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by Alton H Maddox, Jr.

(“Attorney-at-War”)

The political system emulates the legal system. Lawyers drafted both systems and they are alike in many respects. Voters are required, as groups, and not as individuals, to submit responsive pleadings. In law, it would be called an answer. In politics, it is called an agenda. A group, that fails to make a demand through an agenda, defaults. Politics, for that group, morphs into a beauty contest.

A candidate who is viewed as a beauty contestant owes zero to voters. This happened to Blacks in New York City in 2013. Even though they voted overwhelmingly for William de Blasio and their vote was critical to his election, Black voters had failed to convene a political convention and file a political agenda. For Blacks, de Blasio went from being a candidate to becoming a beauty contestant.

Among other things, Blacks were enthralled with “jungle fever.” While Blacks were still spell-bound, de Blasio refused to appoint any Black person to a key position in his mayoral administration and, instead, contrary to Black emotions, appointed William Bratton as police commissioner.

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani first introduced Bratton to New York City to extirpate Blacks. De Blasio’s plan is to revive both former Mayors Ed Koch and Giuliani. Blacks hated both of these men and they hated Blacks. Bratton is changing his style but unjust laws are still on the books.

Before the 2013 General Election, the Freedom Party sponsored an unpublicized political seminar in October 2013. I used this occasion to do political forecast. Censorship kept Blacks from hearing it, however. Voting is like any outdoor sport. You must employ a meteorologist.

With support from “Friends of Alton Maddox,” I used an ad in the Am News to show that Bratton was a bad fit for Blacks. If Black voters had read this ad before going to the polls, Eric Garner might still be alive. No other Black person publicly sounded the alarm.

Since my arrival in New York City, I have never seen or heard of any Black person who either drafted a political agenda or sponsored a political convention. In the meantime, I have never witnessed Blacks securing anything but political crumbs from the white power structure. History will definitely repeat itself on November 4, 2014 if Blacks, in New York City, remain wedded to “plantation politics.”

The handwriting is definitely on the wall. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court gave Blacks the first clue. Afterwards, the “High Court” gutted the key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Attorney General Eric Holder is about to escape the cuckoo’s nest and the Congressional Black Caucus has no intention of drafting, for Blacks, an enforcement provision for the Fifteenth Amendment.

During slavery, the United States was known as a democracy but it was actually a timocracy. Without an enforcement provision for the Fifteenth Amendment, Blacks will suffer a gradual loss of voting rights. The Supreme Court decisions of Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC are paving the way.

In addition to a public library, the Black community needs a law library because the “High Court” renders decisions that are game changers. For example, Plessy v. Ferguson was a game changer. Dred Scott had also been a game changer. Today, Blacks are still unaware of the meaning of Harlan’s dissent in Plessy and the legal and political ramifications of Dred Scott.

The campaign financing decisions have reverted Black voting rights back to eighteen century timocracy. This amounts to slavery. Black’s Law Dictionary defines timocracy as “as aristocracy of property; government by propertied, relatively rich people.”

The “High Court” has given the signal for the aristocracy to amass a war chest against “social parasites.” The white power structure is fearful that “termites” will overrun the government while Blacks will enjoy the balance of power like in New York City.

My people must eventually recognize that nothing in life should be free. Frederick Douglass said its best: “You may not get everything you pay for but you will pay for everything you get.” He also said that “power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.”

Douglass was referring to a political agenda. Blacks had started political conventions before the Civil War and before either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party had sponsored one. Like it or not, the rules of engagement in this country are listed in the U.S. Constitution. A constitutional scholar, and not a rhetorician, is needed to construe it.

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 and to resume the practice of law as the private attorney general without “judicial bullying.”

Gov. Cuomo Was Out of Bounds in Afghanistan

Somebody should throw a flag. This is political football. In order for American politics to work, some institution needs to serve as a referee. A free press is missing in the Black community. Thus, no one is present to keep white supremacists honest. This is why Black should be offended when any media outlet practices censorship.

Today, my role is that of an educator, instead of litigator, since the Black community is willing to tolerate “judicial bullying” against an attorney who was not a felon, who had never been cited for contempt of court and who had never been charged with betraying a client.

