Monday, November 30, 2009

Curtis Flowers faces 6th trial in Winova Mississippi

Curtis Flowers
The trials of Curtis Flowers have been dogged by misconduct
Curtis Flowers who has been tried for an quadruple murder in Winona, Mississippi in July of 1996. It has been alleged that Curtis Flowers murdered Bertha Tardy because she had shorted him, $82 from his pay. Flowers worked at the furniture store for three days just prior to the July 4th, weekend in 1996. When Curtis did not return to work after the holiday and he contacted Ms. Tardy he was informed that he had been replaced.
Prosecutor Doug Evans claims this provided Flowers with a sufficient motive for the most vicious murder in Winona history.
Curtis Flowers first 5 trials resulted in 2 mistrials and 3 convictions that were overturned. At the end of the 5th trial,
James Bibbs
Juror James Bibbs was charged with perjury at Curtis Flowers fifth trial and held in prison overnight for voting against a conviction against Curtis Flowers. James Bibbs who is an outstanding citizen was charged with perjury that was later dropped against him. He has been sentenced to death three times, only for each verdict to be overturned on appeal because of what the Mississippi Supreme Court described as prosecutor misconduct. In one further trial, the jury failed to agree after dividing broadly on racial lines.

The district attorney, desperate to score a conviction in such a high-profile case, has played dirty to win.

Memorial to the Freedom Summer Murders

One of his tricks, exposed by a refreshingly impartial Mississippi Supreme Court, was to fiddle the jury selection to exclude black jurors. Winona is a very racial city in Mississippi with the civil rights records in the United States.

Dispite the unlawful holding of Curtis Flowers in my point of view of having to be charged for a sixth time, he now has to deal with local state senator. Lydia Chassaniol who has introduced a bill that would widen the jury pool in such a way that critics say would make it easier to select an all-white jury.

Senator Chassaniol is a member of a local chapter of the right-wing Council for Conservative Citizens and addressed their annual conference. the nature of this rump of the red-neck, good 'ole white boys, confederate-flag-wavers is striking.

Their hatred of inter-racial marriage, homosexuals, liberals (aka communists) identifies an atavistic streak that still remains 150 years after slavery.

As one of them told me: "It's all right for them (non-whites) to practice their culture but they should not take ours away from us. We are probably the most discriminated race in the country."

Badges: top - supporting White Power, bottom - against Black Power
Badges like these show that racial tensions remain in Mississippi How will Curtis Flowers now fair with a 6th trail for the same charges with the racism that runs high in the state of Mississippi? How many times can Curtis Flowers be held for trial in the same crime.

Crossing Continents: Mississippi Smouldering is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday, 26 November 2009 at 1100 GMT and repeated on Monday, at 2030 GMT.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

The war on America's children. Sentenced to life in prison without parole

In the United States of America, we have a pandemic a state of National Emergency that is worse then the Swine Flu or any other epidemic that is going on this country. It is something that people read in papers and shake their heads to and feel bad for a moment or so and go on with their everyday lives. Not that this is anything new, just a new device that is being used to declare a war on black Americans and the poor. For Black America it crosses all social bearers and for every other race it is seemed poor.
We are in a time where our children are placed in jail for life without the hope of parole! Children who has they age they mature are placed under arrest. Where is the gatekeepers for these children?
Isn't it time to go after the true mastermind behind the cause of these children who are brainwashed into the acts that they have done and that maybe done in the future? Where are the laws for the video games and the cartoons that show and that they play where they shoot up people or get shot and then come back to life? The music that is made today is not uplifting to them to strive after a life of a moral standard, it is design to glorify gangster life.
Where is one to look for answers? Is it the parents or is it the school system that has failed or the community? Or do we perhaps just look at that a child whose mind has not reached a level of maturity and does not clearly fully understand the consequences of their actions that every decision that they make good or bad can effect their whole life?
There are approximately 73 United States children who are minorities who has been sentenced to life in prison at the ages of 13 and 14 according to the Equal Justice Initiative.
On November 10, 2009, the United States supreme court is now looking into these cases against children as cruel and unusual punishment.
We can now only hope and pray that the sentences for these children will be reverse and that they will have a time frame for imprisonment that is determine by their maturity and the maturity that they can reach later in life, so that they can know that one day they can walk out of the prisons into freedom.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Minneapolis' William T. Hurley, is the prime reasons for jails, birth control and child abuse laws.

Black parents have always been strong disciplinarians when it comes to disciplining our children. We all know there comes a point when you have to take a deep breath and just walk away or deal with the child at a later time, because of how angry we maybe of what the child has done. Every parent knows or should know that there is never a time when you turn on the oven while knowingly knowing your child is in there hiding to get away from the beating that you are giving them. That is the time to walk away. Someone should of told this to this sick 23 year old father who caught his 10 year old son in his mother's bedroom. Who then felt the need to punch his son and then to burn him on the arm and leg with an extension cord and threat to kill him. Now this was told to the Minneapolis police by the little boy. So now this poor burned and beaten child tries to run out of his apartment and the the person who should of been coming after the madman who was harming her son, his mother. She brings the child right back to the madman and the boy runs and tries to hide himself in the oven. CAUTION WARNING SIGNS, THE FIRST ONE WITH THE IRON WAS ENOUGH, HE NOW TURNS THE OVEN ON WITH THE CHILD IN THERE! Even after police miraculous appear this sick man, still threatens to continue to beat the child in front of the police officers. Hurley's to soft charge is malicious punishment of a child. Normally a black man would of been charged with attempted murder and a long list of crimes and I pray that they will also be included in the charges of this man. As for the so called Mother, she she be charge with the same crimes and more for allowing this man to do this to her own child. I hope that there are no more children that they have together or a part.
People have been charged doing less acts of malicious to an animal than with this child has endured. I don't want to hear of any plea bargains, no, I went insane for a moment. Also charge the mother with the same crimes and more for being a fool and failing to provide a safe as possible home for her son, and for failing to be the one person that he should of been able to go to for help and safety. Despite the fact that President Obama gave an okay, for black parents to beat their children, I truly hope that he never met for this beating that this 10 year old received by his father is to be used to this extreme.
I hope that this child will never have to return to these people (his parents) again. This sick bastard must have watched too much TV, and thought that "Hansel & Greta" is the way how you raise children according to the witch. And the scene from "Good Times", Penny's mother burned her with the iron, as a form of discipline. This is not the way to raise children.