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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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Is Rev. Al a Rat?

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

Rev. Sharpton now claims that he is a “cat”. He fraudulently led UAM to believe that he was a “pit bull.” A “cat” is no match for most dogs. Rev. Sharpton is confusing an “alley cat” with a lion. Of course, Curtis Sliwa did tell me that Sharpton had “nine lives.” This was in reference to my successful defense of him in 1990 in a 67-count indictment.

New York had thrown everything at Sharpton except the kitchen sink. It was his own greed and jealously that led to his demise as a “political maverick.” He is now a “political pawn” but “armed and dangerous.” Only the Black community is being endangered by his “paralysis of analysis.”

Instead of denying that he is still a “foot soldier” in organized crime, he is now arguing that the allegation of his being a “snitch” is a “distraction.” Any judge would tell a jury that credibility is always an issue at trial. Distraction is a “red herring.” It is not a “legal defense.” Thus, Sharpton has to do some more explaining if he wants to continue having his cake and eating it also.

Sharpton has three viable options. He may relinquish his title as “Head Negro-in-Charge.” He may also rescind his offer to President Barack Obama to be the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the National Action Network. Finally, he may retire as the “greatest switch-hitter” since P.T. Barnum.

Rev. Herbert Daughtry and his lieutenant, Charles Barron, in June 1987 at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, first claimed that Sharpton was a “snitch.” This claim was made before an assembly of about one hundred high-profile activists including, but not limited to, Rev. Calvin Butts, former NYC Councilman Al Vann, the late Gil Noble, Les Payne, the late Sonny Carson, Elombe Brath, the late Jitu Weusi and Michael Greys. Everyone believed the claim of Daughtry and Barron, that Sharpton was the “problem.”

Although I had no working relationship with Sharpton in June 1987, I did have probable cause to believe that he was a “snitch”. Since there was no law in the Black community against being a snitch, I had to decline any invitation to prosecute him. This gave Roy Innis a pass. Only Sharpton had been charged with being a “snitch.”

I was the only person in House of the Lord Church to extend Sharpton the “presumption of innocence.” Everybody wanted his head. Selective prosecution is unconstitutional. An ex post facto law is also unconstitutional. Wittingly or unwittingly, this unlawful assembly was acting at the behest of Gov. Mario Cuomo, New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams and Newsday. U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani was waiting in the wings.

This proof of probable cause consisted of conversations that I had with the late attorney Louis Clayton Jones who was a very credible person. Sharpton is being disingenuous when he claims that he was afraid of mobsters. Therefore, according to him, he had to become an “FBI snitch.” He voluntarily consorted with white mobsters. This voluntary relationship is subject to judicial notice. Throughout the years, he had acquired a history of double-crossing the Mafia.

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Sharpton has no respect for the Mafia’s code of ethics. He knows that the Black community is a “mobocracy” and any cost-benefit analysis favors him. As long as he continues to “run with the hares” and “hunt with the hounds,” he is safe. This explains his ability to be a “switch-hitter.”

Over a period of nearly ten years, I have never acquired sufficient, unprivileged information, absent hearsay, to prove that Sharpton is a “snitch.” I have found substantial evidence, however, that he is a xenophile. He enjoys master-slave relationships.

I am aware that Sharpton will do anything to express his loyalty to white supremacists. “Actions speak louder than words.” See, for example, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell-Sharpton connection. Falwell publicly expressed hatred for Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

Sharpton has reason to claim that this charge is being made on the eve of NAN’s 2014 annual convention. It is well-founded. There is a precedent for his charge. President Theodore Roosevelt, in 1901 invited noted educator, Booker T. Washington, to dinner at the Executive Mansion. White supremacists hit the ceiling. The Memphis Scimitar, for example, castigated him for allowing a “nigger” to dine with him at the White House.”

Roosevelt had to give the Executive Mansion a change of name to put Negroes on notice. Only a Negro who had been given the title of “honorary white” could enjoy social rights in the White House under the Commerce Clause. This rule is still in effect in 2014. The Tea Party is enforcing it.

By no stretch of the imagination does Sharpton bear any resemblance to Booker T. Washington. Nonetheless, white supremacists are opposed to any president consorting with a mobster. Even among the “Negro bourgeoisie,” Sharpton lacks credentials. It is of no moment that he is a “disc jockey” on MSNBC-TV and on Sirius Satellite Radio. Unlike Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Boulé would never accept him into its fold.

It would take more than “Borax” and a “twenty mule team” to clean him up. The United African Movement should be given credit for cleaning up some of his “funk.” This “second chance” allowed him to beat multiple, state felony charges and carve out a new career for himself in politics. But for the United African Movement giving him some credibility, no one would be talking about him in 2014.

