Rev. Edward Pinkney, leader of BANCO in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Pinkney is being tried for the second time for political reasons in Berrien County, located in the southwest region of the state.
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Week 2 - Monday: Pinkney's Re-Trail
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Attorney unsuccessfully attempted to question Glenn
Yarbrough on the stand concerning his pay-off of
witnesses. The judge sent the jury out and then argued
that he didn't see how this was relevant to the case
even though the same line of questioning was allowed
in the first trial.
The jury sent the question to be answered, "Why are
the courtroom doors locked?" Judge Butzbaugh told
them that it was standard procedure and earlier they
had gotten lazy but now were doing it so no one was
Outside the courtroom Rev. Pinkney's supporters were
harassed by Glenn Yarbrough.
For the first time, possibly, in recorded history, a so-called
newspaper, the Herald Palladium of St. Joseph, has not
reported one word on a very high-profile trial which is in
it's second week. Just like locking the courtroom door.
How obvious does the county want to be in it's hiding of
this trial? What are they afraid the world will see?
When will state government do the right thing and stop
the unholy alliance of corporation (Whirlpool), government,
and media, and all the illegal acts which happen daily in
Berrien County to make that alliance strong? And able to
oppress the poor and drive them out? And ruin pristine
beaches and forests? And take a city from it's people?
And make people live under bridges in the middle of the winter?
In order not to be locked out, you must be in the courtroom by 8:30. There are breaks during the day, also, when you are allowed to enter.
But I've never heard of any judge anywhere ordering this lockdown. It can only mean they are attempting to let the fewest number of people possible see how they operate. Benton Harbor needs your support!
Thank you for considering attending. Court lasts until 4pm.
Berrien County Courthouse, 811 Port St., St. Joseph
Rev. Edward Pinkney, 269-925-0001
Legal fee donations to:
1940 Union St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022