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

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 08:22:03 MDT 2015


Notice how the local teacher unions helped the prosecution. Sell-out
douchebags.
We REALLY need a national campaign in defense of these teachers. I think
there's one or more petitions out there. Anyone have links handy?

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 8:13 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> 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.
>
> full: http://hatueysashes.blogspot.com/2015/04/show-trial-ends-
> with-prison-for.html
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