April 29, 2013
Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan
Nation of Islam
4855 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
Re: Tawana and Glenda Brawley
Dear Min. Farrakhan:
On December 12, 1987 in Newburgh, NY and, later, in various venues in Illinois, New York, Georgia and Washington, DC, you have extended the support of the Nation of Islam to end “legitimate rape” in the United States. You have also personally extended your support to the Brawley family.
Six white men, including Steven Pagones and Harry Crist, Jr., kidnapped and raped fifteen year-old Tawana Brawley in Dutchess County, NY on November 24, 1987. When she was found on November 28, 1987, her body had been smeared with feces and racial epithets had been written on her body. Her hair had also been cropped. This was a hate crime.
Blacks from all around the country were outraged over these criminal acts. These crimes prompted you to appear in Newburgh on December 12, 1987. The Nation of Islam vowed to protect and support Tawana Brawley. You also participated in a protest march against this injustice, on this day, and, in the following year, you appeared in Poughkeepsie, NY to support Glenda Brawley. She had been cited for contempt of court. Later, you appeared with them at the historic Wheat Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
Although no juvenile delinquency proceeding nor a civil action was ever commenced against Tawana Brawley, Steven Pagones, a rapist of Tawana Brawley, is now exploiting the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution to steal Three Hundred Dollars every two weeks in Virginia from her wages.
Since Virginia is enforcing this criminal conduct, Tawana Brawley is now an “indentured servant”. This is a violation of the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It is also a violation of Due Process of Law under the Fourteenth Amendment. The federal government has obviously buried its head in the sand and censorship is being employed as an “accomplice” to these criminal acts.
United African Movement seeks to honor both Tawana and Glenda Brawley on Mother’s Day 2013 in Paterson, NJ. Glenda Brawley is subject to arrest on New York soil. Censorship is being employed to allow Pagones to operate under the radar. It is in his best interest to keep this “criminal enterprise” low-key.
I knew that I could win any legal matter against Tawana Brawley in a court of law. Now local, state and the federal government have agreed to allow individuals and entities to file false criminal instruments against Tawana Brawley with impunity in both New York and Virginia. This enables Pagones to be unjustly enriched.
United African Movement is now fighting “might makes right” in the court of public opinion. I can connect with a jury in a courtroom. UAM is unable to connect with scattered residents in a court of public opinion. The terrain is wider. Censorship is a culprit and it is widely practiced in the tri-state.
UAM needs your immediate help and the immediate help of the Nation of Islam. There will be a tribute for Glenda and Tawana Brawley in Paterson, NJ on Mother’s Day 2013. A hearing on matters under the Full Faith and Credit Clause is belatedly scheduled for July 23, 2013 in Surry, Virginia. UAM must win in each of these venues.
I will be making a diligent and sustained effort to talk to you personally and to fill you in on all of the details. While I have always believed that the doors of the National of Islam were always open, I have refrained from knocking unless and until the circumstances were dire. Now, time is of the essence.
Very truly yours,
Alton H. Maddox, Jr.