On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015 in Fresno, CA, protesters turned their backs as the Chief of Police spoke. Fresno People's Media reports, "At the beginning of the month, Chief Dyer was on television explaining a plan to “crack down on protesters”. In the plan, crafted by the district attorney and the police department, protest organizers are to be identified via police surveillance and sent a letter threatening retribution in the form of citations, $6,000 restitution, and jail time if the protests continued."
"If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. Maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right. And so just as I say, we aren't going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around, we aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on." ~MLK in his final address in Memphis, TN
Below is a photo of my online minister, Rev. Floyd Harris (in red), associate pastor of New Light for New Life Church of God in Fresno, California. He obeys the Word of God and speaks for the poor and oppressed and all who are appointed to destruction, no matter who threatens him (Pv. 31:8-9). Some Christian leaders still obey God. We may protest in Silicon Valley one fine day.
If Rev. is ever arrested by Chief Dyer for organizing protests in Fresno, both my ministers would be political prisoners. was arrested in December for organizing a recall petition against a sold-out black mayor in Benton Harbor, Michigan. We are grateful that Dr. King was not the only minister who walked his talk.
Rev. Floyd Harris is the director of National Network in Action and channel director for NNIA, home of our nighttime broadcasts on Blogtalkradio at 9pm Pacific Time on Mondays for "Human Rights for Prisoners March," on Wednesdays for "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill" and on Sundays for "MaryLovesJustice Prayer Meeting." Call (818)572-2947, and have your say! People can also listen via computer.
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