Black Lives Matter Too: and we are going to hold the powerful accountable
“Equal Justice Under Law” is chiseled in Stone on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building. All men are created equal is one of the most important doctrines that our founders espoused. It means that no one is above the law. Kings are not above the law, groups are not above the law, no individual is above the law but there is “equal justice under law.” http://agentgenius.com/g-rants-insanity-more/equal-justice-under-law/
Virginia and George High spent over 7 years in federal prison (94-2001), after being Framed, Wrongly Convicted, The victims of Prosecutorial misconduct and of a judicial lynching, because George High Sr. would not "cut-a-deal". After which the U.S.A. stole 1.2 + million from the Highs, gave it to a white snitch (see below) and caused George High to lose to lose 4 businesses and 4 + million in assets, in 1992 $$$
The 4 Businesses We Owned/Operated & Our 4 + Million in Assets George and Virginia High are husband and wife, having been married since 1968. When this racist investigation began in 1990, George Highs had assets in excess of 4 million dollars, and had an ownership interest in Georgia Home Improvement Company Inc., High-Five Ltd., Shareholders in Bal, Inc. and owner/operators of Highs Realty Inc. in which George Sr. was Broker and Virginia, Eric and George W. High, Jr. along with 30 + other people were all licensed real estate agents. The second superseding indictment against the Highs alleged that they used these businesses as "fronts" to structure currency transactions and laundry money that was illegally obtained through the trafficking of narcotics. George and Virginia High pled not guilty to the indictment and have maintained their innocence throughout the trial and subsequent proceedings. Disfranchised Introduction: hthttp://georgehigh.com/Disfranchised/My%20Memoirs%20Introduction.pdf
Georgia Home Improvement Company, Inc. http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/Corp.asp?609545 ...The total cost of the restoration exceeded $850,000 and Georgia Home Improvement netted almost $500,000 during 80 and 81 + we made a “bundle” from real estate during that same period...After we finished the Herndon Mansion, we had a big nest egg and we started to sell houses and do owner financing which proved to be very lucrative because most of the houses in our area were non qualifying and non escalating FHA and/or VA ... excepts from Disfranchised pg. 23-33 http://georgehigh.com/Disfranchised/Ga.%20Hm.%20His..pdf
Highs Realty Inc. & The High-Family Real Estate...1971 – 1994 http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/Corp.asp?794493 This list is of the properties that we owned, held 1st & 2nd mortgages on, sold Owner-financing, Real estate Notes we held and etc. On this list is also about 60 Quadplex, 40 owned by High-Five, Ltd. and 20 owned by George High. Now Bill Salinski and the "good-old-boys and gals" stole all our Real Estate and other Business records during the unjust search and seizure at our home and office... ( search warrant. http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/Sc.Wr..pdf )... so that the Highs could not mount a effective defense to prove their innocence of the “trumped-up-charges... but the records were still at the Dekalb and Fulton County Courthouses and here they are.... All 18 pages... http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/George%20%26%20Virginia%20Real%20Estate.pdf
HIGH FIVE, Ltd. The goal of the Lakewood Village Homeless Empowerment Project is to provide permanent housing, job training/referrals. education support and part time employment for Atlanta's homeless community; to serve as a social service network and referral system to provide treatment for drug/alcohol dependent and mentally ill homeless persons. This is why The U.S.A. put us in prison, because we were keeping people out of prison & Bill Clinton was “Dead Set” on putting many more people in Prison than President Nixon, President Regan & Bush “41” http://georgehigh.com/gh/Dr.%20Marsh%20Proposal.pdf
Bal, Inc. - Was a corporation owned/operated by Eric, George Jr., Gerald, Greg and Donald High, Jr., (all 1st cousins). They made loans, secured by automobiles and real estate, in the amounts of $10,000 or less. Those records were also stolen by William Salinski and his cronies from the office and the apartment that Eric and Jenique High rented on the lower lever of our home. http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/Corp.asp?788129
Kyle Henry...1 of 18 paid snitcher's who Testi-lied at trial and all were drug dealers...and the jury is still out on him... See page titled Disfranchised - - - Kyle Henry, white boy, snitch, now millionair extraordinaire. The government agreed not to prosecute him on money laundering (count 13) or drug conspiracy (count 1). On June 8,1992, Kyle Henry and his lawyer made a contract with the IRS (William Salanski & Shelia Whipple), to receive 25 % of the first million collected by them and 10% of the remainder up to one million Dollars. Kyle Henry had already received $50,000 plus $18,000 reimbursement for expenses. Now Kyle Henry also had a second deal with the U.S. Attorneys office (Joe D. Whitley), that says that he gets, 25% of everything that the government gets, not just cars. He gets 25% of Sims Jinks house, 25% of David Wallace's house, 25% of the million + "stole" from the Highs, 25% of all the so called drug money seized and there was no cap on the amount that white boy could get, and he also went in the witness protection program after testi-lying... http://georgehigh.com/Disfranchised/K.%20H..pdf
Below are my 6 grandchildren and 5 were in collage and one finished, but 2 dropped out to get a job and I have never been financially able to give any one of them so much as $200.00 in the furtherance of their education and my total monthly income is $753.00. Furthermore, I have not owned an automobile since 2008, and have relied solely on public transportation. so when I say: “nearly destitute”, I mean “ NEARLY DESTITUTE”.
GEORGE JAYNE MAXWELL
NICOLE JONATHAN VICTOR
the 1.2 + million that the USA stole from the High’s and gave to Kyle Henry, a white snitch (see above) and caused the High Family to lose 4 businesses and 4 + million in assets, in 1992 $$$ ) for the most part and rightfully so, has now/will become the legacy of my 6 grand’s aka 5th generation & any coming generations, and should I demise prior to this matter coming to a just resolution they will continue in my stead, so y’all might as well get ready to Do the right thing & “SHOW-THEM THE- MONEY" But all things considered, this is now 2016 and we are now talking in excess of 100 millions + $$$. http://www.georgehigh.com/index.html
Richard Nixon was the originator of the drug war:
He invented the drug war in 1971. His main concern was to shore up a weak presidency by making the war on drugs a diversionary tactic from the disastrous war in Vietnam. Nixon created agencies under his direct command to attack the new enemy and took the problem of drug abuse out of the hands of communities and into the federal government’s. Cover of the report “Ending the Drug War: a Dream Deferred”. Harper’s Magazine: War on Drugs Invented to Destroy Blacks, Anti-Vietnam Left
Reagan’s (and his "sidekick" Bush "41") stepped-up “war on drugs
Reagan's Drug War Legacy: Some of the most prohibitive drug control laws ever were passed on Reagan's watch -- and Just Say No wasn't the half of it.
As Reagan's deification by the media and the right reaches epic proportions, three of his less-than-endearing legacies deserve to be highlighted:
- Mandatory minimum drug sentences in 1986. This was the first time Congress passed mandatory minimum sentences since the Boggs Act in 1951.
- Federal sentencing guidelines: Under this new method of sentencing, which went into effect in 1987, prison time is determined mostly by the weight of the drugs involved in the offense. Parole was abolished and prisoners must serve 85 percent of their sentence. Except in rare situations, judges can no longer factor in the character of the defendant, the effect of incarceration on his or her dependents, and in large part, the nature and circumstances of the crime. The only way to receive a more lenient sentence is to act as an informant against others and hope that the prosecutor is willing to deal. The guidelines in effect stripped Article III of their sentencing discretion and turned it over to prosecutors.
