(photo by G.Morgan)
"The Scottsboro Boys" meet with their attorney Samuel Leibowitz "
I have changed the right column of my blog to reflect events concerning the pardon of the "Scottsboro Boys" defendants and the legal case in which I am involved relating to the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation.
Here's the discussion and reason I can not support or recommend the financial support of the Scottsboro Boys Museum's parent organization, Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation under its' current management.
Scottsboro Boys, justice, courts, pardon, racism, cover-up - the story continues.
"Let justice be done though the heavens may fall" Judge James E. Horton
The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center is needed to educate our local community and the nation concerning the disease of racism and the debilitating effects of this disease which still exists in our society.
At this time I can not support the endeavors of the current management of the museum and its' parent organization, the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation.
The board of directors of the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation and its director have exhibited unacceptable conduct. For that reason, I have removed the address and information which would entice or recommend citizens to visit the museum or make financial contributions.
Records initially withheld from me in my role as a member of the Board of Directors of the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation were released per court order. The records released reflect mismanagement and a misuse of public and private funds. The discussion of this abuse may be found at: http://arklite.blogspot.com/2012/12/watch-for-snakes-particularly-in-our.html
A disbarred attorney, who is a member of the board of directors representing the museum and the Multicultural Foundation in court, submitted an untruthful, slanderous affidavit to a court of law in Jackson County for the express purpose of subverting justice in an ongoing case. The false affidavit was then fashioned into a counter suit.
To intentionally submit documents which are false and defamatory into a court record is unethical and illegal. Attorneys and courts which allow actions to suborn justice and good sense are appalling and are indicative of a failed justice system.
Complaints have been submitted to the Judicial Inquiry Commission and the Alabama Bar Association concerning the misconduct of parties involved.
Unfortunately, the Circuit Court in Jackson County Alabama and some of the attorneys involved in this case have ignored fairness and justice.
Currently there is a movement to pardon or exonerate the "Scottsboro Boys" defendants and this appears to be an underlying reason to suborn justice in the case which would demonstrate wrong doing of the very folks who initiated the request to pardon.
Political feel good actions which allow politicians and charlatans to say, "see what I and the other politicians have done, we are not fools supporting racism and injustice, we have pardoned the 'Scottsboro Boys'."
Education, good sense and justice are misdirected so that political leadership and those which are grandstanding charlatans receive praise.
The "pardon bandwagon" is based on White Guilt and political grandstanding, not the correction of injustice. If the correction of injustice was an issue there would be an effort to insure poor defendants are afforded a proper defense by adequate funding of indigent defense funds in the name of the Scottsboro Defendants.
There are the racist terms contained within Alabama's Constitution which should be removed but have been maintained. Education programs in schools, telling the story of the Scottsboro Defendants and programs which address racism in the name of the "Scottsboro Boys" would be appropriate courses of action.
History cannot be changed in the "Scottsboro Boys" case regardless of what guilty whites and grandstanding individuals may attempt. The current move to pardon the "Scottsboro Boys" defendants does nothing toward correction of problems. If anything, it attempts to cover up racism.
The move to pardon or exonerate appears to subvert the checks and balances of the separation of powers between the branches of government. In this specific case, the legislative branch via an attempt at exoneration would be overturning the decisions of several courts of law. Our Constitution does not allow the encroachment or reversal of judicial decisions by the legislative branch of government.
The state legislature may issue forth a resolution of apology for the racist actions of government, and it may implement legislative change; the legislature does not have the legal capability or authority to reverse judicial decisions.
I have been reporting on the actions of local government and testing government at all levels for over 10 years. The reasons for my "watchdog" activities and membership in various "watchdog" groups are due to secrecy in government, racist practices and injustice inflicted upon minority groups, the poor and citizens in general within our communities and nation.
The story lines and event history of this blog will remain intact. I am the creator of this blog, all works are my arrangements and/or creations.
I have gave permission to the University of Alabama and the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation to utilize any part of my blog. Now comes the disbarred attorney, who represents the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation, and attempts to lay claim to that which I created on this blog.
I'll assure all parties, it will be a "cold day in hades" before I will succumb to the misdirected actions, wants and wishes of charlatans and politicians whose concerns are that of themselves and devious political goals of groups or individuals.
Below you will find links of recommended web sites which tell the story of the case which changed American Jurisprudence:
Scottsboro Boys (wokiwiki)
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana