by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
President Calvin Coolidge, one of several Black presidents in the United States, was asked about the sole mission of the United States. He said: “The business of America is business”. This maxim applies universally to all facets of American life. Any operation, which also includes the senseless and racially-inspired murder of Trayvon Martin, must be about business or it will fail. There are absolutely no exceptions.
The reason why Blacks have failed in the United States can be attributed, in part, to a quotation of Hon. Elijah Muhammad: “The white man will never teach the Black man the science of mating, the science of business and the science of war”. On the other hand, Blacks refuse to teach themselves these disciplines. Blacks have few schools.
Military science is obvious in its mission. Business requires a cut-throat attitude among competitors. Mating suggests a conspiracy. To be safe, Blacks have adopted the myth that opposites attract. This requires conflict. Opposite mates must be at each other’s throat. Of course, this is better than being at the white man’s throat if you subscribe to white supremacy. Capitalism requires that every object have a price tag. Blacks are discounted under the U.S. Constitution.
Nothing in America is free including rights. All rights except “silver rights” are based on a business model. Blacks have bled for rights. Others have financed our struggles at our expense. This means that those persons who have financed our struggles now have liens on our rights.
Thomas Jefferson said that “the cost of freedom is eternal vigilance”. Whites have established a system of vigilantism. Trayvon Martin, like all young Blacks, is a threat to white America. George Zimmerman was on patrol to protect white America. White America is reluctant to punish white vigilantism.
There are different kinds of “rights” businesses in America. They include but are not limited to gay rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, gun rights, animal rights and environmental rights. All of these rights, in order to survive, depend on business models. The NRA, for example, represents all gun owners. They pay into the NRA coffers. Among other things, the NRA pays lobbyists to write laws on behalf of their members.
A “stand your ground” law does not and should not exist in the United States under Marbury v. Madison. Half of the states have enacted “right to kill” laws especially if the perpetrator is white and the victim is a person of African ancestry. This is a new form of lynching. Congress never enacted anti-lynching legislation.
Unless Blacks establish a “business” headquarters in Sanford, FL, the outcome in State v. Zimmerman will enjoy the same result as the multiple-shot shootings of Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell. No one can engage in war without a headquarters. There is a protection racket at play. White America is paying the insurance premiums. Leading Blacks are enjoying the commissions.
The lawyers for the family of Trayvon Martin are media hounds. While they should have been unearthing scientific evidence, they are in media “green rooms” receiving make-up and reviewing television scripts. Never before had these lawyers enjoyed this flood of publicity.
The initial problem with this case starts with the charge of only murder in the second degree. This is not a case of depraved indifference. It is a case of premeditated murder. Profiling supports a charge of premeditated murder. The tape recording of Trayvon Martin also supports the claim of profiling and a murder in the first degree charge. This is a capital offense. Bail should be unavailable.
A charge of murder in the second degree gives Zimmerman some “wiggle room”. This charge supports the possibility that a fight had ensued between Zimmerman and Martin. A murder in the first degree charge, on the other hand, does not support a self-defense claim or a “stand your ground” claim.
It is imperative that Blacks financially support someone with courage and legal, analytical skills to combat the NRA and other vigilante groups. With President Barack Obama in the White House, whites will not give Blacks a second chance. This is a case of “one and done”. We are also unable to afford other losses starting with Martin.
In 1988, Blacks established United African Movement. From 1988 to 2010, most Blacks saw UAM as a social club and not as a business. The monthly upkeep for the office alone was Fifty-five hundred Dollars monthly. The chairperson of UAM had to shoulder this expense personally. Blacks will not finance a war against white supremacy.
In the meantime, there was a war involving youthful Tawana Brawley. Miraculously, both Alton Maddox and Tawana Brawley won their civil cases. The jury found that the assistant district attorney, Steven Pagones, was involved in the rape and kidnapping of Tawana.
This was a blow to New York even though it continued to claim a “hoax”. Pagones was employed by the state of New York. New York also said that Harry Crist, Jr. had killed himself despite an autopsy report showing a homicide. This was a cover-up. New York was again protecting its employees. Crist, a police officer, had also been involved in the kidnapping and rape of Tawana Brawley.
The state of Florida, the NRA, white vigilante groups and law enforcement agencies, among others, are serious about freeing Zimmerman. They are asserting power, influence and money. Unfortunately, leading Blacks and Black selected officials have been silent on Zimmerman’s right to bail.
Blacks must move from “silver rights” to human rights. The Rockefeller family helped finance the “silver rights” movement to advance the New World Order. The white plutocrats had to move away from apartheid to get the “Third World” under one tent. Blacks must now build a business model to spur human rights. We must pay for our own freedom.
