Tag Archives: Edward Pinkney

Supporters rally around Rev. Elston McCowan, facing trial after St. Louis Tea Party incident

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:


Rev. Elston McCowan, a prominent Green Party member in St. Louis, is facing trial in the aftermath of an altercation that occurred outside a St. Louis town hall meeting in 2009. As Green Party Watch previously reported,

Elston McCowan, a Baptist minister and SEIU union official who ran for mayor of St.

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Green Party of Michigan: Rev. Edward Pinkney to appear in Detroit on MLK Day

Hat tip and thanks to Green Party Watch for the info. Reverend Edward Pinkney is Honorary Co-Chair of the Green Party of Michigan.

Full story with background at People’s Tribune
Another Victory And Another Defeat

By Attorney Hugh “Buck” Davis

…He [Reverend Pinkney] will speak in Detroit on January 18, at 12 noon, at the Martin Luther King Day Rally and March for Jobs, Peace and Justice at Central United Methodist Church, 23 East Adams at Woodward (contact 313-702-5558).Read more ...

Michigan appeals court overturns Pinkney ruling

The AP reports that a Michigan appeals court overturned a ruling Wednesday that sent minister Edward Pinkney to prison for six months “after warning a judge that he could be tortured by God.” Pinkney “was convicted in 2007 of paying people $5 to vote in a recall election” in Benton Harbor, Michigan, “and was sentenced to probation.”… Read more ...

Dorothy Pinkney: U.S. Rep Fred Upton steals land from the black residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan

Posted at Detroit Greens. H/T Green Party Watch. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


I am here today to let you know about the injustice that is going on in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Our city has one of the highest levels of poverty and unemployment in the country. Benton Harbor’s population is made up of Blacks, Hispanics and poor whites of which 94% are black, 90% live below the poverty level and 70% are unemployed.… Read more ...

Michigan Green Party 2008 candidate Edward Pinkney reportedly released from prison

Posted at Detroit Greens. See previous posts for context.

Rev Pinkney home in time for Christmas
Fri, 12/26/2008 – 10:56 — Lou

Reports are circulating that Rev Pinkney was released from prison and was home in time for the holiday.

A very happy holiday to the Pinkneys, Benton Harbor and all fighters for justice.

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Detroit Greens: Pack the Berrien County courthouse for Rev. Pinkney’s bond hearing

Posted at Detroit Greens

They need to know the world outside of Berrien County is watching.

Rev. Pinkney’s bond hearing is this Thurs. Dec. 18, 10 am, Berrien County Courthouse, Judge Wiley presiding. Yes, Wiley. The same judge who gave Pinkney 3-10 for paraphrasing the Bible (twice what was asked by the Probation Dept.

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Green ex-congressional candidate can post bond during appeal

The AP reports that Edward Pinkney, who ran for the Michigan Sixth District U.S. House seat as a Green Party candidate this year, “can post bond while he appeals his conviction” for “warning that a judge could be tortured by God.”

The AP continues, “After being convicted and sentenced to probation in 2007 for paying people to vote in a Benton Harbor recall election,” Pinkney “wrote an article in a small Chicago newspaper saying the judge who handled the case could be punished by God with curses, fever and ‘extreme burning’ unless he changed his ways.… Read more ...

Greens run jailed activist for U.S. House in Michigan

Benton Harbor Black Autonomy Network of Community Organizers leader Edward Pinkney, a minister who is “serving a three- to 10-year prison term for a probation violation stemming from an election fraud conviction,” has been nominated by the Green Party in the Michigan Sixth District U.S. House race, the party announced.… Read more ...