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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

Tonight, United African Movement, Freedom Party and Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls will start a two-part series on Eric Garner, including the three books Blacks must read, the chokehold applied by rogue cops of the NYPD to Eric Garner to murder him, probable causes for arrests, grand jury abuses and symbolic speech under the First Amendment that will be used at the 2014 African-American Day Parade in Harlem.

The venue for Part I of the series will be held tonight, Wednesday, September 17 at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Franklin and Classon) in Brooklyn at 7:00 p.m.  Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue.  It will focus on the psychological legacy of slavery.

The venue for Part II of the series will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, 141 West 131st Street in Harlem on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.  Part I will specifically address the three books that Blacks must read to speak the language of and to communicate with whites and Part II will specifically address grand jury abuses that lead to immunizing rogue cops.

Part II – No Taping

On this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Brooklyn Christian Center, for the first hour, I will identify and discuss three books that Blacks must read.  The first book was written about the psychological legacy of slavery.  The other two books are based on competition.  This country unabashedly practices “Social Darwinism.”  The master-slave relationship prohibits Blacks from competing against whites.

Descendants of enslaved Africans are not allowed to practice competition.  Instead, Blacks are given social welfare programs.  This is our reward.  Business, law, politics, sports, arts and entertainment and the top echelons of militarism are staffed by white males.  They do not have to face a glass ceiling.  Blacks are not encouraged to participate in these disciplines.

HELP is non-existent in the Black community.  HELP is an acronym for History, Ethics, Logic and Philosophy.  The Founding Fathers of HELP are Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Charles Hamilton Houston, Melvin Tolson and Marcus Garvey.  None of these men are widely promoted in the Black community because whites will never promote our architects.

The Brooklyn Christian Center is located at 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn.  This forum will start at 7:00 p.m.  Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue.  No Black person should receive a high school diploma until he or she fully comprehends, in detail, their contents.  It explains why Blacks will never, among other things, maintain and operate a political party.

Last week, Yah Ammi, of the Human Rights and Justice Committee of Ferguson, MO asked me to come to Ferguson and help its residents secure a special prosecutor in the death of Michael Brown.  I was flattered.  The people of Ferguson know the difference between an “ambulance chaser” and a “social engineer.”  They know that I am the only attorney in the United States to have secured a special prosecutor on two, separate occasions.

In 1990, New York sought to resolve a political question; that is, how to “disbar” an attorney who had never been convicted of a crime; had never suffered a disciplinary complaint from a client; and had never been held in contempt of court.  Otherwise, no attorney, despite his or her unpopularity, can be disciplined or disbarred under Judiciary Law § 90.

Since a complaint from members of the New York Legislature is a political question, I prepared a calendar, “Say to No to Cuomo” to continue to November 4, 2014. The events on this calendar will not only address the issue of legal representation generally and “judicial bullying,”  in particular, but also the issues of Eric Garner, John White, Ramsey Orta, Chrissie Ortiz, Tawana Brawley and a class action involving all historically despised and down-trodden persons.

Gov. Mario Cuomo and his son, Andrew, started the practice of “judicial bullying” in 1990.  See Tawana Brawley and “Central Park 7.”  It has had a “chilling effect” on all Black attorneys and legal activism.  Since May 21, 1990, no Black attorney has initiated litigation challenging white supremacy in New York except for “hush money.”

As a political party, the Freedom Party also needs legal representation.  Similarly, United African Movement needs to retain an attorney to represent Tawana Brawley in New York and in Virginia.  The Black community and the Freedom Party need a fully-stocked law library to navigate through legal issues and to decipher and arrest “unjust laws” like the “Stand Your Ground” law.

In the past, I have represented an untold number of unpopular defendants and causes pro bono.   Otherwise, there would have never been a movement for justice in New York.  I was also the sole founder of the Freedom Party and a founder of Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls with a connection to the “Central Park 7.”

I had also successfully represented the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, pro bono and as an attorney, in his pro hac vice application to New York to represent suspected members of the Black Liberation Army in addition to the pro bono representation of Rev. Al Sharpton in a 67-count indictment in Manhattan.

I would find it difficult to believe that any freedom-loving person would reject my effort to resume the practice of law on a pro bono basis or to donate to any effort to continue a legal effort to represent the despised and the downtrodden in the finest tradition of American jurisprudence and consistent with the speech made by Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman to the graduating law class at Pace Law School.

For more than two decades, several thousand persons have received my invaluable, writings on law and military science, free of any cost, even though the fixed costs  to publish them including research, writing, editing and publishing have exceeded over Twenty-five Hundred Dollars monthly.  There is also now a need to upgrade equipment, legal literature and software.

Send donations to:

Friends of Alton Maddox

P.O. Box 35

Bronx, NY 10471

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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September 17th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Wall Street: “Central Park 7,” Garner & Brown

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Rules of Engagement: Orta



by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

On Monday, September 8, 2014, I will be a guest on the “Carl Nelson Show” at 5:00 p.m. Carl Nelson has a history of discussing controversial, current affairs and public affairs programming. This Monday afternoon on WOL-AM will be no different. I will also hopefully discuss “How to Bridge the Communications Gap between Blacks and Whites.”

“Carl Nelson” can be heard live at www.woldcnews.com. All cadets will need to bring a pen, paper and pad to the “Carl Nelson Show” which is valued on this Monday at the very least, $500 per person. This discussion will not be available at a top-rated law school. In 1787, no one ever envisioned Black attorneys in the United States.

Language is at the core of every culture. It not only supports communications but it also undergirds critical thinking. I refused, during a trial, to allow my clients to take the witness stand. Instead, I forced the legal system to be adversarial including demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor in all racially-motivated cases. It is hard for a slave to be adversarial to his or her master.

An elected prosecutor in the case of a state-sponsored murder violates the search for truth. An elected prosecutor is an ally of the police. Thus, no elected prosecutor can prosecute a police officer without giving the appearance of an impropriety. A code of ethics militates against any impropriety.

English is about antonyms and homonyms. The law is supposed to be an adversarial system. Instead, it is judicial conspiracy. The state pays the prosecutor and the client pays the defense attorney. It is larceny by trick. This is a confidence game and it is intended to enrich both the prosecutor and the defense attorney.