- The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988: This law established a federal death penalty for "drug kingpins." President Reagan called it a new sword and shield in the escalating battle against drugs, and signed the bill in his wife's honor:
As a result of these flawed drug policies initiated by then President Reagan, (and continued by Bush I, Clinton and Bush II) the number of those imprisoned in America has quadrupled to over 2 million. These are legacies that groups like Families Against Mandatory Minimums are still fighting today. Even George Shultz, Ronald Reagan's former secretary of state, acknowledged in 2001 that the War on Drugs is a flop.
Drug-control legislation was proposed, almost like clockwork, during every congressional-election year in the 1980s. Election years have continued to inspire bold new drug-control schemes. On September 25 of last year Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich introduced legislation demanding either a life sentence or the death penalty for anyone caught bringing more than two ounces of marijuana into the United States. Gingrich's bill attracted twenty-six co-sponsors, though it failed to reach the House floor. A few months earlier Senator Phil Gramm had proposed denying federal welfare benefits, including food stamps, to anyone convicted of a drug crime, even a misdemeanor. Gramm's proposal was endorsed by a wide variety of senators-including liberals such as Barbara Boxer, Tom Harkin, Patrick Leahy, and Paul Wellstone. A revised version of the amendment, limiting the punishment to people convicted of a drug felony, was incorporated into the welfare bill signed by President Clinton during the presidential campaign. Possessing a few ounces of marijuana is a felony in most states, as is growing a single marijuana plant. As a result, Americans convicted of a marijuana felony, even if they are disabled, may no longer receive federal welfare or food stamps. Convicted murderers, rapists, and child molesters, however, will continue to receive these benefits.
Reagan also left his mark on the Supreme Court. He nominated conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor to sit on the Court and appointed William Rehnquist as Chief Justice. The Supreme Court has upheld these draconian laws and sentencing guidelines, as well as the 1984 Federal Bail Reform Act, which allows prosecutors to request that drug defendants facing a possible sentence of ten years or more be held without bond until trial. http://www.alternet.org/story/18990/reagan%27s_drug_war_legacy/
In August 1996, Gary Webb began publishing the results of a yearlong investigation that traced the money fueling the horrific U.S.-backed “contra” war against Nicaragua to the profits from Los Angeles’ 1980s crack epidemic. The CIA led its contra army to spend the entire decade terrorizing the Nicaraguan people and their Sandinista government, happily allowing the contras to flood Los Angeles and other North American cities with cocaine to fund their efforts. Gary provided extensively documented evidence that while poor communities in L.A. paid the price of the crack explosion – from rampant addiction in their neighborhoods to oppressive law enforcement and jailing with Reagan’s stepped-up “war on drugs” – the United States government protected the men moving a great deal of the drugs coming into the city. Local dealers faced life sentences while the big-time narcos from Washington to Managua went free. http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/
THE CLINTON DRUG WAR LEGACY: The Drug War legacy of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush included property forfeiture, expanded police powers and a zero- tolerance policy, along with an expanded prison system to accommodate all those who bucked the law. President Bill Clinton inherited these. But when he first took office, many in the drug-policy-reform movement were optimistic that the man demonized by his right-wing opponents as an ex-hippie draft dodger would reverse this legacy.
Prison Expansion: When Bill Clinton took office in January 1993, the violent crack epidemic of the late 1980s was already subsiding. Nonetheless, the galloping expansion of police powers and the prison system didn't skip a beat, and law enforcement shifted to a new emphasis on marijuana. When Clinton entered office, the prison population-local, state and federal-was about 1.3 million. As he leaves, that number has ballooned to over 2 million, the highest rate of incarceration-as well as the highest total number behind bars-in a democratic state in the history of the world.
Letter From George High to President Clinton 1997
When Bill Clinton took office in January 1993 Nearly 60% of federal and 25% of state prisoners are incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses. Hundreds of new prisons have been built to accommodate them, giving rise to a prison-industrial complex that defies imagination. New drug courts and judges have been added to state and federal rosters; 100,000 new police, with their attendant paraphernalia-guns, cruisers, station houses and adjunct non- uniformed personnel-have been hired to search out small-time drug users; tens of thousands of jail and prison guards have been added to state and federal payrolls. There has not been such a boon to public construction since the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s. Our military and Drug Enforcement Administration forces overseas have exponentially expanded as well, particularly in Latin America. All of this has been an enormous help to booming Clinton's economy. The strategy was brilliantly devised: Increase incarceration by three- quarters of a million, add a couple of million workers to create and maintain the prison infrastructure, and voila! Lower unemployment and a healthier economy. And to help pay for it all, the Feds and states used a tool that became available only a few years before Clinton's inauguration: forfeiture.
Privatized Prisons and Prison Labor IS Slavery
Private prisons in the U.S.
Greasing the Wheels of Power to Keep Jails Full
To be profitable, private prison firms must ensure that prisons are not only built but also filled. Industry experts say a 90-95 per cent capacity rate is needed to guarantee the hefty rates of return needed to lure investors. Prudential Securities issued a wildly bullish report on CCA a few years ago but cautioned, "It takes time to bring inmate population levels up to where they cover costs. Low occupancy is a drag on profits." Still, said the report, company earnings would be strong if CCA succeeded in ramp(ing) up population levels in its new facilities at an acceptable rate".
"(There is a) basic philosophical problem when you begin turning over administration of prisons to people who have an interest in keeping people locked up" notes Jenni Gainsborough of the ACLU's National Prison Project.
Private prison companies have also begun to push, even if discreetly, for the type of get-tough policies needed to ensure their continued growth. All the major firms in the field have hired big-time lobbyists. When it was seeking a contract to run a halfway house in New York City, Esmor hired a onetime aide to State Representative Edolphus Towns to lobby on its behalf. The aide succeeded in winning the contract and also the vote of his former boss, who had been an opponent of the project. In 1995, Wackenhut Chairman Tim Cole testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge support for amendments to the Violent Crime Control Act -- which subsequently passed -- that authorized the expenditure of $10 billion to construct and repair state prisons. http://www.apfn.org/apfn/private-prisons.htm
Under KKK President Clinton...We Got First Class Prisons and 2nd class schools...Clinton Presidency Blamed for Record Leap in Prison Population February 19, 2001 - The federal and state prison populations rose more under former President Bill Clinton than under any other president, according to a report from a criminal justice institute to be released today. In fact, the analysis of U.S. Justice Department statistics by the left- leaning Justice Policy Institute found that more federal inmates were added to prisons under Clinton than under Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan combined. http://articles.sfgate.com/2001-02-19/news/17586325_1_prison-populations-nation-s-prison-state-prisons
Bill Clinton didn’t help matters, when he, in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky affair, launched Tomahawk missiles against suspected Al Qaeda munitions facilities at a site in Sudan and the Bora Bora site in Afghanistan where Osama Bin Laden was thought to be. This was in retaliation after US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania had been previously bombed. One of Tomahawks destroyed a human and veterinary manufacturing plant in Sudan, killing at least 20 Sudanese and putting many out of work. The Sudanese government immediately cut off all ties with the U.S. and released an important Al Qaeda suspect they had been about to hand over to the U.S. The Tomahawks in Afghanistan missed Bin Laden totally–he was in Kabul at the time. He in turn sold an unexploded Tomahawk to the Chinese for 10 million dollars. Worse, almost all of Africa, who had been outraged over the Embassy bombings by Al Qaeda, swung against the US policy after the bombings. Sound familiar? http://demockracy.com/tag/shaw-of-iran/
Impeachment of Bill Clinton - Bill Clinton, President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice on December 19, 1998, but acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999. Two other impeachment articles, a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power, failed in the House. The charges arose from the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the Paula Jones lawsuit.
