[Marxism] Atlanta show trial ends with prison for educators who wouldn't confess

Joaquín Bustelo jbustelo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 18:09:33 MDT 2015

Show trial ends with prison for educators who wouldn't confess
     It was a final act straight out of The Crucible, Arthur Miller's 
McCarthy-era recounting of the Salem Witch-Hunt.
     Ten Black Atlanta educators stood before white Fulton County Judge 
Jerry Baxter for sentencing. They has been found guilty of violating the 
state's "Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations" law, a 
super-conspiracy law pushed by Richard Nixon that --supposedly-- applied 
only to mafia dons and hit men.
     In an "only in America" Alice-In-Wonderland moment, two of those 
already found guilty were allowed to withdraw their not-guilty pleads, 
confess their sins, and receive slap-on-the-wrist sentences. One got a 
year-long 7:00PM-7:00AM at-home curfew, plus probation. The other about 
50 days of weekend detention, and probation. Both gave up their right to 
     As for the rest, Judge Baxter said, “All I want for many of these 
people is to just take some responsibility, but they refuse. They refuse."
     So as punishment for the refusal, three of the educators were 
sentenced to 20 years, seven to be served in prison, the rest on 
probation, and $25,000 in fines. The rest received five-year sentences, 
with one or two to be served in prison.


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