I wrote a manuscript entitled “How to Represent the Black Defendant.” No course exists in any law school on this subject. Thus, every criminal defendant is the victim of the Sixth Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court has only taken feeble steps to remedy this glaring, constitutional flaw since Powell v. Alabama (“Scottsboro Boys Case”) in 1931.

The prison-industrial complex is the exception to the Thirteenth Amendment. The United States never intended to end slavery. Thus, white supremacists are using this exception as a back-door approach to mass incarceration. Our children are moving from “Black incubators” to “white paternalism.”

On this Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Michael Greys of “Community Cop” will be the keynote speaker at UAM’s weekly forum. I will interpret the September 6 court appearance of People v. Orta in Richmond County Supreme Court and the settlement in “Central Park 7″.

To understand the outcome in People v. Orta, you would need to know the story behind A. Phillip Randolph’s demand for a March on Washington on June 18, 1941. Seven days later, FDR who had opposed the March on Washington, signed Executive Order 8802 which placed a ban on discrimination in the war industries and apprenticeship programs. Blacks would be given the same opportunities as whites. The right of legal representation belongs to the people and not to an attorney.

This historic discussion on Wednesday night, which will include events throughout October 2014, will occur at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn. In 1913, public transportation was in its embryonic stage in New York City. Nonetheless, This fact was not an obstacle to Blacks traveling between the boroughs. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue.

Rules of Engagement: Orta

Sixth Amendment

Every criminal defendant is entitled to a public trial. This includes all phases of a criminal trial including all hearings. This right to a public trial belongs to the defendant and not to the public. The right to the effective representation of an attorney belongs to the public. This is a restraint, among other things, of abuses of judicial power.

The defendants should also enjoy the assistance of counsel and the right to choose one’s own counsel if counsel is privately-retained. Counsel must be free of any conflict-of-interest which may affect the lawyer’s performance including counsel who is an organ of the state. A criminal defendant also has a right to proceed pro se.


Black’s Law Dictionary defines a transcript as follows: “A handwritten, printed or typed copy of testimony given orally; esp., the official record of proceedings in a trial or hearing as taken down by a court reporter.” A transcript provides the basis for any legal argument before a trial court or an appellate court.

It is a disservice to any criminal defendant for any person to create a noise or to excite a disturbance while a court is in session. The criminal defendant may end up paying for anyone’s indiscretions. Any defect or omission in a verbatim transcript may cause irreversible harm to a criminal defendant.

The ideal atmosphere is to emulate a public or college library except that any violation of a quiet atmosphere may cause irreversible harm to a criminal defendant. This happened to Brian Nichols and he ended up killing a white trial judge, the white court stenographer, and a white law enforcement agent.

Nichols had been accused or raping his white “sugar mama” in Georgia after she found out that he was a “player.” Instead of providing Nichols with the trial transcript of a hung jury, the judge ordered an immediate, second trial. This was a denial of due process of law. Among other things, Nichols was unable to use the trial transcript to impeach witnesses.

Symbolic Speech

The First Amendment not only requires freedom of expression but also symbolic speech which may include the wearing of a black armband or the burning of an American flag. Absent any disruptive conduct, a state may not suppress a message according to the U.S. Supreme Court in Tinker v. Des Moines School District.

P.S. People v. Chrissie Ortiz will appear on the criminal calendar in Staten Island Criminal Court, 67 Targee Street in Staten Island on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Chrissie Ortiz is the wife of Ramsey Orta, the videographer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.  The NYPD is employing a full-court press. Call the Freedom Party at 917-947-8994.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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Bail Fund for Ramsey Orta at Carver Federal Savings Bank

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

A bail fund for Ramsey Orta was established to secure his immediate release as a “hostage” from the New York Department of Correction. The “ransom” is Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00). While Rev. Al Sharpton was in Ferguson, MO, with no one attending the store, I chose to become the interim guardian ad litem for Mr. Orta.

Mr. Orta is not only a key witness but also a material witness. A video-tape is not admissible in a court of law unless you lay a foundation. There is a fine print to a videotape. No grand jury investigation can start unless Orta is not a “hostage.” I have to work frantically, especially in light of censorship, in order to secure his release.

I am the only attorney in the United States to have not only secured a special prosecutor but I also successfully secured two special prosecutors. No appointment of a special prosecutor can be made without a “turf war.” This is the problem in Ferguson, MO. I may be going to Ferguson after I secure the release of Ramsey Orta.

It makes no sense to be taking a bus ride over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while Ramsey Orta, the material witness, is behind bars. The right to march is protected by the First Amendment. The right to travel is protected by Article IV, sec.2 of the U.S. Constitution. Someone should explain the difference between these constitutional provisions to Rev. Al Sharpton. Dr. Martin L., King, Jr invoked the First Amendment. Paul Robeson invoked Art. IV, sec. 2.

Any deposit to the bail fund is refundable subject to the orders of court. If New York City were Ferguson, MO, I can assure you that Seventy-five Thousand Dollars could be collected by Thursday. If this would happen in New York, it would shock the PBA. It would also allow Blacks to put pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor and impanel a grand jury. Otherwise, P.O. Daniel Pantaleo is going home to await his pension.

Carver Federal Savings Bank Branches: “Bail Fund for Ramsey Orta” (Account # 500586090)

Manhattan 125th Street Branch 75 West 125th Street at Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10027 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Pathmark 125th Street Branch (Inside Pathmark Supermarket) 160 East 125th Street at Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10035 Open Monday–Wednesday 10:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m., Thursday–Friday 10:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00a.m. –4:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Bradhurst Branch (Inside Pathmark Supermarket) 300 West 145th Street at Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, NY 10039 Open Monday–Friday 10:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. –3:00p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Malcolm X Boulevard Branch2 142 Malcolm X Boulevard at West 117th Street New York, NY 10026 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Brooklyn Atlantic Terminal Branch 4 Hanson Place at St. Felix Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Bedford-Stuyvesant – Restoration Plaza Branch 1392 Fulton Street at Restoration Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11216 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Crown Heights Branch 1009 Nostrand Avenue at Empire Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11225 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Flatbush Branch 833 Flatbush Avenue at Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11226 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Queens Jamaica Center Branch 158-45 Archer Avenue at 160th Street Jamaica, NY 11433 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Telephone: (718) 230-2900

St Albans Branch 115-02 Merrick Boulevard at 115th Street Jamaica, NY 11434 Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ATMs on site with 24 hr. access Telephone: (718) 230-2900

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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August 21st, 2014 at 10:19 pm

A Black Political Convention in New York?