In the meantime, white felons have permeated the judicial system to the detriment of Blacks. They are routinely fleecing their clients. Blacks deserve better legal representation. For white felons, the practice of law is engendering full employment.

Reportedly Gov. Cuomo secretly embarked on a trip to Afghanistan last week. His fellow travelers are Bill Haslan, Republican of Tennessee, Brian Sandavol, Republican of Nevada and Jay Nixon, Democrat of Missouri. All of these governors are from states that are either enrolled in or is a sympathizer of the Confederate States of America.

This is a rank conspiracy against President Barack Obama. These governors have no constitutional basis for enjoying a political junket to Afghanistan. The U.S. Supreme Court certainly settled, in Curtiss-Wright Expert Corp. v. United States, that “the president of the United States had ‘plenary’ powers in the foreign affairs field not dependent upon congressional delegation.”

Gov. Cuomo had as much business going to Afghanistan as Mayor Michael Bloomberg would have had in going to Virginia and telling the National Rifle Association to stop marketing guns. States rights would have blocked Bloomberg and the U.S. Constitution is blocking Cuomo from interfering with foreign affairs.

As constitutional oathtakers, both Cuomo and Nixon have their hands full enforcing the U.S. Constitution unless Dred Scott is still the law of the land. Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner was choked to death in Staten Island, NY. Police officers were the criminal agents in both cases.

Both Cuomo and Nixon are lawyers and former state attorneys general. They are both aware that when cement hardens, arrests are ripe. No arrests have happened in either Ferguson or Staten Island. Instead, a grand jury in both states is being given the opportunity to review probable cause and not to seek indictments. This is impermissible under the law. It means that no one will have to account for two senseless deaths.

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 and to resume the practice of law as the private attorney general without “judicial bullying.”

Make contributions for a free and educational press only 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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October 18th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

White Paternalism and Negro Politics

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by Alton H Maddox, Jr.

(“Attorney-at-War”)

Rev. James Bevel, lieutenant of Dr. Martin L. King Jr., hit the nail on the head. Black selected officials in New York are ignorant because the Black masses are ignorant. Intelligent voters would not have ignoramuses representing them except in New York . Black voters in New York believe that you only need physical strength to pull down the levers in a voting booth to get a positive result.

No need for any person who attends a court proceeding to have some knowledge of the legal process and the U.S. Constitution. Blacks retain shysters to navigate them through an indictment. These lawyers meet them in hallways of courthouses to discuss plea deals. A successful criminal defendant will retain a “silver rights” attorney and sue for false arrest.

Planning in advance of a General Election is important. You need to do more than read the endorsements in the New York Amsterdam News to be ready to do political battle in the voting booth. These voters are unable to distinguish between a tabloid and a trade journal. Blacks rely on tabloids for political information without enjoying any benefits of voter education and political education.

Voters must also distinguish between voter education and political education. An informed voter in New York must have a copy of the New York Election Law, the U.S. Constitution and Black’s Law Dictionary. This voter should also read articles in a trade journal to understand the political process.

Blacks from the South were told that if you wanted a good education, you need to pack your bags and follow the North Star. Some of my relatives also “bit the bullet.” They were intelligent but many of them fell through the cracks when they were thrown in the prison pipeline. New York is only one of two states that automatically prosecute children under eighteen years of age as adults. Black parents refuse to address this issue in a Black Agenda or at a political convention. See “Central Park 7.”

Their lives are destroyed ab initio as children. A blue ribbon commission had found that New York’s judicial system is “infested with racism.” Not a single Black, selected official has expressed any concern about “racism” in the judicial system. This means that Blacks in New York have a comfortable mindset of living on plantations. Master-slave law only requires obedience. Blacks approve of “judicial racism” and “judicial bullying.”

Black voters in New York are unaware that an agenda must precede voting. I may be the only exception. They are prepared to rush into polling booths without an agenda. These voters “favor freedom yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground …. “See Frederick Douglass ”

Under the “separation of powers” doctrine, each of the three branches of government must has an agenda. The executive branch of government drafts an agenda in January. It is called the “State of the Union” address. The legislative branch of government follows. The U.S. Supreme Court announces its agenda on the first Monday of every October.

