Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rev. Pinkney was Right: It’s Comin’ to Your City Next!

Appeals Hearing Wed. May 11, 10am
State Office Building
350 Ottawa NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2349

The courtroom is on the main level. 

by Polly Hughes

Little bitty Benton Harbor was the testing ground. It was the testing ground to see what they can get away with….It’s comin’ to your city next, whether you like it or not. 
 — Rev. Edward Pinkney
What do Michigan emergency managers, water rights, illegal corporate land acquisitions, and gentrification have to do with political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney? Rev. Pinkney has been fighting against injustice for decades in the small town of Benton Harbor, Michigan. But, his activism has reached far beyond Benton Harbor, the first city in Michigan to fall under the control of an emergency financial manager (EFM) in 2010.

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