Can a man be imprisoned, merely for mocking a race hoax? Not in America? Hell, yes, in America! Meet convict Jeremiah Munsen.
The following text is that of the petition I have posted at ipetitions.com, plus hyperlinks to supporting material. I urge all of my readers to hit the link, sign the petition, and forward the petition text and its ipetitions link to all of their friends, relatives, and acquaintances, as well as any other people and organizations they think might support and promote it. For more information on the Munsen case, please read the hyperlinked articles.As for those who believe that the prosecution and imprisonment of Jeremiah Munsen were just, I would appreciate a little honesty, for once. Supporters of censorship and “hate crime” laws have for over 20 years responded to symbolic speech of which they disapprove, by insisting “This isn’t a First Amendment issue!” I would like them to finally admit that they do not believe in the First Amendment.
We, the undersigned, call on President George W. Bush to pardon Jeremiah Munsen, immediately freeing him from the four-month federal prison sentence he began serving on September 15, 2008; thereby nullifying that sentence, as well as Munsen’s sentences of one year of supervised probation, 125 hours of “community service,” and five additional years of unsupervised probation; and to dismiss Justice Department officials Grace Chung Becker and Donald W. Washington, who engineered the malicious, illegal prosecution of Munsen.
On September 20, 2007, approximately 20,000 predominantly black protesters rallied in Jena, Louisiana, in support of Mychal Bell and his five co-defendants, all black, all of whom had been arrested and charged for a December 4, 2006 gang attack on their white high school classmate, Justin Barker.
Bell, who had already been convicted four times prior to the attack on Barker, twice for crimes of violence, sucker punched Barker from behind, and then, as his victim lay unconscious, stomped on him, while in organized fashion as many as nine accomplices blocked students and teachers alike from coming to Barker’s aid.
Bell, et al., were initially charged with attempted murder. However, political pressure exerted through the Jena Race Hoax, which was scripted by white racial activist and Baptist preacher, Alan Bean, and which depicted the attackers as victims and the victim as deserving of his fate, succeeded in getting the charges reduced to second-degree battery. On December 3, 2007, In exchange for testifying against five of his accomplices, Bell would plead guilty to the lesser charge as a juvenile.
The September 20, 2007 rally’s call was “Free the Jena 6”; the protesters sought, through their race hoax and national political pressure, to get Bell and his accomplices off, scot-free, for their crimes.
Jeremiah Munsen may have been a jerk, but no more so than those who rallied on behalf of violent criminals, and who defamed the criminals’ victim. In any event, the First Amendment decrees that both sides had a constitutional right to be jerks.
The illegal prosecution of Munsen was intended to have a chilling effect on whites’ freedom of speech to criticize anti-white racism, and will have an emboldening effect on blacks to racially assault whites, and promote ever more race hoaxes.
We demand that President Bush pardon Jeremiah Munsen, and dismiss Grace Chung Becker and Donald W. Washington. America is not a dictatorship … yet.
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If you care about justice and freedom of speech, I urge you to please call the White House switchboard at (202) 456-1414, contact your congressman and U.S. senators, and write and call your local newspapers and TV news divisions, with these demands. Thank you.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.