Trump sold out in his State Of The Union address, currying the approval of enemies that have no approval to give. (He listened to Kim Kardashian, seriously?) It’s fitting that he backed out of his Building the Wall gov’t shutdown in order to give the speech in the first place.
A specific case highlighting Trump’s fall is ACLU cause celebre Alice Marie Johnson, a helpless, unfortunate black grandmother who by making a couple bad life decisions in desperation, ended up an innocent with a life sentence in Federal prison.
This Single Mother is Serving Life Without Parole for the Most Absurd Reason You Can Imagine
By Gabriel Grand, 16 November 2013
When Alice Marie Johnson was convicted of drug conspiracy and money laundering in 1997, she had never before seen the inside of a prison cell. Her haunting story sheds light on the lives of the thousands of Americans — most of whom are black and come from poor backgrounds — sentenced to die behind bars for nonviolent drug-related crimes.
Masterminding a cocaine-smuggling and money-laundering operation for the Cali Cartel does not sound like an absurd reason for life without parole.
A single mother struggling to make ends meet for her five children, Johnson was married and had her first pregnancy at age 15. Though the school board of her high school in Olive Branch, Mississippi tried to force her to drop out, Johnson refused, graduating with honors two years later before going on to college.
Ghetto trash baby momma. Here are her victims: her own children! “You should quit school, marry the father and raise your kids.” “Eeevil patriarchy! Muh edducashun is more important! This girl’s gwan to colledge! Now gimmie some child care and WIC papers!”
Things went downhill for Johnson in 1989, when she and her husband divorced. The following year, she lost her job of 10 years at the FedEx Corporation due to a gambling addiction. With no way to pay her bills, Johnson filed for bankruptcy in 1991 and her house was foreclosed on. In a moment of tragedy for the entire family, Johnson’s youngest son, Cory, was killed in a scooter accident in 1992.
Let’s read between a few lines. Her husband interfered with her gambling habit so she frivorced him out of “her” house. Then her gambling habit ruined her anyway. Take the victimhood out of “she lost her job of 10 years at the FedEx Corporation due to a gambling addiction” and it becomes “she lost her job of 10 years at the FedEx Corporation when she was caught embezzling funds to fuel her gambling addiction, but then she played the race card to avoid prosecution”. That money laundering conviction is coming into focus.
Having hit rock bottom, Johnson began to associate with people who were involved with drug dealing. She became wrapped up in a lucrative operation that transported cocaine to Memphis, Tennessee for distribution. In 1993, she was arrested and accused, along with 15 others, on various drug and money laundering charges.
Being a ghetto rat with no moral compass, Johnson called up the Chads she knew and got involved in interstate cocaine trafficking. Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
At trial, prosecutors convinced 10 of her co-conspirators to testify against her in exchange for reduced or, in some cases, dropped charges. Johnson admits she acted as a go-between, relaying coded messages like “everything is straight” by telephone, but says that she never personally made drug deals or sold drugs.
The leaders employ disposable minions to do the risky parts of the business. The money laundering conviction means Alice wasn’t a message courier who never carried the dope; she was handling the money in addition to communications. That sounds a LOT like management. Ten of her 15 associates agreed.
Even the Federalist got this one right. The following link, which I won’t go into, describes Alice exchanging millions of dollars for tons of Colombian cocaine. That FedEx experience paid off!
Nevertheless, while the co-defendants who testified against her were given sentences ranging from probation without jail time to 10 years, Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 25 years.
Sounds normal. Prosecutors are more interested in the higher rungs of organized crime than the lower rungs because they’re politicians. Busting a kingpin is good public relations. Putting an endless succession of “nonviolent” vibrant losers in jail, not so much.
Johnson is now 58, and her 16 years of incarceration have taken a toll on her and her family. “It feels like I am sitting on death row,” she says. “Unless things change, I will never go home alive.” Meanwhile, Johnson has been unable to care for her mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Her only son dropped out of school and is now in prison himself.
Her only surviving son followed Alice’s example into crime. Whose fault is that, Alice? Not society’s. Not Daddy’s either, he wasn’t there.
Anna Marie Johnson is just one of more than 110 case studies of prisoners serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses from a recently-released ACLU report, titled, “A Living Death.” Her daughter’s words echo the anguish expressed by countless relatives of those doomed to die behind bars for low-level, nonviolent drug and property crimes.