Special interest groups also have agendas. Every special interest group bet on, at least, one of the three branches of government to deliver the goods. There may also be an executive strategy, a legislative strategy and a judicial strategy. If a special interest group engages in “petty cash,” it is one size fits all. This applies to Blacks. In any event, everyone else pays to play. Social parasites have no influence in voting booths.

White women have fashioned a political agenda for November 4, 2014 and Gov. Cuomo is promoting it on the political stump. Latinos have fashioned the “Dream Act” and Gov. Cuomo is promoting it also. Although Blacks have refused to fashion or endorse a Black Agenda, no other ethnic or special interest group will beat them running to the polls on November 4. We are good, financially and politically, for everybody but ourselves.

Supporters of 2014 Black Agenda are having a difficult time framing a political agenda. I have given some additional instructions. Hopefully, these attached instructions will assist this committee of the Freedom Party. A political party is a group right. The group must fashion a 2014 Black Agenda.

This is new and uncharted territory for Blacks. We are in dire need of voter and political education. Black selected officials are of no HELP. “The blind is leading the blind.” Black voters need HELP. Whites no longer need Blacks. See the New World Order. Blacks are on a path to genocide. Blacks love their enemies and hate their friends. Whites operate in reverse fashion.

With respect to Ebola, President Barack Obama talks about having a protocol and following a protocol. With respect to politics, Blacks do not have a protocol. Therefore, Blacks are unable to pursue a political agenda. The result is the same as it is in medicine: lacking a medical protocol to combat Ebola. Politics is not only hazardous but it is also deadly.

I will be at the Brooklyn Christian Center in Brooklyn on this Wednesday evening to briefly discuss: “No Black Political Convention: No Need for Blacks to Vote.” On Thursday, “Behind the Bench” has obviously, if not impliedly, canceled my scheduled lecture — “Sharpton: Victim or Target” — at the Harlem Public Library in Harlem. Deception is a tool in military science. It is being used against Al Sharpton.

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 and to resume the practice of law as the private attorney general without “judicial bullying.” “Freedom is not free.” No one should ride the back of another person.

Requiem for an Informed Voter

HELP (History, Ethics, Logic and Philosophy) constitutes the four cornerstones of politics. All of these cornerstones are essential to participating in politics. Militarism is essential to protecting these cornerstones. It is essential that the guardians of politics must understand military science. This is the reason for “separation of church and state.”

In order to understand politics from a constitutional perspective, it is essential to employ a constitutional scholar. The political base for politics is the First Amendment. This amendment was a critical for securing civil rights. The rights of free speech and free associations are critical elements of politics and they are critical elements of the First Amendment.

The mere fact that an illiterate voter can go into a polling booth does not mean that an uninformed voter should be permitted into a polling booth. There is a big difference between an illiterate voter and an uninformed voter. Kudos should be extended to Bruce Copney for providing free copies of the U.S. Constitution to political cadets.

Like it or not, the U.S. Constitution constitutes political rules of engagement. Militarism requires a working knowledge of the rules of engagement. No agenda can be fashioned without a working knowledge of these rules. An agenda is tantamount to an answer. A party who fails to file an answer defaults. An agenda provides the reasons for going to the polls.

No agenda can be fashioned without a political convention. Black’s Law Dictionary defines a “convention” as a “deliberative assembly” for the purpose of “framing” issues as a condition precedent to voting. An issue allows voters to decide the allocation of resources and who benefits from the allocation of resources. No voter should be picking “beauty contestants.” A chosen candidate should be able to “bring home the bacon.”

The assembly on Saturday went into a working session later to outline to Gov. Andrew Cuomo the critical issues affecting Blacks as a group. It started with “taxation without representation.” Black selected officials have failed to fashion a Black Agenda. “Plantation politics” is just fine. Blacks do all the heavy work and whites enjoy all the benefits.

Today, our plight is worse than it was in slavery. During slavery, for example, full employment and free health care were available. Lynching and chokeholds, unless a “slave” acquired jungle fever, were not used. You could “Tom” your way into the Big House. “Slaves” were not required to pay taxes of any kind. Today, “the power to tax is the power to destroy.”

