A Sham Prosecution in Baltimore
by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
The object of warfare is to convince a people to surrender without any semblance of bloodshed. An enemy of white supremacy must be convinced to surrender without firing a weapon. Plea bargaining may be an alternative. Over ninety-five percent of all defendants surrender to a one-sided plea deal. A master never bargains with a “slave.”
An attorney has one alternative. He or she must hoist the black defendant on his or her back. From start to finish, the client must remain silent. No attorney should ask a client any questions. Plea bargaining is never an option. As an “officer of the court,” the attorney should bargain with the judge for a level playing field.
When I remind a “slave” that the Washington Post enshrined me on Mother’s Day 1987 as “Mr. Civil Rights in the Courtroom,” it strikes discord. A person with “a head on his or her shoulders” would, instead, question me on how the Washington Post reached that conclusion especially when Thurgood Marshall was the first black justice in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The United States ranks everything including lawyers. Clarence Darrow was once ranked number one and especially after Michigan v. Sweet. F. Lee Bailey was also once ranked number one. Thurgood Marshall was a great lawyer but John Davis, a white lawyer, trumped him in the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the final analysis, all rankings are based on capitalism. The key word in capitalism is “investor.” The Washington Post, of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, is no fool. It must make correct statements. The White House has to depend on the accuracy of the Washington Post.
This newspaper made a considerable investment before it printed its magazine on Mother’s Day 1987. It learned that I was fearless even in Jim Crow. I refused to surrender to white supremacy as was told to them by the black residents of Coweta County, GA.
No other attorney in the history of American jurisprudence has made a greater investment in making the Reconstruction amendments a reality. I believed in this saying of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.: “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This was a wake-up call for the New York Legislature.
While denying to me the right to earn a living and to practice law in defense of my people, New York has enshrined my unselfish, pro bono practice as a requirement for admission to practice law as a last step. I did the work of a people’s attorney general in New York.
To be sure, Thurgood Marshall was a powerful litigator but he made no investment in uplifting the oppressed and the down-trodden. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund paid him a salary and paid for his legal costs and expenses. Investment makes a big difference in distinguishing me from Marshall under capitalism.
This Washington Post article was published near the end of Marshall’s judicial career. It would be a wakeup call for the New York Legislature and it should have been a wake-up call for “Black America.” Louis Brandeis had a career path to the U.S. Supreme Court similar to mine. Blacks, on the other hand, settled for Clarence Thomas.
Blacks are apparently unable to engage in rankings. William Kunstler, at New York Law School, ranked me as the best litigator in the United States after I had won an acquittal for Edwin Nichols who had confessed to killing a white, Catholic priest while Nichols was on parole. The jury even refused to convict him for criminal possession of a weapon.
I loved the National Conference of Black Lawyers and I rank the National Bar Association (NBA) over white, legal organizations, in terms of my affection, but NBA made it clear, in Philadelphia in 1999, that it would not waste a bucket of water to prevent me from suffering a first-degree burn.
United African Movement, Freedom Retreat for Boys and Girls and Freedom Party never honored me and I was the sole investor in them for twenty years. They were also not “underwriters.”
A Sham Prosecution in Baltimore
It’s time to connect the dots. The dots connecting Tawana Brawley to the persecution of Bill Cosby and to the misprosecution of the murderers of Freddie Gray is part of a class action. The common thread is Scott v. Sanford, 19 How. (60 U.S.) 373 (1857) and the dictum written by Chief Justice Roger Taney. There are also interval and infamous cases. Dr. John Henrik Clarke graces the program tonight at UAM’s weekly forum at 1061 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn at 7:00 p.m.
This is about our extermination and it is on the horizon while “our” leaders –Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton– are missing in action. They are actually “jack in the box” leaders. Our net worth in the United States is zero. Our labor which built this country and our intellectual property which made this country “great” in wealth has been stolen by “pirates.” A “timocracy” is the holding company for a kleptocracy.
I wrote a program for tonight’s UAM forum entitled “The Legal System is Rigged Against Blacks.” Starting with tonight, there should be group discussions about our plight. Every system has four common threads: History Ethics Logic Philosophy. Blacks need HELP. Dr. Leonard Jeffries, the keynote speaker, is a systems analyst with a “head on his shoulders.”
Mayor William de Blasio has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Mayoral powers are being exercised to the detriment of our children. Blacks must understand the magnitude of those powers. They permeate our lives. I did everything in my powers to alert you about “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.” Blacks are bent on financing and endorsing their own oppression.
Our plight is too difficult to understand with individual study. The white man is bilingual. He only speaks “legalese” and “military science.” Any attempt to petition the government for a redress of grievances must be spoken in “legalese” and “military science.” Otherwise, you are speaking gibberish.
For most blacks, the slave auction started in South Carolina. It immediately became the chopping block. The only safe Negro was a “headless Negro” with a strong back, arms and legs. The white man’s head spoke for us. He was our eyes, ears, tongue and more importantly, our brains. Nothing has changed since the chopping block at the slave auction.
Those blacks headed to South Carolina for the Gullah Festival should walk in the footsteps of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. and, specifically, at the Penn Center in Beaufort, SC. Dr. King was not only an orator but also a philosopher and a historian. His moves were strategic and factual. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
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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.