On Mother’s Day 1987, the Washington Post, the nation’s top political newspaper, described me as “Mr. Civil Rights in the Courtroom.” The magazine article spoke about my legal prowess in the courtroom. I knew that my legal career in New York was about to come to a screeching halt. Civil rights in New York is a taboo.
The media announced today that former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had been disbarred from the practice of law in New York for abusing and exploiting his public influence for personal gain. Silver had become “Mr. $ilver Rites in the New York Legislature.”
Silver had allowed the New York Legislature to “bar” me arbitrarily from the practice of law with a bill of pains and penalties in violation of Art. 1, sec. 10, cl. 1 of the U.S. Constitution. It required a governmental conspiracy. I had become the chief advocate for civil rights, if not human rights, in New York.
Former Sen. Hillary Clinton sees cracks in her armor. Sen. Bernie Sanders is breathing down her neck. I am an “Independent.” I have no horse in the “white primary” on April 19, 2016 despite Smith v. Allwright, 321 U.S. 649 (1944). Thurgood Marshall announced that Smith v. Allwright was his greatest, legal victory.
I was a regular guest on Bob Law’s radio show, “Night Talk” on WWRL (1600-AM). This program connected airwaves throughout the nation. It was our “drum.” Censorship was not a problem. Respect was a condition precedent to gaining access to “Night Talk’s” airwaves to exercise First Amendment rights.
If we are true to our customs on “Night Talk,” it should not be a problem to demand that former Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders apologize for this nation’s sins. Vermont started dismantling slavery in 1777 and New York started dismantling it in 1799. Neither state granted reparations. They must also apologize for their states’ sins.
There must be a political protocol in New York. It must not be a “dog and pony show” on or before April 19. Serious issues face black voters. They must be able to secure answers during the 2016 presidential sweepstakes. The presidential campaigns of Clinton and Sanders should be suspended until both campaigns agree to a presidential protocol.
By definition of the term for black lawyers by Charles Hamilton Houston, black lawyers, in New York, are “social parasites.” Instead of challenging judicial racism and terrorism in New York jurisprudence, they choose to devour their own people. White lawyers are the third-party beneficiaries.
On May 21, 1990, I received a shocking revelation and it was not the illegal and indefinite suspension from the practice of law but the legal ignorance of my people. There was not even a whimper from the black community over this Sixth Amendment violation. UAM was also as quiet as a church mouse. This suspension was ignorance promoting fear. Ignorance of the law is promoting a “Jailhouse Nation.”
Blacks have some real political and economic issues to address but they have turned their backs on Frederick Douglass”: “Power concedes noting without a demand. It never did and it never will.” The Voting Rights Act of 1965 ushered in “plantation politics.” Clinton and Sanders are benefiting from “dog and pony shows” in the black community.
In the meantime, all roads will lead to the UAM weekly forum, at Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn on March 30, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The Freedom Party will discuss a presidential protocol for New York and African culture on American politics.
A political calendar in New York by the Freedom Party; an essay by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. on “African Gerontocracy and Christian Democracy” in addition to a written program: “UAM vs. Trump University,” will be distributed. Alton Maddox is the “victim” of Sixth Amendment violations but all blacks constitute the “target.”