The next step for the planning session is to conduct discovery. Black selected officials have no right to block access to information. This must be done, first, through interrogatories. Pre-action disclosure is permissible under the Civil Practice Law and Rules. Voting is a “class action.” Effective voting for an ethnic group is impossible without ethics. The Black community must fashion a “code of ethics.”

I introduced the need for a “code of ethics” in June 1987 at House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn when it was proposed that Rev. Al Sharpton was the problem. Sharpton was not the problem. The absence of a “code of ethics” was then and still is the problem today. For Blacks, ethics is the glue that can bind us together. The reason why Blacks do not stick together can be attributed to being glueless and clueless. To make matters worse, Black will not “listen,” according to Dr. John Henrik Clarke.

While Black voters may go to the polls on November 4, they should not go to the polls uninformed. “Political tricks” have always done us in. Our leaders are “moonlighting” as pimps for white johns many of whom are felons but are, nonetheless, allowed to practice law in New York State while the prison-industrial complex is busting at the seams. Only a Black Agenda will stop mass incarceration.

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 and to resume the practice of law as the private attorney general without “judicial bullying.” “Freedom is not free.” No one should ride the back of another person.

Make contributions for a free and educational press only 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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October 9th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Ferguson: “Plantation Politics” or “Black Power”

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

I learned at Central High School in Newnan, Georgia that critical thinking requires a mastery of fractions in order to call things by their right names. The object is to reduce a fraction to its lowest common denominator. I would apply this approach to all of my high school courses. If I had not been a “militant,” I may have probably been the valedictorian of my graduating class.

Central High School was blessed with excellent instructors but it had a common flaw. A student’s GPA depended on a teacher’s forecast of a Black student’s amenability to “white supremacy” and “deportment.” It was clear that I had a problem embracing white supremacy. I would have become an embarrassment, in the future, to those teachers. I also was not in the “top ten” in my class academically due to militancy.

Blacks in New York City employ the same approach at the polls. They have learned and steadfastly embrace the “white primary” system to endorse the selection of their political representatives by white supremacists. Over a period of time, Cong. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. became a political embarrassment to voters in Harlem despite his unprecedented, legislative achievements in Congress. This is “plantation politics” at its best.

In Powell v. McCormack, in 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Cong. Adam Clayton Powell’s Jr.’s lawsuit was “ripe” against the doorkeepers and sergeant-at-arms since he had met all of the qualifications under Art. 1, sec. 2 of the U.S. Constitution. Congress, however, was not a proper party. The Court, retroactively, noted that a vote to exclude could not become a vote to expel. Powell would be fined and stripped of his seniority.

It is of great interest that Black voters in Harlem would give great deference to a “High Court” that penned the infamous dictum in Dred Scott. They did. Charles Rangel defeated Powell in 1970 and sent him packing to Bimini –heartbroken. Even without seniority, Powell was a better bet than Rangel but white supremacists had spoken.

Powell v. McCormack was only the tip of the iceberg. Cong. Powell had held a Black Power Conference on Capitol Hill in 1966. Powell was ousted as chairman of the House and Education and Welfare Committee on January 9, 1967. When you connect the dots, it is not surprising that Congress acted with great haste. Powell was bent on replacing “plantation politics” with “Black Power” and forming a “People’s Party.”

In the meantime, Blacks in Ferguson have sought to replace “Negroism” with justice. Every legal system in the United States is not only corrupt but also racist. Robert McCulloch, the district attorney in St. Louis County, is no exception. Missouri is unprepared or unwilling to give its Black residents of Ferguson even a modicum of justice by relieving McCulloch of his duties for investigating the death of Michael Brown by P.O. Darren Wilson.

Probable cause has already been established for the death of Brown. Unless the slave code is still in effect in Missouri, descendants of enslaved Africans witnessed the murder. Scientific evidence will also establish a homicide. Eyewitness evidence plus scientific evidence supports probable cause for an immediate arrest of Wilson under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Similarly, probable cause also exists for the immediate arrest of P.O. Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY. The cause of death was a chokehold. The manner of death was homicide. A videotape not only recorded the chokehold but also the rogue cops who either applied or assisted in applying the chokehold.

