to prison.

The difference in these two cases is that Rev. Pinkney's recall petition actually had enough signatures to force an election that would oust Mayor James Hightower of Benton Harbor, MI, as evidenced by Hightower coming in second place in the primary of August 4, 2015, and then his crushing loss to Marcus Muhammad in the final election. Rev. Pinkney's imprisonment is a political lynching for successful activism. Spread the word.

Join the effort to FREE REV. PINKNEY NOW!

Please send letters to:
Marquette Branch Prison
Rev. Edward Pinkney N-E-93 #294671
1960 US Hwy 41 South
Marquette, MI 49855

Central Coordinating Committee

Please donate at (Donate button) or send checks to BANCO:
1940 Union St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022