After rumors of the scandal reached the news, Clinton publicly stated, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." In his Paula Jones deposition, he swore, "I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her." Months later, Clinton admitted that his relationship with Lewinsky was "wrong" and "not appropriate." Lewinsky engaged in oral sex with Clinton several times. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_Bill_Clinton
President Bill Clinton: The Incarceration President When William Jefferson Clinton took office in 1993, he was embraced by some as a moderate change from the previous twelve years of tough on crime Republican administrations. Now, eight years later, the latest criminal justice statistics show that it was actually Democratic President Bill Clinton who implemented arguably the most punitive platform on crime in the last two decades. In fact, "tough on crime" policies passed during the Clinton Administration’s tenure resulted in the largest increases in federal and state prison inmates of any president in American history.
Although Republicans are normally thought to hold the tough on crime mantle, in President Clinton’s first-term (1992-1996), 148,000 more state and federal prisoners were added than under President Reagan’s first term (1980-1984), and 34,000 more than were added under President Bush’s four-year term (1988-1992).3 [See Chart I]
When President Clinton Stole the Get Tough on Crime Show: When President Bill Clinton included "the war on crime" as a major tenet in both his 1992 and1996 presidential campaigns, the past ten years had already witnessed the largest incarcerationincrease in the nation’s history.4 During his 1992 campaign, to illustrate his resolve, PresidentClinton actually interrupted his campaigning to return to his home state of Arkansas to oversee the execution of mentally retarded death row inmate Ricky Ray Rector .5 http://www.cjcj.org/files/too_little.pdf .
Failed Drug War Policies in Mexico? Let's Try More of the Same by Phillip Smith, March 26, 2009, Mexico and its wave of prohibition-related violence were front and center in Washington this week as the Obama administration unveiled its "comprehensive response and commitment" to US-Mexico border security and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Mexico to preach renewed support in the fight against the powerful drug trafficking organizations, but also to enunciate a mea culpa for the US role in the bloody situation...
US Border Patrol … More than 9,000 people -- including more than 600 police and soldiers -- have been killed in prohibition-related violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon sent out the Mexican armed forces to subdue the cartels at the beginning of 2007, with the pace of killing accelerating last year and early this year. Now, some 45,000 Mexican army troops are part of the campaign, including more than 8,000 that are currently occupying Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, which has seen some of the highest levels of violence anywhere in the country. More than 1,600 were killed there last year, and more than a hundred so far this year. http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2009/mar/27/feature_failed_drug_war_policies .
New Limits on Prisoner Appeals: Major Shift of Power From U.S. to States WASHINGTON, April 18, 1996 Once President Clinton signs the legislation approved today by the House restricting appeals by death-row inmates and other prisoners, he will be imposing the most vigorous constraints on the constitutional right to seek Federal review of convictions since Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus in the Civil War.
But by signing the bill into law, Mr. Clinton will leave a legacy applauded by some conservative groups and bitterly disappointing many civil rights groups. They had viewed Mr. Clinton three years ago as the best hope for protecting fundamental constitutional rights that they said had come under a 12-year assault from the Administrations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush and from some of the Federal judges they appointed. Now, they say, the President's signature will transform habeas corpus into a right without a remedy, which they assert will inevitably lead to the executions of some innocent people and long imprisonments for others. Those most likely to be touched by the new law are not the terrorists who inspired the legislation, critics say. Rather, they say, the new law will bolt the doors to the Federal courts to scores of mostly indigent, black defendants on and off death row http://www.nytimes.com/1996/04/19/us/analysis-new-limits-prisoner-appeals-major-shift-power-us-states.html?ref=billclinton
Prisons vs. Colleges February 29, 2008 For years now, educators have been warning that U.S. society might soon be spending more on prisons than colleges. In five states, that moment has arrived, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Those states are (in order of spending the most proportionally on prisons in 2007): Vermont, Michigan, Oregon, Connecticut and Delaware. The state spending the least on prisons relative to higher education was Minnesota, where for every dollar spent on higher education only 17 cents was spent on corrections. The average for all states was 60 cents, nearly double the 32 cents spent 20 years earlier. Only three states saw gains in spending on higher education, relative to corrections: Alabama, Nevada and Virginia http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/02/29/prisons .
Bill (Bubba) Clinton's True Legacy
By Jehron Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Jan 31, 2013 - 10:37:55 AM
Clinton and the rise and consequences of black incarceration
Aspiring to keep a 1992 campaign promise to shrink the size of government, while simultaneously incarcerating more individuals for longer sentences a part of a get tough on crime policy, President Bill Clinton contracted out to private prisons.
This accounting “sleight of hand,” according to a 1995 New York Times article, “Prisons For Profit” used privately-owned companies to run almost all new prisons; so the employees would not show up on the Federal Bureau of Prisons official payroll.
America’s current fascination with the former president and now advisor to President Barack Obama and his legacy needs to be put into perspective for Black America. The media’s adoration of America’s 42nd president, which seems to only increase with time, needs to be given a historical repair, especially in regards to Black America. His moves to increase incarceration have to be seen alongside the subsequent devastating consequences rained down upon urban neighborhoods.
According to Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Bethany Alertson’s important 2005 analysis of five national surveys titled, “Understanding African American Misperceptions of Racial Economic Fortunes,” unfounded Black perceptions of personal economic advancement and group economic improvement fostered likeable “attitudes” toward then President Clinton.
In determining Clinton’s likeability, no consideration was given to his leading Democratic charge into a “Southern strategy” to appeal to poor and working class Whites by adopting “the very same strategy in an effort to win back the so-called White swing voters, the Reagan Democrats, the folks who had defected from the Democratic Party in the wake of the civil rights movement,” said The New Jim Crow author Michelle Alexander, in a recent interview.
To add insult to injury, during the Clinton administration, laws that disproportionately affected Blacks were championed, including voiding access to federal financial aid for school upon prison release for drug offenders and banning public housing based on arrest records, not convictions. Under the federal law the same were banned “for the rest of their lives,” noted Alexander, from access to food stamps if convicted of a felony drug offense. http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/article_9573.shtml
8/31/09 Criminal Complaint (scroll up) http://georgehigh.com/email%20and%20letters/Crim.%20Com.%208-31-09.pdf
sent to these folks http://georgehigh.com/email%20and%20letters/Criminal%20Complaint%208-31-09.pdf
The U. S. Attorney: “Hand Delivered” To: Sally Quillian Yates office 8/01/2014 http://georgehigh.com/email%20and%20letters/The%20United%20States%20Attorney%208-1-2014.pdf
Obama to name Sally Yates as pick for deputy attorney general. 12/21/2014
HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Monday that U.S. Attorney Sally Yates will be his nominee for deputy attorney general, the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, a U.S. official said.