They keep beating the “nonviolent” drum like it means something. As if drug and property crimes can’t destroy an innocent man’s… life… oh. Right. Women aren’t effective at violence, which means criminalizing only “violent” crime is a sneaky way to criminalize being male. “Nonviolent crime” is a pussy pass. If some male Dindus also benefit then that’s fine so long as Ghetto Barbie wants to hump him.
If nonviolent property crimes were evil then frivorce would be evil.
“The punishments these people received are grotesquely out of proportion to the crimes they committed,” said Jennifer Turner, ACLU human rights researcher and author of the report, in an ACLU press release. Possession of a crack pipe, acting as a middleman in the sale of $10 of marijuana, possession of a bottle cap containing a trace amount of heroin too small to weigh, selling of a single crack rock, and shoplifting a $159 jacket were among the crimes featured in the report that resulted in sentences of life without parole.
Wait for it…
The ACLU report identifies more than 3,200 prisoners in nine states and the federal system who are serving life without parole. Four out of five are Black or Hispanic. Virtually all come from poor backgrounds…
Wait for it…
…and many committed one or more (mostly nonviolent) crimes prior to their conviction.
Ah, there it is. Three strikes laws can be a bitch, eh? One carjacking and one “snitches get stitches” and the next thing you know, you’re doing life in prison for shoplifting a jacket. I bet Alice had a record prior to her interstate produce deliveries. Those unfortunate gambling debts, y’know?
In many cases, “three-strikes” laws and other habitual offender statutes gave judges no choice but to issue the harshest possible punishment aside from death. For more than 80 percent of the people surveyed by the ACLU, a life without parole sentence was mandatory.
“I think a life sentence for what you have done in this case is ridiculous; it is a travesty.” said Federal District Judge James R. Spencer while sentencing a man for selling small amounts of crack cocaine in a run-down section of Richmond, Virginia to support his own drug addiction. “I don’t agree with it, either. And I want the world and the record to be clear on that. This is just silly. But as I say, I don’t have any choice.”
Judges like Spencer are why voters pass mandatory sentencing laws in the first place. We’re tired of revolving-door justice and hippie Leftoids believing every claim of victimhood and rayyyycism they hear.
As for my charge of being a false priest, Alice is repeatedly described as an ordained minister. What more needs to be said? She openly defies God, in God’s name. But I couldn’t find which denomination ordained her… not the Pentecostals, not the mainlines, not the ELCA. Per the following link:
Alice was ordained by proxy at God’s Millennium Women’s Conference. Meaning, she couldn’t make parole to go on the cruise. Looking them up, they seem to be a conference/convention company sponsored by Mary Kay cosmetics, not any kind of denomination. I noticed this about their leader:
Charlyn Singleton is a much sought after Bible teacher, motivational speaker & health advocate. Charlyn was licensed and ordained to the Gospel ministry by her husband, Pastor Chuck Singleton, Sr. Pastor Loveland Church, in Ontario, California, where she serves as First Lady & as an associate pastor.
You God-Damned Adamic CUCK, Pastor Singleton! You ordained your wife in rebellion to God and she promptly made a career of female minister empowerment.
Candoclemency also has this: [Alice was] ordained in prison Horn of Oil Ceremony by Dr. Linda Holliday of I’ve Chosen Ministries International;
Married to Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots? No, wait…
Apostle Linda Holliday. “Horn of Oil anointing” is a generally Charismatic practice, done in reference to Samuel anointing David with a horn of oil. Charismatics do it in hopes of giving the recipient supernatural power and authority. Such efforts to usurp or coerce God’s authority are why the Charismatic Church is dead in its apostasy.
Let me digress on this. 1 Samuel 16:1 “The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” Samuel gave David the anointing only under the direct command of God. Charismatics don’t wait for God’s direction on who to set up as a leader or prophet (they often conflate the two roles), they just reenact the little “horn of oil” ceremony as a cargo cult way of forcing God to give them freebies. That is what Saul did, offering the pre-battle sacrifice because the priest Samuel was late in coming, because Saul needed God’s blessing on his schedule and not God’s.
Which is why God sent Samuel to anoint David as Saul’s replacement in the first place. Why do Protestants not read the very Bible we proclaim?