The next time that a white supremacist believes that “coon hunting” is permissible under the U.S. Constitution and he or she fatally shoots a person of African ancestry, I hope that all Blacks and especially Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Benjamin Jealous bury their heads in the sand. Black outrage, absent some subsequent, real action, only enhances the possibility of another racially-inspired murder.
After watching our reaction to the senseless murders of Sean Bell and now Trayvon Martin, whites supremacists have concluded that we shoot our only “load” while we are emotionally upset. After Blacks shoot their load up front, whites conclude that they can go back to planning another Black death.
This modus operandi helps Revs. Sharpton and Jackson in addition to Jealous. Capitalists invest heavily in fighting racial fires. The racially-inspired shooting of Trayvon Martin ignited a firestorm in Sanford, FL. It must be extinguished forthwith. Otherwise, insurance companies could have to pay substantial damages. It is cheaper to pay racial racketeers.
If left unchecked, the result in Trayvon Martin will follow the disastrous result in Sean Bell. Initially, Blacks in New York were outraged. Rev. Sharpton then called for a “Shopping for Justice” march to pacify Blacks. In the meantime, the police suspects for the death of Sean Bell secured bail without any challenge from the Black community. The rest is history.
Unless Blacks establish a headquarters in Sanford, FL forthwith, the ending for Trayvon Martin will follow the result in Sean Bell. When you face-off with whites, you must be prepared to go 24/7. When a zebra is in the jungle, other zebras must be on look-out for lions. A predator is always looking for its prey. This is also natural law which governs American jurisprudence.
Blacks must keep the criminal justice center in Sanford, FL under surveillance every hour of the day until the duration of this case. Meanwhile, there must be ongoing, strategic planning. Shelter is a basic necessity of life. It is also a basic necessity of conflict. To be sure, white supremacists have secured shelter to wage a racial war. Blacks are homeless.
During the course of State v. Zimmerman, there will be several critical proceedings which Blacks must address. The first proceeding involved the charge against Zimmerman. This inning goes to Zimmerman. He got off light. The second inning may be played on April 20. Leading Blacks have remained silent on bail. Blacks can only hope for a divine intervention.
Aside from a headquarters, Blacks must secure substantial, legal literature on Florida law. Among other things, these are the rules of engagement. Before two sides go on a battlefield to engage in battle, each side must familiarize itself with the rules. The type of weaponry depends on the rules of engagement. Strategic planning is also based on the rules of engagement.
So far, there has been no strategic planning by Blacks in State v. Zimmerman. To deal with an appropriate charge against Zimmerman, there should have been an independent and comprehensive crime scene investigation. This is the responsibility of all Blacks and not simply the Marlin family. State v. George Zimmerman involves a public crime. Blacks should not rely on the state of Florida to prove murder in the first degree.
I am the first Black attorney in the nation to have successfully demanded the appointment of a special prosecutor in a racially-motivated case. White defendants went to prison for their handiwork in Howard Beach. In a second case, Joseph Fama was sent to prison for 33 years for murdering Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst based on his race.
On the other hand, Florida state Attorney Angela B. Corey is not a special prosecutor. She is an elected official. The law will not allow her to serve two masters. Moreover, she opposes the disclosure of the court file even though the Sixth Amendment requires a public trial. There has not been a peep from leading Blacks.
Without any funding, I have tried to keep the Black community abreast of the critical proceedings in this case even though I am subject to censorship. It would be helpful if I were not banned from public airwaves. All leading Blacks, who pretend to favor the prosecution of George Zimmerman, favor the ban of my appearing on any commercial radio or television station.
I am now seeking funds to purchase the applicable legal literature in Florida. Even lawyers outside of Florida have demonstrated no knowledge of Florida law. Lawyers in Florida have lost their tongues and their minds. Our community needs information to put an end to white vigilantism. All Blacks are at risk especially since new gun laws are immunizing white supremacists.
These research funds are necessary to continue to enlighten us about State v. Zimmerman, self-defense laws nationwide, and constitutional rights and the critical stages of the criminal process. Any donation for a regular legal analysis of the criminal proceedings should be sent as follows:
Alton H. Maddox, Jr. P.O. Box 35 Bronx, NY 10471
Also, you should call your local commercial station and demand that I receive an invitation to discuss the legal aspects of the case over the airwaves. I have been particularly censored in New York City. In the 1950’s, censorship was Medgar Evers complaint in Mississippi. At that time, it was whites who were censoring critical information. Today, it is Blacks and whites together.
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 sign his Petition to save “Like It Is.” Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471