I appeared in Manhattan Housing Court this past Friday with a group of activists, including consumer rights activist Florence Rice, to address a scandalous or prejudicial matter that the landlord’s attorney, Kevin Cullen, had inserted in his pleading attacking me and my “disgraceful” representation of Tawana Brawley.
New York has reduced Tawana and me to fugitives. This is akin to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Anyone can take a shot at us with impunity. All whites were required to participate in a manhunt for a fugitive slave. Black men should be taking good notes. Dred Scott is still alive.
Before we left the courtroom, Judge Jean Schneider informed the landlord’s attorney that these extrajudicial comments were unwelcomed. This attorney has to answer my moving papers seeking an order striking scandalous and prejudicial matters in court on October 16.
Calling me a person of “low moral character and turpitude so as to be unfit to be licensed” to practice law for having represented Tawana Brawley is defamatory and actionable. Moreover, he also wrote that my representation of Brawley was “disgraceful.” In other words, a Black, female rape victim is not entitled to legal representation.
These words are actionable without proof of damages, and under CPLR 3024, these words have no import nor relevance and should be stricken from the pleadings. Since this law was written by the New York Legislature, all Black elected officials should be in court on October 16.
In addition to attempting to illegally evict me and my wife from our residence of 33 years, the landlord is also attempting to ruin my reputation. This is not only double jeopardy, but it is also an abuse of the legal process and amounts to judicial coercion.
This misconduct started in 1999 after Eliot Spitzer was elected state attorney general and a change of ownership of the apartment building. The landlord had to submit a conversion plan to the state attorney general for the sale of condominiums. Apparently, my demise was in the deal. I do not believe in coincidences.
On March 13, 1988, I publicly fingered Steven Pagones, an assistant district attorney in Dutchess County for the kidnap and rape of Tawana Brawley. The white media and officials of New York State went ballistic. New York already knew that Pagones and Harry Crist, Jr., a white policeman, were suspects.
State Attorney General Robert Abrams stated publicly after New York convened its first non-secret grand jury that he had no suspects. A state-sponsored coverup was afoot and Abrams was lying. Since no white man could rape a Black female, according to Abrams’ published statement, I was supposed to keep quiet.
Dutchess County Court Judge Judith Hillery informed a representative of Gov. Mario Cuomo in late January 1988 that the district attorney of Dutchess County would have to be relieved of his duties with respect to the Brawley investigation because Pagones was a suspect and he had refused to step down from his position.
New York wanted to know how I knew that Pagones was involved in the kidnapping and rape of Tawana and the murder of Harry Crist. There was a leak. The public had been told that Crist had killed himself. This is obstruction of justice.
When I refused to reveal my work product and to snitch against my client amid trial of a 67-count indictment, the war was on. I was permanently suspended from the practice of law on May 21, 1990. Disbarment without due process occurred in or about 2006.
Actually, a whistleblower should be protected under the First Amendment. Pagones’ defamation lawsuit should have been laughed out of court. A whistleblower is entitled to an absolute privilege against defamation.
In New York, the three branches of government, stood solidly behind Pagones. The late Assemblyman Neil Kelleher, a close friend of Gov. David Paterson and a leading Republican, was the lead complainant in the disciplinary complaint against me.
A real detective could connect the dots between Kelleher, Paterson, former Sen. Alphonse D’Amato, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and former Gov. Geroge Pataki. This connection has infuriated President Barack Obama. Gov. Paterson is “running with the hares and hunting with the hounds.”
Gov. Paterson has the legal authority to reinstate me to the practice of law with no questions asked. Gov. Mario Cuomo exercised this authority to reinstate Michael Dowd to the practice of law after he had been fingered for being involved, criminally, in the parking violations scandal.
Mario Cuomo said that he would not allow Dowd and his family to starve. Cuomo had just caused my suspension from the practice of law. Dowd is back in the legal saddle. Cuomo also created a state agency for Dowd to head.
A pathologist found that Crist was murdered. This confirmed my claim and exposed Abrams as a liar. A grand juror has submitted an affidavit saying that Abrams violated the law by writing the grand jury report himself. In it, he, and not the grand jury, stated that Tawana had committed a “hoax.” A petit jury, in 1998, exonerated me of all Pagones’ defamation claims.
Prof. Monroe Freedman of Hofstra University Law School and a leading expert on legal ethics testified that my refusal to violate the attorney-client privilege upheld the legal profession’s finest traditions. The late Prof. Kellis Parker of Columbia University Law School testified that my suspension was racist.
An interracial group of witnesses testified about my excellent reputation in the legal profession. They included Administrative Justice Joan Carey; the late Justice Bruce Wright, a fearless judge and author of “Black Robes, White Justice”; the late William Kunstler, legendary civil and human rights advocate; and Councilman Charles Barron, a former client, legislator and human rights activist.
Our problem is mental illiteracy. Blacks are unable to read the U.S. Constitution. Instead, we prefer to hallucinate and fight a “mythical devil.” Black preachers are leading us on a wild goose chase. By endorsing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, they have become political prostitutes.
The 13th Amendment created a halfway house for “newly emancipated Africans.” Initially, all Blacks went into a halfway house, as opposed to a concentration camp. Those Blacks who, afterward, suffered a felony conviction went back into slavery. Forward never! Backward ever!
Except for Councilman Charles Barron, no “leading Black” has ever expressed any concern about my ability to secure food, clothing and shelter. The only crime that I committed was representing them pro bono. My suspension is the big payback.
This list of ex-cons is an example of New York’s ethical standards. The reinstated attorneys include but are not limited to former Chief Justice Sol Watchler (extortion), Michael Boxley (sexual predator), Neil Wiesner (drug enterprise and attempted murder), Roland Acevedo (armed bank robbery and police shootout) and Albert Pirro (tax evasion).
I have never been convicted of a crime. No disciplinary committee has ever accused me of cheating a client. I have never been held in contempt of court. No lawyer in American jurisprudence has ever represented more persons pro bono. Many of my cases were of great public importance and inspired social change.
Oct 10-11–Overnight bus trip, limited seating and excellent hotel lodgings to “Blacks in Wax Museum” in Baltimore and “Nile Valley on the Potomac” field trip in Washington, D.C., with visits to key sites of Freemasonry. Highly noted author and Egyptologist Anthony Browder will conduct the field trip. His knowledge of ancient Egypt is profound. He has authored “Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization” a masterpiece. I hope to see you on Saturday. For further information, call UAM at (718) 834-9034.
Oct. 14–UAM’s weekly forum at the Elks Plaza, 1068 Harriet Tubman Avenue (Fulton Street), near Classon Avenue in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue. Video highlights of 2009 Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls.
Oct. 16–PWV Acquisitions, LLC v. Maddox at 9:30 a.m. in, Room 819 of the Civil Court, located at 111 Centre Street in Manhattan.
Oct. 23–The appeal of People v. John White will be heard in the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, 45 Monroe Place in Brooklyn at 9 a.m. The issue is self-defense and whether Blacks are still in slavery. Blacks need to be on hand en masse to hear the decision.