Yates, 54, currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia where is known as a close ally of outgoing U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's Justice Department. http://news.yahoo.com/obama-name-sally-yates-pick-deputy-attorney-general-222436174.html
Below is the last Paragraph on the last page of the "CRIMINAL COMPLAINT"
" CONCLUSION: What Do We Want? George and Virginia High must have the Judgment, Conviction and Sentence Vacated and all Rights Restored and their records expunged. Moreover, the High Family Speaks With One Voice and all monies that is “Rightfully” due George and Virginia High, plus any interest, must be remitted in one Check to George W. High, Sr. to "MAKE US WHOLE". George W. High, Sr. is in possession of a valid P.O.A. and will post them on his website if need be. "
POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR: George Jr. ,Eric & Virginia C. High http://georgehigh.com/All%20Legal/POA%20%20V.E.J.R..pdf
8/31/09 Criminal Complaint (scroll up) http://georgehigh.com/email%20and%20letters/Crim.%20Com.%208-31-09.pdf
sent to these folks http://georgehigh.com/email%20and%20letters/Criminal%20Complaint%208-31-09.pdf
Let me remind all of you folks named in the Criminal Complaint (particularly the F.B.I. & D.O.J.) that there is no statute of limitation on murder, being framed, or wrongfully Convicted, so governed yourselves
All of the below named entities & Georgia Folks conspired and Colluded with the I. R. S., F. B. I., U.S. ATTORNEY and other Federal Agencies to Frame The High's on the Trumped up Charges
Five Georgia entities; the GBI, Georgia Real Estate Commission, State Bar of Ga., American eugenics and the Ga. Department of Revenue all violated the Highs Rights under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and had a part, directly or indirectly, in the "Racist Conspiracy", framing and wrongful conviction of George and Virginia High via the Investigation, indictment, trial, sentencing, incarceration and /or the cover-up
Terry Sosebee: GBI agent and a pawn of the IRS, who participated in an unconstitutional search and seizure at the High's residence by seizing a briefcase containing a legal firearm and testified to the fact at trial and his testimony was instrumental to George High being convicted and sentenced to an additional 13 years in prison for the false firearm charges. Now Bill Salinski was the seizing agent during the search, but the prosecutor Allen Moyer nor Bill Morrison never questioned him about the illegally seized firearm at trial, cause they were all white... http://georgehigh.com/gh/terry%20sosebee.pdf
Charles Boyd: G. B. I. agent who worked the Garbage detail and rummaged though the trash and he testified at trial and he assisted in getting us blacks convicted. http://georgehigh.com/gh/C.%20B.%20GBI.pdf
The Georgia Real Estate Commission:. They colluded with the United States of America to take the Licenses of George High and High's Realty on false charges of George High being a convicted felon when they knew or should have know that all of George High's rights were restored when he got out of prison in 1962. http://georgehigh.com/gh/R.E.%20%20Cm..pdf
George High: Reply to the Real Estate Commission for unjustly taking George High and High's Realty Licenses based on the false information from the U.S.A. saying that I was a convicted felon. http://georgehigh.com/gh/R.E.%20inv.pdf
George High, submit a Claim of Misconduct against the named persons to the State Bar of Georgia, and they "trash it" http://georgehigh.com/gh/S.B.%20com..pdf
American eugenics... Atlanta Ga . a powerful social movement based on the idea that society's problems could be solved if those considered "superior" were allowed to make more children while those considered "inferior" were no longer allowed to have children -- was going strong. Lawmakers from several states had already adopted laws making it mandatory to operate on people with physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities, along with homosexuals and other "undesirables", to make sure they did not have children. Eight years earlier, The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the eugenicists in Buck vs. Bell (1927) http://karmak.org/archive/2004/06/buckvbell.html . Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes speaking for the Court, wrote, "three generations of imbeciles are enough". Some Americans were worried that Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler was getting ahead of the U.S. in terms of purifying the "white race". Between 1937 and 1970, an estimated 3,300 Georgians were legally forced to undergo sterilization surgery. http://www.inclusiondaily.com/archives/07/02/05/020507gaeugenic.htm
On December 10, 1967, prior to Virginia High giving birth to our son George W. High, Jr. at St Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, and because she was black, she became one of the 3,300 Georgians who were legally forced to undergo sterilization surgery, as she fell under the category of "undesirables"...thanks to the U.S. Supreme ct., Justice Holmes, Adolf Hitler, The State of Georgia, American Eugenics and the kkk...
12/12/08 The Georgia Department of Revenue intentionally and arbitrarily conspire with the IRS to violate George and Virginia Highs Rights under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, for no other reason than the fact that we were black. http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/Va.Dv/DOR%20complaint.pdf
DOR response: 12/30/08 http://georgehigh.com/Disfranchised/DOR%20response%20%2012-30-08.pdf
And there is no statute of limitation for Y'all on murder, being framed, or wrongfully Convicted, so governed yourselves accordingly..
One of the very oldest principles of our legal heritage is that the king is subject to the law… See Romans 13. King John was taught this principle at Runnymede in A.D. 1215, when his barons forced him to submit to Magna Carta, the great charter that imposed limits on the exercise of sovereign power. See William Sharp McKechnie, Magna Carta, 36-42 (1914). One of the first modern expositions of this hallowed principle is found in Lex, Rex, whose title indicated the fundamental shift in our legal heritage toward the primacy of the law and the subordinate position of the king.... Justice Brandeis expounded as follows on the principle: Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperilled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means, to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution... http://www.november.org/razorwire/rzold/09/10thCkt.html
y'all's Statue of Liberty Our Statue of Liberty
Website Started: October 10, 2005 Last updated - September 28, 2016
THIS IS HOW Y’ALL’S ANCESTORS BROUGHT US TO AMERICA
What It’s Like to Be a Black Undocumented Immigrant in America ?
The African-American Migration Story: Nearly a quarter of the Africans brought to North America came from Angola, while an equal percentage, arriving later, originated in Senegambia.
Over 40 percent of Africans entered the U.S. through the port city of Charleston, South Carolina, the center of the U.S. slave trade.
In the 360 years between 1500 and the end of the slave trade in the 1860s, at least 12 million Africans were forcibly taken to the Americas - then known as the "New World" to European settlers. This largest forced migration in human history relocated some 50 ethnic and linguistic groups. Only a small portion of the enslaved - less than half a million - were sent to North America. The majority went to South America and the Caribbean. In the mid-1600s, Africans outnumbered Europeans in nascent cities such as Mexico City, Havana and Lima. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/on-african-american-migrations/
THE HIGH-FAMILY & OUR AMERICAN JOURNEY 1619-2016
The first Africans in America arrived via Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. From 1619 to about 1640, Africans could earn their freedom working as laborers and artisans for the European settlers. Africans could become free people and
enjoy some of the liberties like other new settlers. By 1640, Maryland became the first colony to institutionalize slavery. In 1641, Massachusetts, in its written legislative Body of Liberties, stated that "bondage was legal" servitude, at that
moment changing the conditions of the African workers - they became chattel slaves who could be bought and solely owned by their masters. http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/aaslavry.htm#intro
Slaves were stripped of their beautiful and important/proud African names, either on the ship-journey -- or by new plantation/slave owners in the South... and given new, patriotic-US-white names. Africans began to lose heritage and
culture and identity very soon into their new life as a slave. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_African-Americans_arrive_in_America
The first African Slaves were imported into the American South in 1619, by the Dutch Traders. These Slaves - who were in agricultural-labour tribes -- Were taken by force from their native Africa, and sailed across the ocean, along a sea route known as 'the Middle Passage'... Hundreds of black slaves were cramped into the large ships, and endured hideous conditions at sea. Life on the ocean was hard and grim for the kidnapped African's, who were sandwhiched
together in their sleeping-area, like sardines... The journey took 3-5 weeks, and as disease was high and nutrition/health was low, many did not survive the journey.
The captains and sailors of the boats were allowed to do whatever they wanted with the slaves. This included rape, murder, and torture because the slaves were considered their property. As many as 20 million Africans were
transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_ship
Who Brought Slaves To America? W/ SHIP NAME AND TONNAGE http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com/slave%20ships.htm
AND, THIS IS HOW Y’ALL’S ANCESTORS CAME TO AMERICA
Immigration to the United States - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Immigration to the United States is a complex demographic phenomenon that has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States. The economic, social, and political aspects of immigration have caused controversy regarding ethnicity, economic benefits, jobs for non-immigrants, settlement patterns, impact on upward social mobility, crime, and voting behavior. On a per capita basis, the United States lets in fewer immigrants than half the countries in the OECD. Prior to 1965, the national origins formula restricted immigration to the peoples of Western Europe. Historically, immigration and naturalization has been limited to members of the white race.
I dedicated my book Disfranchised to my father and grandfather whom I loved dearly, and while growing up, I thought they were the meanest persons on earth. However, I now know that they paved the way for me to become a "Front-Line-Soldier" and not a "House Nigger”. They both had a very strong influence on my life from an early age and encouraged me in one way or another throughout their lives.
