Friday, July 30, 2010

*For Immediate Release*R2C2H2 Tha Artivist: Ain’t No Sunshine In Flowers VI For Defendant

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R2C2H2 Tha Artivist: Ain’t No Sunshine In Flowers VI For Defendant

"The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence."

"The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured of one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one."
~H. L. Mencken

On June 7, 2010, Curtis Flowers became the first person in U.S. Judicial History to be tried 6 times on the same evidence. He is accused of the quadruple murders of his former employer, Bertha Tardy, and her three employees at her business, Tardy Furniture, on the morning of July 16, 1996 in Winona, MS. There is no clear evidence, fingerprints, DNA or otherwise, tying Curtis Flowers to the scene of the crime.

On June 18, 2010, Curtis Flowers was found guilty on all four counts of first degree murder by a jury of 11 whites and one black. It took the jury less than 27 minutes to decide Curtis Flowers' fate. On June 19, 2010, Curtis Flowers was sentenced to death by lethal injection by the state of Mississippi.

Montgomery County by the way is 45% Black. They say that justice delayed is justice denied and by no means is this justice, just 14 years and six trails of pure frustration and futility. Bro. Curtis did not have a fighting chance from the outset. A majority of the jurors thought him to be guilty even before they were selected as jurors and that is easily displayed by the swiftness of their judgment/verdict. Many of the jurors should have not been selected because they were either related to some of the victims or were friends/admirers of the victims and their families respectively.

According to Ray Charles Carter, the lead attorney for Curtis Flowers’ defense, they “lost the case in voir dire or the jury selection process due to the prosecutor’s and judge’s obsession with precluding and/or preventing the defense from getting a diverse jury. In Flowers VI, I believe the jury failed to deliberate because their minds were made up before the trial, and they basically went back in the deliberation room and complied with the prosecution’s closing argument command of arbitrarily and capriciously filling out the verdict form to declare Mr. Flowers guilty.”

In addition, Carter stated that “honesty in terms of how they felt about capital punishment” was a key factor that kept Blacks off the jury: “we still have the problem with many Blacks stating during jury selection that they’re unable to vote for death or sit in judgment of others.” Another factor that Ray Carter elaborated on was the Blacks’ fear of retaliation from the White community of Winona by “getting in trouble or losing their jobs if they served as jurors at this trial.”

And these previous reasons are why there was only one Black juror on the jury for Flowers VI because many Blacks when summoned said that they didn’t believe in the death penalty or did not show up because they were afraid of losing their menial jobs or what little standing they had from fear of the White community’s retaliatory tactics. The one Black juror that did served by some accounts could be called a token Negro, an almost Boondocks ‘Uncle Ruckus’ character by some observers…Unlike many other Blacks in town he went along with the belief that Curtis was the guilty culprit and had no problem in sentencing another person to death. To hide their institutional prejudices, the token Black juror according to one observer was “treated like a KING for the duration of the trial”:

“I watched them as they waited or stepped aside to let him go first as they entered and exited the jury box, smiled at him, patted him on the back, et al. For a short period of time, he likely saw a Mississippi he never witnessed before.”

The jury in my opinion could best be described as a judicial lynch mob deputized by an out of order just us system. Curtis Flowers has been subjected to a judicial kangaroo court and circus six times over that could probably be considered a new rung altogether in Dante’s Inferno…His six trials of legalized mayhem and sheer mockery must be like a hellish Groundhog Day that has run amok, always beginning with the same hope and always ending on the same sour note…He is like a ball of yarn being tortured within the clawed clutches of a schizophrenically sociopathic state machination philosophy/myth known as “law and order.”

To add further salt to an already grossly infected and caustic wound it was revealed on the July 14, 2010, edition of W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio by Curtis Flowers’ mother, Mrs. Lola Flowers, that Roxanne Ballard, Bertha Tardy’s daughter and the original accuser of Curtis Flowers who by the way never met Curtis before that fateful and tragic day of the murders, approached her during a recess at one of the previous trials to offer her food and to confess that she knew that Curtis didn’t do it, but that someone had to be punished for the horrendous crimes!

Mrs. Flowers also stated on the same program that Curtis Flowers did not hunt and had no working knowledge on how to use a gun. With all four victims having received proficient execution style shots to the head, the crimes looked more like a professional hit than the musings of an amateur…

In addition, Curtis Flowers has been nothing short of a model prisoner throughout this entire horrible ordeal, having not one disciplinary action/sanction taken against him since being wrongly incarcerated almost 14 years ago...As a matter of fact he is very popular among inmates and correctional officers alike for his friendly demeanor and consistently upbeat positive attitude...One correctional officer went so far as to suggest that in his opinion that Curtis Flowers was the most exceptional young man to ever put on a pair of pants because of his extraordinary character... Even a criminal psychologist in the last trial stated that no one can routinely act like this for nearly 14 years without any cracks showing through the facade...

So I ask why is the state of Mississippi wasting taxpayers' money persecuting an innocent man?

The effort is underway for a push for a Flowers VII. With VII being a holy number, hopefully some divine intervention will be provided in favor of Bro. Curtis. W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News will keep you posted.

Ronald Herd II aka R2C2H2 Tha Artivist is the founder of The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc. ( & author of the award winning James Reese Europe: Jazz Lieutenant ( He can be reached at

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