Will Paterson correct injustice against Maddox?
Jr. | , Alton H. Maddox | 4/12/2011, 4:35 p.m.
There are additional facts. The late Assemblyman Neil Kelleher urged other members of the New York Legislature to file a disciplinary complaint against me for my representation of Tawana Brawley. This abuse of legislative power was unconstitutional and unprecedented.
Abrams would use this state-sponsored complaint and a fabricated grand jury report to get the Brooklyn Grievance Committee to discipline me for refusing to violate the attorney-client privilege and for failing to surrender the work-product privilege. Kelleher and Paterson were social and professional friends when Kelleher was plotting against me. Paterson never lifted a finger to protect me nor my clients, Tawana Brawley and Rev. Al Sharpton. It was of no moment to Paterson that if I had succumbed to Abrams, Sharpton would still be behind bars in 2009.Today, Paterson and Sharpton are cut buddies.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand represented a part of Dutchess County in the 20th Congressional District in the House of Representatives until last month. Assemblyman James Tedisco, minority leader in the New York Assembly, has announced his intention to replace Gillibrand in the 20th Congressional District. If successful, Tedisco will spell bad news for Obama.
Tedisco cosigned Kelleher's disciplinary complaint against me. This could be a two-for-one loss for Obama in Congress. Herb Boyd, of the New York Amsterdam News, correctly raised this concern during Gillibrand's appearance at the National Action Network.
Since the Brawley case is more than 21 years old, the Creator must have a master plan, and it must include exposing the truth. At this stage of my life, I am only asking Paterson to release, in toto, all unredacted Brawley files to the public. This is also the law.
On the other hand, Paterson is bent on maintaining a cover-up to protect former governors, members of the U.S. Senate and a former mayor. He is fully aware of the Brawley case,and he is cognizant of the role of federal and state governments in preventing me from earning a living.
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals was recently concerned about me getting my hands on the Brawley investigatory files through liberal discovery under the federal rules of civil procedure. Thus, the civil rights case had to be dismissed. Dr. Martin L. King Jr.'s assassination files will not be released until 2029 to protect the guilty. President Barack Hussein Obama has called for transparency in government. New York claims that evidence of a "hoax" constitutes classified information and is not subject to disclosure to the public. This is hogwash.
In Brawley, there is an unsolved murder involving politically connected assassins. Murder has no statute of limitations. A petit jury in Dutchess County found in my favor, even though the late Justice S. Barrett Hickman was sitting on the files throughout the trial, seized in violation of the state's liberal discovery rules.
In other words, I had to defend myself in Dutchess County Supreme Court while hogtied. The jury still ruled in my favor. Rev.Al Sharpton and C. Vernon Mason were not so lucky. The jury found against them, and their lips must remain sealed forever unless Paterson corrects this injustice.