Rev. Manuel High, (1867-1946), whose voice I can still hear saying: “fore I be a slave, I’ll be buried in my grave, and go home to live with my Lord.” 1st generation after slavery
Rev. Julius High Sr.,( 1908-1999 ), who religiously taught all of his children and grandchildren to "never fear any man and always take a stand for what is right, even if you stand alone." 2nd generation after slavery
Disfranchised, may be read online. http://georgehigh.com/Disfranchised/Disfranchised%20037188.pdf
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Grandparents Manuel & Laurel High, first generation after slavery, w/my sister Jean 1939... Anna and Julius High, 40th Anniversary 1974. Siblings 2nd and 3rd generation after slavery, from left: Me, Jean, Delores, Brenda and Donald. 3rd Generation after slavery. My sister Jean died in August or September of 1999 and my Daddy died about 2 months later, while I was still in prison. They both went to their graves believing that we were drug dealers and as the government said: we used our businesses as fronts to structure currency transactions and laundry money that was illegaly obtained thru drug trafficting transactionss and that everything that we acquired were from our drug and “money- Laundering activities”. When we got out of prison in 2001, my mother did not know who I was. My fight began on June 17, 1992, the day they arrested Virginia and continue till this very day. Here we are 24 years later and the U.S.A. has maintained a united front and has done everything they could to further destroy me, Mentally, Physically, and Financially...all to no avail.
Brenda High...Alive & Well Annette High Passed in 1972
Our brother, Julius High “aka” Lotsa Poppa and from the mid to late “50” Lukas Lollipop which was a pseudonym for the great entertainer which he was later to become. But despite this the famos Don’t Hold On To Someone (Who Don’t Love You) is still a very fine track in its own right. Arguably the best answer is from the real star himself, Mr Lollipop himself – a hard vocalist with some lovely gritty touches and a genuine feel for the lyric. But if this ludicrous name definitely isn’t Solomon Burke who is he? Burke himself has suggested Lotsa-Poppa the Atlanta singer… He is now 77 years old.
Lotsa Poppas Updated website http://www.lotsapoppa.com/
Julius L. High Jr - "Lotsa Poppa" - passed away peacefully on July 14, 2014. he was 78 years old. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 am, Monday July 21st, at onald Trimble Mortuary
1876 Second Avenue, Decatur GA 30032
Eric, Virginia & George High, Jr.
There are good boys, bad boys, and then there are mama's boys the type of guys who are always judging their women by that yardstick of perfection--dear old mom. How to Spot A Mama's Boy? Should you marry a Mama's good boy? If you like taking care of people, then it is a perfect match. Although, it is unavoidable that his strong will manipulative mother will always be a big part of his life...
Why Women Don't Like Mama's Boys: Women always like hearing a potential mate speak about his mother in a caring and respectful manner. In fact, men who have a good relationship with their mothers tend to be more understanding and respectful toward women, and we ladies know that. But a man who talks a little too much about his mother will raise a "mama's boy" flag in any woman's mind. It's not hard to understand why
Here are some of the reasons why women don't like mama's boys and solutions to how a man can keep both his mother and lover happy.
The thing is, mama's boys often fulfill their mother's every wish, especially the most unreasonable ones — and that's where the problems start.
If a man lives out his mother's every wish, chances are that he will not make decisions with his significant other without his mother's approval. It's hard enough to share decisions as a couple, so it is rare that a woman will tolerate a third person interfering in her relationship with her man. When a girl is 12 years old and her boyfriend can't go out because his mother doesn't approve, it's OK because he's still a child. When that boy becomes a man and his mother still rules his life, however, most women aren't that understanding.
Women want to be No. 1 If a woman shares a man's bed, she probably won't settle to be second fiddle in his life. It is normal and expected that a man will treat his mother on her birthday, Mother's Day or on any other celebration. But if a man always puts his mother before his girlfriend, no matter what the occasion, chances are his girlfriend will end up resenting him and leave him. The main reason why women don't like mama's boys is because competing with the woman who gave birth to him just isn't an option.
When a mother-in-law is in the picture too much, it can make a woman feel like she isn't doing a good job at keeping her man happy since he still has another "woman" doting on him. Women like to know they're making their men happy. They don't want to hear that they can't cook or can't do things as well as their lovers' mother. http://www.askmen.com/dating/heidi_100/109_dating_girl.html
Now, this is Eric and Virginia celebrating, after he gave Virginia his 9mm firearm for her protection (after 40 years) and she got angry with me because I would not get a job, or stop doing legal work, and pulled the firearm out of the holster and made me move my few belongings in the garage until I found a place (2 weeks), Took my F-150 pick-up, although I was making the payments of over $8,000.00 +, but it was on her credit, and she later traded it for a Ford Escape, which she still drive today, and she devoiced me. Virginia later convinced Eric to devoice his wife Jenique, because she had refused to be controlled by Virginia, with Eric being the mama’s boy that he is. Eric has 2 sons by 2 mother’s and both are in collage and one will graduate in May 2014 and the other will graduate in 2016, and he is not worthy of taking the credit for their successes, as in both cases they were pretty-much raised by their mothers. I met Virginia Coleman in 1966 and Eric Coleman was 2 years young and we got married in 1968 and had Eric's last name changed to High.
We self-surrendered to prison on March 28, 1994 and Eric & Virginia was our accountants & bookkeeper and I gave them my un-condition Power-of-Attorney over the remaining assets of 1/2 million dollars + (see above). . While I was in prison Eric never visited me nor did he send me any $$$. When we got out of prison on April 11, 2001 everything was gone and our relation has been very strained since that time. In early 2009 Eric got married in Virginia and I was not invited to the wedding, nor did I attend, but he & his wife invited his biological father. However Eric, Virginia and Eric's wife all conspired to have her last name changed to High. Now, that name "High" has been in our family name since In 1867 and My Grandfather Rev. Manuel High was our 1st generation after slavery 1867- 1946, and I might add that my brother Julius, my Sister Jean & and yself always spent our summers with them in Alabama. Eric and his wife have never envited me to their house, nor have I ever visited, but Virginia visit them 1-3 times yearly. And... I guess he & Virginia split My 1/2 million + or so cause she bought her a house, which in fact is the one we are living in now.. so y'all can do the math. Eric nor his wife has never sent me so much as $50.00 for my Birthday, Fathers day, Christmas or any other day or time..and I might add that Eric nor Virginia has returned my "Power-of-Attornies as of this day September 3, 2016...
19 December 2005 – Virginia High files COMPLAINT FOR DEVOICE W/attached separation agreement http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/Va.Dv /Cmp%20for%20Div%20inc.%20sep%20agm.pdf
6 January 2006 – George High file MOTION TO RESTORE PLAINTIFF’S FORMER NAME http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/Va.Dv/Geo%20%20Name%20Change%20vir..pdf
"Who steals my purse, steals trash, but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed." - William Shakespeare
23 January 2006 – Virginia High Responds to Motion to Restore Former Name http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/Va.Dv/Vir.%20resp%20to%20name%20change.pdf
February 27, 2006 – NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/Va.Dv/Vir.%20hearing%20%202-27-06.pdf
March 3, 2006 – Virginia High Granted Devoice Decree (after 40 years...1966-2006) http://georgehigh.com/Virginia/Va.Dv/Devoice%20Decree.pdf
Now 10 years after she devoiced me, she asked me to re-marry her and I did....
Federal Tort Claims to UNITED STATES OF AMERICA http://georgehigh.com/Tort%20Claims%20All%20G.H..
POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR: George Jr., Eric & Virginia C. High http://georgehigh.com/All%20Legal/POA%20%20V.E.J.R..pdf
Tort Claim filed against the DO Jr., Eric & Virginia High. , was transferred to the IRS http://georgehigh.com/Treasury%20Dept.%20%20High%20Family%20%20May%201%2C%202003.pdf
August 24, 2003: Georrge W. High, Sr: This is to inform you that your Federal Tort Claims for damages which you filed against the United States has been denied. http://georgehigh.com/T.C.%20Req.%20Recon%20%20Denied%20%20Apr.%207%2C%202004.pdf
April 7, 2004: This to inform you that your reconsideration for tort claim filed by George W. High, Sr., Virginia, Eric and George High, Jr., for damages the United States has been denied… http://georgehigh.com/G.H.%20%20Denied%20%20Treasury%20dept.%20%20Aug.%2024%2C%202003.pdf
Malcom X - - House Negro & Field Negro by R.K http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_FVNzZmBY&feature=related
House Negro & Field Negro - - "There was two kind of slaves on the plantation." There was the house negro and the field negro. The house negroes, they lived in the house, with master. They dressed pretty good. They ate good, cause they ate his food, what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near their master, and they loved their master, more than their master loved himself. That's how you can tell a house negro. In those days, he was called a house nigger. And that's what we call him today, because we still got some house niggers runnin around here.
This modern house negro loves his master. He wants to live near him. He'll pay three times as much as the house is worth just to live near his master, and then brag about "I'm the only negro out here. I'm the only one on my job. I'm the only one in this school." "You're nothing but a house negro."
On that same plantation, there was the field negro. The field negro, those were the masses. There was always more negros in the field as there were negros in the house. The negro in the field caught hell. The field negro was beaten, from morning til night. He lived in a shack, in a hut. wore cast-off clothes. He hated his master. I say, he hated his master. He was intelligent. That house negro loved his master. But that field negro, remember, they were in the majority, and they hated their master. When the house caught on fire, he didn't try to put it out, that field negro prayed for a wind. For a breeze. When the master got sick, the field negro prayed that he died. If someone come to the field negro and said "Let's separate, let's run." He didn't say "Where we going?" he said "Any place is better than here". We got field Negros in America today. I'm a field negro. The masses are the field Negros. When they see this mans house on fire, we don't hear these little Negros talkin bout "Our Government is in trouble." They say "thee Government is in trouble." Imagine a negro, "Our Government".
kkk "SLICK WILLIE" House Nigger # 1 & # 2 "Aunt Jamima"
Just as the slave master in that day, used Tom, to keep the field negroes in check. The same ol slavemaster today has negros who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms, aka 21st century "House Niggers", to keep you and me in check. Keep us under control. http://www.zimbio.com/Black+History+Month/articles/265/Malcolm+X+House+Negro+vs+Field+Negro
Bill Clinton Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom: 11/20/2013
Clinton, Obama cited both the former president's time in office, as well as the work of the Clinton Foundation, which, Obama said, works to "improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment." http://news.yahoo.com/oprah-bill-clinton-gloria-steinem-awarded-presidential-medal-173600995.html
Posted: March 4, 2008 Clinton's Crack Cocaine Apology: Too Little Too Late? Clinton admitted his administration's failure to end the racial disparities in sentencing of powder and crack cocaine offenses. He said he regretted not doing more about it, and that he would be prepared to spend a significant portion of his life trying to make amends.
President Clinton's comments came on the heels of historic changes recently enacted by the U.S. Sentencing Commission that gives judges the ability to retroactively reduce the sentences of 20,000 crack cocaine offenders. The law went into effect on March 4, 2008 when 1,600 offenders became immediately eligible for release and thousands of others would be eligible in years to follow. Criminal penalties for possession and sales of cocaine are severe. But the penalties for crack cocaine are more severe, despite the fact that pharmacologically they are identical. Under federal law, 500 grams of powdered cocaine is equivalent to five grams of crack cocaine. Despite the majority of users being whites or Hispanic, the majority of those incarcerated for crack cocaine crimes are black. The 100-to-1 sentencing disparity has been condemned by a wide array of criminal justice and civil rights groups for its racially discriminatory impact
Some critics would be quick to say Clinton's statement is nothing more than a political ploy to generate support for his wife's presidential run and his new-found concern is too little too late. I would give Clinton the benefit of the doubt and welcome him to tackle the tough drug policy issues that exist. This includes battling the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws, which incarcerate a majority of blacks excessively long sentences. Out of the 12,000 or so drug prisoners in the state of New York, 91 percent are black and Latino. It makes sense for him to take interest in this issue since the Clintons live in Chappaqua, New York, not far from two maximum security prisons, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and Sing Sing. Additionally, Clinton has his office headquartered in Harlem, a community heavily affected by these drug laws. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-papa/clintons-crack-cocaine-ap_b_89881.html
A.B.C. "Anybody but Clinton" for President, and Why - - - - - Now, We don't need another dam 2 for 1 with Bill Clinton doing a 3rd term as President & Hillary being co-president. Now, Chelsea will soon be a mother for the 2nd time & Hillary is gonna be a "Grandmother again" & that’s a "FULL-TIME" job, cause Hillary "no-doubt" had her shortcomings as a mother.
Lawmakers: 'Ransom' to Iran puts Americans at risk: White House paid Iran $400 million as hostages were released
Lawmakers: 'Ransom' to Iran puts Americans at risk: Published August 03, 2016 Published August 03, 2016: White House paid Iran $400 million as hostages were released
Republican lawmakers are fuming over a bombshell report overnight that the U.S. government airlifted the equivalent of $400 million to Iran this past January – as four detained Americans were released by Tehran – and say the transaction has put more Americans at risk of being taken hostage.
The cash transfer, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, was the first installment paid in a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a failed 1979 arms deal dating from just before the Iranian Revolution.
The cash flown to Iran consisted of euros, Swiss francs, and other currencies because U.S. law forbids transacting American dollars with Iran. While the Obama administration denied the cash transfer was done to secure the release of the four Americans, GOP lawmakers said it was tantamount to “ransom.”
"Paying ransom to kidnappers puts Americans even more at risk," Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said in a statement. "While Americans were relieved by Iran’s overdue release of illegally imprisoned American hostages, the White House’s policy of appeasement has led Iran to illegally seize more American hostages." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/03/lawmakers-ransom-to-iran-put-americans-at-risk.html
Obama, Clinton have 'informal, private' lunch May 29 2014
Chuck Kennedy/White House Photo White House press corps not notified of meeting
Since leaving the post in 2013, the former first lady has been mulling a run at the White House in 2016 and finds herself as her party's prohibitive favorite for the job.
That last time (that we know) Clinton and Obama had lunch at the White House was on July 28, 2013. That meeting was on Obama's public schedule, unlike Thursday's.
The two have, however, met at a number of high profile events since then. Earlier this month, at the dedication of the 9/11 museum, Barack and Michelle Obama toured the museum with Bill and Hillary Clinton. http://www.ksat.com/news/politics/obama-clinton-have-informal-private-lunch/26234886
Obama Commutes Sentences Of 8 Inmates Convicted Of Crack Offenses 12/20/2013 President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses, greatly expanding his use of the presidential clemency power to help those incarcerated because of harsh drug laws.
Three of the inmates -- Reynolds Wintersmith Jr., Clarence Aaron and Stephanie George -- were featured in a recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union about the thousands of people serving life in prison for nonviolent offenses. The report, which received attention from a range of media outlets, including The Huffington Post, revealed that more than 3,000 inmates were serving life without parole for drug, property and other nonviolent crimes as of 2012, comprising about 6 percent of the total life-without-parole population. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/obama-pardon-crack-cocaine_n_4474876.html
June 20 2007 WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Wednesday to establish a new division of federal prosecutors and FBI agents focused strictly on cracking unsolved murders from the civil rights era.
