August 4, 2011
Ms. Mildred Gaddis
Dear Ms. Gaddis:
I attempted, but failed, to rise above and beyond, me, and my group’s claim, that WCHB has unfairly protected the wrong-doing of the Detroit Police Department’s involvement in the death of Aiyana Jones, by calling into your show this morning to contribute monies to sponsor one youngster to attend the August 28, 2011 tribute and monument dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, DC. Maybe, I should not have made this pledge, because you refused the donation.
I will, on Malcolm, bet that if Dr. King were alive today, that he would be front and center in the campaign to express his outrage and distain for those who killed little Aiyana. Dr. King would be just as upset that due process has not been had in Aiyana’s death because no one or entity has been charged with anything.
Who knows the ‘why’ – those in leadership capacities – including those at WCHB, have opted to stay in their closets, versus, on the daily, demanding out loud – justice for Aiyana Jones. I do know, however, that this community will be stuck in their tracks for doing nothing in this regard. No festival, new building or grand ball will revive Detroit, because Detroit has chose to “move on” versus dealing with an issue that is central to the fundamental soul of our essence which is freedom from a rogue and brutal state force.
The Justice for Aiyana Jones Committee will support the MLK Jr. Tribute, and will do so by attending. We will also abandon our boycott against WCHB, because we think that a lot of the programming on WCHB is important. Thus, we want people to continue listening to WCHB. However, we will, instead, ask the people to ‘not’ support the sponsors who purchase ads on WCHB due to WCHB helping to silence justice of Aiyana Jones.
Justice for Aiyana Jones Committee