The executive branch of government not only has the responsibility to enforce the law but also the responsibility to relieve any prosecutor who refuses to enforce the law. Probable cause under the Fourth Amendment requires an immediate arrest. No police officer is entitled to a second bite at the apple. The grand jury must never be employed as an “appellate court” to review probable cause.

In both Missouri and in New York, the local prosecutors have refused to enforce the law by being unwilling to deliver pre-trial indictments. Probable cause is a synonym for an immediate arrest. The governors in both states are oath takers and they have refused to abide by or adhere to their oaths of office. On the other hand, only “ambulance chasers” are willing to be retained to only seek “hush money” for the aggrieved families and “no justice” for the communities.

On this past Wednesday, I received an e-mail from a “certified human rights defender” in Ferguson, MO which reads, in part: “I am writing you this letter on behalf of the citizens of Ferguson, MO and the state of Missouri itself. It is my humble request that you come to Saint Louis, Missouri and personally address the concerns of the citizens and legally represent us & begin filing motions etc. that will have officer Darren Wilson arrested, indicted. ….”

I am ready to travel to Ferguson, MO but I am unable to travel anywhere without financial support and legal persuasion from Blacks in New York to Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals. In part, I suffer the same problem that Powell faced in Congress. The culprits in Powell were the doorkeepers and the sergeant-at-arms. The culprits in Maddox are doorkeepers and court officers.

Otherwise, Cong. Powell met all the qualifications of the U.S. Constitution. I have met all of the qualifications to practice law in New York. In New York, court officers are stationed in front of courtrooms and the state police are present on all New York highways even though I also meet all of the qualifications of a lawyer to represent my people without fee and to travel in and outside of New York.

For the past twenty-four years, New York has deprived me of an opportunity to earn a living even though I had spent most of my legal career doing pro bono work for New York and for Blacks. I spent everything, including my retirement, on representing my people. Only investors can “free” a people.

It is not sufficient to simply make donations. Activism requires funding. Social parasites are a drag on activism. Whites respect investors in white supremacy. Blacks disrespect investors in their liberation. In the Black community, social parasites exceed investors. In accounting, this amounts to a deficit.

A blue-ribbon commission, in 1991, had found that New York’s judicial system was “infested with racism.” It did not make sense for me to charge clients a commensurate legal fee. This would constitute double jeopardy. A percentage of an award to an “ambulance chaser” was also out of the question. This is triple jeopardy.

Like Cong. Powell, I also filed a civil rights action but in Brooklyn Federal Court citing Hachamovitch v. DeBuono, 159 F.3d 687 (2nd Cir. 1998) (Jacobs, J.) of which the facts of Maddox v. Prudenti, et. al. fitted on all fours. Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard my appeal. It did not make sense for him to reject his own reasoning in Hachamovitch to accommodate my civil rights claims in Maddox. It would mean overthrowing a bill of attainder.

Instead, unlike what the U.S. Supreme Court had done in Powell v. McCormick, Chief Judge Jacobs refused to take Maddox to the next level by the identifying the “doorkeepers” and “court officers” as the culprits. This is why I have always identified my plight as amounting to “judicial bullying.” Otherwise, I am still qualified to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania and in Georgia and am eligible to practice law pro hac vice in Missouri.

The residents of Missouri are simply asking for justice. It will not come in Ferguson, MO until there is a level playing field. An elected prosecutor has an inherent conflict-of-interest in investigating any death at the hands of a police officer who is a natural ally of the prosecutor’s office.

Former NYS Atty. Gen. Robert Abrams feigned to be a special prosecutor. He was ticked off when I called his hand. An elected prosecutor can never be a special prosecutor. This accounts for the unconstitutional and unfair result in Trayvon Martin. Every state, including Missouri, has a remedy. It is called a “special prosecutor.”

Fifty years ago, all civil rights activists headed to Mississippi. The state is a better place today. History, for the better, should repeat itself. The Congressional Black Caucus should make an immediate change of venue in September 2014 from Washington, DC to St Louis, MO. Ferguson, MO is Exhibit “A” of a national problem. Blacks, nationwide, are suffering from a “shoot-to-kill” policy and a “choke-to-kill” policy. Streets and cities are unsafe for Blacks.

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 23rd, 2014 at 8:12 pm

The Need for a Legal Defense Fund

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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

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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.

Transcript

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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