The bill, which is also moving swiftly through the Senate, would authorize $10 million a year over the next decade to create a unit at the Justice Department to pursue cases that have sat cold for decades. It also would earmark $2 million per year in grants for state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate cases where federal prosecution isn’t practical, and another $1.5 million to improve coordination among investigating agencies.
The bill, passed 422-2, is named in honor of Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago who was beaten and murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman. His killers were never convicted.
“We must do something to right these wrongs,” said Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and civil rights veteran who sponsored the bill. “We have an obligation ... let us move to close this dark stain on our nation’s history.” http://www.nbcnews.com/id/19333322/from/ET/
09/24/2008 WASHINGTON — The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would give the Justice Department more money to investigate unsolved murders from the civil rights era.
The bill authorizes $10 million annually over 10 years to help the FBI and other agencies take a fresh look at dozens of cold cases, mostly in the South. Additional funds are included for local law enforcement agencies.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., is named after Emmett Till, a black teenager murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman. His killers were never convicted.
The House passed a similar bill last summer sponsored by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. But the measure had stalled in the Senate due to opposition from Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who has single-handedly blocked dozens of bills for their spending provisions. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26877136/from/ET/
.02/27/2007 Southern Poverty Law Center: Cold Cases-- FBI to re-xamine civil rights era murder cases The U.S. Justice Department is re-examining many of the unsolved murders from the civil rights era. The Center recently provided the FBI with information about the deaths of dozens of people who may have been victims of racially motivated killings. http://www.splcenter.org/news/item.jsp?aid=245
02/26/09 COLD CASE INITIATIVE: The FBI has released the names of some of the victims of civil rights murders that occurred before 1969 in hopes that people with any information on the cases will come forward. More than 100 unsolved murder cases are under review through the Civil Rights Era Cold Case Initiative, a 2007 partnership between the FBI, civil rights groups, and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Today's release of a partial listing of victims marks the two-year anniversary of the initiative, announced on February 27, 2007 by the Attorney General and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller. This list includes the victims’ names and the dates and locations of their deaths http://www.fbi.gov/page2/feb09/coldcases022609.html
11/23/09 FBI runs out of leads in civil rights killings - After running out of leads, federal agents investigating civil rights-era killings of black men appealing for relatives of victims to come forward with any evidence or details about the crimes. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34105358/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/from/ET
US Cloaks Case Files Involving Civil Rights Boston Globe | January 18, 2010 WASHINGTON – Nearly half a century after the height of the civil rights movement, hundreds of thousands of pages of government files about the volatile era remain shielded from the American public, buried in FBI field office cabinets, blocked by resistant bureaucracies, or available only with large sections blacked out, according to US officials and researchers.
The situation has prompted a new push in Congress, led by Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, to require that all records relating to the life and death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. be located, reviewed, and released by a review board at the National Archives similar to those established for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and for Nazi war criminals.
Kerry’s plan to introduce legislation this week, however, is seen as only the first step in a broader movement to force the government to disclose what it knows – and did – about violence against blacks during the civil rights era, including scores of unsolved lynching and bombing cases.
“There are a lot of unanswered questions,’’ said Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and former King aide who was brutally beaten during a civil rights march in 1965. “The American people have a right to know what happened.’’ http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/us-cloaks-case-files-involving-civil-rights-2
Despite Fanfare, FBI Initiative Fails to Prosecute Any Civil Rights Era Murders Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - - WASHINGTON — Flanked by officials from the NAACP and the Southern Poverty Law Center, FBI Director Robert Mueller last year announced with considerable fanfare a new partnership between his agency and civil rights organizations.
The goal: To bring justice in long-ignored murders from the civil rights era.
The outcome: Not one case has been prosecuted under the FBI's Cold Case Initiative, which actually began two years ago with no fanfare at all.
The civil rights leaders present at Mueller's February 2007 news conference — John Jackson of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who now works for a private firm, and Richard Cohen, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center — have come to question the government's motives. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,419982,00.html
FBI Shuts Down Civil Rights Era Investigations - Agency will let old murder cases stay cold. By: Sherrilyn A. Ifill | Posted: March 10, 2010 at 6:13 AM
With little fanfare, the FBI announced in an article in the Washington Post last week that it was closing its investigations into all but a handful of unsolved civil rights era murders. The head of the FBI team assigned to investigate these cold cases stated that "there's maybe five to seven cases where we don't know who did it. For every other case, we got it."
This announcement came as a surprise to activists who have pushed the FBI and the Justice Department to re-open and fully investigate many of these cases. It is also a blow to the families of murdered blacks from that era, who have been the primary force pushing federal law enforcement officials to fully investigate and unearth the truth of what happened to their loved ones.
What's even more surprising about the FBI's announcement is that it comes only two years after the passage of the Emmett Till Unsolved Crimes Act, a piece of legislation long advocated by the family of Emmett Till--a 14-year-old Chicago boy killed in the South in 1955--and by civil rights activists, and finally passed with bipartisan support in 2008. The "Till Bill" as it's called, was co-sponsored by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and provides $10 million a year to the Justice Department to assist in the re-investigation of cold cases from the civil rights era. The criminal section of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department has supervisory authority over the allocation of funds and over the FBI's investigative efforts. The act anticipates funding for the unit until 2017. Just last year, it was estimated that the FBI was looking into hundreds of these cases.
It seems premature for the FBI to wind down its program just two years after significant resources were finally provided to fully investigate these crimes. And why issue this announcement in the press? Activists and family members want the Congressional Black Caucus to convene hearings on the FBI's work and progress on these cases. As Tom Perez, the new assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Justice Department and a fierce and unrelenting civil rights lawyer in his own right, stated "we owe it to the people who were part of this struggle to be persistent."
But it's Perez's civil rights division that is in charge of Till Bill investigations. If the Justice Department and the FBI have changed course, Perez and his team should come before Congress and fully explain the status of their work, and why they seem to have so abruptly reversed course. We owe it, not just to families of the victims, but to our country, to demonstrate that--in the words used to name a recent panel discussion about these cases at Syracuse Law School--"it's never too late for justice." http://www.theroot.com/views/fbi-shuts-down-civil-rights-era-investigations
May 12, 2011 President Obama Proposes Extending Term for FBI Director Robert Mueller: Today, President Obama announced he is seeking a two-year extension for the 10-year term of FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III which expires on September 4, 2011.
President Obama said, “In his ten years at the FBI, Bob Mueller has set the gold standard for leading the Bureau. Given the ongoing threats facing the United States, as well as the leadership transitions at other agencies like the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency, I believe continuity and stability at the FBI is critical at this time. Bob transformed the FBI after September 11, 2001 into a pre-eminent counterterrorism agency, he has shown extraordinary leadership and effectiveness at protecting our country every day since. He has impeccable law enforcement and national security credentials, a relentless commitment to the rule of law, unquestionable integrity and independence, and a steady hand that has guided the Bureau as it confronts our most serious threats. I am grateful for his leadership, and ask Democrats and Republicans in Congress to join together in extending that leadership for the sake of our nation’s safety and security.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/05/12/president-obama-proposes-extending-term-fbi-director-robert-mueller
Obama Nominates Justice Aide for Labor Post
WASHINGTON — President Obama announced Monday that he would nominate Thomas E. Perez, who heads the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, to be the next secretary of labor, a choice that promised to provoke a debate with Republicans about voting rights, immigration and discrimination. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/us/politics/obama-to-nominate-thomas-e-perez-as-labor-secretary.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Obama on Supreme Court snub: Voters will have to decide on immigration now
Defiant in the face of a Supreme Court rebuke, President Obama warned Thursday that immigration reform is at stake in the November election and called on Americans to reject Donald Trump’s “fantasy” approach to the contentious issue.
