Sunday, October 16, 2011

Walking the Walk: Dr. Cornel West Arrested in Front of Supreme Court



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Critics insinuate that Princeton professor, Dr. Cornel West, is all talk, preaching from his Ivy League tower about the ills of the African-American community, while never getting his hands dirty.

Today, he got more than his hands dirty, he got them handcuffed when he was arrested in front the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

West, in DC for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, joined participants in the Stop the Machine protest in Freedom Plaza to speak out against corporate influence in politics. Though the Supreme Court supports freedom of speech, political signs on the court steps are illegal. West was holding up a sign that read "Poverty is the Greatest Violence of All” and refused police orders to leave. He was subsequently arrested with 18 other people, according to Ann Wilcox, attorney to the protestors.

West has been making the protests rounds lately, most recently with his partner, Tavis Smiley, supporting the Occupy L.A. Movement.

***This story is developing

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess he is getting the message and trying to finally get out of just selling books. About 10 more years of pounding the pavement and I might believe he is sincere.