Political repression places a barrier to citizen civic participation in the decision-making process; civic participation is a hallmark of democracy.
The Newaygo County Sheriff and Michigan State Police refused to arrest Scott Plants for this vicious and brutal attack on my ten year old son which he carried out against my son in retaliation for my political views. As Scott Plants viciously attacked my ten-year old son as he kicked our beagle dog who had tagged along on Jeremy’s fishing adventure, Scott Plants shouted for all neighbors within hearing distance--- “go fish in Russia.”
A few years later one of the Michigan State cops who thought it was so funny my kids were shot at ended up getting killed in a shoot-out with one of the very same men they apprehended for shooting at my kids… this wasn’t so funny anymore as these bigoted cops mourned the death of one of their own ilk.
Grand Rapids, Michigan police arrested me on this bogus twenty-one year old warrant and I was immediately transferred to the hands and jail of the Newaygo County Sheriff in White Cloud, Michigan.
Newaygo County is home to some of the worst poverty in the United States while being a “wilderness” playground for the extremely wealthy--- many of whom own poverty wage-paying sweatshops in Newaygo County and around the Midwest.
This kind of political repression is on the increase all across the United States and is sure to intensify no matter if Obama is re-elected or Romney is elected.
We have no national committee against political repression which is directed against those of us fighting for peace, social and economic injustice.
We will mount not only a legal but educational campaign intended to expose how political repression is carried out by the police, the courts, the political establishment and employers all working in cahoots seeking to maintain poverty wages while driving down the standard of living of all working people while punishing anyone who dares to challenge this corruption intended to shore up this rotten system which enables the greedy, money-grubbing few to live off the labors of the many.
For many years, ever since its creation, the FBI has been used to spin a web of political repression--- attacking those who dare to struggle against imperialist wars, racism and for the rights of working people.
Politicians created the legislation and “special committees” to enable the FBI working through its “Red Squads”--- special units led by FBI “Special Agents” consisting of city, county and state police and now including private “detective agencies” like Altegrity/USIS and all kinds of union-busting outfits--- to carry out this political repression.
I, along with tens of thousands of other activists have been targeted by the FBI and their “Red Squads;” so called because the FBI continues to use the Communist Control Act as its cover to carry out these dirty deeds.
As my 50,000 plus page FBI dossier clearly shows, the perverted Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, personally assigned the FBI to attack me--- an attack that has been dutifully carried out by the police and the courts with the permission of both the Democrats and Republicans with the malicious attack from Minnesota State Representative Tony Cornish--- who admits to amassing his own personal file on me--- being the latest and most recent where he designated me in an e-mail he sent to thousands of politicians across the Midwest, including each and every state legislator in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan which obviously emboldened the FBI, Grand Rapids Police Department, Newaygo County Sheriff, a corrupt prosecutor and judge to execute this twenty-one year old warrant which was bogus from its very creation with no other intent than to use the “color of law” to carry out this political repression which is the government’s response to my outspoken views and activities for peace, against racism and for social and economic justice.
How many other people in Michigan are arrested on twenty-one year old warrants alleging such petty offenses?
The terms of this outrageous ten-thousand dollar bond being used to enforce these fabricated bogus charges against me, restrict me to having to remain in the State of Michigan--- an obvious attempt to thwart our union organizing campaign in the Indian Gaming Industry--- which seeks to empower workers employed in the Indian Gaming Industry at poverty wages forced to work in unhealthy smoke-filled casinos--- and very conveniently under the terms of the racist “Compacts”--- intended to use racism to maintain the poverty on Indian Reservations creating huge pools of cheap labor are all telling.
The Indian Gaming Industry created by these “Compacts” arranged by corrupt tribal politicians, local, state and federal politicians and the mobsters who own the slot machines and table games and every other profitable venture associated with the Indian Gaming Industry, is every bosses dream come true: legislatively created poverty wages imposed on workers who have NO RIGHTS under state or federal labor laws.
These racist and anti-labor “Compacts” created by the Democrats with Republicans looking on smiling with their “bi-partisan” approval are now being enforced by the private and quasi-governmental detective agency which hires a bunch of thugs which include former FBI and CIA agents as well as state, county and local police with the FBI and other police agencies sharing their “information and files” with Altegrity/USIS and shared the other way around.
Because the complainant whose story two Newaygo County Sheriff Deputies and the Newaygo County Prosecutor prompted by the FBI testimony could not have held up in court. Only weeks after the death of the complainant are these law-enforcement officials fully backed by the prosecutor and judge now executing these warrants claiming I used the telephone to intimidate these violent bigots.
How convenient; the police will now have free reign to further fabricate more lies without there being a living complainant or “witness” to these bogus charges--- another dream come true; this time for the FBI led “Red Squads,” and quite conveniently for the managements of the Indian Gaming Industry.
The terms and conditions of this outrageous ten-thousand dollar bond include prohibiting me from participating in demonstrations or entering any establishment serving alcoholic beverages which means I am prohibited from entering any casino.
I hope all of you will consider participating in getting involved in our efforts defending me from these fabricated bogus charges based on lies in twenty-one year old warrants.
Think about this:
Why would any Judge establish a ten-thousand dollar bond for charges which carry a maximum penalty of six-months in prison and a $500.00 fine?
Why would any Judge even consider enforcing such twenty-one year old warrants which could have been served on me at any time over these past twenty-one years?
Something to think about:
Newaygo County Judge Drake was the very prosecutor who authorized these bogus warrants faced on charges he helped to fabricate twenty-one years.
Does anyone think the execution of these warrants with a ten-thousand dollar bond being imposed with the undemocratic restrictions imposed by the terms of the bond has anything to do with “justice?”
