A while back I wrote a post about the racism and injustice in Benton Harbor, MI. And the attacks on Rev. Edward Pinkney. Rev. Pinkney has been an outspoken leader in this community, and has been targeted becuase of this. Recently, his probation was revoked for quoting Deuteronomy 28 in a newspaper article. The Rev. Pinkney spent Christmas and welcomed the new year from inside a jail cell.
I have wanted to write more about this, but haven’t found the words, and today I am finding myself all “talkative” but also short on time. So here is the news as taken directly from the BANCO website: http://bhbanco.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Berrien County “justice”
Rev. Pinkney is sleeping on a small mattress on a cement floor in a 14×12 cell with 6 other men.
There is no hot water in the jail.
Mrs. Pinkney went to the jail on two occasions recently and gave money to the jailers for Rev. P.’s account. Both times the money was taken away from Rev. P. This is now considered money stolen by the jail.
Berrien county jail phone #: 269-983-7111 x7231
Please make as much noise as you can wherever you can about the continuing harassment of this innocent man. This is right up there with the most obvious cases of people imprisoned for political reasons. Meanwhile, Benton Harbor has lost it’s major voice for justice.
In jail, Rev. Pinkney was issued a search warrant for his computer last Friday, Dec. 28.
However, his computer was confiscated by the county sheriff without a warrant 2 weeks earlier on Dec. 14.