A Trustworthy Anecdote on the Surveillance of Africans in America

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“The problem with Europeans and Asians is Europeans and Asians; the solution for Africans is Africans!” — Onitaset Kumat

Insomuch as we are Interracially Dependent on Food, Clothing, Shelter and Consciousness, surveillance can be expected.  Read this Newsletter, Write to Create an African Blood Siblings Community Center, and Rally a team to ensure success in Restoring your Community.  Subscribe, share, love.

A Trustworthy Anecdote on the Surveillance of Africans in America
Edited by Onitaset Kumat

In spaces where we are interracially dependent for survival, oftentimes the issue of technology and surveillance enters our conversation. This is partially because most of us are near entirely dependent on Europeans for Food, Clothing, Shelter and Consciousness. Honestly, we reap what we sow, but it’s still worthwhile to see what exactly we are sowing.

Most Africans in America over 40 know who Alton H. Maddox Jr. is. Most Africans in America under 30 do not. If you are among the latter, ask an Elder, though what I will say here should suffice in establishing his trustworthiness.

On November 28, 1987, six Europeans, some in Law Enforcement, kidnapped, smeared and gang-raped a fifteen-year-old African named Tawana Brawley in Dutchess County, New York. Due Alton H. Maddox Jr.’s investigation as her lawyer, Steven Pagones, the Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County, was named as among the perpetrators.

Never in American Jurisprudence has a European man been found guilty of raping an African woman.  Even in the recent rape of Nasifatou Diallo (2011) her own attorney unprecedentedly dismissed her case; she couldn’t even get a trial because her evidence was too great. Given Pagones’ race and Tawana Brawley’s, the result of her lawsuit was that Alton H. Maddox Jr. was illegally disbarred on May 21st, 1990.

In his words:

On May 21, 1990, the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department summarily disbarred me without a hearing.

He is trustworthy because he has fought and still fights for the African race and has struck fear in Europeans, many of whom regarded him as one of the best living lawyers, where when he had practiced law, experienced lawyers would observe with clipboards in hand to study his legal mastery.

On September 5, Alton H. Maddox Jr., who regularly sends out a newsletter, had this passage in his message:

On May 21, 2012, I took Leola’s car outside of a garage to have room to look for some papers. It was never driven on a street and I have been unable to own a car or vehicle in my name for more than two decades. An unmarked vehicle was driving in the street at a fast rate of speed when the driver hit the brakes.

The driver put the vehicle in reverse and parked the car behind me without taking any immediate action. The vehicle that I had moved outside the garage to inspect it for papers remained parked in a parking lane until at least forty-five minutes later. When I was moving the vehicle back into the garage, a siren was activated.

A Black police officer exited the unmarked car and stated that his vehicle was equipped with special equipment that could read the license plates of all moving and parked vehicles. It noted that the owner had been delinquent for one day in making an insurance payment. My wife, Leola Maddox, owns the vehicle. I had no knowledge of the insured status of the vehicle.

I was ticketed, on May 21, 2012 for driving a vehicle which had been delinquent in the payment of insurance for one day. The car was indeed insured on May 21 and for many weeks before May 21. Leola had to surrender the old plates, purchase new plates and register the vehicle again. If I am fined on Thursday, September 6, 2012, it will be double jeopardy and more.

The facts may also suggest that I am the victim of continued police surveillance and harassment by the New York Police Department. I will appear in New York City Criminal Court [ . . . ] to answer the summons. I hope that some of my friends in law enforcement will be present to explain police technology in the New York Police Department.

As it were, the Police Officer was lying.  But it’s worth seeing how twenty-one years of disbarment isn’t enough; a lifetime of surveillance befalls the African’s advocate–reaping what we sow.

The goal remains to sow differently: Racial Independence in Food, Clothing, Shelter and Consciousness.  Said differently, “Maroon and Build For Self.”

6 thoughts on “A Trustworthy Anecdote on the Surveillance of Africans in America

  1. Although I was cognizant of him, I weren’t sure of the background. My only question is; since there are surely many more if these tales how much worth ought we to attach to uprooting them seen as, as demonstrated, they can so easily be buried, smartest, forgotten?

    1. One foot isn’t enough to walk with.

      We urge for African Blood Siblings Community Centers partly to centralize our intelligence and attention. We can have all the stories written down, but insomuch as there are no devices to attract the scholarship, the discovery is serendipitous.

  2. There should be some repercussions from the African-American community for this “Black” officer. Even it is only circulating his name around and what he did.

    1. There are repercussions, but no community. One foot isn’t enough to walk with. This is why we create centers–to walk. We act with our bodies. We create that body to act. When we act with an uncreated body, we “put the cart before the horse.”

      I read a biography of Ida B. Wells-Barnett last night. She reports how we opposed Jim Crow through economic emigration and boycotts. This means, those who remained or later immigrated or were born afterward stayed to learn Jim Crow as their only truth. It’s they who went along with it. All because uncreated was the Community Center–the African voice–from which ground a reality better than what was received. Without a intelligence body, time will favor the others. We will make it so time favors us.

      Thanks for commenting,

    1. The summary is straight forward: America is Multi-Racial and Multi-Racial has implications for Law and Justice.

      In Ancient Africa, Maat was the Goddess of Law and Justice. There were Two Goddesses of Maat, surely, but the supposition is that the Two are in Concordance.

      As it were, each race has a different “Justice” but in America there’s one “Law.”

      African people are mistreated by the Law because African people are treated by European Justice.

      The Surveillance above is a statement that Alton Maddox, while Just in the African sense and Lawful in the American sense, is Unjust in the European sense therefore extra efforts are made to see him as UnLawful in the American sense.

      In essence, our efforts for a Prosperous, Independent African Community would be to set up our own Legislative, Judicial and Executive System. This way we as African people will be bound to a Justice System that facilitates our growth, unlike this Justice System which facilitates our decay–an Injustice System if you will.

      See it now? Our struggle is more complicated than we usually suppose; and more necessary than we usually give it credit.

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