Plain and simple: This is harassment and political repression taken to the extreme.
But, this is what political repression in this country looks like and what political repression has spun.
Like a snowball rolling down a steep long hill on a warm spring day the campaign of hate and harassment just keeps getting bigger and bigger--- the intent being to destroy the lives of living, breathing human beings as was demonstrated by the violent death of my good friend and fellow activist, Native American trade unionist and human rights activist, Greg Paquin, last spring.
Greg’s death was the direct result of where these campaigns of hate generated by the FBI’s “Red Squads” ultimately lead. The FBI and local law enforcement working together with the judiciary and reactionary politicians collaborated to make Greg Paquin’s life a living hell as they fabricated charges based on outright lies against him, too.
There is no legitimate reason why human beings should be subjected to these kinds of vicious hate campaigns instigated by the FBI.
I would also note that right-wing bigot Richard Mellon-Scaife has put his billions of dollars to work in creating several public front groups--- including KeyWiki staffed by, Trevor Loudon, a known pedophile working out of a cave in New Zealand and Accuracy In Media staffed by a pervert in an expensive suit, Cliff Kinkaid--- being used to “expose” “Communists” and it is not coincidental that I have been singled out along with Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie whose “crime” is participating in meetings with Communists--- for outrageous and vicious attacks by both of these right-wing outfits funded by the nefarious right-wing bigot Richard Mellon-Scaife. Attacks that just happen to coincide with these recent attacks by politicians like Minnesota State Representative Tony Cornish who (retired from law enforcement), instead of apologizing to me for calling me “a very dangerous person” because I use my constitutionally protected rights to speak out, write and act in defense of worker’s rights and against racism which are human rights; Cornish has now proceeded to calling me “one of the most dangerous men in the world.”
Please consider joining with us to put an end to this officially promoted bigotry where corrupt politicians working in league with law enforcement, prosecutors and the judiciary and the nefariously heinous Indian Gaming Industry which has hired Altegrity/USS to stymie and thwart our union organizing campaign are trying to stifle and smother our struggles for peace, social and economic justice.
Today, Newaygo County is a burial ground for democracy but as we have seen, this could be, and is, Anyplace, U.S.A.--- a country these reactionary sleaze-balls hiding their wicked reactionary agenda under the “color of law” proclaim to people everywhere to be “the world’s greatest bastion of democracy.”
My next court appearance has been scheduled for November 12, 2012 at 8:30 A.M. in Newaygo County District Court with Judge Drake presiding.
At the arraignment on November 12 I will be asking these charges be dropped based on the facts:
1.) The complaining witness is now dead;
The Michigan Supreme Court will be asked to intervene by investigating the judicial misconduct, malfeasance and misfeasance in this case of Judge H. Kevin Drake with the request that Judge Drake be permanently removed from “the bench” for participating in this wholly egregious, outrageous judicial misconduct intentionally carried out to deprive me of my most fundamental and basic constitutionally protected democratic and human rights.
Anyone who has ever read the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights along with the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and then considering these bogus warrants can recognize the injustice in progress in this case.
My Defense Committee will make this case a focus of the upcoming December 10 Anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The foundation-funded outfits whose finances are derived from the donations of the very “philanthropists” who profit from the injustices of working people refuse to take on these cases so grassroots efforts like ours are required.
Many people have called to ask me what they can do.
Your suggestions are encouraged and welcome.
Thanking you in advance for you involvement and participation.
I appreciate the concern from everyone--- the calls, visits and e-mails.
While it is helpful for people to call Newaygo County District Court Judge Drake; it is even more important to place your thoughts in writing and send to:
Judge H. Kevin Drake
“Telephone use for harassment.”
In fact, J. Edgar Hoover once lamented during a Congressional hearing that included investigating me that I am such a model citizen that it made “getting me” difficult. As a result, this is the kind of dirty deed these dirty birds have to stoop to in order to “get me.”
Several things that I was involved in motivated this vicious and malicious vendetta:
“How does your property tax assessment compare to this?”
I went on to suggest that this corruption amounted to gross misfeasance and malfeasance.
The Newaygo County Prosecutor refused to proceed with action against Miller.
These huge, expensive advertisements were later found to have been paid for out of tax-payer funds by the Croton Township Treasurer.
The leaflet brought out hundreds of people to the Annual Croton Township Meeting, the largest crowd in the history of Croton Township, who demanded the resignation of William R. Miller and when Miller refused to resign the majority of people present voted on my motion to reduce Miller’s salary to $1.00 a year and not pay any expenses associated with the Supervisor’s duties at which time Miller declared the assembled crowd to be “disorderly” and dozens of riot-equipped police were called in to shut the meeting down.
Is it coincidental that Minnesota Republican State Representative, today, has decided to issue a statement calling me “a dangerous man?” “Dangerous” based on what; letters to the editor I write, blog posts I write, speeches I make, the organizing of casino workers aimed at creating a safe and healthy workplace with real living wages accompanied with the same state and federal protections all other workers enjoy and a voice at work?
J. Edgar Hoover once placed my picture on a chart with about fifty other activists declaring me to be “dangerous.” When Senator Frank Church asked Hoover, “What makes this Alan Maki so dangerous?” Hoover responded, “Maki is a Communist. We believe he is the link to Moscow to the youth protesting the Vietnam War.” Senator Church asked Hoover to back up this characterization of me being some kind of link to Moscow. Hoover responded, “Our investigation is in progress.”
Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelly proclaimed more than 55,000 people to be so “dangerous” because of their advocacy for peace, social and economic justice he kept “Red Squad Files” on them.
I am willing to publicly debate Republican State Representative Tony Cornish--- or anyone else--- anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
Yours in the struggle,
Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,