Mentacide is running amuck in the Black community, and it is more lethal than AIDS, which is still in search of a cure. Dr. Carter G. Woodson diagnosed Black mentacide in “The Miseducation of the Negro.” Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is seeking to nationalize it throughout the United States. Obama beware!
O.J. Simpson might have to spend up to 33 years in prison because he flunked home training and the San Francisco school system miseducated him. He believes that his friends are his enemies and that his enemies are his friends. O.J. thrives on fallacies, and he is unable to classify people. When O.J. entered a casino hotel to retrieve his property and the suspects were armed with tape recorders, bells should have started ringing in his head. He made matters worse when he argued self-help as a defense at trial rather than entrapment. If you raise the wrong question in court, you must do the time. O.J. did. Entrapment should have been his defense. The alleged armed robbery happened on Sept. 13, and he was found guilty on the 13th anniversary of his acquittal for murder in Los Angeles. The trial last- ed 13 days, and the jury deliberated for 13 hours. The number 13 is rooted in the history of this country. O.J.’s trial was scripted. The government should have been put on trial.
By maliciously and gratuitously attacking New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress publicly, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is poisoning a potential jury pool and also his appointed judges in Manhattan Criminal Court. Thus, criminal suspects in New York City are involuntarily participating in kangaroo proceedings.
Bloomberg argues that New York City’s stringent gun ban is designed to protect children and police officers from criminals. What happened to protecting a defenseless public from rogue cops? It does not help that the New York Police Department is a standing army and, therefore, a criminal enterprise in violation of the Second Amendment. New York’s gun law is akin to the gun law enacted by the Georgia General Assembly. It was a racially neutral law, but the devil was in the details. White supremacists selectively applied it to the detriment of newly freed Africans who sought to enforce the Reconstruction laws. This selective application of prosecuting violations of racially neutral gun laws raised its ugly head in the Camilla Massacre. Several hundred armed Black men would march from Albany, Ga., to Camilla, Ga., on September 19, 1868, to protest the expulsion of 32 Black men from the Georgia General Assembly.
A white posse in Mitchell County gunned down over a dozen Blacks and wounded more than 30 Black protesters. The massacre was ruled as selfdefense. The ringleader was the sheriff of the county. These conspiracies had to include law enforcement agents and white supremacists. New York has not only enacted facially and racially neutral gun laws with racial consequences, but it has also enacted laws under Article 215 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law empowering local prosecutors with unreviewable discretion to guide gun complaints concerning whites to dispute resolution centers rather than local criminal courts. Thus, whites can evade the prison-industrial complex.
George Mason, a “founding father,” said: “To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” Equal protection and due process are incorporated in the Second Amendment. The 14th Amendment was ratified for the benefit of constitutional slaves. The gun is the dividing line between freedom and slavery.
There has been complete silence about disciplinary proceedings for the assassins of Sean Bell. Bloomberg told a “white lie” when he said that no one is exempt from the law. He has already forgotten about the complete exoneration of the assassins of Amadou Diallo and the lack of disciplinary proceedings for Bell’s assassins.
Bloomberg knows that double jeopardy fails to attach to disciplinary proceedings, which undermines proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Burden of proof is reduced to preponderance of the evidence. This is enough leeway, however, for Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to give these assassins the boot.
Getting back to Burress, Antonio Pierce, captain of the New York Giants, mindlessly went into the Manhattan district attorney’s office on Friday to give testimony against one of his troops. He was wrongfully summoned to the district attorney’s office. No district attorney’s office has the authority to summon a person to its office. Only a lawfully impaneled grand jury can investigate a crime and subpoena a person to appear before it. Pierce walked into a perjury trap. His statements can be used against him in a court of law. Allegedly, Pierce sought to cover up the weapons charges against Burress.
If Pierce had sidestepped the district attorney’s office and waited for the grand jury, he would have automatically enjoyed transactional immunity. Many jurisdictions, including the federal courts, only offer use immunity. Transactional immunity is similar to a pardon. A criminal suspect is freed of any criminal disability.
Law enforcement officials are now weighing the possibility of lodging an indictment against Pierce or giving him legal immunity. Like President-elect Barack Obama, the government has put him in a legal noose. In the meantime, Pierce is sweating bullets. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants this past Sunday. The New York Police Department has been sodomizing Black men for years with impunity. On Oct. 15, the NYPD decided to crossover and sodomize Michael Mineo. This was a mistake. Dred Scott only applies to persons of African ancestry. Mineo enjoys rights under the common law and the natural law. Prosecutors are under a preexisting duty to enforce those rights. This past Sunday, the tabloids reported that a Brooklyn grand jury in the Mineo case had voted to indict Richard Kern for aggravated sexual assault. Two other cops will face misconduct charges. Rev. Al Sharpton immediately summoned the cameras. Mineo’s attorneys include Stephen Jackson, who courageously represented C. Vernon Mason in Pagones v. Maddox, Mason, Sharpton and Brawley. There is something egregiously wrong with this scenario. It is against the law to reveal the vote or the contents of an indictment before a defendant makes a court appearance. The defendants were arraigned this past Tuesday. The indictment had to remain sealed until Tuesday. The premature unsealing of an indictment is a felony.
I have always advocated that critical thinking and logical debates can lead to racial unity. Logic replaces emotionalism and fear. These seeds will sprout on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th Street (near 125th Street and Broadway) in Harlem. This is “The Great Harlem Debate: The Obama Election: Was it good for Black people, yes or no?” Dec. 13–Alton Maddox and Dr. Leonard Jeffries are offering an “Advanced Seminar on Critical Thinking and Systems Analysis” at City College in the NAC Building, 141st Street and Convent Avenue in Harlem. The attached writer’s workshop is scheduled for January 2009. Critical thinking precedes effective writing. For admission information, call (718) 834-9034. December 17–UAM weekly forum at the Elks Plaza, 1068 Harriet Tubman (Fulton Street) near Classon Avenue in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. “Obama Faces a Legal Assault in Chicago.” Admission is free. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue. See: www.reinstatealtonmaddox.net.