Black People : African American US Marshal Matthew Fogg

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    Former US Marshall Matthew Fogg talks about discrimination within the US Justice System Us Marshal Service. He discusses the external and internal bias practiced against the communities of color and against the officers of color within the US Marshal Service nationwide and abroad.

    An expert in weaponry, SWAT tactics, hand-to-hand combat, FBI Training, Scuba diving, certified paratrooper methods, forensics, explosive devices, et al, Mr. Fogg, now retired, was a recipient of several awards and accommodations. Mr. Fogg led several teams in pursuit of drug enforcement. In doing so, he began to notice the unfair way that mostly communities of color were disproportionately targeted for drug raids wherein affluent communities where drugs were rampant, were ignored. Mr. Fogg began to stand up to this and found that there was a price exacted on those that dare to speak up against what he calls a deliberate system of ethnic cleansing. Mr. Fogg claims the so-called “War on Drugs,” was a failure from the beginning and its purpose was to control and create a hostile atmosphere where more people of color are imprisoned under the War on Drugs than there were slaves at the time of the Civil War.

    Mr. Fogg dared to defy the Blue and Green Wall of Silence resulting in his being put in life threatening positions with no backup. It became clear to him that if he didn’t get out of the Service, he couldn’t guarantee himself a long life. He went out on sick leave and began a lawsuit against the US Justice System Us Marshal Service. The Jury awarded him $4M but the Justice Dept disputed it, changing the award to $300,000. It took 23 years of appeals before Mr. Fogg received the compensatory financial award he deserved. In fact, Mr. Fogg became the first African American to sue the United States Justice system and win.

    Listen to his story on my show “Topically Yours,” on the BlakeRadio Network, Rainbow Soul.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blakeradio/2012/12/14/topically-yours--matthew-fogg
     

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

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    ... Welcome back Writspirit, its always good to see you back in the House:) ... Is it possible to get you to ask Mr. Fogg the question posed by the Thread below, during the BlogTalk?

    Class Action Lawsuit - Against The Justice System?
    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/class-action-lawsuit-against-the-justice-system.48393/




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    To make it clear, Fogg filed against a specific branch of the Justice System, US Marshal Service; the Thread inquires:

    Class Action Lawsuit - Against The Justice System?

    That would be against the entire Justice System Writspirit. I'd be curious to hear his answer.


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    The defendants were US Attorney General Ashcroft, Gongalez and Reno. Listen to the show and as I said, you will get your questions answered. He sued the US Justice Dept US Marshal Services for discrimination.
     
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    Supposed I wanted to call-in, would you entertain my call allowing my question?


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    The show is already done, taped and recorded and the link to it posted above.
     
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    My sincere apologies for taking you through this, I didn't realize the show had already aired... Thanks Writspirit... If I find that Fogg addresses this issue, I'll let you know.... thanks again.


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    After listening to the show, the specific question was not addressed, and I found no answer. However, I've contacted Matthew via a different email address with the question. If I hear anything back, I'll let you know. Thanks for all your help...

    oh, btw... [email protected] didn't work for me ( I received a Failure Notice)

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