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E-M:/ Communique from BANCO on Reverend Pinkney's jailing
- Subject: E-M:/ Communique from BANCO on Reverend Pinkney's jailing
- From: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 14:17:58 -0500
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- List-name: Enviro-Mich
- Reply-to: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <email@example.com>
From: "Gordon Matthews" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Pat Foster" <email@example.com>
Subject: Michigan Messenger & Rev. Pinkney
If you don't know about the Michigan Messenger, here's your
to this excellent online newspaper. I send this specific link
it's interesting regarding environmental Mich. wrap-up news, and
the state backed plan to turn Benton Harbor's Jean Klock park into
a private golf course.
summary & recent news: Rev.
Pinkney was originally arrested for initiating a recall
election of Whirlpool's point person on the BH city commission. Of
Judge Maloney had to (illegally) overturn the successful recall in order
for the golf course
plans to continue. And, Pinkney had to be
"removed." He now sleeps on a
hard floor in a 12x14 cell with 6 others. Last Thursday he was
taken to the
hospital for back and head examinations. He's ok now.
Prisoners must stand
while eating. In a symbolic gesture, the mayor of BH visited him in
jail last week.
Noted by Blackcommentator.com
writer Larry Pinkney (no relation) last week:
This deliberate and racist harassment of Reverend Edward Pinkney
in the jail is OUTRAGEOUS!!! This must be disseminated far and wide.
This is precisely why it is important to contact the jail, the governor,
the courts, etc. about these outrages; otherwise they will continue and
get worse. These persons are not "just doing their jobs;" they
criminally complicitous in the harassment of a wrongfully jailed and
Black American political activist--Reverend Edward Pinkney who is
courageously fighting for the human rights of the Black community of
Benton Harbor, Michigan. Plain and simple.
Mr. G. Bush recently appointed Maloney to Michigan's Western District
the man who is considered chief architect of the racist operation known
as the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Mich.
A prominent Michigan media figure stated privately last week that Gov.
Granholm is fully aware of everything going on in Berrien County -
Whirlpool's total control, that it's all about money, and that there
will be no jobs for BH residents at Harbor Shores playground for
white elite, the construction of which is on-going without
Rev. Pinkney asks (begs) that you call Rep. John Conyers in Wash. DC
and ask to speak with Mustafa (corrected spelling) Ali, 202-225-5126.
(corrected phone #)
Please ask "what is being done to investigate Rev. Pinkney's
--ie, don't let him off the hook.
1) Send donations to BANCO (no joke - these funds are
Legal Fee Donations (non-profit so it's tax-deductible):
1940 Union St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
2) Demand Rev. Pinkney's pardon and immediate release
Gov. Granholm has the ability to pardon Pinkney or commute his
All individuals and organizations are urged to immediately write letters
post cards DEMANDING his pardon.
P. O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909
3) Call or write with your objections
Sheriff's Dept, Berrien County Michigan - inquire about Rev.
Sheriff Paul Bailey
Berrien County Sheriff's Department
919 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Copy Letters to: Hugh M. Davis, Constitutional Litigation Associates,
P.C., 450 West Fort Street, Suite 200, Detroit, Michigan, 48226. Phone:
313-961-2255; Fax: 313-961-5999; email:
4) Write to the Editor of the main newspaper of Benton Harbor/St
Joseph and say what you think of this outrage against freedom of
Herald Palladium Newspaper (letters to the editor)
P.O. Box 128
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
5) Boycott Whirlpool and its subsidiaries, and spread the
Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Gladiator, GarageWorks, Inglis,
Estate, Roper, Magic Chef, Acros, Supermatic. ABROAD - Bauknecht,
Brastemp, Consul, Eslabon de Lujo.
Let Whirlpool know that's what you're doing:
Whirlpool Corp. (World Headquarters and N. America Region)
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022-2692 Tel: 269-923-5000
6) Rep. John Conyers
669 Federal Building
231 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 226-2085 Fax
2426 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0072 Fax
2615 W. Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183
(734) 675-4218 Fax
7) Demand an immediate investigation into this injustice.
The Congressional Black Caucus. Phone 202-226-9776, mail to 2264 Rayburn
House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington DC 20510, demanding a full
investigation into the Whirlpool corporate takeover of the city of Benton
Harbor. Phone 202-224-7703.
Alex J. Sagady & Associates
Environmental Enforcement, Permit/Technical Review, Public Policy,
Expert Witness Review and Litigation Investigation on Air, Water and
Waste/Community Environmental and Resource Protection
657 Spartan Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 332-6971; (517) 332-8987 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org