The ways of sin and shame are duly noted and recorded. We make for a temporary record. However, the Will of the Creator records mis-deeds for everlasting.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal August 24, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
PART 9: CHATTANOOGA CENSORSHIP
In the name of Jehovah God,
Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Chattanooga, Tennessee the birth place of this writer is the
original home of the Censorship of the FreedomJournal.
Although our academic experiences noted the first attack on our First Amendment
Rights (Fisk University and Clark-Atlanta University) Chattanooga holds the
infamous title as the place where we were first Censored as a
journalist. The record shows that the journalistic career of this writer
actually began in Chattanooga.
However, this writer had earlier been an active person in the Human
Service arena in Chattanooga. Also, I became involved in local
politics as a Precinct Chairperson. As a Human Service Specialist I began
to see firsthand that the power structure and their selected Straw Bosses had
an agenda that was in opposition to the Public good. Thus poor
people were exploited and used. Their votes were sold like
cows and horses. Meanwhile the political arena duped them and set them up for
As an Independent thinker I soon lost favor with this group of conspirators
and was removed from my place of employment. I returned to the
academic world and began a serious and tedious study of the
political apparatus to further understand this system of control. Meanwhile I
soon found out that the educational arena was also controlled
by those with political and economic power. Thus my research
(Doctoral Dissertation) regarding the evident Black Conspiracy with Racism
was denied and I was harassed and intimidated and ran out of Atlanta University
(now Clark-Atlanta University). However regardless of the conspiracy to deny me a doctoral degree I
earned the degree.
By Divine intervention I made a miraculous return to Chattanooga.
Thus, by some rather strange circumstances I began writing for
a small Black Weekly around 1989 (Chattanooga
This paper had an independent posture and was intent on revealing the Truth
regarding the political circumstances of the Black community
and the community at-large. Here I was able to use the
previous research I had done on the historical development of Black political
empowerment in Chattanooga.
Our relentless critique of Chattanooga politics etc. proved to be
very informative but those that had gained from denying other
people basic rights were very upset. Thus the News Weekly and this writer was Censored and
Banned. We were also threatened on a daily basis. Our Advertisers were
threatened and numerous threats were carried out. Thus, there was an atmosphere
of fear surrounding our involvement with various people.
Therefore, many so-called friends and family members rejected
us and refused to associate with us. Many of them did this because of ignorance
but many did so because of fear.
The record shows that during the existence of the Chattanooga News Weekly there was a
calculated attempt to deny the writers of the News Weekly the right to Free Speech and the First Amendment.
Thus from the latter 1980's to 1994 the Chattanooga
News Weekly produced numerous articles that reveal an
accurate account of Chattanooga's Black population and their quest
for Equal Rights. The opposition to the Truth of the Black Experience also
caused the writers of the News
Weekly to tell the story of Censorship and the attempts to deny our right
to Free Speech. We also identified one of our greatest
enemies. Lorenzo (Hi-Jack) Ervin was a writer with the News Weekly when I came aboard. Ervin has an expressed vendetta
against the Chattanooga Police Department and Police Departments anywhere in
the world. As an avowed so-called Revolutionary (convicted of Air Piracy via
Cuba) he was on a mission of seek and destroy. However when Ralph H. (Big
Ralph) Cothran became the first Black Police Chief there was a measure of
stability within the Department. Also Chief Cothran as a Black man was
earnestly working to relieve Black and White citizens of Police abuse.
Meanwhile Ervin was asked to leave as a writer for the News Weekly because he did not want to
cooperate with the Police Department as a journalist to help in the elimination
Police Brutality. His hatred was so intense that he wanted to fight the
Department regardless of any attempts they were making to stop Police Brutality
and the abuse of especially Black citizens.
To dramatize his case and advance the agenda of his associates Ervin
and his benefactor Dr. Thomas (Abortion) Brooks the leading Abortionists in the
history of Chattanooga saw a golden opportunity in the Wadie Suttles case.
Suttles had died in Police custody. There was much confusion and debate
regarding the case. However it became obvious from our observation and
investigation that Ervin and Brooks were more interested in gaining publicity
to advance their cause than Justice. Therefore Ervin, Dr. Thomas Jefferson
Brooks, and the family became very upset with this writer and the News Weekly when we noted that they were
opportunists and using this case to advance their personal agendas. As an aside
Brooks who is supposedly Black claims a family relation with the historical
Jefferson who is recorded as a child rapist. Brooks also has a questionable
character thus killing Black babies and using Abortion as a means of birth
control is not the only mis-deed of a man who has shades of that German Doctor
(during Hitler’s reign of terror) who experimented on human beings.
In the spring of 1997 a book was published by this writer. The book
was the biography of Chief Ralph H. (Big Ralph) Cothran. We also included
several articles written about Ervin, Brooks and the family of Wadie Suttles.
We also set the record straight on who is Lorenzo Ervin? Our exercise in
journalistic integrity and Free Speech was seen by Ervin, the Suttles family
and his supporters as slanderous and libelous. Thus they sent us threatening
documents that were from their estimation the rationale for a pending law suit.
Of course they had no legal grounds to sue us. Therefore, they never filed the
suit. But this is one of the reasons why we note Lorenzo (Hi- Jack) Ervin and
Dr. Thomas (Abortion) Brooks as some of our most violent and demented Censors.
We also speculate on the Legal Team at Western Michigan University
and the other so-called Revolutionaries that support Ervin. Do these people
know of Ervin's background? Also why would Ervin and his supporters Censor the
FreedomJournal and openly solicit other people to Censor us and deny us Free
Speech? Since we don't seek Censorship of anybody including our enemies what
does this tell us about Ervin and his Censors? Are these people really who they
say they are? It is one thing to disagree. However, to organize a campaign of
Censorship of Black independent writers is the way of Tyrants and Dictators.
This is not the way of Democracy. So what type of political system is Ervin and
his supporters suggesting? Do these people who also are Atheists want a
Dictatorship in America? Not long ago we received numerous email messages from
Ervin and his supporters denouncing this writer and the FreedomJournal. We were
called many names but the primary tool Ervin has used is that we are so sort of
Agent for the Government and the Chattanooga Police Department. This is of
course absurd. The record shows that our list of Censors also includes the
Chattanooga Police Department and almost every Agency or Organization in