Obama also admitted explicitly for the first time that his nominee to the high court, Judge Merrick Garland, would not be confirmed before the country has a new president-elect.
The president, speaking after a 4-4 high court ruling that blocked his sweeping plan to protect some 5 million immigrants from deportation, never spoke Trump’s name but alluded to the presumptive GOP nominee’s proposals to force Mexico to pay for a border wall and to freeze Muslim immigration to the U.S.
“That’s the real amnesty — pretending we can deport 11 million people or build a wall without spending tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer money,” Obama said in the White House briefing room. “It’s not going to work, and it’s not good for this country. It’s a fantasy that offers nothing to help the middle class, and it demeans our tradition of being both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-on-supreme-court-snub-voters-will-have-to-decide-on-immigration-now-172044484.html?nhp=1
In 2015 US Census Bureau estimated 46,282,080 African Americans in the United States meaning that 14.3% of the total American population of 321.4 Million is Black. This includes those who identify as ‘Black Only’ and as ‘Black in combination with another race’. The ‘Black Only’ category by itself totaled 42.6 million African Americans or 13.3% of the total population. SEE MORE POPULATION DETAILS
- A group of President Obama's strongest supporters protests his nominees to federal courts in Georgia
- At MLK's former church, the group says nominees lack diversity, don't truly represent the state
- White House lauds President's record on nominees
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ATLANTA – Some of President Obama's staunchest supporters Monday announced their opposition to his nominees for federal courts in Georgia.
The group, which included civil rights luminaries such as Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the Rev. Joseph Lowery and Rev. C.T. Vivian, Georgia's black congressional delegation and a long list of African-American civil rights groups and legal associations, is protesting six nominees to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Northern District of Georgia. They say the nominees lack diversity and that one defended Georgia's voter-identification law and another supported flying the Confederate flag at the state Capitol.
Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, who worked with the White House to negotiate the list of nominees, said late Monday they stood by them.
"As senators, we take our constitutional duty to advise and consent very seriously," they said in a statement. "We are pleased to see the process of filling federal judicial nominations in Georgia move forward. The White House has been diligent and cooperative throughout this process, and this is a well-qualified group of nominees. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the Senate as we go through the confirmation process." http://www.kare11.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/23/lewis-lowery-civil-rights-obama-court-confederate/4176413/
A call for reparations on the world stage Updated May 7, 2009 - Durban conference attendees press demand for redress for horrors of the slave trade ... The highly regarded Obama administration has come under sharp criticism for the lack of attendance at the Durban Review Conference. With his influential position, many believed President Obama, whose father is from Kenya, should have been on the forefront of bringing forth the issue of reparations for the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Some human rights organizations said the president could have challenged the views of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose mere presence at the conference sparked protests from Zionist non-governmental organizations. http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_5973.shtml
Va. lawmakers pass slavery apology...Meeting on the grounds of the former Confederate Capitol, the Virginia General Assembly voted unanimously Saturday to express "profound regret" for the state's role in slavery. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_re_us/slavery_apology
Slave who led failed revolt in 1800 'pardoned' Virginia, 9/02/07 Gabriel Prosser, who was hanged for leading a failed slave revolt in 1800, has won a symbolic gubernatorial
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17321579/from/ET/ College pledges $10 million after slavery report: Brown University on Saturday promised to raise $10 million for local public schools and give free tuition to graduate students who pledge to work there in response to a report that found slave labor played a role in the university's beginnings. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070329/us_nm/usa_slavery_brown_dc
.Brown University exhibit traces links to slave trade - Yahoo! News http://www.ushistory.org/presidentshouse/news/ww061005.htm
Wachovia admits slave trade profits: After initially denying ties to slavery in January, executives at Wachovia Bank disclosed in a June 2 report that the bank's predecessor institutions - the Bank of Charleston, S.C., and the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company - "owned" at least 162 enslaved Africans and accepted 529 more as "collateral" on loans. http://www.usatoday.com/money/genera
02/02/21/slave-reparations.htm Corporations challenged by reparations activists: They owned, rented or insured slaves. Loaned money to plantation owners. Helped hunt down the runaways. Some of America's most respected companies have slavery in their pasts. Now, 137 years after the final shots of the Civil War, will there be a reckoning? There is considerable evidence that proud names in finance, banking, insurance, transportation, manufacturing, publishing and other industries are linked to slavery. So far, the reparations legal team has publicly identified five companies it says have slave ties: insurers Aetna, New York Life and AIG and financial giants J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank and Fleet Boston Financial Group. Independently, USA TODAY has found documentation tying several others to slavery: * Investment banks Brown Bros. Harriman and Lehman Bros. * Railroads Norfolk Southern, CSX, Union Pacific and Canadian National. * Textile maker WestPoint Stevens. * Newspaper publishers Knight Ridder, Tribune, Media General , Advance Publications, E.W. Scripps and Gannett, parent and publisher of USA TODAY.
The Commission to Study Reparations Proposals for African American Act: Over 4 million Africans and their descendants were enslaved in the United States and its colonies from 1619 to 1865, and as a result, the United States was able to begin its grand place as the most prosperous country in the free world. It is un-controverted that African slaves were not compensated for their labor. More unclear however, is what the effects and remnants of this relationship have had on African-Americans and our nation from the time of emancipation through today... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25921453/from/ET/
A Reminder of Why They Owe Us. FOR MORE THAN 250 YEARS, WE WERE FORCED TO WORK FOR FREE. OUR FREE LABOR WAS A MAJOR INGREDIANT IN THE BUILDING OF AMERICA AND ITS WEALTH AS A NATION. http://www.blackcommentator.com/251/251_worrills_world_why_they_owe_us.html
House To Take Up Apology For Slavery And Racial Segregation Next Week: 7/26/08 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/26/politics/politico/thecrypt/main4296488.shtml
House apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow 7/31/08 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25921453/from/ET/
Black Genocide? Preliminary Thoughts on the Plight of America’s Poor Black Men "Not since slavery," notes former U.S. Secretary of Human Services Dr. Louis Sullivan, "has so much calamity and ongoing catastrophe been visited on Black males" (Majors & Gordon, 1994:ix). The calamities and catastrophes to which Dr. Sullivan alludes fall disproportionately on poor black males, especially the poor young black men who inhabit our nation's ghettos. This has led many observers to characterize poor black men as an endangered species (see Gibbs, 1988). Mortality data and other social indicators, discussed in this article, suggest that Dr. Sullivan's observation is fundamentally correct, particularly when it is applied to the plight of poor black men. The notion that these men comprise an endangered species is, however, a misleading and ultimately counterproductive one.' A more accurate view, though we can offer only tentative proof and argument at this juncture, is that such men may be victims of genocide. (We believe this claim holds for poor black women as well, but that takes us beyond the confines of this article.) http://www.paulsjusticepage.com/reality-of-justice/blackgenocide.ht
“Equal Justice Under Law” is chiseled in Stone on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building. All men are created equal is one of the most important doctrines that our founders espoused. It means that no one is above the law. Kings are not above the law, groups are not above the law, no individual is above the law but there is “equal justice under law.” http://agentgenius.com/g-rants-insanity-more/equal-justice-under-law/
Dr. King Said It:... I'm Black and I'm Proud! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suw_CQ3zfTY
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GENESIS 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. The first Africans in America arrived via Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. 1619-2016 = 397 Years..
Who Brought Slaves To America? W/ SHIP NAME AND TONNAGE http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com/slave%20ships.htm
The Staple Singers "When Will We Be Paid", 1971 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWhcTu5El0c
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