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by Scotty Reid – The Associated Press is reporting that New Jersey’s parole board at the urging of public officials, the New Jersey State Police and their supporters, have chosen to attempt to halt the wheels of justice in the release of Sundiata Acoli, a CointelPro victim of the FBI and US Justice Department’s war against Black America launched in 1956. The parole board, police unions and their supporters continue to brush aside police involvement in illegal federal program to target, frame and kill human rights activists.
The AP reports via NorthJersey.com,
(AP) — New Jersey’s parole board has filed in court to stop the release of a man convicted of killing a state trooper more than 40 years ago. A two-member panel of the state parole board denied Sundiata Acoli’s parole in 2011, but an appeals court reversed the ruling last month and ordered Acoli released. Acoli, then known as Clark Edward Squire, was convicted of the 1973 slaying of Trooper Werner Foerster during a stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. In a court filing this week, the parole board asks for a delay of Acoli’s release while the full board reconsiders the decision.
What the AP report does not disclose is that the state appellate court’s panel of judges ruled that under New Jersey State law, Mr. Acoli had served the amount of time allowed. They also noted the illegal actions of the two-member state parole board to deny Mr. Acoli a proper hearing. Mr. Acoli reportedly has expressed remorse that Werner Foerster lost his life that day on the New Jersey Turnpike according to a report recommending Mr. Acoli’s release.
New Jersey police unions and their supporters in the media are failing to admit or acknowledge the time period when these alleged crimes occurred nor their predecessor’s roles in helping to suppress the human rights of groups of US citizens including political assassinations. The responsibility of the deaths of individual cops and the activist they helped the FBI to target and kill, all rest at the grave of former FBI director J Edgar Hoover.
J. Edgar Hoover expressed privately that it was not the guns that worried him about the Panthers but they represented the “greatest threat” to the internal security of the United States because they were “feeding children”. In terms of today’s political banter, J. Edgar Hoover destroyed the Black Panther Party for helping to keep poor people off foods stamps. The FBI carried out their illegal activities under J. Edgar Hoover with the blessings of several US Attorney Generals including US Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Hoover and his conspirators devised a program to target the Panthers that hinged on the participation of state and local police departments across America.
Many of the participating police departments during the time of CointelPro operations had many civil rights and police brutality complaints against them and may be facing charges today. During Acoli’s time as an activist, human rights crimes committed by police officers, their commanders and other officials, if investigated, would be investigated by the same US Justice Department the officers were helping to wage an illegal race war.
During Sundiata Acoli’s affiliation with the Black Panthers which began in 1968 when he joined the Harlem Black Panther Party, he performed community work around issues of schools, housing, jobs, child care, drugs, and police brutality. Various tech firms in the New York region also employed Acoli.
In 1956, the same year FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover launched CointelPro against human rights activists and organizations, Sundiata Acoli graduated from Prairie View A & M College of Texas with a B.S. in mathematics. After all this time, Mr. Acoli and political prisoners like him are still being victimized by the criminal specter of J. Edgar Hoover. Today’s law enforcement agencies and parole boards seem hell bent on continuing gross crimes against humanity and Hoover’s legacy of CointelPro.
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