We must learn to give credit where credit is due especially when the recipient is a descendant of enslaved Africans. Rev. Sharpton will give thanks to the Ku Klux Klan or the John Birch Society even though he received all of these benefits from UAM free of charge. His “bad character” outweighs his “rap sheet.”

In 1983, I filed a major lawsuit against the Mafia in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. It also involved Black selected officials. The mob represents the Black community politically and economically. They feared my legal ability to prove the charges. This is the real story. The Brooklyn Federal Court illegally removed me from this litigation. Read the court records and the transcripts.

If six white men had raped a fifteen year-old Black girl or if a white man had murdered a Black teen-ager, the perpetrators would not be walking around today. In Tawana Brawley, the only Black man who has demonstrated a knowledge of ethics is the only Black man who is standing alone in defending her. Others have “run for the tall grass.” Ethics is about accountability to each other and not to the white man. Like in slavery, no Black person can marry or defend a Black female.

Any Black person who is too busy to sit down and draft a “code of ethics” is no better than Sharpton, Daughtry and Barron. These men are “social parasites.” Twenty-six years later, they have still refused to draft a “code of ethics.” The military, business and legal communities all have “codes of ethics.” These codes mandate accountability. A “slave” only wants to be accountable to his or her master.

I would be very happy to discuss Sharpton’s status with him and Mayor William de Blasio over cable television and satellite radio. Mayor de Blasio is not an innocent bystander. Don’t hold your breath, however. Rev. Sharpton would prefer to “run though hell with gasoline drawers” than to debate me. What are they hiding? In the meantime, I have to “eavesdrop” on his lies in ex parte communications.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. coupled with Rev. Al Sharpton and Jacqueline Jackson was arrested for protesting the U.S. Navy using Vieques in Puerto Rico as a bombing range. He kept a journal and on July 5 he made this entry:

The Revs. Jackson and Sharpton “give me the creeps.” [He continues to write]: Al Sharpton has done more damage to the black cause than George Wallace. He has suffocated the decent black leaders in New York. His transparent venal blackmail and extortion schemes taint all black leadership.”

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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Revisiting the Murder of Viola Gregg Liuzzo

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

I was listening to Sirius XM Left on channel 127. The host was Mark Thompson. He was in Selma, AL for “Bloody Sunday” 2013. His radio guests were Mary Liuzzo, daughter of Viola Gregg Liuzzo who was murdered on an Alabama highway on March 26, 1965. Her passenger was Leroy Bolton, a Black man.

Liuzzo was in Alabama to protest an incident in Selma on March 7, 1965 and to support the right of Blacks to vote. The protest march was allowed to continue on March 21 after a federal court lifted an injunction. The marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma and continued on to Montgomery. They arrived in Montgomery on March 25. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed in August.

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The daughter stated that she was proud of her mother for taking a bold stance. When Thompson asked Bolton if he were still afraid to be in Alabama, he noted that whites were not now training their children to hate Blacks. Bolton had escaped death in 1965 because he had feigned that he was dead.

Liuzzo’s daughter, meanwhile, had a different take on white hate. She believed that too many whites were still teaching their children to hate Blacks and that the difference is the right to vote. She went on to state that Blacks could use it as a weapon to put white racists in jail by electing prosecutors who would vow to prosecute hate crimes.

In the early morning hours of December 1986, I received a telephone call from Chris Griffith. His brother, Michael had just been murdered by a white mob in Howard Beach which Blacks knew to be a political minefield for them. The crime was trespass by Blacks in Howard Beach and it called for capital punishment.

Griffith stated that I was the only Black person in New York City for him to call on to demand justice from a white power structure. Sonny Carson agreed. I knew that it would take a “declaration of war” to get any semblance of justice. I was reluctant to take on the assignment. Blacks in New York still believed that “freedom is free”. They still do.

When white voters elect a white person to a political office, they are fervently opposed to any elected official or elected body removing that person from office. There was a racist in the governor’s office and a racist in the attorney general’s office. The district attorney in Queens was also racist. No Black person had a right to demand the removal of a white prosecutor.

Blacks and whites had put these racists in political offices. I had to demand that the deck of political cards be reshuffled. Leading Blacks and Black selected officials vehemently opposed this move. They demanded that I be disbarred immediately. These minions refused to connect the dots between me, Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali.

Eventually, the deck was reshuffled. This was historic. It was the first time in the United States that a special prosecutor was appointed in a racially-motivated case. Some members of the lynch mob would be saddled-down with criminal records. A white, district attorney elected by white racists and gullible Blacks had refused to do the job.

