by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.

This past Monday (4-23-12), I was listening to Rev. Al Sharpton’s satellite radio program. He received a call from a listener in Atlanta, GA whose interest was to divulge the address of Geroge Zimmerman’s parents. After recovering from shock, Rev. Sharpton hit the cut-off button. His program would not put Zimmerman’s parents in harm’s way.

In 1987, I was representing one of the defendants in the Marla Hanson case. She was a model. My client was accused of using a razor to reshape her face. The model was white and my client suspect was Black. White people wanted blood. Mayor Ed Koch was fuming. I had suffered some flak for standing up to the system with unbended knees.

On a Sunday, in 1987, a white mob was outside my home. Curtis Sliwa and the “Guardian Angels” were leading the lynch mob. My home address had been plastered over the airwaves. No white person stood up and said that my home address should not be put on the airwaves. There was also no Black army to confront the white mob. Blacks said that I should know better than represent an unpopular defendant.

While Rev. Sharpton had no obligation to divulge the home address of Zimmerman’s parents, he also had no right to pull the plug on the caller who was seeking to divulge the address of the parents. The caller was exercising a right under the First Amendment. On the other hand, Rev. Sharpton was practicing censorship. This is illegal.

The airwaves are public. White media does not own the airwaves. No radio station or an employee thereof is empowered to practice censorship. This illegal and widespread practice of censorship is a ground for the revocation of a radio license. Medgar Evers objected to censorship in Mississippi in the 1950’s. Rev. Sharpton is practicing it throughout the United States in 2012 with no objections from Blacks.

Rev. Sharpton is up to his old tricks. While hosting a satellite radio program, he is moonlighting as the managing director of a protection racket. His paid job is to protect whites and their property while he is projected as a leading Black. Censorship is one of his weapons.

He is one of the few persons who can have his cake and eat it too. His actions are being done in plain view and they are being aided by Negro gullibility. Blacks refuse to believe their lying eyes. In the meantime, the Trayvon Martin case is going down the tube. It is only a matter of time. Who will be the next Trayvon Martin? Black defeat is an incentive for white vigilantes.

Re. Jesse Jackson and Benjamin Jealous have never been involved in any effort to send a white man to prison for murdering a Black person. Rev. Sharpton has been associated with me. He went along for the cameras. Nonetheless, it was never his intention to send a white man to prison. He begged for mercy and leniency for the man who stabbed him in Bensonhurst on January 12, 1991.

The federal government prosecuted two white police officers for sodomizing Abner Louima. District Attorney Charles Hynes willingly gave the prosecution to the federal government for it to announce a new, national, shoot-to-kill policy. It is cheaper for a law enforcement agency to kill a Black man than to assault him. Rev. Sharpton had nothing to do with this new, economic policy. A dead “Negro” is easier on taxpayers’ pocketbooks.

I have just received my first shipment, on credit, of Florida law books. No newspaper is examining the murder of Trayvon Martin and the prosecution of State v. Zimmerman through Florida law and for the benefit of Blacks. It is unprecedented for Blacks to enjoy a legal analysis of Florida law through the eyes of the best lawyer in the United States.

Although Florida law presumes that most murder suspects will not be released on bail, George Zimmerman had the nerve to file a motion for bail. To his surprise, he discovered that most Blacks did not want him in a jail cell although he put Trayvon Martin in a casket and a sealed vault.

In the public record, there is no written opposition to bail for Zimmerman from the National Action Network, the NAACP, the Rainbow Coalition, the National Urban League, the National Bar Association, other “silver rights” organizations, Black selected officials, churches, fraternities, sororities, unions and leading Blacks. A murder suspect who enjoys low bail will most likely be acquitted of all charges if the case goes to trial.

Without the approval of the membership of the United African Movement, UAM did file a strenuous objection to Zimmerman being released on bail. A few members of UAM did follow suit and filed personal letters in the Florida court objecting to Zimmerman’s release on bail.

If Zimmerman had been Black and Trayvon Martin had been white, the National Guard would have been ordered on to the streets of Florida if Zimmerman had been released on bail. Heads would have rolled including but not limited to the governor, the judge and the special prosecutor and anyone in between. Whites would have killed anyone who called for peace.

When Zimmerman is freed of all charges, Black people can look only to themselves for blame. If I had not been in the United States over the past four decades, there would have been no celebrations. No white vigilante would have gone to prison. One person can make a difference.

Black people are opposed to whites going to jail. Ask Rev. Sharpton. He literally begged for mercy and leniency for the white man who stabbed him. Now, Blacks are following him in Sanford, FL. This is a joke. No man can simultaneously love his enemies and hate his friends. Sharpton loves his enemies and hates his friends.

In my letter to the Court on the question of bail, I demanded no bail for Zimmerman. Recognizing that Florida is a racist state, I did propose an alternative. Zimmerman should be placed under house arrest with round-the-clock surveillance devices in play. I also proposed that he surrender all passports. Instead, the Court licensed Zimmerman as a globe-trotter.

When a trial judge frees a murder suspect on virtually no bail, the prosecutor will always appeal the bail order to an appellate court. The public would start screaming and all businesses would be subject to a boycott until Zimmerman is back behind bars. There has not been a peep from Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson nor Benjamin Jealous.

Are Blacks serious about putting George Zimmerman behind bars for life?

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please sign his Petition to save “Like It Is.” Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471