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

The Freedom Party and United African Movement will sponsor an interim political convention on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in honor of Hon. Marcus Garvey at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue. Specific information will be released on this Wednesday evening at the UAM weekly forum at 7:00 p.m. at the same address.

The Black community is beset with myriad problems. All “freedom fighters” are invited to attend this historic convention. The death of Eric Garner is at the top of the list because the actions of the New York Police Department were directed at a class; namely, descendants of enslaved Africans and persons of African ancestry. Thus, this is a class action.

Curiously, the New York Police Department has arrested the videographer, Ramsey Orta, before the NYPD has arrested its officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who illegally choked Eric Garner to death. Probable cause for the arrest of the rogue cop preceded the arrest of the videographer. New York City’s medical examiner had earlier found the manner of death as “homicide.”

Supporters of the videographer should have placed him in “protective custody.” This is the same approach that I employed for Moses Stewart, the father of the late Yusuf Hawkins who was lynched by a white mob in Bensonhurst in 1989. United African Movement was in the vanguard of this struggle. Joseph Fama is still serving a 33 years to life sentence.

The ransom for the videographer is Seventy-five Thousand Dollars. This money should be raised at or before the Black political convention on August 16. Details will be discussed tonight at UAM’s weekly forum. This same approach was used for the “Central Park 7” in 1989. This allowed these young men to be “free” before the kangaroo trials.

Bro. Leroy Baylor of WHCR-FM in Harlem will also update the audience tonight on the status of his role as host of the “Communicators” and any future plans for struggle. Runoko Rashidi will be tonight’s guest speaker. He will link Mexico to Africa. Rashidi is a well-recognized lecturer and researcher internationally.

Free Ramsey Orta Now! Hey New York Have You Heard? This is not Johannesburg!

All Roads Lead to Philadelphia

In 1995, all roads led to Philadelphia for Mumia Abu-Jamal. This was the rallying cry of the United African Movement as it became active in the vanguard of the struggle to “Free Mumia.” The Fraternal Order of Police had declared war on all freedom-loving Blacks. Mumia was its poster child.

Today, the murder of Eric Garner has reversed the rallying cry. All roads will lead to Philadelphia for the United African Movement to stage a mini-political convention on this Friday and to reload for the release of Ramsey Orta from an “indoctrination center.” The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association is holding him hostage to undermine the investigation and prosecution of Daniel Pantaleo et. al. for fatally choking Eric Garner on Staten Island.

Blacks in New York and elsewhere will assemble in Philadelphia on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the African American Museum, 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 to strategize for the immediate release of Mumia Abu-Jamal from a prison in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for the immediate release of Ramsey Orta from an “indoctrination center” in New York. Purchase cheap bus ticket to Philadelphia.

Members of the New York Police Department wrongfully arrested Orta to compromise the investigation into the death of Eric Garner and the prosecution of the rogue members of the New York Police Department. Orta was the videographer who filmed this fatal attack on Eric Garner. At best, the NYPD will impeach his testimony and, at worst, the NYPD will seize his mind.

Plans will be made in Philadelphia for the Black community in the tri-state area and elsewhere to secure the funds to defray his “ransom.” This will be a variation of the model used by the United African Movement in 1989 to secure the release of the “Central Park 7″ from pre-trial detention.

The Freedom Party (917-947-8994) will open its doors at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Franklin and Classon) in Brooklyn at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 to start collecting funds. If George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin in cold-blood, were being held in a prison, I can assure you that whites would start forming a line immediately upon the reading of this announcement.

I will be appearing on the “Carl Nelson Show” today to discuss Eric Garner and the false arrest of Ramsey Orta, the person who took the video of the fatal attack on Eric Garner. The video went global.

Orta is being held at an “undisclosed” location for a ransom of Seventy-five Thousand Dollars while the Fourth Estate is preparing to send Blacks on another “wild goose chase.” Orta’s video recording far exceeds any “silver rights” march. Blacks must not be fooled again.

The “Carl Nelson Show” is aired from Washington, DC on WOL-AM (1450) radio at 5:00 p.m. and over the internet at www.woldcnews.com. I will be appearing on his show today, August 7, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. and I will be returning to the “Carl Nelson Show” next Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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August 7th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Doing Double-duty Business in New York

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

I rejoice that my parents were Rev. and Mrs. Alton H. Maddox, Jr. My father was a minister of “good news” and my mother was an outstanding educator. I still have memories of my father chasing a white, door-to-door salesman off of my block for being “fresh” with my mother. She was my first teacher. My first school was “home training.”

In those days, a child had to have “home training” before he or she was allowed to attend a public school. Compulsory education laws were honored in the breach. Among other things, “planters” and “white supremacists” were opposed to “Negro education.” In fact, Gov. Eugene Talmadge of Georgia was opposed to any positive images of Blacks in school books. The first grade primer was “Dick and Jane.”

This is censorship and it is still widely-practiced in New York today. In those days, Blacks were not fighting for integration. Instead, the struggle in education related to bus transportation and to new and relevant reading materials. No one was concerned about the absence of white children in segregated, public schools. See Briggs v. Elliot.

Although my parents were living in Michigan when I was born, my mother insisted that the family move back to Georgia soon after my birth. She believed that the first six years of a child’s development were important to the foundation for his or her later contributions in life. She would have been strenuously opposed to “pre-K.”

This is a well-known saying: “The hands that rock the cradle rule the nation.” This explains why our children walk the streets showing their “assets.” The segregated South would have never allowed our children to become “heathens.” As the Hon. Elijah Muhammad said: “If they won’t treat you right, why do you think that they will teach you right?”