On the other hand, these same prosecutors have no problem stockpiling the prison-industrial complex with Black bodies. The innocence of these Black men is of no moment. The same reasoning was applied to stockpiling Blacks in slave ships. It became a global business. Under the U.S. Constitution, the United States would only stop being a trading partner in 1808. It was not for a moral reason.

Blacks are still in America’s crosshairs because they refuse to exercise the “ballot” and the “bullet”. Instead, they are listening to Negro demagogues who encourage them to promote “plantation politics” and to disarm themselves of any “bullets” even though it is illegal to dial 911 until a crime has been consummated. Dialing 911 is not a defense to harming a white perpetrator.

Any white person who exercises the right to vote is not only enrolled in a political party which supports slavery or sympathizes with it but is also a member of a white-led and white-financed political organization. The political organization is necessary because of the words of Thomas Jefferson: “The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance.” A political party, on the other hand, makes racist laws and elects racist candidates.

Virtually all Blacks, on the other hand, are not enrolled in a suitable political party and are not enrolled in a Black-led and Black-financed political organization. The NAACP, the Rainbow Coalition and the National Action Network fail to quality. They adhere to the notion that “he who pays the piper calls the tune.”

 

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There were indictments for the murder of Viola Liuzzo. In May 1965, they were tried but were released because of a mistrial. An all-white jury acquitted Collie Wilkins of her murder. Three members of the KKK were convicted of conspiracy to violate her civil rights. Klansman Eugene Thomas would be freed after an appeal. Two Klansmen would receive ten years in prison.

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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March 25th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Needed: One Hundred Investors

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

Actually, only ninety-nine Black investors are needed. I already qualify as a Black investor. Freedom can never be achieved without Black investors. I have certainly paid my dues not only as a perennial pro bono lawyer but also as the economic backbone of the United African Movement.

America could never have become an economic titan without white investors. These are persons who are willing to lose their shirts. A donor, on the other hand, stays within a comfort zone. No donor is at risk of losing his or her shirt. Social parasites round out this classification. They stand on the shoulders of our revered ancestors without paying any dues.

Last year, twenty-five persons agreed to equitably pay the rent for the Freedom Party. A political party needs a “war room”. Political is warfare. Many of them have breached their promise. Whites have military wings of their political parties to address this act. So does the Mafia.

Stated differently, it is a poor rat that does not have a hole. Fighting white supremacy, under these circumstances, is like putting yourself in a strait-jacket before you mount an attack on it. White supremacy should be construed as antithetical to the Reconstruction amendments. Blacks have a duty to end it.

Blacks have exhausted all of their legal remedies except for demanding and insisting on legal and political representation. This should be our bargaining chip. Disciplinary committees and legislative bodies have been historically opposed to political and legal representation for Blacks despite the “separation of powers” doctrine and the citizenship clause.

The American Revolution was fought against Great Britain at the behest of Black men like Crispus Attucks who led the Boston Massacre. White men were afraid to die for the cause of the American Revolution. In the legal defense of the British soldiers, attorney John Adams pointed out that the victims included Crispus Attucks and other Black men. A statue of Crispus Attucks was erected on the “Boston Commons” in Boston.

In Patriots of the American Revolution dated July/August 2011, a foreign observer noted the significant presence of Blacks in the American Revolution:

From here to Springfield [Massachusetts] one finds few habitations without a negro family dwelling in a separate cabin. The negroes here, like the other cattle, are very prolific. The children are well-fed, especially while they are still calves. Their slavery moreover is very bearable. The negro is to be regarded much like the peasant’s hired man; the negress does all the course housework, and the black youngsters wait on the white youngsters. The negro can take the field in his master’s place; hence you never see a regiment in which there are not a lot of negroes and there are well-built, strong husky fellows among them. [Emphasis supplied]

Despite the achievements of Blacks during the American Revolution, Blacks were barred from West Point until for more than a century later. Henry O. Flipper was graduated from West Point in 1877 and he had to spend almost sixty years attempting, unsuccessfully, to clear his name of trumped-up charges.

Capitalism is, nominally, the economic system of the United States. Success in an economic system depends on the distribution of debits and credits. Whites reluctantly distribute credits to Blacks. If credits had been distributed equitably, most Blacks would have already enjoyed the capital to emancipate themselves and to acquire “forty acres and a mule.” This would also have made Blacks eligible for the Homestead Act which was passed in 1862.

