SHIRLEY SHERROD - President Obama's PUBLIC LYNCHING Of Civil Rights Activist


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SHIRLEY SHERROD - President Obama's PUBLIC LYNCHING Of Civil Rights Activist
Provides information as to the REASONS why the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS and CONGRESSIONAL COMPLAINTS Filed by Vogel Denise Newsome are being OBSTRUCTED from being PROSECUTED!
Garretson Resolution Group appears to be FRONTING Law Firm for United States President Barack Obama and Legal Counsel/Advisor (Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz) which has submitted a SLAPP Complaint to in efforts of PREVENTING the PUBLIC/WORLD from knowing of its and President Barack Obama's ROLE in CONSPIRACIES leveled against Vogel Denise Newsome in EXPOSING the TRUTH behind the 911 DOMESTIC TERRORIST ATTACKS, COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT violations and other crimes of United States Government Officials. Information that United States President Barack Obama, The Garretson Resolution Group, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, and United States Congress, etc. do NOT want the PUBLIC/WORLD to see. Information of PUBLIC Interest

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  1. 1. Shirley Sherrod, ex-USDA worker: White House forced me to resign over fabricated raci... Page 1 of 4 Autos Real Estate Jobs Classifieds Mobile Contests Place an Ad DailyNewsPix Tickets NYDN Home Feeds Services Delivery Weather in NYC 67°F Traffic Transit Monday, September 20, 2010 News Sports Gossip Entertainment NY Events Local Opinion Lifestyle Travel Money Tech Topics Photos Video Blogs News Politics Shirley Sherrod, ex-USDA worker: White House forced LOGIN REGISTER Article Comments Share Shirley Sherrod, ex-USDA worker: y , White House forced me to resign over fabricated racial controversy BY ALIYAH SHAHID DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 2:46 PM Like 677 people like this. One strike and she was out. A black employee who resigned from the Agriculture Department on Monday said the White House forced her out after remarks that she says have sparked a fabricated racial controversy. Shirley Sherrod, the former Georgia director of Rural Development, said she received a phone call from the USDAs deputy undersecretary Cheryl Cook on Monday while she was in a car. Cook told her that the White House wanted her to call it quits. "They called me twice," Sherrod told the Associated Press. "The last time they asked me to pull over the side of the road and submit my resignation on my Blackberry, and thats what I did." The controversy began after several media organizations posted a 38-second video clip of Sherrod speaking to a local Georgia USDA chapter of the NAACP. She tells the group Shirley Sherrod, the former Georgia State that she did not give a white farmer "the full Director of Rural Development for the USDA, force of what I could do" after he asked for resigned on Monday after making racial assistance. remarks. The video surfaced days after the NAACP quarreled with Tea Party members over TAKE OUR POLL allegations of racism. Sherrod said her statements were taken out Shirleys slip-up of context. Do you think Shirley Sherrod should have resigned following her comments? "My point in telling that story is that working with him helped me to see that it wasnt a Yes. Im outraged. black and white issue," she said. Sherrod added that the episode took place in 1986 No. Her remarks were taken out before she worked for the Agriculture of context. Department. Im not sure. Sherrod said that she eventually became friends with the farmer and worked with him VOTE for two years to help him avoid foreclosure. The woman who says she is the wife of the farmer referenced in the clip told CNN RELATED NEWS Sherrod helped her family save their farm. Eloise Spooner described Sherrod as ARTICLES "getting in there and doing all she could do Tea Party leader expelled over to help us." Colored People letter President of the national NAACP, Benjamin Todd Jealous, supported the resignation, saying the organization has a zero-tolerance EXHIBIT 4 9/20/2010
  2. 2. Shirley Sherrod, ex-USDA worker: White House forced me to resign over fabricated raci... Page 2 of 4 policy. "According to her remarks, she mistreated a white farmer in need of assistance because of his race," he said in a statement before Sherrods explanation. "We are appalled by her actions, just as we are with abuses of power against farmers of color and female farmers." With News Wire Services Share 677 55 retweet EMAIL PRINT You May Also Like Shirley Sherrod will not return to the Department of Agricultre fulltime, declines new job offer (NY Daily News - Politics) USDAs Tom Vilsack will reconsider firing of black employee Shirley Sherrod over racial remarks (NY Daily News - Politics) Ousted USDA boss Shirley Sherrod, fired in race flap, always tried to help poor, Willie Nelson says (NY Daily News - News) Anatomy of a smear: Video hit job panics feds, innocent woman takes the fall (NY Daily News - Opinions) Selected for you by a sponsor: Which is the best cat food? ( 18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia ( Ads by Yahoo! Farmers® Auto Insurance - Official Site Find discounts online and get a quote in minutes direct from Farmers. ( Switch to a 15-Year Fixed Rate at 3.75% If you owe less than $729k you probably qualify for Govt Refi Programs ( Drivers With No DUI Are Paying Too Much If you havent had a DUI you are paying too much for Auto Insurance. ( RECENT COMMENTS FROM DAILY NEWS READERS 176 comments | See All Comments » To comment, Register or Log In [Discussion guidelines] OneZ 1:17:43 AM Correction: ....and DESTRUCTION of the environment. Jul 21, 2010 Report Offensive Post GangsR4Dummies 5:13:38 AM RonMar: Your inability to understand the correlation between white Jul 21, 2010 owned corporations in this century and white greed in the earlier centuries in not my problem. The proof is left in the ripples of history where ever the Europeans went. 9/20/2010
