[Marxism] Fwd: Hatuey's Ashes: Show trial ends with prison for educators who wouldn't confess

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Apr 15 18:13:25 MDT 2015

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 hitmen.

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 appeal.


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