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Benton Harbor justice rally.
By Rev. Edward Pinkney

It is our constitutional duty as American citizens to hold our elected officials accountable for their words, actions and inaction of wrongdoing. We must draw the line and decide what to do if that line is crossed, and we must use our Constitution. Most judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officials have crossed the line in the sand many times. It's time for the people: poor whites, Blacks and Hispanics to stand together and fight for what is right.

We must fight for justice for all anytime you have a Judge like Alfred Butzbaugh, who is a racist. It took over 53 days to render a fifth-grade decision denying me a new trial. I am a man of God, and an innocent man, convicted by an all-white jury that violated the sanctity of their oath and were motivated by something other the pursuit of truth and justice.

The corruption and the deceitfulness continues in Berrien County Courthouse. In my motion for a new trial, I argued that I was charged but never arraigned, nor did I receive due process by the dumb Judge and prosecutor. I was denied a public trial when the Judge locked the courtroom doors. One of the jurors reported to the Court that during the recess, she saw one of Rev. Pinkney's attorneys make a drug deal in the parking lot. She lied, saying several Black people came up to her and her husband and asked for money. She was not removed from the jury. The Berrien County Courthouse is so blatantly corrupt that even the legal establishment has been forced to recognize it. It does not provide a just legal system. The corruption starts at the top. They customarily and regularly deprive Blacks and Hispanics of due process.

The corruption and the deceitfulness continues in Berrien County Courthouse. Judge Butzbaugh has violated his oath. I support the constitution of the United States and the State of Michigan; we are still waiting on this racist corrupt judge to do the same. Judge Butzbaugh has failed the people, the community, his duties and his office.

Judge Butzbaugh, it shall come to pass; if thou continue not to hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God to observe to do all that is right; which I command thee this day, that all these Curses shall come upon you and your family, curses shalt be in the City of St. Joseph and Cursed shalt thou be in the field, cursed shall come upon you and your family and over take thee; cursed shall be the fruit of thy body. The Lord shall smite thee with consumption and with a fever and with an inflammation and with extreme burning. They the demons shall Pursue thee until thou persist.

The Herald Palladium is known as the "Herald Pollution" because of all the racist garbage the newspaper writes. It is led by Julia Swida, Scott Aikens and Dave Brown.

When does it all stop! When are the people going to take a stand? The challenge is clear. The case of Rev. Edward Pinkney is a concentration of the criminalization of a generation of people. This is not a Black issue, nor is it just a person of color issue. It is a whole country issue.

Benton Harbor Residents Speak Out

photo"This city is a gold mine. We have enough here to use to bring in revenue if we had competent people to structure and utilize what we've got. There are outside people that want to come into Benton Harbor to utilize the land, waterways, and resources. That's a money maker in itself. Things are beginning to look up now because the people of Benton Harbor are getting more involved with city government."
Mary Carter

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them. Neither persons nor property will be safe. Whirlpool Stop It!"
Rev D. Smith

"Dr. Martin Luther King said; we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation."
Dorothy Pinkney

"Who would believe a company worth Billions and Billions of Dollars would steal land from a city with unemployment over 70% and over 2 Million Dollars in the red. If you show me a capitalist, I will show you a bloodsucker. [Whirlpool]"
D. Bragg

"You are not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can`t face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or says it. Whirlpool you cannot steal land and get away with it."
D. Patterson

This article originated in the People's Tribune
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