  3. 3. Shirley Sherrod: White House Forced My Resignation - Political Hotsheet - CBS News Page 1 of 5 Political Hotsheet July 20, 2010 3:31 PMShirley Sherrod: White House Forced yMy ResignationPosted by Stephanie CondonMore results for ""shirley sherrod"" z Obama Apologizes to Shirley Sherrod z Shirley Sherrod Speaks Out z Shirley Sherrod ResignsView MoreNot What You Were Looking For?Try a new Google Web Search SearchUpdated at 6:11 p.m. ETThe Department of Agriculture employee who resigned after a controversy erupted over recent 9/20/2010
  4. 4. Shirley Sherrod: White House Forced My Resignation - Political Hotsheet - CBS News Page 2 of 5remarks she made is now saying that the White House forced her resignation. tAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, however, is taking responsibility for the resignation, and theWhite House reportedly says it had no part in his decision.Shirley Sherrod, the USDAs former director of rural development in Georgia, said USDA ddeputy undersecretary Cheryl Cook called her Monday and said the White House wanted her toresign, the Associated Press reports."They called me twice," Sherrod told the AP, noting that she was driving when she received thecalls. "The last time they asked me to pull over the side of the road and submit my resignation onmy Blackberry, and thats what I did."Sherrod submitted her resignation after she became the focus of scrutiny from Fox News andconservative blogs over remarks she gave at an NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on March 27. Avideo of a portion of her remarks were posted on a conservative blog, giving the impression thatSherrod admitted to discriminating against a white farmer as an employee of the USDA.The comments were taken out of context, however. In her remarks that day, Sherrod wasrecounting a story that pre-dates her tenure at the USDA by more than two decades. Sherrod saysin her story that Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted; Chapter 12 was instituted forfamily farmers in 1986, while Sherrod was appointed to head the USDAs Rural Developmentoffice in Georgia just last July. Furthermore, the point of Sherrods story is that race is not anissue.Sherrod has said the video excerpt did not include the full story of her relationship with thefarmer, with whom she says she became friends after helping him avoid foreclosure.Nevertheless, Sherrod says the White House pressed for her resignation.Earlier today, Vilsack released a statement saying he had accepted Sherrods resignation, andadded that the department has no tolerance for discrimination.This afternoon, Vilsack released another statement saying he asked for Sherrods resignation."First, for the past 18 months, we have been working to turn the page on the sordid civil rightsrecord at USDA and this controversy could make it more difficult to move forward on correcting tinjustices, Vilsack said. "Second, state rural development directors make many decisions andinjustices,"are often called to use their discretion. The controversy surrounding her comments would createsituations where her decisions, rightly or wrongly, would be called into question making it 9/20/2010
  5. 5. Shirley Sherrod: White House Forced My Resignation - Political Hotsheet - CBS News Page 3 of 5difficult for her to bring jobs to Georgia."A White House official told CBS News that the White House did not pressure Sherrod or theDepartment, contrary to Sherrods claims.The NAACP on Monday released a statement condemning Sherrods statements and saying theorganization supported the USDAs position. The group said late Tuesday, however, that "Wehave come to the conclusion we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist AndrewBreitbart."Shirley Sherrod Resigns from USDA over Race Remark FurorWhats Your Take? Awesome1Shocking2Infuriating5Important6Best of 60 MinutesScroll Left Scroll Right Play CBS Video Jimmy Carters White House Diary Play CBS Video American Samoa: Football Island Play CBS Video Marc Dreier: The Swindler Play CBS Video Beyonce 9/20/2010
  6. 6. Sherrods steadfast motto: Lets work together - Page 1 of 2 Powered by Sherrods steadfast motto: Lets work togetherBy Jim Kavanagh, CNNSTORY HIGHLIGHTS z Shirley Sherrod forced out of USDA after excerpted speech posted on internet z Sherrod, raised on Georgia farm, has 45-year civil rights record z White man killed father; white sheriff stopped husband-to-be from registering to vote z "If I tried to hate all the time, I wouldnt be able to see clearly," she saysAtlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- Shirley Miller Sherrod has spent most of her life fighting injustice. dOn the Baker County, Georgia, farm where the Miller family grew corn, peanuts, cotton and cucumbers and raised hogs, cows and goats,oldest daughter Shirley despised the work."I swore I would never have anything to do with a farm past high school," she said Wednesday with an easy chuckle. "I would talk to thesun as I picked cotton and picked cucumbers and worked out there in that hot field, and [say], This is not the life for me. I didnt want tohave anything to do with agriculture ever again."On the night in 1965 when her father, Hosie Miller, a black man and a deacon at Thankful Baptist Church, was shot to death by a whitefarmer in what ostensibly was a dispute over a few cows, Sherrod -- then 17 years old -- changed her mind."I decided to stay in the South and work for change," said Sherrod, now 62, who believes her fathers killing was more about a Southern ,black man speaking up to a white man than about who owned which animals. The all-white grand jury didnt bring charges against theshooter.That summer, when she and several other blacks went to the county courthouse to register to vote, the county sheriff blocked the door andeven pushed her