Alton Maddox - Frequently Asked Questions About Tawana Brawley
This link from attorney Alton Maddox's Web site has 30 frequently asked questions about the famous Tawana Brawley rape and kidnapping case. Some of the answers include responses to the following questions: who was Tawana Brawley? what happened to her? who was Steven Pagones? where was he on the night of her rape? what role did the NAACP, Al Sharpton, C. Vernon Mason, and the FBI play in this event? who was Harry Crist Jr. and did he commit suicide? how does Eliot Spitzer, Robert Abrams, Mario Cuomo, and Rudolph (Rudy) Giuliani fit into this picture? how is it possible for Maddox to continue to publicly accuse Pagones of being involved in the kidnapping and rape of Brawley and Pagones can do nothing to him legally? what's Bill Cosby and Ed Lewis' connection to this case? and more answers to other frequently asked questions surrounding this case.
Alton Maddox: Obama Stands on Black History in Denver
While [Barack] Obama is clearly an upgrade over [John] McCain, both men are descendants of slaveholders. The political establishment is hedging its bet. McCain is a beneficiary of white supremacy. Obama is a victim of racial prejudice. The two terms are not synonymous, however. Given his experience, Obama is better suited to speak for the underdog....
After the assassination of Dr. [Martin Luther] King, the Civil Rights Movement was derailed. Racial hustlers stepped into the void and led Blacks away from the road to the “Promised Land.” Blacks are now en route to the White House. The “White House” is a euphemism for the “Big House.” These hustlers may achieve this objective in 2009 to the detriment of Dr. King’s vision.
Alton Maddox: The Struggle Continues for Alton Maddox
The endless list of attorneys who were convicted of engaging in felonious conduct and who have been reinstated to the practice of law include Albert Pirro, husband of former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro; Sol Wachtler, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals; and Michael Dowd, a friend of the Cuomo family....
Three of the four Black attorneys in the Central Park 6 were disbarred. The other attorney was suspended from the practice of law. Disbarred attorney Lynne Stewart was sentenced to prison. She represented the late Adam Abdul-Hakim and Sheik Abdel Rahman.
Alton Maddox: The Meaning of Obama in the White House
The lesson to be learned is that any favorable overture to Blacks is disfavored in the United States. [Barack] Obama knows enough about presidential politics to realize that the fair treatment of Blacks is its third rail .U.S. presidents have always played the race card....
The ruling class, which is bent on maintaining the status quo, at best, has three tools in its arsenal to keep Obama in check — assassination, impeachment and disbarment. William McKinley was also assassinated in office and Andrew Johnson was impeached. The White House is the hot seat....
Even if Obama decides to flirt with being a sacrificial lamb for advancing Black rights, he will also have to sidestep the separation of powers doctrine and the states’ rights doctrine. Dixiecrats will insist on an expanded role for states’ rights. This is natural for people who love the acquisition of power.
Alton Maddox: Connecting the Dots and Thinking Outside the Box
This country had to assassinate Malcolm X and Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. and it had to imprison Mumia Abu-Jamal and Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. Louis Clayton Jones had to be “disbarred” and Amos Wilson had to be silenced. Rev. Jeremiah Wright had to be defrocked in a bill of attainder. Their critical analyses would militate against the dumbing down of a downtrodden people....
Before I was removed from the legal profession in 1990, the New York Post ran editorials demanding that I be disbarred. They argued that if I were left unchecked to do my thing, other Black attorneys would attempt to emulate me. Most Blacks still believe that my conflict with New York is personal. Whites know better. History guides them.
Alton Maddox: Blacks: Good Character and A Bad Reputation
The public use of the word “nigger” to describe descendants of enslaved Africans constitutes a constitutional tort. “Nigger”is a badge of slavery and its use is subject to vindication under the Thirteenth Amendment. No other group was enslaved in the United States at the time of the Civil War and, therefore, no other group is constitutionally entitled to be free of the badges of slavery....
Because our reputation is at an all-time low in this country, every Black person is a sitting duck and a walking target. Our homes have been reduced to slave quarters. Police raids have become routine. White mobs are also attacking Blacks on their property. This was the problem in Money, Miss., on August 28, 1955. It happened again in Suffolk ounty, N.Y., but with a different result.
Alton Maddox: Thurmond and Wallace Will Be Smiling in 2009
The New Yorker magazine has upped the ante. Its current cover exploits racial and religious stereotypes under the guise of political satire. [Barack] Obama and his wife, Michelle, are depicted as terrorists. [John] McCain must remain low-key since his family earned its fortune off the backs of enslaved Africans in Mississippi. The magazine will become McCain’s “plumbers.”