Sunday, May 13, 2012

A "Brother" Found Guilty of Selling Out the Community for A Few Dollars

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26

On this past Friday, the Baltimore Sun reported that:
Jurors acquitted Henson on three of the four charges he faced in connection with the "robocall," made on behalf of Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign about two hours before the polls closed.  
Henson was found guilty of a single conspiracy count, for failing to include a campaign authority line in the call. He will be sentenced June 13 and could face a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.  
Henson, 63, who wore a three-piece suit with his trademark salt-and-pepper dreadlocks pulled back Friday, dismissed the significance of including a line to note that the robocall was authorized by the Ehrlich campaign.  
"Fifty percent of campaign materials don't have an authority line; it's sort of similar to spitting on the sidewalk, jaywalking," said Henson. "It's not enforced."  
Henson's lawyer, Edward Smith Jr., said he will seek a retrial on the conviction. Henson had also faced two counts of conspiracy to influence voters' decisions to cast ballots and another count of distributing the message without including an authority line; convictions on all counts could have led to a 12-year sentence....  
He was paid $112,000 by Ehrlich's campaign and had been promised a $30,000 bonus if Ehrlich had beaten Gov. Martin O'Malley, who was seeking re-election. O'Malley won handily.
As few days earlier, the Sun reported that:
Political consultant Julius Henson returned to the witness stand Monday and placed blame for a controversial Election Day 2010 robocall on a top campaign aide to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.  
Henson told jurors in Baltimore Circuit Court that he was eating with his granddaughter at a Baltimore McDonald's at 4:42 p.m. Election Day when Ehrlich campaign manager Paul Schurick called him and authorized Henson to arrange the call — which prosecutors have described as a plan to suppress the black vote through fraud.  
The automated call suggested registered Democrats in Baltimore and Prince George's County should "relax" and stay home. It implied that Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, had already won his race against Ehrlich, a Republican, even though the polls were still open.  
Henson, who is charged with election fraud, testified that he wrote the call in three minutes on the back of a McDonald's napkin and called Schurick to read to him what he proposed to tell potential voters. That's good," Henson recalled Schurick telling him. But Henson said he was surprised when Schurick instructed him not to include an Ehrlich campaign authority line on the call.
Brothers and sisters marched, fought, bled and died so that African Americans could vote. The power to vote is the power to determine one's destiny. All other rights flow from the right to vote.

It is unbelievable that a so-called "brother" would help racists suppress the African American vote. I should not be surprised. Every race has its traitors and sellouts. I just hope that Henson receives the maximum sentence for his crime.

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