Instead, whites placed Blacks on the wrong side of the ledger of the bookkeeping system. Instead of enjoying credits for our achievements, we have suffered debits. Whites have been given the credits for our achievements. This accounts for “income inequality.”

Mayor William de Blasio is continuing this system by maintaining a dual system of economics. Whites enjoy a system of protections from income inequality while Blacks are victims of opportunity inequality. No economic opportunities exist for Blacks. This leads to income inequality and “A Tale of Two Cities.”

The aims of United African Movement, Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls and Freedom Party have been to raise Black consciousness and to make Blacks aware of the opportunities that exist in New York especially through apprenticeships and cross-endorsements. No other organization is seeking to pursue these opportunities.

Macon B. Allen was the first Black lawyer in the United States. When he was admitted to the Maine bar in 1844, no law school would admit Blacks. Maine also had an apprenticeship program for lawyers. Before the Civil War, all Black lawyers had to learn law under the tutelage of white lawyers.

Unfortunately, this has had the effect of creating a culture of dependency amid Black lawyers. Despite the admonitions of Charles Hamilton Houston that Black lawyers must be in the vanguard of the legal revolutions, they have put themselves behind “ambulance chasers”, “legal sycophants” and “social parasites.” This has been the paradigm, since 1844, for Black lawyers.

New York leads the nation in the number of third parties recognized in politics. This has been bolstered by the system of cross-endorsements and political leverage. The Working Families Party, for example, represents the possibility of a third party using cross-endorsements and political leverage to catapult a third party into political prominence: Mayor William de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James.

Black selected officials have been too lazy and shiftless and too obedient to white supremacy to exploit the formation of a third party with the use of cross-endorsements to promote political leverage. The Freedom Party has to do their job. Blacks in New York could not only become major players locally but also nationally by not being dependent, politically, on whites.

This goal can first be achieved by attracting, at least, one hundred investors and thousands of donors. In New York, it only takes 50,000 votes in 2014 for the Freedom Party to enjoy automatic ballot status. These votes will not hurt the re-election bid of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Blacks are concerned about hurting whites, politically.

The deadline for electing a governor is November 4, 2014. In the interim, at least 300 signatures in fourteen Congressional districts are required on independent nominating petitions. The Freedom Party achieved more than 45,000 signatures to be placed on the ballot in 2010 and mayoral candidate, Michael Greys and public advocate candidate, Michael Lloyd, were able to be placed on the municipal ballot in 2013.

To go statewide in 2014, the Freedom Party intends to host three political conventions. These conventions will be held in New York City, Albany and Buffalo. There will also be orientation programs. By July 2014, the Freedom Party should have chosen its candidates for the statewide slate.

In this regard, the first meeting of the Freedom Party will be held at its headquarters, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Franklin and Classon) in Brooklyn. This meeting will start on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call the Freedom Party at its telephoned number in the letterhead of the Freedom Party.

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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March 19th, 2014 at 11:16 pm

New York: No “Case” against New York Knicks Guard

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by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

After the wrongful conviction of Plaxico Burress of the New York Giants and the wrongful arrest of Raymond Felton of the New York Knicks, every pro athlete should be buying “political and legal protection” against any successful prosecution of an “unjust law”. This was the original mission of Ms. Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

These athletes make too much money to risk it in New York which is unfriendly to Blacks. This is the reason for a Freedom Party. The Democratic Party intends to maintain the status quo. Stay away from any “public official or leading Black” enrolled in the Democratic Party. See, for example, the mysterious death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.

Neither Plaxico Burress nor Raymond Felton would be facing a false imprisonment charge in New York which frowns on Blacks exercising self-defense against any white person. This should be a Black history question. I am the only attorney who had to be “barred” from all courtrooms in the United States because I sought to “overthrow” white supremacy. This should at least be an honorable mention in Black history. I was dubbed the “attorney-at-war.”

No one but a fool would suppress any element of history. This is why I am also a prolific writer and historian. I must keep Black history alive. An object of censorship is to kill our past. Gil Noble of “Like It Is” opposed censorship. This explains his demise and the elevation of Sandra Bookman to “Here and Now.” See also Medgar Evers.

Given the fact that Felton had been recently arrested, I would have demanded an immediate trial by saying “put twelve in the box”. Prosecutors dread to hear these words. This is the only way to protect constitutional rights. There must always be a pre-emptive strike. I was a “master” at picking juries. It was always a “high wire act.” I would remember everything about the histories of the jurors. This would allow me to be all over the jury box during jury selection without notes.