My mother foresaw the shortcomings and the shenanigans of education in the North. My parents grabbed me and ran for the “Cotton Curtain.” They realized that the education and socialization of Black children in the South were far superior to the learning environment in the North. I would have relived the eighth grade experience of that of Malcolm Little in Michigan.

I first attended Walter B. Hill Elementary School in Turin, GA. This was a satellite school for Tuskegee Institute. Booker T. Washington had designed these feeder schools. They would cultivate an educational market for Tuskegee Institute. The Rosenwald Foundation provided the funds thanks to Sears, Roebuck and Company.

By the time that I was graduated from Central High School in Newnan, GA, I noted in the school yearbook that I wanted to become an accountant. I was graduated from Howard University with a major in business administration and a minor in economics. In addition, I demonstrated a strong emphasis in communications.

In Renaissance Italy, the home of Cosimo dé Medici and Francesco Datini, it required its denizens to understand financial literacy. The Dutch employed this mode to establish modern capitalism and to found the first publicly traded company — the Dutch East India Company. Double-entry accounting was necessary to initiate and maintain chattel slavery.

Double-entry accounting is also necessary for the settlement of accounts which gives rise to the debt of an aggrieved party which should be based on personal knowledge and not on hearsay. An attorney who seeks to settle accounts without personal knowledge of the case is an ambulance chaser. This is the problem with the attorneys for the “Central Park 5.”

A settlement agreement must be just before it is generous. This means that the settlement agreement must include all of the elements of justice including but not limited to: (1) retributive justice; (2) corrective justice; (3) distributive justice and (4) social justice. Generosity involves compensation for all aggrieved persons. No one should be left behind.

Bouvier Law Dictionary defines “settlement” as follows:

The reconciliation of a bill, claim, or dispute. Settlement is the process of concluding an agreement that satisfies a bill or obligation that is owed any one party to another, or that compromises or concludes a claim or dispute between several parties. Thus, to settle an account is either for the debtor to pay the debt or the creditor to excuse or void it. To settle a dispute is finally to resolve the arguments or claims of the parties through performance, payment, abandonment of the claim, or compromise.

It is undisputed that an untold number of young men were falsely arrested in and or about Harlem. Each of these young men has a known or unknown account with the City of New York which must be settled to conclude the “Central Park 7.” The appropriate method to address this problem is through a class action lawsuit under Rule 23 of the FRCP.

In addition to the number of young men who suffered harm, there is also a concern for the number of causes of action. Black’s Law Dictionary defines a cause of action as follows:

A group of operative facts giving rise to one or more bases for suing; a factual situation that entitles one person to obtain a remedy in court from another person.

In the “Central Park 7,” these three major accounts for the defendants are: (1) false arrest, (2) malicious prosecutions and (3) false imprisonment. Michael Briscoe has at least two of the three causes of actions. The remaining six defendants have suffered all three of the remaining causes of actions. Yet, Briscoe and Steve Lopez have been cut out of the agreement.

All four Black attorneys who filed notices of appearances in “Central Park 7″ were severely and wrongfully disciplined. This has had a “chilling effect” on all Black lawyers and it has caused economic loss and a loss of their reputations. These sets of facts are actionable under the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for state-sponsored defamation in addition to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. It is also harm to all Blacks under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Six of the wrongfully-convicted defendants in the “Central Park 7″ enjoyed the right to counsel on appeal. The pro bono attorney who had demonstrated the greatest interest in the “Central Park 7″ had become the victim of state-sponsored defamation. None of the attorneys for the “Central Park 5″ had agreed to originally represent them on appeal. They were denied the right to counsel.

This state-sponsored defamation against Maddox not only caused substantial loss of reputation and economic loss but also undermined the chances of the defendants being successful on appeal. The current attorneys for the “Central Park 5″ were silent during the original trial and on appeal. I would have been screaming throughout every appellate court in New York.

The parents of the “Central Park 5″ plus two also have causes of actions against New York City and New York State. It should have been foreseeable that parents would not only suffer physically but also mentally. There were premature deaths and mental pain and suffering and alienation of affections.

My mother was an educator. She taught school children by day and many of their parents at night. During the 1950′s, there was also an ambitious educational program for veterans. These veterans would rush home from work, shower and dash off to school. They were veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

I adopted this model of litigation and teaching for myself immediately after I arrived in New York City. I was a litigator during the day and an educator at night. My educational chores started at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Teaching was mutually beneficial. I was able to relate to the students and the students sharpened my litigation skills.

I became a pro bono attorney for Coalition for Community Empowerment in Brooklyn. These were politicians who promised to make political changes. Instead of seeking a sinecure or patronage, my aim was to bargain for a public interest law firm at Medgar Evers College. I became the founder of its Center for Law and Social Justice. I had greater expectations for this public interest law firm, however.

Black’s Law Dictionary defines public interest as [t]he general welfare of the public that warrants recognition and protection. Racism in the judiciary should not only be a public interest but also a constitutional interest. A public interest should have intervened on the part of the “Central Park 7.”

The Center of Constitutional Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Law for Social Justice at Medgar Evers remained silent. Mayor David N. Dinkins and Rev. Herbert Daughtry influenced the Center for law and Social Justice. This was prejudicial conduct and irreparable harm.

The landmark decision of Powell v. Alabama came out of “Scottsboro Boys Case.” In 1931, there were no known Black attorneys in Alabama. There is still an under-representation of Black attorneys in New York. A law school should be established at Medgar Evers College to correct this under-representation of Black attorneys.

Because law is very important in the life of descendants of enslaved Africans, there should be an accessible law library in every borough. Today, most law libraries in New York City are for “whites only.” This discrimination is either intentional or unintentional but it is still discrimination and it is a badge of slavery. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Prisons are filled with Black ignoramuses. This is why I must be a prolific writer.

If United African Movement had not existed at the Slave Theater in Brooklyn, harm from the “Central Park 7″ would have been far more egregious. The Slave Theater should become a permanent fixture in the Black community. The Black community needs a place of public assembly. Blacks need an “African Meeting Place.” We have unique problems.

The Commission for Concerned Minorities, a blue-ribbon commission, issued a devastating indictment against New York’s judicial system. It noted that this judicial system was infested with racism. It is unquestioned that racism played a pivotal role in manufacturing the wrongful convictions in the “Central Park 7.” This commission’s findings have never been addressed by New York State.

On July 8, 2014, this was a headline in the Huffington Post: “Study Finds Racial Disparities in Manhattan DA’s Office.” I am unable to understand why the attorneys for the “Central Park 5″ would rush to complete a “sweetheart ” deal when it has been disclosed that racism is still running amuck in the prosecutor’s office.

The Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls was organized in 1994. It was inspired, in part, by the wrongful convictions in “Central Park 7.” This sleep-away summer camp in the Catskill Mountains recognized that our children lacked both survival skills and socialization skills. A successful program was designed to correct these educational and social shortcomings. It should be a part of every public school curriculum.

The Freedom Party was also established in 1994 to give Blacks political leverage and a political voice in public affairs. Unjust laws are the primary target of the Freedom Party. The “Malcolm X law” engineered the false arrests in the “Central Park 7.” It must be repealed forthwith. Black and Latino selected officials have not exercised an ounce of energy to repeal one unjust law in New York.

Slave-minded Negroes have no interest in challenging “plantation politics” or questioning a one-sided, “settlement” agreement. They only see themselves as only being part of the plantation. Money is white folks business. Thus, they view any settlement agreement as a “gift” and not a right since bargaining with the slavemaster is out of bounds.

Judicial Evidence: A Silent Killer for All Blacks

Whites are still arguing about the establishment of the first law school in the United States. This debate is of special concern to graduates of Harvard University and graduates of William & Mary College. Harvard Law School was founded in 1829. When the U.S. Constitution was ratified, there was an estimated 112 lawyers. Blacks were still in slavery.

Macon B. Allen was admitted to the Maine bar in 1844. Even though no law school would admit him, he learned the law through an apprenticeship program, like most lawyers. He had worked for white lawyers. Allen was the first Black lawyer in the United States. No lawyer was interested in learning how to competently and zealously represent the Black defendants. This course is still unavailable in all law schools.

The right of Blacks to enjoy competent and zealous counsel was not addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Powell v. Alabama (“Scottsboro Boys Case”) in 1931. The Supreme Court only ruled that a Black defendant was entitled to the assistance of a warm body with a license to practice law. The “Central Park 7″ needed more than warm bodies. Six young men were wrongfully convicted because of Sixth Amendment violations.

There must be a stipulation or proviso in any settlement agreement that New York will only admit lawyers who have successfully completed courses on “How to Represent Black Defendants.” A specialized law school must be established at Medgar Evers College and there must be a strengthening of Medgar Evers Center for Law and Social Justice as a public interest law firm.

“When you know better, you will do better.” These are the words of the late Maya Angelou. “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” Any person who is ignorant of the law should not be seen in public. Six members of the “Central Park 7″ were “trespassers” because of their own ignorance of the law and the inability of their parents to retain competent and zealous counsel.

The Central Park 7″ is a landmark case and it emulates the Scottsboro Boys Case. Unlike the Scottsboro Boys Case, there will be a journal to chronicle this struggle. It will be printed after the settlement agreement and for December 2014. Anyone who attends the celebration at the Cotton Club, with their permission, will have his or her name printed as a “booster” in Freedom Journal 2014.

There will be a free legal workshop at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn on Saturday July 19, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Video-taping and audio-taping will not be allowed under any circumstance. Bring pen, pad and clipboard. The first sixty-five persons in attendance at this critical workshop can also purchase advance seating to the Earth Day Celebration to be held on Tuesday, July 22 for Alton Maddox at 8:00 p.m. at the Cotton Club, 656 West 125th Street (nr. Westside Hwy.) in Harlem.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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Visionary Leadership Needed to Protect Black Children

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by Alton H. Maddox Jr.

It is not easy to raise Black children anywhere and especially in New York City. Dick Gregory is correct. There is no community in New York City. Blacks are constitutional squatters. On the other hand “it takes a village to raise a child.” This is 24/7 and it is twelve months a year.

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. raised the critical question in his book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community. This question remains unanswered because the two persons masquerading as Dr. King are “social parasites.” They only see “green.” Black is out of the question.

A “social parasite” is a bloodsucking xenophile. He or she preaches “JOY.” A white Jesus goes first. Others go second. Yourself(Blacks) go last. This spells JOY. In high school, we only saw one white person annually and her message was “JOY.” It nearly cost me a high school diploma. My ancestors had other plans for me, however.

I would later learn Hon. Elijah Muhammad’s philosophy on education.  “If they won’t treat you right, why do you believe that they will teach you right?” Charles Hamilton Houston was more diplomatic. In his quest to end Plessy, he would elevate graduate school over elementary school.

Anyone who is not “deaf, dumb and blind” should have foreseen a maniac butchering an unsupervised Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and his 7-year-old playmate, Mikayla Capers in an East New York, Brooklyn building. The operative word is lack of supervision amid a slave quarters.

Slaves and social parasites are unable to make demands on or bargain with slavemasters. This is why Black selected officials are titleholders. White supremacists have selected them to manage the slave quarters. They have no plans to build a community. Dr. King euphemistically referred to slave quarters as “Chaos.”

It should be of no surprise to anyone that I was the only person who wrote to Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 30, 2014 demanding not only a grand jury investigation into the death of Avonte Oquendo but also a grand jury report with legislative recommendations under CPL § 190.85.

The same, universal questions that arose in the death of Avonte Oquendo have arisen again. In both incidents, there was a lack of supervision. Children were also butchered in both incidents. ”Those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.”

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson with encouragement from Mayor William de Blasio should impanel a grand jury under Article 190 of the CPL with the attendant publication of a grand jury report. No stone should be left unturned. This is genocide. See Atlanta Child Murders.

