Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

ACLU Michigan Files "Amicus Curtoe Brief" in support of Rev. Pinkney

Written by ACLU

The American Civil Leaders Union has filed an "Amicus Curtoe Brief" in support of Rev. Pinkney. The ACLU of Michigan is an affilate of a nationwide non-partisan organization of over 500,000 members dedicated to protecting the fundamental liberties and basic civil rights guarantee by the U S Constitution.

Among the rights that the ACLU seeks to vigorously protect are constitutional rights of due process and all rights to be extended to those who have been charged with violation of criminal laws. 

The motion for bond pending appeal comes before the court in the wake of a unanimous decision by Michigan Court of Appeals on Oct 23, 2014 in a case with facts that are legally indistinguishable from the facts of Rev. Pinkney's case.  (People v Hall, 2014 unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals issued Oct 23, 2014.) 

If Rev. Pinkney committed a crime in this case, it was at most a misdemeanor punishable by 93 days in jail, unlike a felony for which Pinkney received a sentence of 30 months in prison. A critical factor in the decision to grant bond is whether the appeal is substantial. In light of the Hall Case, Rev. Pinkney's likelihood of success appeal in this case is extremely high. The only way that the Berrien County court system can get away with corruption is with the help of the news media:  The Herald Palladium, WSJM, News 57, News 22 and News 16. 

We the people must stop the corporate media from destroying the people. We must stop the corruption inside the court system.

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