July 1st, 2010
11:43 AM ET
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Shirley Johnson-Young

    The Mobile FBI will be looking into the Hate Crimes and Aparthied conditions of the Johnson family of Satsuma, Alabama.
    The city of Satsuma has permitted a land developer to forced the Johnson into an encampment with physical barriers – by closing the entrance to the front of their home. This dedicated roadway is over 100 years old, and state laws states that by virtue of its existence it is a dedicated roadway. (COMPARE ELEMENTS OF APARTHIED- based on race, separated from the dominant class with physical barriers)
    Mr harless or someone working on his behalf has also illegally moved U. S. mailbox to the back of the Johnson's home. The U. S. Postal service, Washington, DC, in a letter to the family stated that they do not give permission for land developers to move private mailboxes. As you know, illegally tamperring with U. S. Mail (boxes) is a U. S. Federal Criminal offense.
    Because of the the above mention activity, the members of the Johnson family, and all services are now forced to the BACK DOOR OF THE FAMILY"S HOME. (COMPARE ELEMENTS OF APARTHIED – subservent services)
    Services rendered at the family's "BACK DOOR". All other American receive their services at the FRONT DOOR. This treatment for this African American Family is DEHUMANIZING.
    The cCITY OF SATSUMA, AL officials, and the police department are well aware of this family's conditions, and appears to be supportting this dehumanizing treatment instituted by the land developer – Maurice Kirk Harless. Maurice Kirk Harless is the grandson of the coal barron, James "Buck" Harless.
    Are we living in 2012 or 1945?

    February 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  2. Derek

    This may seem crass, but with all this out cry about BP. One wonders what about american out
    cry for the people of Bhopal? 25 years later and it is still not addressed properly

    September 12, 2010 at 7:20 am |
  3. viola Gerlitz

    I think it is time to give us the truth about the gas fracking in Pa. and NY
    Is it true that the noise goes on night and day and bothers some water wells. They are trying to get permision to force people to sell their land or give permission to try for gas –is our freedom gone?
    Thank you Katie

    August 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  4. Shelly22

    My family lives in an" Aparthied Setting" in Satsuma Alabama, and I need you to expose this "Crime Against Humanity".
    None of the local, state, county or Federal officials will help us because the person who has initiated this action against our family is the Grandson of the Coal Barron "James "Buck" Harless.

    We need national exposure so that we can enter the front door of our family home, like all other americans

    August 7, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  5. Robert Mobley

    I would like you to take your eyes off the Gulf oil situation for a moment and look at the recent oil spill on the Kalamazoo River in Michigan resulting from the pipeline infrastructure negligence of Enbridge Energy Partners. My horse farm is along the river heading towards Lake Michigan. My wife and I poured lots of resources, sweat equity and love into our land. We enjoyed sitting on our deck and watching the Canadian geese, sand cranes, deer, and other wildlife that traveled to the river. That has now been altered for a long time to come if not forever. This underground pipeline runs for hundreds of miles through many states and two countries. Enbridge was notified by U.S. regulators twice this year of problems involving old pipes prone to rupturing and an inadequate system for monitoring internal corrosion. This spill is nearly one million gallons of crude oil and, to date, no end in sight. How much of this nation’s infrastructure of oil delivery is a ticking time bomb?

    July 30, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  6. jon heckman

    re: keeping them honest, 07-27-10, Alyeska Co

    Us viewers were misled to believe that Alyeska Co. had reneged on its pump station access promise to reporter Griffen. In the final seconds we learned the truth! Alyeska had given no less than promised, although certainly no more.
    Please keep "keeping them honest" honest!
    Jon Heckman

    July 27, 2010 at 7:20 am |

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