I wrote a detailed, four-page letter to Mayor William de Blasio dated January 30, 2014. Mayor de Blasio elevated his personal hatred of a “free Black” over the general welfare of Black children. The “free Black” was of great concern in Dred Scott. To this date, he has refused to answer it. It is time for other “free Blacks” to pick-up the blood-stained banner to uproot censorship and white supremacy.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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Leid and Maddox Discuss “Central Park 7″

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

This discussion starts with a fundamental question for persons of African ancestry: May I Speak? Everyone, for example, is not qualified to speak on the “Central Park 7.” In April 1989, most Blacks and Latinos joined Manhattan Borough President David N. Dinkins and Donald Trump in defaming these seven, young men.

An untold number of Black boys and Latino boys had suffered false arrests. These boys have causes of action against New York City. Some young men may have been the victims of false arrest. The second cause of action was malicious prosecution. The third cause of action may have been state-sanctioned kidnapping; that is false imprisonment. The exact number of victims can only be ascertained through a class action.

This raises the question of the quality of the counsel for the boys subject to false imprisonment. These lawyers limited the access to the court to only five boys. This has had the effect, if not the intent, of limiting the access to the courts to victims of false imprisonment and, thereby, limiting the liability of New York City. This is a criminal conspiracy.

For Blacks, the right to counsel was also abridged. Three Black lawyers were disbarred and another Black lawyer was suspended. These disciplinary actions have had a deleterious effect on the right of all Blacks, even beyond the “Central Park 7,” to enjoy zealous and competent counsel especially in controversial cases. These courageous attorneys have not received any compensation.

To the extent that any lawyer was wrongfully disciplined for representing any member of the “Central Park 7,” this disciplined lawyer should not only be automatically and immediately reinstated to the practice of law in New York and any other jurisdiction but he or she should also be compensated for state-sponsored defamation and the denial of the right to earn a living and the right to travel.

Now, Ken Burns has fabricated a documentary titled “Central Park 5.” Seven young men were wrongfully prosecuted and six young men received criminal records. To call this incident the “Central Park 5″ is “fuzzy math.” In telling our story, the white media has always been comfortable with “fuzzy math.” New York City is the beneficiary. As I stated in 2012, Burns is a culprit.

There must also be a legislative agenda which must be incorporated into the 2014 gubernatorial race. Unjust laws formed the basis for these, six wrongful convictions and seven false arrests. Blacks should refuse to vote for any gubernatorial candidate who refuses to endorse this legislative agenda. “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” Our children deserve legal protection.

In 1857, censorship was important to maintain the institution of slavery and the slave quarters. Today, censorship is necessary to maintain “plantation politics” and the ghettos. Descendants of enslaved Africans have never been allowed to exercise power. “Information is power.” Misinformed Negroes will never exercise power. The U.S. Constitution is based on one word: power.

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. the UAM conglomerate will discuss “Central Park 7″: Where Do We Go from Here? White Paternalism or Black Parents” at Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (Franklin & Classon) in Brooklyn. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue. The struggle for the “Central Park 7″ started at United African Movement. Now, the struggle continues.

On Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Alton Maddox will discuss, in detail, the “Central Park 7″ and “Forty Million Dollar [NBA] Slaves” and what they mean to the Thirteenth Amendment. This discussion is not aired in law schools. The venue is Harlem Public Library, 9 West 124th St. (between Malcolm X Boulevard & 5th Avenue) in Manhattan.

Eventually, this discussion, to do justice for Blacks, will have to continue for at least an all-day conference; preferably, on a Saturday. For starters, there must be a legislative agenda. There must also be a complete overhaul of the criminal justice system in New York. In 1991, a blue-ribbon commission found that New York’s criminal justice system was “infested with racism. “Blacks need a disinfectant and a political voice to address our grievances.

A settlement does not end white supremacy. It only demonstrates that power belongs to the people. It should start our engines. In Howard Beach, for example, the demand was made for a permanent, special prosecutor, a Drum Major Institute, and a demand for hate crime legislation. Among other things, a demand and a refusal to cooperate with evil precipitated this struggle in Howard Beach.

In 2014, the architect is banned not only from the courts but also from the airwaves. He is also the architect of the “Central Park 7.” This means that New York State intends not to end its oppression of Blacks. Blacks must never enjoy a voice in politics or in law. “Hush money” is not a synonym for justice.

You may obtain access to this conversation (with Utrice Leid) on Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

To listen by phone call 832-280-0066,

By computer, prn.fm. and go to “listen live”

To listen anytime by podcast, prn.fm. (to access archives)

Call in number: 888-874-4888

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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June 25th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Are Blacks Mentally Ill?

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

If we are to get correct answers, we must raise hard questions. I am aware that hard questions are routinely kept off of our menu. It is not easy to digest a hard question. After consuming a diet of hard questions, many Blacks will suffer indigestion. Zantac only complicates the problem.

During pre-trial discovery on a defamation complaint, I fed Steven Pagones, an assistant district attorney in Dutchess County, with a steady diet of hard questions about Tawana Brawley. He had assumed the risk by suing me. I triggered a provision in New York law which required the complainant to be deposed first. He had not read the law. His deposition became a confession. It was video-taped. This was another surprise. Afterwards, he loaded up on Zantac.

Some of our premier historians like Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Malcolm X and Khallid Muhammad have argued that we lost our minds during slavery. Slavery was a mental crucible. Logic stands behind this conclusion. I prevented Blacks from giving court testimony for fear of cross-examination. Slave codes replaced our moral compass. Right and wrong became irrelevant. We owed a fiduciary duty to our masters. The operative word was obedience.

For most Blacks today, the operative word is still obedience. Our “Head Negro in Charge” is a perfect example. New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer commanded him not to attend his own defamation trial in Poughkeepsie, NY. He obeyed Spitzer. Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered him not to visit Haiti. He went to London and not even Paris.

In American jurisprudence, most states embrace McNaghten’s rule. Black’s Law Dictionary defines it as follows: “The doctrine that a person is not criminally responsible for an act when a mental disability prevented the person from knowing either the nature and quality of the act or whether the act was right or wrong.”

Every action or inaction also has a cause and effect. If we had lost our moral compass during slavery, and we did, the legal effect should have been our being given immunity from the prison-industrial complex. Blacks may be treated for engaging in, otherwise, criminal acts but they should never be punished for committing them.

The Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution goes hand-in-hand with its Thirteenth Amendment. It bans “cruel and unusual punishment.” The Thirteenth Amendment, nominally, at least, bars slavery. The missing piece was “forty acres and a mule.” In 1862, whites could purchase 160 acres of public property at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. White supremacy would give whites affirmative action.

Lebron James of the Miami Heat is not only great because of his athletic skills but also because of his knowledge of basketball rules, among other things. In the same sense, Blacks must be fully aware of the “Supreme Rules of the Land.” No Black person should leave home without a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution is composed of legal concepts. A legal rule is a corollary of a legal concept. A legal concept only applies to whites. Legal rules, on the other hand, apply to descendants of enslaved Africans. I have consistently been accused of breaking and entering into legal concepts. I am a serial offender.

This is my favorite example of a legal concept –”right to bear arms”– although there are other examples like the “right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.” There is a “right to privacy,” embedded in the Fourteenth Amendment, which is unavailable to slaves. The corollary of the “right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures” is “stop, question and frisk.” This is a legal rule and not a legal concept. Gun control is also a legal rule and not a legal concept.

In order to understand American jurisprudence, you must comprehend “HELP” which is an acronym for history, ethics, logic and philosophy. Most law schools only offer a course in ethics. This is a downfall for most lawyers and all clients. For any lawyer, facing a disciplinary proceeding, “to be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

The loss of our moral compass has had myriad other consequences. A slave code requires that we elevate “white life” and devalue “Black life.” This is whey Rev. Jesse L. Jackson said that he felt more comfortable on a dark street with a group of whites than with a group of Blacks. In the jungle, this is abnormal thinking and psychology. Rev. Al Sharpton concurs with him.

This is like chickens feeling more comfortable in a chicken coop with a fox and sheep feeling more comfortable with a pack of wolves than with a shepherd. The use of comparative analysis demonstrates the irreparable effects of slavery. It has worsened since 1865. Our ills are now being punished through incarceration rather than treated through hospitalization and white teachers are causing mentacide to our children. This is double jeopardy.

A Kings County grand jury (Star Chambers) indicted Daniel St. Hubert for fatally stabbing 6 year-old Prince Joshua Avitto and critically stabbing 7 year-old Mikayla Capers in the Boulevard Houses in East New York. When St. Hubert sought to speak on his own behalf, in a public proceeding, his lawyer shut down his microphone and law enforcement personnel hurriedly whisked him out of the courtroom.

This was a violation of St. Hubert’s constitutional right under the Sixth Amendment. St. Hubert is entitled to “assistance of counsel.” Nonetheless, he is still the captain of his ship when he seeks the assistance of counsel. Due process requires that St Hubert has a right to be heard. His court appearance on June 11, 2014 smacked of a kangaroo proceeding.

New York State wrongfully incarcerated St. Hubert even though he was diagnosed as being “insane.” New York State chose to punish him in a prison rather than treat him in a hospital. This is like throwing kerosene on a burning fire. Someone should have filed a writ of habeas corpus on his behalf. There should have been a change of venue for him.

Now, New York State is subjecting him to double jeopardy for stabbing two children and murdering one of them. His lawyer should be filing a petition to implead New York State and the political representatives in East New York for failing to accord the equal protection of the laws to the residents of East New York. Housing projects in Brownsville have security cameras. New York State should pay for its constitutional shortcomings.

The Kings County district attorney’s office is doing the “dirty work” for New York State. The Black press is an accomplice by refusing to publish the truth and also by engaging in censorship which is unconstitutional. A guilty party is Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He is the custodian for all inmates. In the meantime, Blacks are still endorsing their own oppression.

St. Hubert was released from prison without ever receiving any treatment for his illness. His release was achieved to terrorize the residents of East New York for the benefit of absentee landlords. These absentee landlords are ready to return to their homes in order to reverse “white flight.” When whites want a return of land, they always engage in terrorism. The real motive for any criminal act is land or “private property.”

Leading Blacks and Black selected officials have lost their moral compasses. Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. were assassinated for using their moral compasses for the benefit of Blacks who no longer live in communities. They reside in slave quarters. Otherwise, we would not be pleading for a “standing army” to save us.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471

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June 18th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

The NBA and Uncle Sam Sanction Slavery

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

The articles that I now write without fee to subscribers, nonetheless, cost me thousands of dollars monthly. They fall outside of the articles traditionally published by the Black press. These free articles match the quality of articles found in costly trade journals. Corporations require information that have been analyzed and vetted by professionals and not simply by journalists.

It is being reported that Steve Balmer, former chief of the Microsoft Corp., is in line to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA for $2 billion. This is a sweetheart deal especially for Donald Sterling, its owner, who has been engaged in group defamation. Every person of African ancestry has “standing” to sue Donald Sterling and his wife, Shelly Sterling.

I filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against Donald Sterling. The Justice Department would sue under the U.S. Constitution and not simply under the NBA Constitution. A federal court would be asked to treat the Los Angeles Clippers as a “plantation.” Sterling would be asked to pay for not only hate speech but also for managing a plantation.

The Thirteenth Amendment forbids anyone from maintaining a plantation. A plantation should be treated as contraband. Black’s Law Dictionary defines contraband per se as “property whose possession becomes unlawful regardless of how it is used.” Thus, dribbling a basketball on a plantation for profit is unlawful. The proceeds should go to the protected class.

This empowers the U.S. Department of Justice to seize the Los Angeles Clippers and distribute the proceeds to all descendants of enslaved Africans. Otherwise, crime does pay. This forced sale is not a sufficient deterrent against slavery. Because of a forced sale under the NBA Constitution and not under the United States Constitution, Sterling will also reap a tax windfall amounting to over Three Hundred Fifty Million Dollars.

