For nearly two decades, I was the only lawyer in New York who was willing to represent the race pro bono. Most of this litigation affected every person of African ancestry in New York. Before May 21, 1990, I had to pay to play to exercise rights. After May 21, 1990, I became a shepherd with community responsibilities but no community rights. A “Judas” goat can be a Black leader but not a Black shepherd.
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau predicted this or worsethirty-five years ago. I have never been disbarred from the practice of law but I have been “barred” from all courtrooms in New York to the detriment of all Blacks. The right of “representation” –political and legal– only belongs to a people and it can only be achieved for any people on a battlefield. See the American Revolution.
In 1965, Blacks were given the “right to vote” but not the “right of representation”. The right to vote alone is a ceremonial act. On the other hand, the right of representation includes the right of free speech, the right of peaceful assembly, the right of free associations and the right of a free press.
These are the earmarks of a political party. Blacks have never had a political party in the United States because Blacks are forbidden from exercising First Amendment rights. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Blacks were given limited First Amendment rights to earn the Voting Rights Act of 1965 for a limited period of time. It is now up for judicial review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Recently, I have had to wear several hats to keep the race in the “hunt”. This is miraculous since New York has made it unlawful for anyone to retain me since May 21, 1990. A few people have made donations in order to permit me to continue to pursue the sacrifices and causes of our revered ancestors.
One issue has been “legitimate rape”. New York “barred” me from representing Tawana Brawley in any courtroom in New York on February 29, 1989. This restriction is embodied in a court order. A week later, Steven Pagones claimed to have served a New York summons and complaint on her in Virginia and not in New York. No affidavit of service exists in the clerk’s office of the Dutchess County Supreme Court.
Afterwards, the late, attorney Hudson Reid agreed to represent her. New York summarily denied his application. Matthew Strong, a police officer in Monticello, NY in 1989, was appointed as her guardian ad litem but he refused to consent to the appointment. Strong is her uncle.
This left Tawana without both an attorney and a guardian ad litem. An infant needs both for her interests to be represented in a lawsuit. Pagones quickly took advantage of this situation. He hurriedly made a motion for a default judgment. Nonetheless, Justice Ralph Beisner of Dutchess County Supreme Court granted the May 29, 1989 motion on May 6, 1991. By May 21, 1990, New York had permanently “barred” me from all courtrooms.
Now, New York has imposed the “gag rule” on me. I have been “barred” from all commercial media –Black and white– in the tri-state, at the very least. This is censorship. I can only send out my messages through e-mails. Before the illegal court proceeding happens in Virginia, on July 23, 2013, I am seeking to secure sufficient, defense funds through a costly, paid advertisement.
In the meantime, I am seeking to free Blacks in New York from “plantation politics”. More than one hundred fifty years ago, our revered ancestor, Harriet Tubman, said that this was a difficult task. She had to put a gun to the heads of most “slaves” who she forced away from plantations. Psychological slavery still exists in the United States. The goal of the Freedom Party is for Blacks to elect public officials and judicial officers. Currently, whites select them for Blacks.
I sought the assistance of others for a meeting this Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. This assistance was lacking. I am overwhelmed with the paid advertisement. John Beatty, owner of the Cotton Club, had given the Freedom Party an excellent deal. The meeting at the Cotton Club, this Saturday, had to be cancelled. Time is of the essence. The deadline to end “plantation politics” in New York City is July 9, 2013.