Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SCLC and Blasphemy

God does not appreciate His name being taken in vain.  That may be why The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) continues to have bad luck. The entrances to the civil rights organization Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. founded were padlocked today.  I agree with former Ambassador Andrew Young, who said the SCLC should consider closing down.  Young and I likely have different reasons for that conclusion.  My reason is that like Jesus Christ, I have no use for hypocrites.  It is no surprise if civil rights organizations suffer for ignoring my handicapped brother's 2003 lynching and The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm fraud that followed.  The Bible says, "Woe unto hypocrites."  Six months after The Cochran Firm had Georgia Superior Court declare its Atlanta office nonexistent (perjury), African American "leaders" led Kathryn Johnston's survivors into The Cochran Firm's clutches. 

I was horrified to learn that victims of another police murder depended on the same duplicitous law firm that my family did after the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal.  I went to NAACP town hall meetings that were held to diffuse tensions in the community after 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston was gunned down in November 2006 by former Atlanta police officers in a home invasion disguised as a drug bust.  I wanted to make sure African American "leaders" were informed about the law firm they had gotten to represent the fallen elder's survivors.  So-called leaders ignored my family's delimma and the denial of justice that was facilitated by a law firm operating (badly) under a name that minority citizens mistakingly trust with privileged information.  I believed at first it was because the elite stick together.  After all, numerous prominent African Americans are affiliated with The Cochran Firm, even if whites did more or less buy it from Johnnie before his death.  Ms. Johnston's family, like my own, are regular working class people who do not rate highly with elite African Americans.  But comradship may not be the entire reason why Larry's murder and The Cochran Firm's fraud are ignored.  I learned later that the SCLC was awarded a contract worth an undisclosed amount of money to give Atlanta police officers sensitivity training following Kathryn Johnston's murder.  Perhaps such contracts answer why "leaders" verbalized no objection to Memphis Police secretly arresting and murdering Larry Neal and led Ms. Johnston's survivors into contract with The Cochran Firm after being informed about the law firm's trechery. 

The SCLC should consider removing "Christian" from its name.  Maybe if it does, the organization can escape God's attention and His wraft.  See the report below.

May 18, 2010 - ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference civil rights group had its doors welded shut and padlocked in an act the group's leaders say is related to a power struggle within the organization.The doors were discovered shut Monday night."I am troubled by this conduct, it is the act of reckless individuals," SCLC Chairwoman Sylvia Tucker said in a statement Tuesday.The SCLC leadership blamed an aspirant to the organization's presidency for the act of vandalism.The man named by the group was not immediately available for comment.The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the co-founders of the SCLC, which was formed in 1957 to coordinate protest activities across the Southeast, the group's website says.

The Neal family learned too late Attorney Shawn Chapman Holley warnings about what the firm became after Johnnie Cochran's death.  Listen to Holley's NPR interview wherein the former colleague of the late, famed lawyer sued the law firm he made famous, claiming racial and gender discrimination, fraud and breach of contract at this link - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12171473    
In May 2006, The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm’s Atlanta office had Georgia Superior Court declare the law office nonexistent to dodge the Neals' lawsuit while the law office remained open for business every day and continued prolific advertising. Based on that obvious perjury, the court dismissed my family’s lawsuit regarding The Cochran Firm fraud. Six months after Georgia Superior Court dismissed the Neal family’s lawsuit against The Cochran Firm by affirming The Cochran Firm’s perjury (no office in Georgia), former Atlanta police officers staged a home invasion and murdered a 92-year-old woman, Kathryn Johnston. Authorities tried unsuccessfully to excuse the home invasion under a no-knock warrant by falsely alleging that drugs were sold from Ms. Johnston’s house. However, the informant who was expected to collaborate the police version of Ms. Johnston’s murder went to the media and FBI instead, and the intended cover-up fell apart. People all over the world were shocked and outraged about the elder’s murder.

When my family learned that African American community leaders had arranged for The Cochran Firm to represent Ms. Johnston’s family in a civil action regarding her murder, we were alarmed. We knew from experience that The Cochran Firm works FOR police departments to reduce or eliminate settlements to minorities after such deaths. I went to the NAACP town hall meeting to Ms. Johnston’s family. My coworkers and I had made flyers about The Cochran Firm’s fraud against the Neal family and Georgia Superior Court’s ruling that no Cochran Firm exists in Georgia. We did not want the police, Georgia Superior Court, and The Cochran Firm to combine their efforts to deny justice to Ms. Johnston’s survivors as they had done regarding my brother’s secret arrest and murder. I passed out flyers to African American dignitaries at the front table about Larry’s murder and The Cochran Firm’s fraud. However, I doubt if Ms. Johnston’s family ever received our warnings about the lawyers “leaders” had chosen for them. The following morning when I went outside to drive to work, I discovered all my car doors were open and my hood and trunk were up. No “leaders” responded to my family about Larry’s murder-by-police or The Cochran Firm defrauding our family to protect Shelby County Jail, and Ms. Johnston’s family was left to depend on those duplicitous lawyers. The morning after I distributed flyers at the NAACP town hall meeting regarding Ms. Johnston’s murder, I awoke to find all my car doors open and the trunk and hood up, but nothing was stolen. That was likely done to warn my family to stop telling people about The Cochran Firm fraud. If so, that was the first of many warnings that grew increasingly frightening over the years, especially since neither the police nor the Department of Justice will intervene on our behalf. No matter how the Neal family is stalked online or in person for seeking justice for Larry Neal, we face the terrorism without police intervention on our behalf.

NPR reported a year after Kathryn Johnston's murder that The Cochran Firm filed suit on behalf of Ms. Dozier, who was Kathryn Johnston’s niece, but the news report did not say what court was used. The Cochran Firm reportedly filed suit for “negligence” and not wrongful death in Ms. Johnston’s murder. That indicated to me that the law firm was indeed working with police to hold down settlement for Ms. Johnston’s relatives. I checked for Dozier’s lawsuit at Georgia Superior Court and found no match. It would not surprise me if no lawsuit was actually filed.  In fact, it would surprise me if any lawsuit was filed at all.  That is one way The Cochran Firm helps the "justice system."  If the lawyers are caught in their fraud and sued, the "justice system" helps them back by declaring the law firm nonexistent.  See:  AFTER KATHRYN JOHNSTON'S MURDER - http://www.nowpublic.com/health/after-kathryn-johnstons-murder-mary-neal

Mary Neal

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