Roger S. Goodell, Commissioner
National Football League
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10154
Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Commissioner
Major League Baseball
245 Park Avenue, 31st Fl.
New York, NY 10167
Adam Silver, Commissioner
National Basketball Association
645 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Dear Messrs. Goodell, Manfred and Silver:
On October 3, 2015, I announced to the world that Donald J. Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. The venue, Galbraith A.M.E. Zion Church, in Washington, DC. October 3, 2015 was chosen because it was the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the “Immigration Act of 1965.” Immigration would be President –elect Trump’s key, campaign issue.
According to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s campaign rhetoric, I know him better than he knows himself. This is a “confession.” It is also called military intelligence. I am the “architect” of hate crime legislation in the states and the federal government arising out of my “unwavering demand” for a special prosecutor, in racially-motivated crimes, prosecuted in state and federal courts. I was the chief counsel in Howard Beach.
Mr. Trump “auditioned” for the “White House” on the backs of innocent, minor, Black and Latino defendants. While I was waiting for “the shoe to drop” on Rev. Al Sharpton, members of United African Movement asked me to challenge Donald J. Trump in “Central Park 7.” New York, wrongfully, allows for the automatic, criminal prosecution of “minors” in adult courts.
As a “concerned citizen” in the United States, Mr. Trump used a constitutional right to demand capital punishment for innocent, minor, defendants who are also presumed to be innocent, until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, for the allegation of raping Patricia Meili, a white, Wall Street executive, in Central Park, in the borough of Manhattan. A defendant’s remedy is defamation.
This does raise questions about President-elect Trump’s judgment in nominating a person to enforce the laws of the United States and especially the Reconstruction amendments; namely, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Fitness to serve should come from the person’s background and not from his answers given in a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.
The doctrine of stare decisis should not permit the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to turn back the “hand of time.” There should be a presumption that the justices used their best judgment de novo. Only a “political cabal” would permit justices to overthrow Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution and make it a “political court” in defiance of Marbury v. Madison 1 Cranch (5 U.S.) 137 (1803).
The Civil Rights Act of 1875 preceded the “Compromise of 1877.” Afterwards, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated it because descendants of enslaved Africans were not “citizens” as that term was defined under the Fourteenth Amendment and included in the Civil Rights Act of 1875. This happened in Civil Rights Cases, 109 U.S. 3 (1883).
It took over eighty years, from 1883, before interracial, college and professional sports could happen in the United States. Civil rights workers, and not the military, had to pay the price in blood, sweat and in tears. Professional and college athletics were the beneficiaries. Men like Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama stood behind Gov. George Wallace. I was nearly lynched in Alabama crusading for future, black athletes in the South.
At the time that Mr. Trump was exercising his “free speech rights,” the U.S. Supreme Court, in Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361 (1989), had ruled that it was indeed, constitutional to subject juveniles to capital punishment. The “Central Park 6” was only exonerated after Matias Reyes had confessed to the crime. New York had to terminate, by law, the prosecution of Michael Briscoe, one of the defendants. Steve Lopez is still a “convicted felon.”
Mr. Trump chose to “retaliate” against the four, black attorneys, who bravely stepped up to the plate to guarantee, to the innocent defendants, rights under the Sixth Amendment. Two of those attorneys were “disbarred’ from the practice of law. Another attorney, with an “exemplary record” of representing unpopular defendants pro bono, was “debarred.” An attorney who made a “cameo appearance” was only suspended from the practice of law.
The “debarment” of the attorney, who successfully represented Michael Briscoe, happened in February 1989. This attorney was “debarred” again, on May 21, 1990, before he won an acquittal on all 67 counts in People v. Sharpton. This gave rise to double jeopardy under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. People v. Sharptonaddressed tax evasion and grand larceny charges.
Mr. Trump was doing business with and in New York. He was “required” to file state income tax returns. No law prevents Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from divulging Mr. Trump’s tax returns. These public officials were “acting in concert” with Mr. Trump and they are still engaged in a state-sanctioned cover-up.
New York received well-grounded complaints from students of Trump University that Donald J. Trump was operating the university as a “criminal enterprise.” Sufficient evidence existed to have allowed NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to impanel a grand jury and for the grand jury to subpoena Mr. Trump’s state and federal tax returns.
New York would have been required to release those tax returns to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for a federal, grand jury investigation. At his press conference on Wednesday, he “bragged” that he was above the law. Both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman should “pay at the polls.” Blacks and Latinos should be tired of financing and endorsing their own oppression.
New York, in complicity with President-elect Donald J. Trump, has continued to bill, for bar dues, a “debarred” attorney for the past twenty-six years. In New York, a “disbarred attorney” may seek reinstatement to the practice of law after seven years and not pay bar dues in the interim. It has not helped that this “debarred” attorney has also demanded to “honor” his revered ancestors like Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer in the payment of bar dues.
President-elect Trump and the late Gov. Mario Cuomo are from Queens, NY. “Central Park 7” happened on the late Gov. Cuomo’s watch. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking to preserve his father’s legacy including the racial animus for the attorney for Michael Griffith, Michael Briscoe, Sharpton and Tawana Brawley even if it means denying the rights of “unpopular defendants” under the Sixth Amendment.
This is the DNA of President-elect Trump. A leopard is unable to change his spots and a zebra is unable to change his stripes. Donald J. Trump is no longer an “ordinary citizen.” He will become the 45th president of the United States, on January 20, 2017, with presidential powers under Article One of the U.S. Constitution.
These powers will include the power to nominate the U.S. Attorney General. It is interesting that Stanford v. Kentucky, supra arose in the “Blue Grass State.” The “Senate Majority Leader” is Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Unfortunately, I am unable to believe in “coincidences” especially when the “speaker” has a monetary or political interest in the judicial candidate who will militate against the “best interest” of Black and Latino athletes.
Mr. Trump, as the 45th president of the United States, will be able to replace vacant spots on the U.S. Supreme Court with “clones” of the late Justice Anthony Scalia. Under Mr. Trump, the “targets” will be innocent, Black and Latino youth. Attorney General Sessions will enjoy unreviewable, prosecutorial discretion.
Mr. Trump will also have the “presidential power” to issue an executive order like Executive Order no. 9006 which was the subject in Hirabayashi v. United States, 320 U.S. 81 (1943). This “executive order” allowed for the relocation of Japanese Americansbecause of the “paranoia” of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
National Football League, Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association have built a financially unbelievable “farm system” off of the backs of Black and Latino athletes. These “unbelievable profits” are shared with ESPN, Turner Broadcasting and Fox Sports in addition to their subsidiaries along with myriad, independent organizations.
This “farm system” has a special interest in protecting its “assets” including Black and Latino athletes. For example, U.S. Attorney-designate, Jeff Sessions, never dissented to the “continuing wrongs” in Alabama after 1965. He swore to uphold the law in 1973 as an “officer of the court.”
He certainly kept silent while Gov. George Wallace was alive. Gov. Wallace vowed to always “out –seg” his opponents even though segregation certainly ended in Brown v. Bd. of Ed., 347 U.S. 483 (1954). Attorney Sessions failed to take a single action to stop him. Gov. Wallace died in 1998. Mr. Sessions has continued the policies of Gov. Wallace.
Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
cc: Cong. Black Caucus
Cong. Hispanic Caucus
National Football Players Association
Major League Baseball Players Association
National Basketball Players Association
National Organization For Women
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