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AFRICANGLOBE - Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan is a long-time community organizer who has led resistance in this predominantly African-American community to a government subservient to the Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool corporation. Benton Harbor is among the Michigan cities, including Detroit, where democratic self-governance has been replaced by “emergency financial management”.
AFRICANGLOBE - Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, Rev. Edward Pinkney, to 30-120 months in prison based on five felony counts of forgery by an all-white jury.
AFRICANGLOBE - An all-White jury in St. Joseph, Michigan has found Rev. Edward Pinkney guilty of five felony counts of forgery stemming from a recall campaign against Mayor James Hightower of Benton Harbor earlier this year.
AFRICANGLOBE - Rev. Edward Pinkney, the 66-year-old community activist who has battled for decades on behalf of the mostly Black population of Benton Harbor, Michigan, was this week convicted on five counts of forging the dates of some signatures on a petition to recall the town’s mayor.
AFRICANGLOBE - After winning national support during 2007-2009 in efforts to fight trumped-up charges for alleged election irregularities, Rev. Edward Pinkney has once again been indicted for his tireless work to make public officials in Benton Harbor, Michigan accountable to the people. Rev. Pinkney was placed under house arrest after he turned himself in to the local authorities in late April.