Charles Hamilton Houston said that “any Black lawyer who is not a social engineer is a social parasite.” Black lawyers should be in the vanguard of the litigation to seize the Los Angeles Clippers. Since the Compromise of 1877, the U.S. Department of Justice has shown no inclination to enforce the constitutional rights of Blacks who are in dire need of at least one super heavyweight in the legal profession

No one can find the crimes of Sharpe James former Mayor of Newark, NJ in the penal codes or in the U.S. Constitution. James became a political fixture after twenty years in City Hall and nine years in the New Jersey State Senate. This was too much power for one Black man to exercise in New Jersey. It would elevate Blacks from constitutional squatters to constitutional fixtures.

We must define ourselves. James was a political fixture. “Plantation politics” is not designed for any descendant of enslaved Africans to become a political fixture. This position is only designed for someone like the late Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago. Eventually, Daley would also become a major player in state and national governments.

Alton Maddox joined former Mayor Sharpe James at the Harlem Branch Library, 124th Street and Fifth Avenue in Harlem Thursday, May 29th to engage in a likely dialogue on former elected officials as political prisoners and the future of the mayoral administration of Ras Baraka in Newark. Maddox foresees a bitter battle brewing between Gov. Chris Christie and Mayor Ras Baraka.

The question is whether the BLA will make an appearance in Newark. Winston Churchill said, “Politics are as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once but in politics many times.” The hands of all Black voters must be on deck to protect Mayor Baraka. “Those who fail to learn from the lesson of history are condemned to repeat them.”

Mayor James has penned “Political Prisoner.” This book should be of great interest to every Black who has been a POW. America is a battlefield. All persons captured by law enforcement agents are destined for the “criminal justice system” with a final destination in the prison-industrial complex.

Will Chris Christie strike again? He was U.S. Attorney for New Jersey in 2008 when he bagged Newark’s Democratic Mayor Sharpe James. Now, he is governor of New Jersey. The Republican Party and the Democratic Party enjoy a political duopoly. “Hurricane Sandy” was a smoke screen for President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie who is a nominal target. Mayor Baraka may be the victim.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471

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A Re-examination of Brown v. Bd. of Ed in Baltimore

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

May 17, 2014 will be the sixtieth anniversary of Brown v. Bd. of Ed.  The lead case should have been Briggs v. Elliot which was about transportation and not education in South Carolina.  The first case, alphabetically, is usually the lead case in the U.S. Supreme Court.  The “Dixiecrats” were able to make Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka the lead case.  This would take the spotlight off of the Jim Crow South.

Prior to Brown v. Bd. of Education, the lead case on Jim Crow schools was City of Boston v. Roberts.  It was decided in 1850 and it established a “separate but equal” precedent.  Charles Sumner and the first Black civil rights attorney, Robert Morris, Sr., handled the case for the plaintiff, Sarah Roberts.  In 1855, the Massachusetts legislature would reverse this decision through legislation.

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, constitutionalized the “separate but equal” precedent in the field of transportation.  Mulattos had sought to distinguish themselves from Blacks.  They sought to supplant English law with French law.  The Louisiana Purchase did not help “house Negroes” but it did help “field Negroes” because of the Haiti uprisings.  Mulattos were unable to get past the one-drop rule.

Cumming v. Richmond Co. Bd. of Ed arose three years after Plessy v. Ferguson.  White parents had complained, under Plessy v. Ferguson, that Black students at Ware High School in Augusta, GA were receiving a superior education to white students.  Affirmative action, even by Blacks, is unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court held that despite its holding in Plessy v. Ferguson, Black students were only entitled to an eighth grade education. This allowed most counties and cities in the South to lack high schools.

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer used Cumming v. Richmond Co. Bd. of Ed to argue that Black students in New York City were only entitled to an eighth grade education.  Mayor William de Blasio is using this same argument to maintain a dual system of education in pre-K.  Mentacide is an attack on young Black children.

A tribute will be held for me in Atlanta, GA on Friday, May 23, 2014.  Tawana Brawley will come out of hiding.  She will be the special guest.  I will be hosting a legal seminar on the following day in a traditional classroom for all investors in the Brawley struggle.  This seminar will be based on Black history, legal history, military science and critical thinking.  Attorneys and those, who seek wealth through Black history and culture, should study this announcement.

Afterwards, I will be headed to the Gullah Festival to honor our revered ancestors including Aaron Alpeoria Bradley, an attorney who President Andrew Johnson imprisoned for demanding reparations in Georgia after he had been disbarred in New York.  The “Empire State” has disbarred every Black attorney who has fought militantly for his clients.

You will hear this interview on Saturday, May 17, 2014 on WFBR-AM (1590) in Baltimore, MD at noontime.  This interview by Bro. Daren Muhammad may also be streaming on the Internet at wfbr1090tune-inradio.com.  You may also access www.speaker.com or darenstateofthecity.com.

Alton Maddox will be interviewed by Bro. Ras Kofi on Thursday May 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m .on WRFG-FM (89.3)  in Atlanta to discuss the tribute being held for him in Atlanta, GA on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Hagar’s Palace in the historic Bronner Bros. Building, 19 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.   The struggle for Tawana Brawley must be sustained.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is behaving like his father, Gov. Mario Cuomo. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is openly extending favors to Steven Pagones while he is restricting the privilege of Alton Maddox to travel and Tawana’s privilege to earn a living.  Whites enjoy the constitutional right to travel.  It is supposed to be a constitutional right for everyone.  See the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Crandall v. Nevada (1868).

Tawana Brawley will be the special guest.  She will be joined by Dick Gregory, Cong. Cynthia McKinney and Dr. Leonard Jeffries, among others.  Dr. Jeffries is a member of the historic Bronner family.  He is also a member of the Maddox family.  Sis. Karen Mason is heading “Friends of Alton Maddox” and she is the “mover and shaker” behind this well-deserved tribute.

Bro. Ras Kofi’s program can be heard by Internet (wrfg.org) and on WWW.TUNE-IN.ORG.  There will be additional details about the tribute and also about a seminar on legal reasoning and the need for Blacks to revisit the Thirteenth Amendment.  Slavery is still in effect in 2014.

Only Blacks can sue for group defamation including “standing” to mount an attack on Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers.  The Anti-Defamation League does not enjoy this right. I will be explaining the right to sue for group defamation.  Blacks own this cause of action.  It should be used against Donald Sterling for starters.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471

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