Economic & Social Justice

Occupy Benton Harbor

May 26th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Benton Harbor

Occupy the Roads “V” (minus Janet who’s in BC right now with new granddaughter) headed to Benton Harbor where some very alarming and illegal (one would think) things are happening.

Traveling through Benton Harbor OTR met some very nice people, although the whole time there… were followed by a black SUV alternating with a police car, not even trying to hide it. So OTR decided to take the “V” on a tour of the whole town.

“I felt like a presidental canadite with all the police protection. Wonder if all out of towners get that sort of attention? They were nice enough not to bother us as we socialized” (by Tino)

Time for an uprising in Benton Harbor
Jesse Jackson April 25, 2011 7:46PM

Benton Harbor, Mich., is a town of nearly 11,000 people, about 90 percent of whom are African American. It was the headquarters and manufacturing center of Whirlpool, but the last Whirlpool plant closed years ago. Now Benton Harbor has a per capita income of about $10,000 a year. And it is plagued by the ills that accompany poverty in today’s America: high unemployment, broke government, failing schools, crime, drugs and despair.

Everything has been stripped from Benton Harbor’s residents. The powers that be now are wreaking the final indignities on the town’s beleaguered residents — stripping them not only of their schools, but of their democracy, taking away not only their jobs, but their public parks.
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