husband-to-be, Lester Sherrod, down the stairs, she said. Activists used that incident to get a restraining order against thesheriff so blacks could register to vote, she said.Sherrod worked for civil rights with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee while studying sociology at Albany State University inGeorgia. She later earned her masters degree in community development from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio.Sherrod returned to rural Georgia to help minority farmers keep their land in a place where history is against them. She has often gone toe a fto toe with the local offices of government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture before she worked there, she said. f sSherrod was forced out of her job with the USDA this week after a video emerged in which she seemingly admitted to failing to try to help awhite farmer save his land from foreclosure in 1986. She has since said her words, recorded in March at a Douglas County, Georgia,NAACP meeting, were deliberately taken out of context. The story, she said, was part of a broader message she has given many timesabout the need to move beyond race.White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday afternoon that Sherrod is "owed an apology. I would do that on behalf of thisadministration."Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that he offered his "personal and profound apology for the pain and discomfort" causedto Sherrod and her family."It makes me feel better," she said in response on CNN. "It took too long, but it makes me feel better that the apologys coming.""... Why did they hire me in the first place if they didnt believe in what I had done up to this point?"What she had done is work tirelessly for minority farmers for four decades. 7/22/2010
  7. 7. Sherrods steadfast motto: Lets work together - Page 2 of 2Because of discriminatory lending practices, black farmers were losing their farms in the late 1960s and 70s. After college, Sherrod co-founded New Communities Inc., a black communal farm project in Lee County, Georgia, that was modeled on kibbutzim in Israel. Localwhite farmers viciously opposed the 6,000-acre operation, accusing participants of being communists and occasionally firing shots at theirbuildings, Sherrod said."They did everything they could to fight us," she said.When drought struck the South in the 1970s, the federal government promised to help New Communities through the Office of EconomicOpportunity. But the money was routed through the state, led by segregationist Gov. Lester Maddox, and the local office of the FarmersHome Administration, whose white agent was in no hurry to write the checks, she said.It took three years for New Communities to get an "emergency" loan, she said."By the time we got it, it was much too late," Sherrod said.The operation hobbled along for a few years with other financing, but creditors ultimately foreclosed on the property in 1985, she said.Getting money for any minority farmer out of that FmHA office "was always a fight," Sherrod said. But she made a point of learning theregulations so thoroughly that she understood them better than the bureau agent, she said."I was such a thorn in his side," she said, that the agent eventually left the bureau for good.Using that experience, Sherrod worked with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives to help black farmers keep their land. The groupworked with U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, D-Mississippi (who later became agriculture secretary), and Sen. Wyche Fowler, D-Georgia, to pass theMinority Farmers Rights Act in 1990. The measure, known as Section 2501, authorized $10 million a year in technical assistance to blackfarmers, but only $2 million to $3 million a year has been distributed.With black-owned farms heading toward extinction, Sherrod and other activists sued the USDA. In a consent decree, the USDA agreed tocompensate black farmers who were victims of discrimination between January 1, 1981, and December 31, 1999. It was the largest civilrights settlement in history, with nearly $1 billion being paid to more than 16,000 victims. Legislation passed in 2008 will allow nearly 70,000more potential claimants to qualify."I was deeply involved in all of that work and in the settlement, and in helping farmers to file their claims," she said. "So I was having to fightUSDA just for the services, for the loans for farmers, for some of the programs that should have been automatic, that others were getting."USDA hired Sherrod as its Georgia director of rural development in August 2009. She was the first black person in that position; of 129USDA employees in Georgia, only 20 are black, she said.Her family still owns the farm in Baker County, plus an additional 30 acres she bought from a cousin. She hasnt had time to work the landyet."Id like to try some of the things Ive taught others," she said, again laughing.Sherrod emphasizes that the speech that caused all the controversy was about embracing diversity and using the strengths of everyculture."Weve got to get beyond this [racial division]," she said. "... My message has been, Lets work together. Thats what my message hasalways been."Despite her fathers killing and the injustices that followed, the racial hatred she has fought all her life, and now her quick exit from theUSDA, Sherrod refuses to become bitter."I cant hold a grudge. I cant even stay mad for long," she said. "I just try to work to make things different. If I stayed mad, if I tried to hateall the time, I wouldnt be able to see clearly in order to do some of the things that Ive been able to do."Even with this, Im not angry. Im not angry. Im out of a job today, but Im not angry. I will survive. I have. I cant dwell on that. I just feeltheres a need to go forward."Find this article at: Check the box to include the list of links referenced in the article.© 2008 Cable News Network 7/22/2010