People v. Felton has some real evidentiary problems. For starters, there is a husband-wife privilege in New York which prevents a wife from testifying against her husband. Secondly, there is NY Penal Law §265.03 and the “chain of custody.” The wife should have never carried the gun out of her home. She must pay for this indiscretion.

Instead, she should have called “911.” The Brooklyn Appeals Court repeated this advice which had been given to John White in Suffolk County Court. He went to prison for taking matters into his own “hands.” A white mob had trespassed on his property and threatened to kill him and his family. New York said John White had a “duty” to retreat and to dial “911.”

The problem was complicated when her attorney seized the gun and took it to the police precinct. New York has strict gun laws. The lawyer was not in his place of business. He also placed matter into his own “hands”. This also violated NY Penal Law §265.03. If the prosecutor refuses to prosecute the wife or the attorney, the accusatory instrument against Felton must be dismissed for “selective prosecution”.

When Brooklyn prosecutors indicted Andre Nichols for murdering a white, Catholic priest, they believed that they had an ironclad case. Nichols confessed to murdering the white priest. Nichols had a felony record and he was out on parole. His gun was unlicensed in any jurisdiction. To make matters worse, no one in New York would represent Nichols.

The family contacted me. They believed that I was the only attorney who could unlock the jail cell. I not only took the case but I also refused to accept any public funds. This acquittal angered Mayor Ed Koch and the Catholic Church. This acquittal also did not improve my standing with the Brooklyn disciplinary committee.

Many Blacks in New York behave like their white counterparts: “We sick boss?” No one will call my name on the airwaves. Our children have no positive role models. At Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls, most young people are astonished to hear of my achievements. This recognition should not engender jealousy and envy. It should inspire our children. The problem is censorship. It is widely practiced in the tri-state without any “public outrage”.

This is my “rub”. Blacks refuse to believe that the human rights struggle is a business. The Democratic Party, for example, is a member of the Fortune 500. So is the Republican Party. Blacks are “political pawns”. Any successful, business operation requires a “money machine”. I not only represented persons pro bono but I also had to finance their cases. This should be another lesson for Black history. The people must finance the struggle. It should be about collective work and responsibility.

Blacks need legal representation. Charles Hamilton Houston institutionalized legal representation in the 1920′s at Howard University Law School. Lawyers need the tools of their trade. C. Vernon Mason and I had to finance our own libraries. Otherwise, we would have never been a “legal voice” for the Black community. Ask a carpenter to build a house without a hammer and nails.

Once the New York Legislature “barred” me from the practice of law, no other attorney sought to fill my shoes even though the Black community had established a legal defense fund. No legal defense fund was ever established for me even while I was practicing law in New York. No medal of honor exists for a “Nat Turner”.

To make matters worse, no one is willing to invest in Blacks. Today, I still must find the finances to sustain United African Movement, the Freedom Party and Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls. This only happens among Blacks. No other ethnic group would be willing to “shortchange” an “investor”. “Investors” in a movement allow for the recycling of dollars. Donors will not do the trick. They are mostly “one and done”. None of these groups will provide assistance to me.

No Black athlete should sign with any of New York’s pro teams. This is a costly mistake. A blue ribbon commission had stated, in 1991, that New York’s judicial system is “infested with racism.” The laws of this state on self-defense including the right to bear arms violate the Second Amendment. There is no right of legal representation in New York. White lawyers are, mostly, “social parasites” and “ambulance chasers”.

There has to be a “human rights” movement in New York. The civil rights movement passed by New York. Blacks in New York have shown no inclination to finance any struggle against white supremacy laws. No one can deny that the financing of the human rights movement has fallen mostly on my back. This is the documented history of New York. Anyone who objects should have footed some of the bill.

When Trayvon Martin was assassinated, Darryl Parks headed the National Bar Association which is only a “social organization.” He and Benjamin Crump are Florida attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin. The National Bar Association does not fight unjust laws like “Stand Your Ground.” I call it the National “Boogie” Association.

White lawyers also have the American Bar Association and the American Trial lawyers Association among many others. These are legal-political bar associations. They have an interest in repealing laws that are “unjust” to whites. These white lawyers are also enrolled in political parties with, at least, a bent toward white supremacy. In the meantime, Black lawyers are, mostly, “deaf, dumb and blind.”

Black lawyers should especially feel touched by Charles Hamilton Houston and Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. They gave their lives to combatting “unjust laws.” They would have been active in Florida after the murder of Trayvon Martin. A political organization for Blacks was only a “pipe dream” as late as the 1960′s. The U.S. Supreme Court only decided Smith v. Allwright in 1944. Black “selected” officials, since 1965, have “infested” the political process.

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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March 12th, 2014 at 9:27 pm