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Seeking justice for Courtney Clark’s mother.
Courtney Clark is no angel, but he is still his mother’s son, one who is incarcerated in the Faribault prison.  She called me about his conditions, seeking help in her attempt to get justice for her son.  She fears that his treatment is hastening his death.  Though a prisoner for unlawful deeds,  nothing changes the fact that he is her son and that he is still one of God’s children and that he, as everyone else, is due what we call “civil” and “human” rights (the U.N. has versions and recently Arabs signed on to versions of human rights as well).

No “declarations” or “conventions” of humah rights allow for retaliation, reduction or elimination of meds, official “tossing” of one’s cell (taking of personal materials and case research), nor being dumped into the “hole” (as especially egregious form of solitary confinement).   All the while, he is in a wheel chair.  This has happened to Courtney Clark.  He blew the whistle on experiments being conducted in Faribault on Black prisoners at the Faribault Reformatory.  For that he was shipped off to the California Corrections System which, upon seeing how ill he was and that he ahd been denied his meds, sent him back.   Others have died from such treatment (as happened to Robert Mims last week:   …Mims dies in prison, at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault.  Here is more Mims background from the Philadelphia Inquirer).  Courtney Clark is near death.  Read more about it in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Star Tribune, and Spokesman-Recorder.  Never forget:  what “they” can do to “them,” “they” can do to “us.”

Posted 7-13-12, 8:44 p.m.

Ron hosts “Black Focus” on Channel 17, MTN-TV, Sundays, 5-6 pm. Formerly head of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and the Urban League, he continues his “watchdog” role for Minneapolis. Order his book, hear his voice, read his solution papers, and read his between columns “web log” at

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