PROFESSOR AND ATTORNEY LENOX S. HINDS
I never had an opportunity to meet Professor Lennox Hinds when I was a student at Rutgers University, because he was not teaching there at the time.
I was however paid what I considered a compliment by Professor Harold Rubenstein, when I took his class “Legal Philosophy” I was considering writing a paper on the Black Panther Party, I asked Professor Rubenstein what he thought of me writing a paper arguing that the Black Panther Party were victims of terrorism by agents of the United States government, and he said “You sound like Lennox Hinds.”
I remember that night clearly, because he did not have office hours on campus, so I waited after class to talk to him for a few minutes, to get his much appreciated advice. A lot of students had waited to talk to him, he was a popular professor, so I ended up walking with him in the direction of his car to squeeze in my question.
I did not know who Lennox Hinds was, but after my conversation with Professor Rubenstein, I was excited to go to the library to learn about him. He did not give me much information on Attorney Hinds, but instead suggested that I look him up for myself. The fact that he kept saying that I should look him up for myself instead to going deeper into details about him drove me nuts!
I was so happy that Professor Rubenstein mentioned his name that night, and I was even more excited to find and read Attorney Hinds’s book “Illusions of Justice,” which was not easy to get a copy of.
After reading his book, I realized that he was everything that I always wanted to be. He was using his life to do the things that I wanted to do, and I later wrote to him.
I also later understood why Professor Rubenstein did not go into a lot of detail about Lennox Hinds. When I found this document while researching information on Attorney Hinds, I was surprised to find the name of my professor, Attorney Harold Rubenstein, listed as one of the Counsel.
To be a student in his class was an amazing opportunity. He was so popular at Rutgers that I was on a waiting list to get an override to get into his class. I learned a lot in his class, but what stands out most of his teachings is:
“An unjust law is no law at all.” Thomas Aquinas. I was introduced to Thomas Aquinas as a part of our discussions of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail.” What I am most grateful to Professor Rubenstein for is that through our conversation that night, when I asked his opinion of writing about the Black Panther Party, that he introduced me to the work of Attorney Lennox Hinds.
For me, being a student at Rutgers University was a life changing experience because I was given an opportunity to study under what I would argue are some of the most highly gifted and esteemed professors in academia in this country and maybe even the world.
Fwd: Re: Terri Owens “Black Panther Party Victims of Terrorism by Agents of the United States Government”
Anyone doing research on human rights violations will find this book a must read. In the event the book is a difficult find, I am including in this blog the entire table of contents as a sneak preview of just how valuable the information in this book will be to researchers. Also included in this Blog are videos interviews of Professor / Attorney Lennox Hinds.
Lennox Hinds and Angela Davis
ILLUSION OF JUSTICE:
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
Department of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
( Past National Director, National Conference Of Black Lawyers )
School of Social Work
University of Iowa
TABLE OF CONTENTS
xi Update on Political Prisoners
SECTION ONE OF THE PETITION:
THE LEGAL AND HISTORICAL
BASIS FOR THE PETITION
I The Legal Basis for the Petition
I Statement of Purpose
17 Statement of Standing
22 The Historical Basis For the Petition
23 Oppression of Blacks In America
30 Native Americans and Manifest Destiny:
A Plan for Genocide
33 Mexican – Americans:
Victims of American Racism
36 Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
SECTION TWO OF THE PETITION:
POLITICAL ABUSE OF THE LAW
49 COINTELPRO and other Government Misconduct
53 The Church Committee
125 Selected F.B.I. Internal Memoranda:
165 The Wilmington Ten
205 The Charlotte Three
252 Assata Shakur
258 The Republic of New Afrika Eleven
264 The Puerto Rican Nationalists
270 The American Indian Movement Defendants:
Wounded Knee and Its Aftermath
304 David Rice and Edward Poindexter
311 Gary Tyler
Section Three of the Petition:
Racist Application Of
The Criminal Justice System
317 George Merritt
319 J. B. Johnson
321 Delbert Tibbs
324 Imani ( Johnny Harris )
328 Prison Conditions
346 Attica: Mirror of American Prisons
397 Behavior Controls: the U. S. Penitentiary at Marion, Illinois
402 The “Olympic” Prison
SECTION FOUR OF THE PETITION:
APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS
404 Violations of International Covenants
428 Petition Summary and Prayer for Relief
PROFESSOR AND ATTORNEY BRYAN STEVENSON
“Not Since Attucus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South, Through larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vunerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerfu; story.” ————John Grisham
THE FREEDOM ARCHIVES
THE FREEDOM ARCHIVES