A thirst and a hunger for God, has always been a plight of Sis. Linda. Making that solemn pledge to God by an outward showing of water baptism at the age of 8 years old; at the Starlight Baptist Church where the late Rev. William Nelson McCarty was her tutor in the word and an inspiration to her life. At the age of 14 years she heard the call of God for the ministry, but it was years later that a word of God, in a born again experience, came thru Pastor Howard Richardson of the “Gates of Glory Church.” She deserted religion and entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and in her times of prayer, fasting, and consecration she received the confirmation from God thru his word in (John 15:16…Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, he may give it you). After hearing that word, she forsook the things of the world to dedicate her life to Jesus and his people.
She heard a call to ministry at the onset of puberty. Not promising. I couldn’t track down Rev. McCarty/Starlight Baptist but Gates of Glory is still under Pastor Richardson. A typical Charismatic church, complete with apostles and prophetesses in its ranks screeching God’s Prophetic Word Salad to the people.
The best pic I could find of Howard Richardson. Not good enough for physiognomy but the gold watch, diamond pinky ring and purple neon in the background are not indications that he’s a humble man of God. As a general rule, pastors shouldn’t have hair styles popularized by the Grateful Dead.
“She deserted religion and entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ“, unbelievable. Holliday abandoned the basics of Christianity–the rules and practices God gave us for our protection and general education–to focus on becoming one with God… with something that called itself a god, anyway.
Pastor/Evangelist Linda Holliday is now a modern, end-time messenger of God’s Holy Word. She has traverse the United States, Africa, South Korea, Europe, Switzerland, Canada, and the West Indies.
She got her “self-exploration” feminist merit badge.
The anointed power of the Holy Ghost flows thru her with a prophetic word and the gift of knowledge, that brings healing and deliverance to all that will receive. There are no boundaries. She crosses every walk of life as she goes behind prison walls, to the homeless on the streets, children’s homes, schools, communities and to churches of all congregational sizes. Her ministry to women (“God’s Millennium Women”) has been profoundly life changing. Many have been ordained and have come to the revelation of the call of ministry on their lives.
Including unrepentant gang boss Alice Johnson.
Dr. Linda Holliday has attained many accomplishments. She was ordained by Pastor Annie White of Dallas, Texas and is under charter granted from the state of Texas 1953 AD, licensed through Victory New Testament Fellowship International, Pastor Donald Skelton. She holds a Doctor of Divinity degree in the field of Evangelism from Rialto Community Bible College in Rialto, California.
Pastor Annie White’s first day on the job. Her eyes are coldly rational and if I have the shape right, the bridge of her nose indicates strong willpower.
Johnson was ordained by Singleton & Holliday who was ordained by Annie White who was ordained by the Victory New Testament Fellowship International. It’s an interdenominational organization whose only purpose, apparently, is ordaining people who can’t get ordained by their home denominations. “MINISTERIAL CREDENTIALS FOR MEN AND WOMEN CALLED BY GOD”, as they put it.
Victory New Testament Fellowship International is a group of evangelical Christian ministries and churches with an emphasis upon the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Church today.
It was originally organized in 1953 and has offices located in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex area. VNTFI ministers come from many different denominational backgrounds, but all endorse the VNTFI’s Statement of Faith. Members of the VNTFI have a wide variety of theological and Biblical training; many are seminary graduates. Others are Bible college graduates, and some have received training through theological education by extension or mentoring at the local church level. We do not believe that God limits His call to those who have had the opportunity to attend seminary.
Seminary isn’t the example Christ set but neither is this. Direct apprenticeship and mentoring was Christ’s example, not any certification organization.
Our goal is to love, serve, encourage, and help enable those who serve in front line Christian Ministries. We believe in recognizing the gifts and calling of God in lives of all who serve Him. Therefore, we ordain women as well as men. It is our desire to bring God’s Word to the nations.
Oh, you worthless, hypocritical scam artists. God’s Word says women don’t lead men. You’ll bring God’s Word to the nations without obeying it yourselves.
At the end of this chain of nonchurches ordaining women, pastors ordaining their wives and female apostles ordaining their Toxoplasma Gondii-carrying disciples is the apparent future of Christendom: Alice Marie Johnson, ghetto rat, ruined gambler, failed mother, rebel against her husband, convicted cocaine trafficker, convicted money launderer, Kardashian cause celebre and President Trump’s guest.
A reasonable portrait of the State of America’s Union.
I had such hopes. The government shutdown was working! Useless Federal employees were begging food in the Burger King parking lot! Then Trump caved in and instantly death spiraled to bestowing Presidential favors upon skank celebrities.
Why has nobody looked up Alice Johnson’s ex-husband for his opinion? The guy doesn’t even have a name, so far as the media have said to date.