Information is Power in State v. Zimmerman
The next time that a white supremacist believes that “coon hunting” is permissible under the U.S. Constitution and he or she fatally shoots a person of African ancestry, I hope that all Blacks and especially Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Benjamin Jealous bury their heads in the sand. Black outrage, absent some subsequent, real action, only enhances the possibility of another racially-inspired murder.
After watching our reaction to the senseless murders of Sean Bell and now Trayvon Martin, whites supremacists have concluded that we shoot our only “load” while we are emotionally upset. After Blacks shoot their load up front, whites conclude that they can go back to planning another Black death.
This modus operandi helps Revs. Sharpton and Jackson in addition to Jealous. Capitalists invest heavily in fighting racial fires. The racially-inspired shooting of Trayvon Martin ignited a firestorm in Sanford, FL. It must be extinguished forthwith. Otherwise, insurance companies could have to pay substantial damages. It is cheaper to pay racial racketeers.
If left unchecked, the result in Trayvon Martin will follow the disastrous result in Sean Bell. Initially, Blacks in New York were outraged. Rev. Sharpton then called for a “Shopping for Justice” march to pacify Blacks. In the meantime, the police suspects for the death of Sean Bell secured bail without any challenge from the Black community. The rest is history.
Unless Blacks establish a headquarters in Sanford, FL forthwith, the ending for Trayvon Martin will follow the result in Sean Bell. When you face-off with whites, you must be prepared to go 24/7. When a zebra is in the jungle, other zebras must be on look-out for lions. A predator is always looking for its prey. This is also natural law which governs American jurisprudence.
Blacks must keep the criminal justice center in Sanford, FL under surveillance every hour of the day until the duration of this case. Meanwhile, there must be ongoing, strategic planning. Shelter is a basic necessity of life. It is also a basic necessity of conflict. To be sure, white supremacists have secured shelter to wage a racial war. Blacks are homeless.
During the course of State v. Zimmerman, there will be several critical proceedings which Blacks must address. The first proceeding involved the charge against Zimmerman. This inning goes to Zimmerman. He got off light. The second inning may be played on April 20. Leading Blacks have remained silent on bail. Blacks can only hope for a divine intervention.
Aside from a headquarters, Blacks must secure substantial, legal literature on Florida law. Among other things, these are the rules of engagement. Before two sides go on a battlefield to engage in battle, each side must familiarize itself with the rules. The type of weaponry depends on the rules of engagement. Strategic planning is also based on the rules of engagement.
So far, there has been no strategic planning by Blacks in State v. Zimmerman. To deal with an appropriate charge against Zimmerman, there should have been an independent and comprehensive crime scene investigation. This is the responsibility of all Blacks and not simply the Marlin family. State v. George Zimmerman involves a public crime. Blacks should not rely on the state of Florida to prove murder in the first degree.
I am the first Black attorney in the nation to have successfully demanded the appointment of a special prosecutor in a racially-motivated case. White defendants went to prison for their handiwork in Howard Beach. In a second case, Joseph Fama was sent to prison for 33 years for murdering Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst based on his race.
On the other hand, Florida state Attorney Angela B. Corey is not a special prosecutor. She is an elected official. The law will not allow her to serve two masters. Moreover, she opposes the disclosure of the court file even though the Sixth Amendment requires a public trial. There has not been a peep from leading Blacks.
Without any funding, I have tried to keep the Black community abreast of the critical proceedings in this case even though I am subject to censorship. It would be helpful if I were not banned from public airwaves. All leading Blacks, who pretend to favor the prosecution of George Zimmerman, favor the ban of my appearing on any commercial radio or television station.
I am now seeking funds to purchase the applicable legal literature in Florida. Even lawyers outside of Florida have demonstrated no knowledge of Florida law. Lawyers in Florida have lost their tongues and their minds. Our community needs information to put an end to white vigilantism. All Blacks are at risk especially since new gun laws are immunizing white supremacists.
These research funds are necessary to continue to enlighten us about State v. Zimmerman, self-defense laws nationwide, and constitutional rights and the critical stages of the criminal process. Any donation for a regular legal analysis of the criminal proceedings should be sent as follows:
Alton H. Maddox, Jr. P.O. Box 35 Bronx, NY 10471
Also, you should call your local commercial station and demand that I receive an invitation to discuss the legal aspects of the case over the airwaves. I have been particularly censored in New York City. In the 1950’s, censorship was Medgar Evers complaint in Mississippi. At that time, it was whites who were censoring critical information. Today, it is Blacks and whites together.