Although five members of the “Central Park 7” have already received “hush money” thanks to the “$ilver rites movement,” the central problem of the “Scottsboro Boys” case still exists in 2015. Innocent lives went to prison in Alabama and in New York because Dred Scott, and notPowell v. Alabama, 287 U.S. 45 (1932), is alive and well.
When a black person is accused of raping a white woman, special, judicial rules are afoot. The white complainant is supposed to have her way on the witness stand. The late Mayor Ed Koch reiterated this rule in theMarla Hanson case. Justice Jeffrey Atlas had to apologize to the model, Marla Hanson, over television, because he was unable to keep Alton Maddox in his place.
Maddox was the “lead counsel” in the “Central Park 7.” He would substitute for attorney Joseph Mack. Attorneys Robert Burns and Colin Moore would represent two other black defendants. No white attorney was disciplined. Three black attorneys were disbarred. Mack was suspended from the practice of law.
In 1989, Donald Trump had created an atmosphere of fear. No other black attorney would file a notice of appearance. Mayoral contender David N. Dinkins would describe this group of innocent Latino and black defendants as constituting a “wolfpack.” This is state-sponsored defamation and it was designed to poison the jury pool in violation of the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Black attorneys were MIA in 1989 and I expect that they will remain absent and silent at a public hearing in Manhattan in 2015 even though a double standard of justicefor black attorneys still exists in 2015. This double standard of justice for black attorneys dates back to 1847.
New York was still maintaining segregated courtrooms in its criminal parts in 1976 in violation of a Supreme Court decision on April 29, 1963. There were only two dissenters: Judge Bruce Wright and attorney Alton Maddox. Law enforcement agencies went after both of them.
To put a spotlight on the plight of blacks in Alabama, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. paid for a full-page advertisement in the New York Times. This advertisement incurred the wrath of law enforcement agencies in Alabama. They sued for deep pockets. The end result wasNew York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) and new constitutional, rules on defamation.
United African Movement and the Freedom Party have decided to take Dr. King’s lead once again. No other black organization is willing to follow his lead or the lead of Malcolm X who was arguing for human rights. The $ilver rites movement has supplanted both civil rights and human rights. United African Movement still maintains an interest in prisoner’s rights.
United African Movement and the Freedom Party, and not Black Lives Matter Movement, will submit advertisements for publication in the black press on this Monday morning. The Black Lives Matter Movementstarted in 1983. Sis. Geneva Butts and Alton Maddox are in charge of drafting these two advertisements. Any donor, interested in “Jailhouse nation,” can immediately call the Freedom Party at 917-947-8994.