Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Frederick Jermaine Carter Hanging 7 Months Later: “And Justice For Us” Or Really Just Us?

“And Justice For Us” Or Really Just Us?

Attorney Valerie Hicks Powe

By Bro. Ron a.k.a. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News Special Report...

Attorney Valerie Hicks Powe has created a website and non-profit organization called "Citizen-Advocates Foundation For Justice " which can be found here: http://www.andjusticeforus.org…The website is half functional and leaves a lot to be desired to say the least… For example, although she has a email subscribe list widget to sign up for updates it isn’t functional…At first her PayPal link in asking for her favorite pastime wasn’t functional either…When we had  our second heated confrontation at the crime scene I told her that if she was really concerned about fund raising that she needed to fix the non-working PayPal link on the website…She was taken aback by this and then weakly stated that she designed the website herself and then I thought to myself why would she brag about it???   

Although it took her some weeks she finally has the PayPal link working albeit the subscribe widget is nothing more than still decorative (although she does now have since ‘our conversation’ a supporter fill out form on the website’s donation page) but to me the website is horribly stagnant because there is no new information or leads being presented on it… 

Since the April press conference Attorney Hicks Powe has two press releases detailing activity related to the case since that time…One press releases dated June 2, 2011, talks about her going to the Freedom Rider’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Chicago and getting their support…Another press release dated June 23,2011,  deals with accusing Dr. Adel Shaker of wrongdoing in other forensic cases and how the family was concerned about his integrity in providing the autopsy results of Frederick Jermaine Carter (which is ludicrous if you consider that he actually bucked the groupthink trend in not ruling this a suicide which should have gave the family daylight in demanding a thorough investigation)…Although she has been the key representative of the family interests since December and should have her key facts straight about this case 7 months in she nonetheless still manages in the same press release to misname Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks by calling him ‘Sheriff Ricky White’…

There was also a promise of Mrs. Brenda Carter-Evans writing a monthly update via the website but the last update was on April 19,2011, which is actually a verbatim repeat of the April 14,2011, entry…The fact that Valerie Hicks Powe waited until March 31, 2011 (which sounds more like an reactionary rather than strategic response to the March 29,2011, Operation Help Civil Rights Group Press Conference in Greenwood ), to organize her first official press conference on this case when she has been the lead lawyer/representative for the estate of Frederick Jermaine Carter since December 2010 to me shows more than a lack of due diligence on the part of Attorney Valerie Hicks Powe in keeping the case before the public eye as well as keeping the pressure on the powers that be to do the right thing by conducting a thorough investigation…

The best lawyers are usually ones who also are able to effectively to use the media to try a case in the court of public opinion if they are not able to try it in the court of law…Public Opinion can be just as damning, influential or empowering as a verdict given by a judge or a jury of your peers in the court of law…Attorney Hicks Powe complains of lack of funds but how can the people support what they do not know exist??? 

There is a plethora of opportunities via the internet to ensure that this story not only stays fresh and relevant but that it can also gain in supporters that can be used to put pressure on the powers that be to move this case forward…The internet is the true fourth estate, the information highway…What if blogs, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube was around during the times of the Emmett Till murder or the Montgomery Bus Boycott???  The internet was successfully leveraged as a grassroots organizing tool in both Jena 6 and The Scott Sister movements respectively…The people must know before they can act in the desired fashion…
In terms of her true motivation for involvement in this case only she knows for sure and she is not returning phone calls, e-mails or texts to tell anyone else…When it comes to seeking justice one should never cut corners or be half-assed in the pursuit…

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